Northern Michigan University Clinical Lab Sciences Receive Major Funding Gift
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University’s clinical laboratory sciences programs have been selected to receive $250,000 from the Cliffs Natural Resources Foundation.
Linda Riipi, associate dean of the School of Clinical Sciences, says the funding will expand the scope of the CLS molecular diagnostics laboratory on campus and will facilitate student training, test development and research.
A portion of the grant will establish a $50,000 Cliffs Endowed Scholarship to assist program students with costs associated with training at clinical agencies, including Mayo Clinic.
Other planned uses are to provide molecular training for the current laboratory workforce and high school educators, offer workshops for elementary and secondary students, and facilitate research by NMU students.
The $250,000 will be disbursed over five years and represents the largest gift Cliffs has made to NMU.