A $100,000 science grant from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota (RMM) will support a two-week program next spring to raise interest and awareness for regenerative medicine among Saint Mary’s and other college students. RMM is a joint venture between the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic to advance the field of regenerative medicine—a discipline with tremendous potential to impact the treatment of diseases affecting organ systems.

Dr. Todd Reinhart, dean, School of the Sciences and Health Professions, will lead our program and several biology faculty will provide intensive mini-lectures, demonstrations, hands-on exercises, and interactive activities. Some of our goals are to expand regenerative medicine principles in our life sciences curriculum, and to provide opportunities for students and faculty to network with investigators and institutes.