Searching for a cure

Searching for a cure

Katie Leisen ’15 watched as her grandfather and great-grandmother struggled with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. She felt their frustration over losing their independence while trying to make sense of a world that no longer made sense. So, when Leisen wanted to...
A surgery with hope and faith

A surgery with hope and faith

Feb. 17, 2015, was a very long day. For Dr. Denise Klinkner ’97 and a large team of surgeons and medical personnel, it was a day about “hope” and “faith.” On Feb. 17, Dr. Klinkner played a role in successfully separating conjoined twins Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith...
Partnering on plant research in the Philippines

Partnering on plant research in the Philippines

An ongoing collaborative research experience is giving new meaning to the term long-distance learning. Nearly 8,000 miles apart, faculty and students from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and De La Salle University—Dasmariñas in the Philippines are collaborating...
Having a heart for medicine

Having a heart for medicine

WINONA, Minn. — Amy Zawacki knows, without a doubt, she wants to become a doctor specializing in pediatric cardiology. You could say she’s known—for some time—that she would like to practice medicine. “If third grade is ‘knowing,’ ” the Eau Claire, Wis., native says...
Real-world experience at Saint Mary’s

Real-world experience at Saint Mary’s

When it comes to getting experience that will help you get a great job, you can do it at Saint Mary’s. Our students and faculty work very closely together to develop research projects or find internships that give you knowledge you can only gain by EXPERIENCE. The...
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