This award honors a laboratorian with roughly 10 to 15 years of service in a Governmental public health laboratory (either public health or environmental/agricultural laboratory). The honoree:
- Will be recognized as a leader in public health laboratory science
- May have been instrumental in providing technical and public presentations and publications on laboratory science/policy
- May have developed/advocated for best practices in laboratory science
- Worked with APHL by serving on committees and or representing APHL at other meetings to advance public and environmental health
- Served in a leadership role on state agency or national committees or workgroups
- May have conducted or promoted research leading to advancements in laboratory science or public policy
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.