EID lab fellows, North Carolina Public Health Laboratory

Through its fellowship and traineeship programs, APHL prepares students for careers in public health laboratories and supports specialized training for practicing scientists.

APHL/CDC Laboratory Fellowship

After a year's hiatus due to a break in funding, APHL's highly regarded Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory Fellowship will resume in a new form as the APHL/CDC Laboratory Fellowship, with recruitment for candidates slated to begin in 2016. APHL and CDC are collaborating to refresh the curriculum using the recently published Competency Guidelines for Public Health Laboratory Professionals as a tool.

Environmental Health Traineeships and Fellowships

The Environmental Health Fellowship and Traineeship Programs offer short term (2-6 weeks) specialized training in environmental health to public health laboratory scientists for traineeships and long term (1-2 years) hostings for fellowships.

Bioinformatics in Public Health Fellowship Program

The Bioinformatics in Public Health (BPH) Fellowship aims to train and prepare bioinformaticians to apply their expertise within public health and design tools to aid existing public health personnel in the use of bioinformatics. The BPH fellowship program was developed to meet the need for expertise in the analysis of the vast amounts of genetic data that are generated through molecular sequencing techniques and to harness that data to solve public health problems. In the fellowship’s current form, fellows will be paired with a complimentary CDC infectious disease laboratory which will serve as a host laboratory. In future iterations, the fellowship will be expanded to provide the opportunity for public health laboratories to serve as host laboratories.