Shannon Vadnie

Interim Lab Manager, Anatomy Bequest Program

Shannon Vadnie

Contact Info

svadnie@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-4990

Fax 612-625-1688

Office Address:
3-102 Nils Hasselmo Hall
312 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Campus Mail Code - 1191

Interim Lab Manager, Anatomy Bequest Program


Summary

Shannon graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Humanities from St. Cloud State University in 2006 and later earned an Advanced Standing Diploma from Des Moines Area Community College in 2013. Shannon worked in the funeral industry for seven years before taking a break to provide childcare for family members. In April 2018, she joined the Anatomy Bequest Program as the Staff Embalmer and worked part-time to support the mission of the program while honoring the wishes of the donors to be involved in medical education and research. In October 2021, seven months after she transitioned to the role of Course Coordinator, she moved into the Interim Lab Manager position. In addition to overseeing daily lab operations, being a part of the leadership team, and training staff, Shannon is also committed to working with instructors of internal courses to support medical education and works collaboratively to ensure they have anatomical donors, specimens, and plastinates to meet their needs.