Meet Ben - The Health Care Research and Discovery Featured Student

Authored By: dies0044 04/23/2021

Health Care Research and Discovery

Tomorrow’s groundbreaking health protocols result from today’s research and discovery. Outstanding research opportunities for all UMR students prepare them for careers that apply rigorous investigation and analysis to grand health challenges of the 21st century.


Ben Sawatzky, ‘15

Health Care Research and Discovery
Major: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Hometown: Eagan, MN

How did your Capstone experience prepare you for your future in what you’re currently doing? My Capstone focused on the importance of persistence and figuring out the next step after failure. It helped me maintain a good attitude and develop endurance to move forward.

Is there a certain instructor that greatly impacted your time at UMR? Dr. Dunbar inspired me to continue moving forward and had a role in shaping the way I think about the world. He sparked my thirst for knowledge. Dr. Nichols took a similar role, but focused more on encouraging critical thought about society and my place in it. When I attended UMR, Broadway Hall was the place to interact with professors. The time I spent at Broadway Hall played an instrumental role in inspiring and motivating me. It shaped who I’ve become.


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