Lab Matters Fall 2020 - Page 3

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FEATURE

LAB MATTERS FALL 2020 | CONTENTS

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2 President ’ s / Chief Executive Officer ’ s Message
10 15 Minutes With Tara Henning

Departments

Environmental Health 12 Environmental Health : A Key Aspect of CDC ’ s COVID-19 Response
14 Building a Biomonitoring Alliance
Global Health
15 A Global Classroom : APHL Goes Virtual to Strengthen International Laboratory Capacity
16 Making an Impact : APHL Global Laboratory Leadership Efforts
16 APHL Receives New Funding for Kenya Initiatives
Industry Matters 18 Clinical Use of Serologic Methods in the COVID-19 Pandemic
20 COVID , Hurricanes , Flooding and Fires : Making a Strong Case for the Cloud
Infectious Diseases 21 From Fellow to Staff in the Time of
COVID-19
22 The Impact of COVID-19 on Other Respiratory Diseases
Informatics
23 Data to Knowledge to Action : COVID-19 Electronic Laboratory Reporting
Newborn Screening 24 Improving Outcomes of Infants with
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
25 Establishing and Sustaining Newborn Screening Connections
Public Health Preparedness and Response 26 LRN Laboratories Perform Multicenter Evaluation of Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction Platforms
27 Cultivating a Culture of Biosafety
Fellows 28 New Fellows , New Programs
Digital Extra 29 APHL 2020 Poster Abstracts

FEATURE

4 Public Health Laboratory Leadership in the 21st Century
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit public health laboratories everywhere with an unforgiving combination of intense demands , logistical challenges and heightened scrutiny from officials and the public alike . For laboratory leaders , the fundamental goals have not changed : Oversee the laboratory ’ s staff and operations , and ensure work gets done in a safe and efficient manner . But the pandemic response has forced a re-examination of the leadership roles , skills and strategies needed to carry public health laboratories through the 21 st century .
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APHL 2020-2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Bill Whitmar , MS , president Denise Marie Toney , PhD , HCLD ( ABB ), president-elect Daphne Ware , PhD , secretary-treasurer Timothy Southern , PhD , D ( ABMM ), member-at-large Richard Steece , PhD , D ( ABMM ), member-at-large
Sally Flowers , PhD , associate institutional member representative
Sanjib Bhattacharyya , PhD , local institutional member representative
Megan Crumpler , PhD , local institutional member representative
Grace E . Kubin , PhD , immediate past president Scott J . Becker , MS , ex officio , chief executive officer , APHL
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