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CALL FOR ARTICLES: From The Bench Lab Matters, APHL’s flagship publication, is seeking submissions from laboratorians at all levels of practice for “From the Bench,” a member-driven section of its quarterly magazine. We welcome both technical and non-technical articles covering topics across public health laboratory science, administration, careers and management. Articles may be 500-1200 words in length. We’re looking for a few key components in “From the Bench” articles – 1. A compelling story. Tell us about an initiative that streamlined an administrative process or fostered relationships with external communities. Describe how your lab has worked with other public health partners to stop an outbreak or respond to an environmental health threat. Or tell us how you dealt with an initiative that failed. 2. A complete story. Give us an article with a beginning, middle and end. The end should provide some resolution of the narrative. You don’t need to have fully implemented the new algorithm, analyzed all the research data or completed the electronic laboratory reporting system discussed in your article. Share your story with peers! 3. An insider’s view. We want articles told from the unique perspective of a laboratory scientist that will be interesting and informative for APHL members and partners. We can help! We will work with you to write the article, from connecting you to a writing consultant to providing editing assistance if you wish to write the article yourself. If you have questions or would like to submit a story idea, please contact: Gynene Sullivan, MA Communications Manager [email protected] 240.485.2750 @APHL PublicHealthLabs Fall 2018 LAB MATTERS 37