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LAB MATTERS SPRING 2021 | CONTENTS

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2 President ’ s Message 3 Chief Executive Officer ’ s Message

Departments

Environmental Health
10 Harnessing the Power of High- Resolution Mass Spectrometry for Identification of Unknown Compounds
12 Environmental Health Laboratories : A Critical Community Partner in Environmental Justice
Food Safety 14 CryptoNet : Highlighting the Real-Time
Fight Against Cryptosporidium
From the Bench
15 Leveraging APHL ’ s Knowledge Retention Toolkit for Succession Planning
16 Enhanced Overdose Surveillance : A Critical Asset in Minnesota ’ s EVALI Outbreak Investigation
Industry Matters 18 Using Automation to Monitor COVID-19 in Wastewater
Global Health 19 Lab Design Matters !
Infectious Diseases 20 Standing Up Sequencing for
SARS-CoV-2
Informatics 21 Harnessing the Power of Data to Track
Antibiotic Resistance Threats
Newborn Screening
23 Importance of Diversity , Equity & Inclusion Across the Newborn Screening Spectrum
Public Health Preparedness and Response 24 Preparing the Laboratory Workforce for the Next Pandemic
25 Rebuilding the Public Health Lab Workforce in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands
Membership
26 More than Just a Food Lab : NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets
28 APHL Peer-Reviewed Publications , January 2020-March 2021
Fellows 29 APHL Fellowship Programs : Updates and Congratulations
Spring 2021 Issue 2
Inside : 15 Leveraging APHL ’ s Knowledge Retention Toolkit for Succession Planning 21 Harnessing the Power of Data to Track Antibiotic Resistance Threats
23 Importance of Diversity , Equity & Inclusion Across the Newborn Screening Spectrum
ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORIES

FEATURE

Building a Culture of Inclusion in Public Health Laboratories
4 Building a Culture of Inclusion in Public Health Laboratories
The events of 2020 thrust health disparities and social inequalities into international spotlights . Against a backdrop of rising awareness of the consequences of bias and inequity , there are growing realizations that existing health systems do not adequately serve the American public . Public health laboratories , through their mission of protecting the entire community , can play a critical role in ensuring that not only are all served equally , but there is representation from different cultures and communities within the laboratory workforce .
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Gynene Sullivan , MA , editor Karen Klinedinst , art director David Fouse , advisor
To submit an article for consideration , contact Gynene Sullivan , editor , at gynene . sullivan @ aphl . org .
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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