This award recognizes an APHL member who is a public health, environmental, agricultural or clinical laboratory scientist, practitioner, administrator, trainer or educator who may have:

  • Made significant contributions to the advancement of workforce development and training in public health laboratory science and practice
  • Worked to provide continuing education opportunities for the public health community
  • A history of service with APHL committees, taskforces or workgroups that focused on workforce development, education, and/or training

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.

This award was established by APHL in 1998 in memory of Dr. Thomas Maxson, in honor of his long time support for continuing education and workforce development in the public health laboratory community.

Formal recognition for this award will take place during the awards breakfast at the APHL Annual Meeting​. The winner of the APHL Maxson Award receives funding towards a registration (up to $250) to a future APHL-sponsored conference within 18 months of the awards show.

​​Past Winners

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