The 43rd Annual Farewell Banquet brought laughter, tears and hope to the second year medical students who are transitioning to complete their next two years of training on the Twin Cities campus.
Students, faculty and staff gathered to honor those individuals who have given the gift of knowledge through a whole body donation.
August Lindmark, second year medical student, planned the event that included remarks by faculty and students. The memorial service also included a student artwork display.
- August Lindmark, second year medical student, was published in the Duluth News Tribune in the Local View with “With global health threats, investing in health systems pays off”
- Dr. Sara Zimmer had an article “Mitochondrial gene expression is responsive to starvation stress and developmental transition in Trypanosoma cruzi” accepted in the journal mSphere.
Founded in 1902, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society recognizes high educational achievement, honors gifted teaching, encourages the development of leaders in academia and the community, supports the ideals of humanism and promotes service to others.
Thirteen years ago the medical school lost a promising young researcher and faculty member, Annette L. Boman, Ph.D. Since then, the Annette L. Boman Cancer Research Symposium has been held as a way to honor her memory. This year the keynote speaker, Melissa Geller, M.D., M.S., presented “Natural Killer (NK) cell therapy for ovarian cancer” and student, Rafaela Marocci Lima Pimenta, was presented with the Annette L. Boman Women’s Fellowship for Cancer Research.
Troy Allen Sikkink Memorial Scholarship
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2019
Hometown: Stewartville, MN
Willis E. and Emma E. O’Connor Endowed Scholarship
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2017
Hometown: Lanesboro, MN
Undergraduate school: Drake University
Major: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular (B.S.) and Chemistry (B.A.)
Thank you to the following faculty and staff that have dedicated many years of service to make our school a remarkable place!
40 years of service
35 years of service
20 years of service
Jeff Adams, Mary Cannedy-Clarke, Margaret Herbert, Kristine Krafts, Anna Wirta,
15 years of service
Circle of Hope is a not-for-profit organization that helps breast cancer patients who struggle financially from a breast cancer diagnosis. Thanks to a partnership with faculty member Andrew Skildum, Ph.D., Circle of Hope made a significant gift to support breast cancer research at the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus.
This fall alumni and friends of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus were asked to support the Duluth Medical School Recruitment Fund in honor or memory of someone who made a difference in their life. Thank you to the following people who were honored through gifts to the Duluth Medical School Recruitment Fund.
Dr. Jim Allen
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