U.S. Department of Labor Awards NOVA’s Radiology Program a One-Year Grant Extension
October 2, 2009
The Radiology Program at Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Medical Education Campus was recently awarded a one-year, no-cost extension from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOL-ETA) on its Imaging Project grant, which extends it until December 31, 2010. The grant has provided the Medical Education Campus with the opportunity to help address the region's shortage of healthcare providers by expanding its Diagnostic Imaging Department with equipment and infrastructure.
“This extension will allow us to better complete the training of our grant participants and to further advance the accreditation of our second new training program under this grant, Diagnostic Medical Sonography,” said Sara Stoller, project manager for DOL’s Diagnostic Imaging Project.
The request was formally submitted to DOL-ETA in July 2009 with information regarding enrollment numbers of students who have completed or are in the process of completing the program, future enrollment plans, and a breakdown of the future estimated tuition assistance figures. In addition, accreditation requirements for NOVA’s new Diagnostic Medical Sonography program were also submitted.
The first training program under the grant was Radiation Oncology, a distance learning program in partnership with Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, Va.
Now that the extension has been approved, NOVA will focus on completing and executing grant deliverables such as product inventory and sustainability planning. The campus will also continue its partnership with NoVa HealthFORCE, which was established to build training capacities and outreach to meet the community’s health care training needs.
For more information about the grant extension, please contact Stoller at 703-822-9041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about the Radiology Program and NOVA’s Allied Health Division, please contact Andrew Cornell at 703-822-6556 or email@example.com.
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