​This award honors a laboratorian with over 10 years of related service in the field of biosafety and biosecurity in a state and/or local public health laboratory. The honoree will be recognized as a leader both within their home laboratory as well as external to their laboratory (for example, by serving in a leadership role in committees/taskforces at the national level). The honoree must have been instrumental in:

  • Providing technical and public presentations and publications
  • Developing/advocating for best practices in biosafety/biosecurity
  • Identifying and presenting emerging issues in the field
  • Conducting or promoting research that lead to improvements or advancing policy in the field of biosafety/biosecurity

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. The APHL Award, Leadership in Biosafety and Biosecurity, shall be conferred on an individual only once.

Formal recognition for this award will take place during the awards breakfast at the APHL Annual Meeting.

Past Winners

This is the first year that APHL is accepting nominations for this award. Award recipients will be added following the 2017 APHL Annual Meeting.