In 2015 and 2017, Cardinal Health recognized Dr. Rodney Rhode and Mrs. Jennifer Dawson as Cardinal Health™ urEssential Laboratory Professionals of the Year. In honor of their contributions, Cardinal Health provided each recipient with an educational grant to the academic program1 of their choice. Knowing the importance of education and service to the medical laboratory community, Mrs. Dawson combined efforts with Dr. Rhode and awarded her funds to Texas State University supporting students pursuing careers in clinical laboratory science.
Since creating the Cardinal Health Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship, The Texas State Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Program announced the awardees and first recipients of this scholarship.
Three outstanding CLS students – Baylee Briones, Karla Dusseau, and Heather Hansen – were awarded scholarships for the Spring 2018 semester. Baylee and Karla are completing their final year (seniors) of the CLS Program and Heather is a current junior CLS major.
- Must be accepted into the Clinical Laboratory Science program
- Recipient must be enrolled at Texas State University and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Active in professional service
This marks the fifth year for the Cardinal Health™ urEssential Award program. Individuals working in the clinical laboratory profession may be nominated by their managers, colleagues, peers and students, or they may self-nominate. The award seeks to recognize clinical laboratory professionals who have improved their current (or former) laboratory, enhanced patient care through their work, and increased the awareness of the importance of the profession.
For more information on the Cardinal Health™ urEssential Award program, and to learn more about the 2018 award recipient and the five distinguished professionals selected as finalists, visit cardinalhealth.com/urEssential2018.
1Must be a clinical laboratory science educational program at an institution of higher learning.