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​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, private clinical laboratory or external partners (i.e., US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Food and Drug Administration and US Environmental Protection Agency). The honoree will be recognized as a leader both within their institution as well as externally (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. 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 virtual awards show during the APHL Annual Conference.

Past Winners

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