WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is inviting current sophomore and junior undergraduate students from throughout the three-state region who are majoring in the sciences to apply for a two-week workshop on Advancing Regenerative Medicine. The workshop will be held May 29-June 9, 2017 at Saint Mary’s Winona Campus. Students selected to take part in this state-of-the-art educational experience—focused on advancing clinically relevant scientific discovery in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering—will receive $1,000 and obtain complimentary room and board for the two-week workshop.

Focused on an evolving area of science, this workshop will feature innovative learning and hands-on activities on the Saint Mary’s Winona Campus, including in modern classrooms and labs in the university’s new Science and Learning Center. The workshop will also include a tour of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in nearby Rochester, Minn., and guest speakers. A speaker from Karolinska Institute from Stockholm, Sweden, is being solidified.

The transitional and groundbreaking discipline of regenerative medicine has tremendous potential to impact the treatment of diseases affecting different organ systems—from tissue growth for burn victims to growing new vital organs, like hearts and kidneys.

The application deadline is April 14, 2017. To apply, or for more information, visit smumn.edu/arm. Due to the hands-on nature of this workshop, the number of participants is limited. Specific questions may be directed to Professor of Biology Debra Martin, Ph.D., at Saint Mary’s by calling 507-457-1628.

This workshop is supported by a nearly $100,000 grant, from the Regenerative Medicine Minnesota Program.

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