VRL Laboratories is proud to announce the first recipients of the Kalter/Heberling Annual Diagnostic Research Grants for 2020, following the committee’s careful review of essays submitted by researchers employed in academic facilities.

“The level of participation, and quality content that was submitted was very refreshing. In fact, our committee voted to award two recipients in this, our first year of the Kalter/Heberling grant program. The objective of this grant program is to help improve people’s lives backed by our commitment to providing standard-setting diagnostic testing services,” stated VRL President Dennis Pitts.

On August 3rd, 2020, VRL announced two award-winning institutions; Wake Forest School of Medicine for their submission Screening African Green Monkeys for SARS-CoV-2, and Florida Atlantic University for their essay Identifying Naturally Occurring Diseases in the Mexican Tetra (Astvanax Mexicanus). Each program was awarded a $10,000 grant for VRL testing services to advance the development of these research efforts.

“We are proud to award these fine institutions for their research submissions, and we thank all those who participated. The continued advances in research and development that this program will provide in the coming years reminds us of the passion VRL’s founders, Dr. Seymour Kalter and Dr. Richard Heberling best exemplified,” Pitts said.
VRL, for more than 30 years, has been in business as a diagnostic laboratory maintaining a focus on providing standard-setting diagnostic health monitoring and testing services that evolve with the needs of their customers. From testing to delivering timely customized reports, VRL is committed to being the premier provider for diagnostic testing.