Students from all the nurse anesthesia programs in the state gathered July 31 at Pryes Brewing for the first, in-person social since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this event, students were encouraged to see which school could have students donate the most blood and win the inaugural Blood Bowl traveling trophy. […]
Sue Fangel M’09, ’19 knows Saint Mary’s from pretty much every angle: graduate student, nontraditional undergraduate student, undergraduate parent, and alumna. And now she’s using her knowledge — and her vast career experiences in nursing administration — to prepare Saint Mary’s for the students of tomorrow. Her introduction to Saint Mary’s came while her eldest son, […]
Karen Spencer M’19 has always been interested in international affairs, having done several study abroad trips during her undergraduate studies. A trip to a Liberian refugee camp in Ghana in 2004, though, helped galvanize her professional passions and her future studies.
One of the first things Jesse Moonen M’16, D’19 (she/her) shares with someone she’s first meeting is her preferred pronouns. To her, it’s important to give people a voice, especially the marginalized. In her work as a post-doctoral fellow, the marginalized are often transgender clients, which is why she decided to focus her dissertation on the subject.
Although Sylvester Amara Lamin is based on the Twin Cities Campus, his heart is never far from his native country of Sierra Leone.
The Minneapolis Saint Paul Business Journal reported that, per federal data from the U.S. Department of Education, Minnesota’s highest first-year earners are certified registered nurse anesthetists who earned their master’s degrees from Saint Mary’s University. Leah Gordon, director of the Saint Mary’s M.S. in Nurse Anesthesia Program, said it’s a specialization that can bill independently […]
Mental health issues affect everyone. To address the issues of mental health in the Muslim community in Minnesota, Fadumo Hassan, a Saint Mary’s student, started a crisis hotline this fall with her sister, Sumaya.
Of all the tidbits of advice Matt Beetcher M’15 has picked up, the one he lists as the best came from a recently finished audiobook: “Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear” by Richard Sheridan. And that piece of advice? “It was to approach people or situations as a teacher, […]
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is adding a new Master of Public Health program to its roster of advanced degrees. The recently accredited program is designed to focus on understanding persistent and emerging public health issues. Students will learn to address health disparity in all communities and advocate for systemic solutions.
Headlines demonstrate why this is a crucial time for public health advocacy. Important public health threats caused by rising obesity and the opioid epidemic, escalating gun violence, increasing suicide rates, and emerging zoonosis diseases are among a growing list of current public health crises. Making matters worse, there is a shrinking number of public health […]
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Merri Moody, DNP, CRNA, APRN—as part of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesia Foundation Closed Claim Research Team—was presented with the 2017 John F. Garde Researcher of the Year Award during the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist (AANA) Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress Sept. 8-12 in Seattle. Moody is the director of Saint […]
By Stacia Vogel Graduate student Casey Skeide has been named a 2017-2018 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Minority Fellow. This national award is highly competitive and from the AAMFT Research and Education Foundation with grant support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Skeide is among a select group […]
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota invites the public to a groundbreaking for the expansion of its Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center in Rochester. The event, planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, will be held at Cascade Meadow, located at 2900 19th St. NW, Rochester. Saint Mary’s University strives to […]
Peter Carlson ’13 is in the business of preventing emergencies. At North Memorial Medical Center, a team of community paramedics makes scheduled house calls to elderly patients to conduct basic tests, explain medication restrictions and schedules, and check for safety hazards in the home. A part of the Population Management division at NMMC, the North […]
Saint Mary’s University junior biology major Bailey O’Hare joked that she’d make her speech short May 12 during the dedication ceremony for the new Science and Learning Center on the Winona Campus. “Because I, like you, can’t wait to get inside,” she told the crowd of more than 400 people at the Winona Campus celebration. […]