Carleton College Biology Department

2014 IMPACT Collaboratory Undergraduate Scholar Program
 at the Mayo Clinic:

A team of Carleton students was just announced as the winner of the  2014 IMPACT Collaboratory Undergraduate Scholar Program at the Mayo Clinic. Created by the  Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, the program "is intended to encourage creative solutions to critical HLHS questions by developing multidisciplinary research collaborations between Mayo Clinic scientists and undergraduate students." The team, assembled by Professor Amy Moore in Biology, and composed of Shamir Kansakar ('14, Studio Art/Biology), Laura Arneson ('15, Biology), Lily Gage ('15, Biology), John Cannon ('15, Biology/Neuroscience), and 1st year student Brennan Kuo, was praised for its significant contribution to delaying or preventing heart transplantation in patients with HLHS. The team will be awarded a plaque to honor its achievement. In addition, each student will receive $1,000, and a potential gift of $5,000 to Carleton for a continued collaboration is under discussion.