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Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences professor awarded $2,500 grant from American Society for Clinical Pathology

Keith Belcher, Ph.D., professor and program coordinator of the Medical Laboratory Science program in the Waters College of Health Professions has been awarded a $2,500 Laboratory Science Program Director Educational Grant by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

The purpose of the grant is to assist with international collaboration. It will provide support funds to laboratory science programs to support program enrichment and travel expenses. Belcher said the grant will help fund trips to multiple universities in Europe.

“The grant will provide funds for Georgia Southern University faculty to travel and share specialized knowledge and develop educational curriculum in the medical laboratory sciences with the biomedical sciences program at Linnaeus University in Vaxjo, Sweden, and the medical laboratory sciences program at the University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic,” he said. “The interaction between the three universities will provide an opportunity to assimilate and implement best practices utilizing a global perspective.”

To be eligible for a grant, programs have to be accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science, the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools or the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

To learn more about the Medical Laboratory Science program in the Waters College of Health Professions, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/chp/diagnostic/undergraduate-majors-and-certificates/medical-laboratory-science.

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