ECU student one of five nationwide selected for scholarship

Bryan Mayville, a junior in clinical laboratory science at East Carolina University, is one of five students selected from across the country to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the American Proficiency Institute.

Mayville, of Goldsboro, said his degree will allow him “to be an integral part of the health care team by helping to detect, diagnose and treat patient illnesses. I see myself improving the overall quality of care for each patient whose lives are directly affected by the hands of the laboratory team.”

Dr. Kathleen Schulman, interim chair of the clinical laboratory science department in the College of Allied Health Sciences, said Mayville will be a great asset in the clinical laboratory.

“Laboratory testing is the cornerstone for most medical decisions,” said Daniel C. Edson, president of the American Proficiency Institute. “We believe it is important to support future professionals entering this critical field of medical laboratory science.”

The American Proficiency Institute is one of the largest proficiency testing providers in the world serving more than 17,000 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.