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Education and Research Foundation

The foundation is a California nonprofit corporation, 501c(3) dedicated to providing opportunities and resources for education and research in the clinical laboratory sciences. To fulfill these goals, the foundation shall endeavor to develop and provide educational opportunities in the clinical laboratory sciences, and to encourage and assist educational, scientific research and personal development in those fields.

Programs and Opportunities

The E & R Foundation provides scholarships and awards to Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLS) and CLS students. Following is a list of the awards and scholarships that are currently available:

Mini Grants for Pre-Licensing Preparation:
The Education and Research Corporation, in support of entry into the clinical laboratory science professions through less traditional routes, offers small grants to persons needing supplemental preparation. These monies are intended to cover expenses associated with examination review seminars. The grants are unrestricted.

Continuing Education Scholarship:
This scholarship provides a certificate for a full day of CE at any future CAMLT State sponsored seminar (valid for two years). Two recipients from each of the two State seminars and two from each annual meeting are selected. Conditions and Requirements: Two recipients from each of the State seminars and annual meeting are selected randomly. All advance registrants (members and non-members) are eligible and automatically entered for this drawing.

Sponsor: Friends of the E & R Foundation

 

Student Stipend
Five $100 stipends will be awarded to eligible students and trainees in a CLS program, whose names have been submitted to CAMLT and who are registered to attend the CAMLT Annual Meeting. This drawing will be held at the CAMLT annual meeting. Conditions and Requirements: Students and trainees must show proof of eligibility (officially enrolled in a CLS program) and be approved by the CLS Education Coordinator of the program.

Sponsor: Friends of the E & R Foundation

 

CLS Clinical Internship Award
Three $500 Awards awarded to students working in an approved training program (eligibility once in a lifetime.)  Conditions and Requirements: The names of eligible students and trainees will be submitted by training program Education Coordinators. A random drawing of three names from the list of those students registered to attend the Student Forum will determine the winners.  Awards will be presented at the Student Forum.

Supported by: Student Records Center Funds

 

Emerging Leaders Award:
One annual award of up to $1000 awarded at the CAMLT Annual Meeting to a CLS Active Member. Conditions and Requirements: Application review and selection by E & R to provide funding for persons wishing to implement projects or pursue personal educational opportunities that further the profession of Clinical Laboratory Science. Applicant must submit a one page detailed proposal by August 1. Trustees to decide on award by September 1.

Sponsor: Friends of Emerging Leaders Fund

The CAMLT Education and Research Foundation provides the following opportunities to those entering and currently in the laboratory professions:

  • $ 500.00 Student Clinical Internship Awards

  • $ 100.00 Student Stipend Awards

  • $1000.00 Scholarship Awards for Practicing Professionals

  • $ 200.00 Continuing Education Certificates

  • $ 100.00 Membership Certificates

E&R would like to be able to count on you to help us support and further the laboratory professions. Contributions can come in many forms:

  • Time committed to discussion and resolution of personnel shortages

  • Vendor support of training programs

  • Vendor sponsored scholarships

  • Forgivable loans

  • Sponsorship of existing opportunities

  • Unrestricted donations to E&R

  • Innovative commitments and ideas

Purpose
The foundation is a California nonprofit corporation, 501c(3) dedicated to providing opportunities and resources for education and research in the clinical laboratory sciences. To fulfill these goals, the foundation shall endeavor to develop and provide educational opportunities in the clinical laboratory sciences, and to encourage and assist educational, scientific research and personal development in those fields.

CAMLT Education and Research Foundation

 

Officers:

Chairperson: Deborah Revier

Treasurer: Ann Tonini

Secretary: Patricia Fawkes

Abbie Beran

Rich Peterson

Thank you to Recent Donors!

James Mcfarland: Supported printed newsline

Mark Briones: Donations for AV at 2023 convention and all of his dedicated work

Rose Leigh Vines, Ph.D.; in memory of Jane Bruner, Ph.D.

Timothy Appel

Victoria Caruthers

Serena O'Rourke

Renee LaFrance
Kathleen Doty; in memory of Jim Ottosen, Les Revier, Bob Parada, and Helen Sowers
Timothy A. Appel
Bunny Fisher; in memory of Mary Jeanne Stavish
Lori Gillaspy
Sloan Carson
Martha Kunkel
Christine Darmanian
Donna Kay Wong
Carol A. Reese
Jacief Pamanian

To use a check, download the pdf, complete the information and mail a check to CAMLT, 500 E. Delaware Rd., Burbank, Ca 91504.  Please ensure the check is made out to "CAMLT Education and Research Foundation".

Letter To Health Care Vendors

The E & R Board sent a letter to vendors outlining the goals and plans of CAMLT E & R Foundation and requesting corporate support for our current efforts to alleviate the shortage of Clinical Laboratory Personnel:

Dear Supporting Vendors,

Healthcare personnel shortages are an every day dilemma with resolution depending on the participation and input of many. Given your company’s strong role in the field of laboratory medicine, we are inviting your assistance in moving toward alleviating laboratory personnel shortages and maintaining a constant, competent base for those professions.

The California Association for Medical Laboratory Technology Education and Research Corporation (d.b.a. CAMLT E&R Foundation) is a California nonprofit corporation completely dedicated to making education and research opportunities and resources available to persons entering and already engaged in clinical laboratory sciences and the laboratory professions. In fact, the stated mission of CAMLT’s E&R Foundation is to provide just such opportunities and resources. To fulfill this mission, the Foundation endeavors to develop vehicles, both monetary and practical, that provide the tools for students and practitioners to further their careers. The Trustees of the Foundation consist of members of the CAMLT association, educators and industry partners.

With the decline in the number of people entering the Clinical Laboratory field, the E&R Foundation is looking for ways to help students achieve their goal of completing school, assist individuals that would like to re-enter the field and encourage those in the field to further their education.

The E&R Foundation is seeking to increase partnership/alliance arrangements with vendors to achieve the goals set in the mission of the foundation. It is a win-win situation for all of us.

We are now appealing to industry for support for current endeavors as well as new innovative processes that will further the clinical laboratory sciences. Ideas such as internships, broader scholarships, and forgivable loans have been put forward and we look to you for insightful and inventive input.

Please consider how your organization can partner with CAMLT’s E&R Foundation to continue to support and encourage the growth of the Clinical Laboratory Sciences and its professions. We look forward to working with you.

Respectfully,

Deborah Revier, CLS
Chair CAMLT Education and Research Foundation

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