Health & Biomedical Sciences Summit

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Centennial Student Union, Ostrander Auditorium

The Future of Healthcare:

Talent, Expansion, Innovation

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Minnesota State University, Mankato invites you to a two-day Healthcare Summit series addressing current and relevant topics related to talent, expansion, and innovation.

Earn professional development credits and CEUs.

Location:  Centennial Student Union - Ostrander Auditorium

Registration Fee:  $175 (both days) or $100 (one day)

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Registration - 7:30 AM - Ostrander Auditorium

Welcome - 8:30-9:00 AM - Ostrander Auditorium

  • Marilyn J. Wells, Ph.D., Provost and Senior VP of Academic Affairs, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Opening Speaker - 9:00-9:50 AM - Ostrander Auditorium

  • Toby Freier, President, New Ulm Medical Center
  • “The Story of New Ulm: A Pursuit of Health Transformation”

    In Toby’s presentation on New Ulm’s pursuit of a health transformation, you will learn how to recognize key strategies to engage rural communities and create a culture where health is a shared goal by all. Toby will identify key rural health partnerships and data analytic tools to accelerate pursuit of the Triple Aim. Hear about discovering strategies for rural providers to leverage regional health system resources to deliver high value rural health care.

Breakout Session A - 10:00-10:50 AM - CSU 255

  • David Sharlin, Rachel Cohen, Allison Land, Brittany Smith, Risebio Faculty Members at MSU, Mankato
  • “Early Engagement with Authentic Laboratory Experiences: Pathways to Scientific Careers through the RISEbio Program”

    The Research Immersive Scholastic Experience in Biology (RISEbio) program targets incoming first year Biological Sciences students who are enthusiastic about biology and want to be part of a distinctive model for science education that integrates learning community structure with an immersive research experience. Additionally, NSF funding of this program allows students that demonstrate financial need to receive a scholarship ($2,500 for 3 semesters; $7,500 total). All RISEbio scholars form a learning community with shared on-campus living space. In their first semester, scholars take a RISEbio-specific research methods class. In their second and third semesters, scholars engage in authentic real-world research experiences by exchanging introductory biology laboratory sections for a hands-on mentored research experience. The program was initiated Fall 2018, and sixteen RISEbio scholars are currently conducting research on one of two topics: Brain & Behavior, and Cancer & Immunity. This breakout session will describe why the RISEbio program was initiated and how it aims to contribute to student success. RISEbio faculty will summarize the student supports that are a part of this program, examine the experiences of current RISEbio scholars, and predict the future of the RISEbio program and its expansions.

Breakout Session B - 10:00-10:50 AM - CSU 253/4

  • Al Pheley, Associate, Dean of Research, Minnesota College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • “Thoughts on Access and Barriers to Care for Minnesota’s Rural and Culturally Diverse Populations”

    Minnesota is home to one of the most advanced networks of health care systems in the United States. Indeed, the 2017 Commonwealth Fund Scorecard on State Health System Performance ranked Minnesota as second in the nation. Similarly, the State’s population is ranked as one of the top 10 healthiest, although data suggest a troubling decline in recent years. Despite the strength of the health care infrastructure and health indicators, financial, geographical, literacy, cultural, and a host of other factors persist as barriers to care across the State and create a dichotomy in health status. As a result, general statistics and rankings provide a misleading image of health indicators in Minnesota. This session focuses on access to care in Minnesota and the common factors many of the culturally diverse populations have accessing care and improving/maintaining health. Similarly, we will examine the concept of rural populations as a culturally diverse population of its own, sharing many of the same attributes that limit access in other disparate populations. Dr. Al Pheley will be presenting with Chris Simpson, DO, Chair and Professor, Primary Care; Proposed MN College of Osteopathic Medicine (Currently Seeking Accreditation) and Martha Simpson, DO, Director of Clinical Services and Simulation; Proposed MN College of Osteopathic Medicine (Currently Seeking Accreditation).

