Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
APHL Fellowship Programs :
Updates and Congratulations
by Heather Roney , MA , manager , Fellowships
One Health Outlook
Optimizing open data to support one health : best practices to ensure interoperability of genomic data from bacterial pathogens
Public Health Reports
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Applications to APHL ’ s 2021-2022 Antimicrobial Resistance
, Infectious Diseases
, and Newborn Screening
Fellowship Programs are currently under review . APHL received a record number of host lab applications for the Bioinformatics program . Incoming fellows will begin their assignments in APHL and CDC public health laboratories in the summer and fall .
Newborn Screening Fellows are immersed in current projects and helping with challenges that their programs are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic . Projects include finding ways to reuse pipette tips due to severe shortages , implementing cloud solutions to circumvent barriers to on-site genomic data analysis , training on a new MySEQ machine for research and development , publishing the findings of a Dallas COVID-19 reinfection case for education , and optimizing workflows by adding GAG analysis to the screening of mucopolysaccharidosis ( MPS-1 ).
COVID-19 Response Fellows continue to contribute invaluable support to pandemic response efforts in public health laboratories . Fellows evaluated antigen tests in community testing sites , contributed to the verification of assays , developed standard operating procedures and validation protocols , and helped cultivate SARS-CoV-2 point-of-care testing training materials .
APHL congratulates outgoing fellows who continue to advance in their careers . Two fellows were accepted into ASM Committee for Postgraduate Educational Programs ( CPEP ) fellowships , which pave the way to laboratory director positions . Dr . Mondraya Howard , a 2019 Antimicrobial Resistance Fellow based at the Maryland Public Health Laboratory , was accepted into the Medical and Public Health Laboratory Microbiology CPEP Fellowship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry . Dr . June Chan , a 2019 Antimicrobial Resistance Fellow based at the Wadsworth Center , was accepted into the Clinical Microbiology CPEP fellowship at the University of California , Los Angeles . Dr . Howard and Dr . Chan will start their new appointments in July 2021 . n
Mondraya Howard June Chan