The Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center (VLTCC) is also known as the “Virtual Laboratory Training, Career Recruitment and Retention (VLTC) Project”. It is a 3D immersive virtual world-based integration of sexually transmitted disease (STI) laboratory training; clinical/medical laboratory updates; laboratory guidelines; and laboratory science career awareness. The VLTCC embodies the vision of the Project's creator and manager, Sally S. Cherry, BS, MT(ASCP) aka @SallyCherry. The overall vision, "Real to Virtual; Virtual to Real" is reflected throughout the VLTCC... "Real to Virtual; Virtual to Real in Laboratory Science". The mission of the VLTCC is to integrate clinical laboratory training; showcase medical laboratory resources; share laboratory and public health information; and promote medical laboratory careers within 3D immersive virtual worlds. @SallyCherry is assisted in-world by the Kitely-based avatar, Sally Cherry.
The nine-region VLTCC complex houses more than twenty (20) featured parcels including two major components within the Ms. BugLady's BioChamber parcel... the BioHazard Unit and the SARS-CoV-2 Unit. Each Unit features laboratory information, resources and exhibits pertaining to SARS-CoV-2, the aggressive RNA virus that causes coronavirus disease aka COVID-19. You are invited to visit throughout the entire VLTCC complex which includes...
* Polymorph Park & Landing Plaza
* STI Laboratory Training Center
* Medical Laboratory Career Center
* Virtual Health Coalition Square - VHC HQ, Amphitheater, & Pavilion
* VHCoWork - Coworking Space & Office Rentals: Lab, Health, & Medical
* BioChamber: SARS-CoV-2 Unit, BioHazard Unit, & BioLibrary
* Microscopy Field Lab: Brightfield & Darkfield Lagoons
* STI Resource Labs: Vaginitis; BV; T vaginalis; Candida sp.
* Sandbox and Orientation Lab (For New users)
* Marketplace: CheriNet's Lab Supplies Showrooms
* Ms. BugLady's Museum: VLTCC History & Timeline
* Gono Field Laboratory (Cluster, Diplo Pods, & "Intracellular" Classroom
* Sexual Health Center ( STI Information & Resources)
* Public Health Office (Awareness & Prevention Information)
* Break Cove: Beach, Aquatic Lounge, & Seaside Patio
* Wellness Skybox Park
* VLTCC Wellness Skybox
* Wellness Center and Spa
* VLTCC Freebie Zone
* STI Clinical Training Office (Training & Events Info)
"It is my hope that the Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center (VLTCC) will serve as an introduction to some; and an inspiration to others while exploring its integration of 3D immersive virtual worlds and medical laboratory science. The opening of VLTCC was a celebration and major accomplishment of my real life 48th year in medical laboratory science. Looking forward to connecting, sharing information and networking with other medical laboratory professionals, infectious disease specialists, and educators as well as businesses and non-profits with VLTCC."
- Sally S. Cherry, BS, MT(ASCP)
3D Avatars: Sally Cherry (Kitely), SarVana Cherry (OSGrid, etc); SarVana Haalan (SL)
The first meet-Up is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at the VHC Amphitheater within VLTCC at Kitely. The featured presenter will be Dr. Jasmine Ward, Founder and CEO, Black Ladies in Public Health (BLiPH) and the visionary behind the real life digital COVID-19 memorial, United Memories. The VHC Monthly Meet-Ups offer an opportunity to discuss relevant uses of 3D immersive virtual worlds in medical laboratory science, public health, healthcare, and science; to promote public health awareness; to share “lessons learned” in virtual health and medical education; and to network with colleagues and interested parties. If you have any questions, contact SallyCherry @ Kitely or email Real2Virtual2Real@gmail.com.
VHC Monthly Meet-Up - February 2021
When: Wednesday February 10, 2021
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm SLT
Where: Region: Virtual Laboratory Training and (72,662,22)
grid.kitely.com:8002:Kitely Virtual Laboratory Training and (72,662,22)
In Kitely with Firestorm, use Firestorm Hop:
hop://osgrid.kitely.com:8002/Virtual Laboratory Training and/72/662/22 (Map)
Looking forward to seeing you at the Virtual Health Coalition (VHC) Monthly Meet-Up.
June 8, 2020 to August 31, 2020. You are invited to the official public Opening and Celebration of Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center (VLTCC) ! Due to a brief medical delay, the virtual-based celebration of the creator's "Real to Virtual; Virtual to Real in Laboratory Science" vision and 45 years as an ASCP-certified Medical Technologist has been extended until the end of August. Various features, amenities and activities will be added throughout the Celebration.
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