Breakout Session C - 10:00-10:50 AM - CSU 245

  • Kim Gaffey, Executive Director, Gaffey Home Care, and Hospice
  • “Major Issues Relating to Present and Future of Home Care and Hospice”

    Join this breakout session to hear from Kim Gaffey, CEO of Gaffey Homecare and Hospice, on major issues relating to home care and hospice. These issues include the political presence and pressure in Washington, the financial viability of home care and hospice for the future generations, the ability to provide more care to patients with less paperwork burden, and the elimination of the Face to Face requirement. Nursing shortages in rural areas and the effect on home care staffing and quality of care will also be discussed.

Breakout Session A - 11:00-11:50 AM - CSU 255

  • Stacy Hammer, Diabetes Program Director, Title VI Director, Lower Sioux Health Care Center
  • “Healthy, Indigenous Foods Policy Work in the Lower Sioux Indian Community: Successes, Challenges and a Framework for Achieving Positive and Sustained Change”

    This breakout session will teach an understanding on how cross-disciplinary partnerships can support comprehensive tribal food system policy changes. Stacy will explain the role of policy, systems and environmental change strategies in American Indian communities in contributing to chronic disease prevention.

Breakout Session B - 11:00-11:50 AM- CSU 253/4

  • Joerg Leheste, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Minnesota College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • “Bacterial Parkinson’s Disease: Latest Findings, Implications and Opportunities”

    With billions of research dollars having been spent on the origination of the most prevalent, age-linked, neurodegenerative diseases, only little progress has been made in the identification of a common underlying theme. In fact, more than 90% of all new Parkinson’s disease (PD) cases occur sporadically with unknown cause. Our novel findings in post-mortem human brain tissue imply the potential involvement of the skin acne-causing bacterium Propionibacterium acnes. Further work in cultured human cells, as well as animal models, indicates that cranial and peripheral nerves could act as routes for bacterial pathogens into the brain followed by a ‘hostile takeover’ of neurons. A bacterial paradigm underlying the onset of PD would open revolutionary treatment opportunities for this debilitating disease for which no cure currently exists.

Breakout Session C - 11:00-11:50 AM - CSU 245

  • Sandra Eggenberger, Director, Glen Taylor Institute for Nursing and Society
  • “Healthcare Innovations Emerge through Participatory Action Research and Academic-Practice Partnerships”

    In this breakout session, you will hear Sandra discuss the potential for participatory action research to inform healthcare. The session will examine research, education, practice opportunities that emerge with academicpractice partnerships and explore the impact of family and community innovations on healthcare and health outcomes.

Lunch & Luncheon Speaker - 12:00-1:50 PM - CSU Ballroom

  • Barbara Ross-LeeCo-Founder, Provost, Dean & Chief Academic Officer, Minnesota College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • “Osteopathic Medicine - Past, Present, Future”

    Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee’s presentation will focus on the past, present, and future of Osteopathic Medicine. She will present two panels. Panel I will discuss current innovations within Osteopathic Medicine and include panelists: Joerg Leheste, Al Pheley, Tony Slieman, and Martha Simpson. Panel II will discuss the expansion of Osetopathic Medicine and include panelists: Phil Keithahn, John Sealey, and Chris Simpson.

Student Presentations - 2:00-3:00 PM - CSU Ballroom

  • Camp Maverick: Interprofessional Collaboration to Improve Literacy and Wellbeing among Youth
    Presented by Erin Krenik, Kylie Zellmann and Mackenzie McCarthy
  • The Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Social Communication
    Presented by Chey Robertson
  • How College Students with Traumatic Brain Injuries Perceive Their Academic Success
    Presented by Alyssa Rickels
  • How Graduate Experience Changes Beliefs in Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations: A Survey Study
    Presented by Stephanie Bove
  • Motivational Interviewing Changing Substance Use
    Presented by Madeline Kelly
  • Stress on College Campus: Examining Gender and Ethnicity Effects
    Presented by Shu-Ching Wang
  • Parent-Child Attachment Model: Application to Japanese Culture
    Presented by Yukiko Koto
  • The Implications of Career Development from the Impact of Mental Health and Athletic Identity
    Presented by Deja Johnson and Stephanie Siatsis

