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Innovating through Partnerships

March 28, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The College of Allied Health & Nursing and the College of Science, Engineering & Technology, along with Mayo Clinic Health System, invite you to a day-long Health & Biomedical Sciences Summit addressing how partnerships can help build a healthier community.

  • Keynote addresses by:
    • Andrew Danielsen, Vice Chair of Mayo Clinic Ventures
      Widening the Circle: Collaborations that can transform the future of health care
    • Michael Kopcak, Preclinical Research Manager for Medtronic
  • Tours of classrooms and labs, including the new Clinical Sciences Building
  • Lunch and afternoon social included


Biomedical science student in labMedical students in simulation lab



  • $35 Early bird registration (register by March 15)
  • $50 after March 15
  • Free for students (use code StudentFree)


8:30am - Opening Keynote (Ostrander Auditorium)

  • Andrew Danielsen, Vice Chair of Mayo Clinic Ventures
    Widening the Circle: Collaborations that can transform the future of health care

10:00am - Breakout Sessions

  • A Second Chance: 5th Judicial District Veterans Court, Thad Shunkwiler and Jenna Londgren (CSU 201)
  • School of Nursing and Mayo Clinic Health System: Customized Training, Speakers TBD (CSU 202)
  • Using Deep Learning in Medical Image Recognition, Rajeev Bukralia (CSU 203)
  • SAFEHR (Simulation, Analytics, Family Focused, Electronic Health Record), Cyrus Azarbod and Stacey VanGeldren
  • AH&N Student Case Study, AH&N Interprofessional Committee (CSU Ballroom, session lasts until 11:45am)

11:00am - Breakout Sessions

  • The Power of Partnerships: The Minnesota River School Model, Kim Musser, Scott Kudelka, Ben Leonard, and Robyn Ceurvorst (CSU 201)
  • Preparing Students for Data-driven Healthcare through Health Informatics, Sarah Kruse and Norma Krumwiede (CSU 202)
  • Camp Maverick: An Interprofessional Collaboration to Improve Literacy and Wellbeing among Youth, Megan Mahowald and Brooke Burk (CSU 203)
  • Creating Customized Training Programs at MSU, Lou Dickmeyer (CSU 204)

12:15pm - Keynote Speaker and Lunch (CSU Ballroom)

  • Michael Kopcak, Medtronics

2:00pm - Partnership Panel (CSU Ballroom)

  • Dr. Hebl, Vice President, Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Michael Kopcak, Medtronics
  • Barb Kaus, Greater Mankato United Way

3:00-4:30pm - Technology Demonstrations (Clinical Sciences Building)

  • Audiology Demonstrations

  • Dental Clinic Simulation

  • Nursing Simulation

  • Anatomage Table

  • DAPE Demonstration

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Research Posters

College of Allied Health and Nursing, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Minnesota State Mankato

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