[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Regina Linder
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 3:25 PM
Subject: Fwd: Lab science gets a new face on Facebook!
Hello Everyone: As the semester begins, check out this terrific site.
"Labs are Vital" is on Facebook, with info on careers in all kinds of labs,
scholarship contests, etc. You can download terrific posters to raise
consciousness in your hospitals and your kid's schools. All the best, Dr. L
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Labs Are Vital officially joined the Facebook generation in December. In
an effort to draw future professionals to clinical lab science, Labs Are
Vital has launched a new recruitment campaign on Facebook with information
on educational and career opportunities, and a $2,500 scholarship contest.
An announcement letter about the Facebook campaign and scholarship
opportunities was also mailed to over 10,000 high school counselors and
science department heads.
Contest entrants may submit a video, advertisement or T-shirt design that
encourages others to consider careers in laboratory medicine. Semifinalist
submissions will be posted online, where Facebook members will vote on those
that most creatively illustrate why clinical lab science is cutting edge and
how laboratorians make a difference.
Abbott is joined in this effort by ASCLS, APHL and Blood Systems, Inc.
call for entries!
Labs Are Vital invites all accredited CLS/CLTS programs to apply for our
latest round of equipment donations. So far, 43 programs have been selected
to receive state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, supplies and service
through the Labs Are Vital $1 million donation program. You'll find winner
profiles, and have the opportunity to apply for the next round of donations.
But don't wait-applications are due March 31, 2008! For application, click
The polls have closed and
the results are in!
Thanks so much to the many of you who participated in our recent Labs Are
Vital survey. The response rate was gratifying. While we are still in the
process of analyzing the data, the top-line response lets us know that the
majority of you have been instrumental in passing the word about Labs Are
Vital, which has resulted in many new members. And your suggestions about
what you would like us to add will only help improve Labs Are Vital and make
it even better in 2008.
We'll be holding our drawing for 100 Labs Are Vital lab coats in
mid-February, and will announce the winners shortly thereafter. We'll also
be sharing more of the survey results with you-the lab professionals who
keep health care moving forward.
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Labs Are Vital posters
Our Labs Are Vital posters not only celebrate the remarkable contributions
of lab professionals, they've also proven to be quite popular with
laboratorians and the general public alike. To download one or more of this
popular series, click here.
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