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Laura Gilschrist

Dr. Gilchrist is a graduate of Lawrence University, with a bachelor's degree in biology. She received her doctorate in neuroscience in 1996, as well as a bachelor's degree in physical therapy in 1998, from the University of Minnesota.  She is currently a Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at St. Catherine University and a Clinical Research Scientist at Children's Hospitals and Clinics. Her research interests include chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and oncology rehabilitation. She has been teaching neuroanatomy at St. Catherine University since 2002.

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Cort Cieminski

Dr. Cort Cieminski is a professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at St. Catherine University and is also the director of the Human Anatomy Lab at St. Kates. Dr. Cieminski has been a physical therapist for over 25 years and has received degrees from the University of North Dakota (1988 - BS in Physical Therapy), Boise State University (1992 – MS in Exercise and Sports Studies), and the University of Minnesota (2007 – PhD in Rehabilitation Science – emphasis in biomechanics). Dr. Cieminski has over 18 years of musculoskeletal anatomy teaching experience, including continuing education seminars.
He is also certified as an athletic trainer. Dr. Cieminski oversees the daily operations of the St Kates’ anatomy lab, a modern interprofessional facility which opened in the fall of 2011 and currently houses 15 cadavers. His clinical and research focus is in the area of musculoskeletal medicine, particularly shoulder injuries and 3-D biomechanics in overhead throwing athletes.

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Jaynie Bjornaraa

Dr. Bjornaraa has been physical therapist since 1984, specializing in sports and orthopedic injuries (SCS).  She is also certified as an athletic trainer (ATC) and has worked extensively with various sports teams, traveling nationally and internationally.  Dr. Bjornaraa graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS-Physical Therapy in 1984, from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with an advanced MS-Physical Therapy/Athletic Training in 1991 and from San Diego State University with a Master of Public Health in 1998.  She completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Minnesota in June 2008. She is currently an associate professor at St. Catherine University in Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.  She has taught anatomy lab dissection since 2003 and clinical anatomy topics once faculty at St. Catherine University.

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