Medical Laboratory Sciences Student Awarded National Scholarship

By Yavonda Chase

For the 12th year in a row, “API scholarships support students who drive the future of the clinical laboratory profession,” said Daniel C. Edson, president of API.

“I would like to be involved with developing tests and clinical trials, offering new solutions to health issues,” said Schoolfield. While performing molecular testing for genetic mutations in tumors, she realized that “after the data analysis, treatment could be specifically tailored for each patient. I truly believe this could change the fight against cancer.”

Nathan H. Johnson, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Sciences, said Schoolfield voluntarily facilitated a social media page to improve and share communications among her classmates.

“She is the kind of medical laboratory scientist we need working in and leading our labs,” he added.

“These students are focused on the opportunities offered by the clinical laboratory field,” said Edson. “Many expressed a desire to lead by sharing knowledge, improving processes and attracting others to the profession. With students like these, our future is in good hands.”

The American Proficiency Institute is one of the largest proficiency testing providers in the world, serving more than 20,000 laboratories.