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TriCore Reference Laboratories Honors Late Medical Director with RoboRAVE Sponsorship

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RoboRAVE 2015 international, an aerial response challenge using drones, robotics and various app developments takes place this week in Albuquerque, New Mexico. TriCore sponsors the Aerial Challenge which premieres Thursday, April 30th from 2pm to 3pm in honor of the late Dr. Tom Williams.

Dr. Williams was an influential health leader and one of TriCore's founders. He passed away in early 2015. Dr. Williams displayed a passion for innovation and inspiring future leaders. Born and raised in New Mexico, he understood the promise of young, talented minds.

"Our involvement is an opportunity to share our story and keep Dr. Williams' legacy alive in our community," said Khosrow Shotorbani president and CEO of TriCore Reference Laboratories. "Robotics and drone technology are relevant to our industry today. TriCore is in the process of using gamification for chronic disease management. This is an exciting event to be a part of as innovation is a core element to TriCore's culture."

"We are dedicating today's global event to Dr. Williams. He had an overwhelmingly positive influence on our laboratory community, the Department of Pathology and the Health Sciences Center," said Dr. Richard Larson, Executive Vice Chancellor at University of New Mexico, and chairman of TriCore's Board of Directors.

To determine a winner, the drones will travel through a controlled drone obstacle course. The flight path was designed to highlight New Mexico's diverse geography and heritage. RoboRAVE 2015 will attract over 2000 high school students representing nine countries.

For more information on the event visit http://roboquerque.org/

For more information about TriCore Reference Laboratories visit www.tricore.org

CONTACT: Vanna Livaditis ioanna.livaditis@tricore.org

Source:TriCore Reference Laboratories