Intercollegiate collaboration provides life-saving UV protective hats for children with rare cancer syndrome!

iBAM hosted the XPFSG Medical Conference in November of 2022 and led a collaborative effort with several colleges and departments across the UMN Medical School and beyond. Collaborations include: the Institute for Translational Neuroscience, Department of Neurology, Department of Dermatology, and College of Design. 

Under the direction of Dr. Lucy Dunne, students designed protective hats for people with XP. Students also hosted a workshop at the conference to share the hat design and show attendees how to make their own. Check out the full article written by Amelia Narigon!