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Grant of $2,500 Supports Clinical Laboratory Sciences' Learning Process

Ferris State UniversityThe American Society for Clinical Pathology Foundation has awarded a $2,500 grant to the Ferris State University College of Health Professions’ Clinical Laboratory Sciences program.

Daniel deRegnier, a Ferris associate professor and CLS program coordinator, said students in simulated laboratory instruction will directly benefit from this support, with the addition of three licenses, which allow students to experience ordering medical laboratory tests and reporting test results.

“The simulated laboratory is a key learning component for our students before they head out on internship the following semester,” deRegnier said. “The information system employed here is an industry standard. Since we have 15 to 20 students attempting to complete this lab training, per class, the more licenses we acquire improves our ability to facilitate this training.”

The Orchard Harvest laboratory information system is a product of the Orchard Software Corp., in Carmel, Indiana. The LIS is an important component, as deRegnier indicated it allows students to be trained in the efficient use of such a system.

PHOTO CAPTION: Fourth-year Medical Laboratory Sciences students at Ferris State University learn procedures and efficient practices in their simulated laboratory instruction through use of diagnostic information systems. A $2,500 grant from the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s Foundation has been directed to improve student access to this licensed information system software.