Big Ideas, Real World Thinking at Minnesota State University, Mankato - 3:15-4:30 PM - CSU Ballroom

  • Psychosocial Care in Oncology and Chronic Diseases
  • Facilitated by Sky Niesen Smith

    Integration of Clinical Psychology in the Healthcare System: Examples from the MSU, Mankato Clinical Psychology Program
  • Facilitated by Jeff Buchanan

    Successfully Living with Chronic Illness, Pain and Fatigue: Tools for Self-Management
  • Facilitated by Karin Lindstrom Bremer

    The Future of Health Informatics in Data-Informed Healthcare Decision Making
  • Facilitated by Sarah L. Klammer Kruse and Norma Krumwiede

    Technology Showcase: Tour our Facilities - CSP Training Lab
  • Tour our Counseling & Student Personnel “Counseling Skills Training Lab”. This tour will be led by a member of the CSP department and leave from the CSU Ballroom at 3:15 PM.

Social Hour & Networking - 4:30-5:30 PM

Dinner (on your own) - 6:00 PM


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Registration - 7:30 AM - Ostrander Auditorium

Welcome - 8:30-9:00 AM - Ostrander Auditorium

  • Marilyn J. Wells, Ph.D., Provost and Senior VP of Academic Affairs, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Opening Speaker - 9:00-9:50 AM - Ostrander Auditorium

  • Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald, Multi-time cancer survivor; Professional American middle-distance runner
  • “Resilience”

    Join us for this interactive interview session with Gabe Grunewald and Dean Kris Retherford. Hear from Gabe Grunewald on the medical professionals and talented doctors she has interacted with over her sports career. Learn about her perspective on the need for medical expansion to reaching rural areas, and the innovative approaches that medical professionals have taken to treat her rare cancers.

Breakout Session A - 10:00-10:50 AM - CSU 255

  • Laurel Ostrow & Mohammed ‘Sham’ AlShammari, Assistant Professor at MSU, Mankato & President, AIESEC in Mankato
  • “The Sustainable Development Goals: Exchanging the Benefits of Innovation Across the Globe”

    In this breakout session, participants will increase their understanding of the focus and scope of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Laurel and Sham will introduce some of the local, national and global actors around the SDGs. Participants will be part of a conversation about ways to engage their workplaces and communities are implementing the SDGs or may be able to integrate that work in the future.

Breakout Session B - 10:00-10:50 AM - CSU 253/4

  • Rene Maes Jr., Executive Director and Camp Director, Camp Sweet Life Adventures, Inc. and Jocelin Reynolds, President, Camp Sweet Life Adventures, Inc.
  • “The Basics of Diabetes Management in Youth”

    An invigorating and lively presentation by President of Camp Sweet Life Jocelin Reynolds and Executive Director Rene’ Maes Jr. about the basics of diabetes management at camp and why camp experiences are more essential than ever for every American youth, teen and young adult. Jocelin and Rene’ will highlight the change and innovation to engage and keep youth involved with the ever changing diabetes tools available for youth, families, and all to help with the management of Type 1 Diabetes.

Breakout Session C - 10:00-10:50 AM - CSU 245

  • Thad Shunkwiler, Assistant Professor, MSU Mankato & licensed mental health professional
  • “Rural Behavioral Health: Innovative Strategies to Solve the Provider Shortage”

    There hasn’t been a time in history when we talked more about mental health. Stories of mental health and its link to violence, suicide, substance use, educational outcomes, and overall health dominate local and national news. We are constantly talking about the importance of treating mental health while ensuring access to care. What’s been missing from this conversation is who will provide this care. The gap between who needs services and those who provide them, continues to grow. This gap becomes more profound when examined geographically. According to Minnesota Department of Health data, the metro area makes up 54% of the state’s population but has 80% of the behavioral health providers. This workshop will explore innovative ways in which we can address the growing provider shortage in rural Minnesota.

