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Abbott Announces Labs Are Vital(TM) Facebook Scholarship Contest Winners
Date:4/24/2008

ital program.

Students can visit http://www.LabScienceCareers.com to find information on career opportunities and educational programs in clinical lab sciences.

The Labs Are Vital Facebook page continues to connect interested, career-minded high school and college students with clinical lab science students and recent graduates to learn about the benefits and challenges of the profession from their peers. Students competed for scholarships by submitting videos, advertisements or T-shirt designs that encourage others to consider careers in laboratory medicine by creatively illustrating why clinical lab science is cutting-edge and how laboratorians make a difference.
The Labs Are Vital Facebook Scholarship Contest winners include:

-- Clinical Labs

* Print advertisement -- This category has dual winners: Ria Crane,

Irvine, Calif., and Christelle Miot, Berrien Springs, Mich.

* T-shirt design -- Rachael Kim, Saratoga, Calif.

-- Public Health Labs

* Print advertisement -- Hannah Brewer, Prairie Village, Kan.

* T-shirt design -- Jennifer Roscoe, Mundelein, Ill.

-- Blood Banks

* Print advertisement -- Hannah Brewer, Prairie Village, Kan.

* T-shirt design -- Jennifer Nguyen, Garden Grove, Calif.

The video category of the contest will remain open until May 2, 2008.

Commentary on Social Media Recruitment Initiatives:

Paula Garrott, Ed.M.

Chair, Coordinating Council on the Clinical Laboratory Workforce

Interim Director, Natural Science Division

Chair and Associate Professor Emerita, Clinical Laboratory Science

Department, University of Illinois at Springfield

Partner, The Laboratory Consultants, Inc. of Illinois

"Leveraging Facebook's social media network was key to the success of this recruitment initiative. What better way to acknowledge Lab Week, a t
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