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APHL 2024 : Laboratory Science and Public Health Meet in Milwaukee

The APHL 2024 Annual Awards winners . Photo : Wale Ariztos Photography
Over 1,300 public health scientists and administrators attended APHL 2024 in Milwaukee , WI May 6 – 9 . APHL welcomed over 100 fellows and interns from the Public Health Laboratory Fellowship Program : an APHL-CDC Initiative . Peter Hotez , MD , spoke to a rapt audience about the rise of anti-science during the Dr . Katherine Kelley Distinguished Lecture . And APHL presented its annual awards for outstanding achievements in laboratory science , creative approaches to solving today ’ s public health challenges and exemplary support of laboratories serving the public ’ s health . The following awards were presented :
Lifetime Achievement Award . Recognizes individuals who have established a history of distinguished service to APHL , made significant contributions to the advancement of public health laboratory science or practice , exhibited leadership in the field of public health and / or positively influenced public health policy on a national or global level . This is not a retirement award , but a true Lifetime Achievement Award .
• David Mills , PhD , HCLD , retired
Gold Standard Award . Given to an APHL member who makes or has made significant contributions to the technical advancement of public health laboratory science and / or practice .
• Susanne Crowe , MHA , laboratory director , Florida Bureau of Public Health Laboratories – Jacksonville
Silver Award . Honors a laboratorian with 10 to 15 years of service in a
Governmental public health laboratory ( either Public Health or Environmental / Agricultural laboratory ). The honoree will be recognized as a leader both within their home laboratory as well as external to their laboratory .
• Lisa Wallace , responsible official and principal investigator , West Virginia Office of Laboratory Services
David Mills . Photo : Wale Ariztos
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