This award honors a laboratorian whose leadership has been instrumental in one or more advances in laboratory science, practice, management, policy or education within roughly five to ten years of working at a publicly-funded laboratory that conducts testing of public health significance. The advances should have potential resonance as a best practice, model policy, exemplary system, etc., beyond the originating laboratory. A potential candidate may have:

  • Had a position of leadership within a public health, environmental or agricultural laboratory that led to advances in laboratory science, practice, management, policy, or education
  • Participated in community, agency, or national committees/workgroups
  • Had a critical role in identifying and addressing emerging issues in public health, environmental or agricultural laboratories

The above are examples to help the nominators frame their response and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of potential attributes that describe the successful nominee for this category.

Candidates may or may not be a member of APHL. However, they must be employed at an APHL member institutional laboratory. Candidates may hold any rank or title within their respective institutions. Managerial or formal leadership experience is not required. Formal recognition for this award will take place at the APHL Annual Conference​.

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