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API Scholarship Awarded to Austin Peay State University Student

 

American Proficiency Institute Traverse City, MI – Vanna Gassmann, a senior at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, was one of six students selected from across the country to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the American Proficiency Institute (API).

“Medical laboratory scientists perform a key function in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease,” explained Daniel C. Edson, API President.  “The API Scholarship Program seeks to recognize and reward some of the brightest students from around the country entering this critical field.”

Vanna Gassmann, API Scholarship Recipient; Dr. Perry Scanlan, Medical Technology Program Director at Austin Peay State University

Vanna Gassmann, API Scholarship Recipient; Dr. Perry Scanlan, Medical Technology Program Director at Austin Peay State University

Asked to explain her interest in the clinical laboratory field, Ms. Gassmann replied, “Medical technology is all about finding answers.  I have developed a greater interest in science throughout college and have become intrigued with solving problems in a laboratory atmosphere.”

Perry M. Scanlan, PhD, MT(ASCP), Associate Professor and Program Director of the Medical Technology Program at Austin Peay State University, noted “The highest praise for a medical technologist is that their work will save or help another person and that they will complete their duties mistake free.”  Ms. Gassmann “will no doubt be someone who might catch a mistake or save a person’s life through her attention to detail.”

The American Proficiency Institute is one of the largest proficiency testing providers in the world serving over 16,000 laboratories.  API offers innovative solutions and technical excellence for the proficiency testing needs of hospital laboratories, physician offices, clinics, and point-of-care testing sites.


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