Breakout Session A - 11:00-11:50 AM - CSU 255

  • Dennis Murphy, Project Manager, Rocking W. Services
  • “A Cancer Journey: Thoughts from Those Who Receive Care”

    During Dennis’ tenure in Mankato from 2014-2017, his late wife, Derrith Murphy, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer, in February 2016. Over the next 3 years, Dennis and Derrith navigated the often precarious health care journey to determine the best treatment plan local and national health care systems could provide. This was a dynamic process, often needing to adjust care requirements based on changing cancer conditions and treatments available. Dennis and Derrith received a majority of their health care in the Mayo Health Care System but also received care and consults at other nationally renowed hospitals to include Dana Farber in Boston, MD Anderson in Texas, Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah, and University of Colorado Cancer Center, Colorado. In addition, they received local care in the later stages of Derrith’s cancer after moving to Des Moines IA in late 2017. Dennis also possesses intimate knowledge of the clinical trials process having researched this extensively during his wife’s battle. Dennis’ wife, Derrith, passed away August 2018 in Colorado due to complications with colon cancer, as they were to begin an approved clinical trial.

Breakout Session B - 11:00-11:50 AM - CSU 253/4

  • Kuldeep Agarwal, Associate Professor, MSU Mankato
  • “3D Printing and the Future of Healthcare”

    In this breakout session, we will talk about different 3D printing technologies such as fused filament fabrication, binder jetting, laser sintering etc. We will look at the different biomaterials which can be used in 3D printing machines and how these biomaterials can used in applications such as prosthetic, scaffolds and implants.

Breakout Session C - 11:00-11:50 AM - CSU 245

  • Lindsay McLaughlin, Outreach Director – Healthcare & Aging, Office of Senator Tina Smith
  • “A Federal Perspective of Innovation and Opportunities for Health Care in Rural Minnesota and Rural America”

    Ms. McLaughlin will provide insights on federal-level perspectives around innovation and opportunities for health care in rural America, with special emphasis on rural Minnesota. As the Director for Health Care and Aging Outreach for Senator Tina Smith and having formerly practiced health care regulatory and compliance law, Ms. McLaughlin is well versed in current health care issues facing out-state Minnesota.

Breakout Session D - 11:00-11:50 AM - CSU 201

  • Colleen Royle, EdD, MSN, RN, CHSE - Director, Maverick Family Nursing Simulation Center & Associate Professor, School of Nursing
    Brett Anderson, MSN, RN, NE-BC - Ecumen Vice President of Nursing | Operations
  • “A Pilot Program to Engage Nursing Faculty in Senior Care Excellence”

    Colleen Royle and Brett Anderson developed the Senior Care Excellence initiative to strengthen collaborative relationships with nursing faculty throughout the state and promote nursing careers in senior care. They partnered with Minnesota State Mankato’s School of Nursing, and other leading faculty, to conduct a pilot workshop to help educators refresh their knowledge and skills in senior care and bring current best practices in geriatrics into their classrooms and clinical settings. The innovative project serves to increase the profile of careers in senior care to nursing students statewide.

Luncheon Speaker - 12:00-1:50 PM - CSU Ballroom

  • Mark Ritchie, President, Global Minnesota
  • “Global Health Care Access and the Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Innovation, Collaboration, and Courage"

    Mark is a graduate of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and Iowa State University, and served as Minnesota’s Secretary of State from 2007 to 2015. Since leaving elected public service, Mark has led the public-private partnership working to bring the 2027 World Expo to Minnesota and he has served on the board of directors for LifeSource, Communicating for America, U.S. Vote Foundation, and Expo USA. Mark is also a national advisory board member of the federal Election Assistance Commission and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Minnesota. Mark is the appointed Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, representing Minnesota.

Summit Wrap-Up 1:45-2:00 PM - CSU Ballroom


Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn

20 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 344-1111

AmericInn Hotel & Suites

240 Stadium Rd
Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 413-7360

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