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LAB MATTERS winter 2018 | contents COLUMNS Global Health 2 17 Strengthening the PHL System: Twinning in Botswana President’s and Executive Director’s Message 18 Building Workforce Capacity to Create Safer Labs in Ethiopia SECTIONS Infectious Diseases 3 New VPD Reference Center PCR Assay to Rapidly Identify Measles Vaccine Strain Now Available From the Bench 9 CDC Launches Bioinformatics App to Determine Sequence Type from Legionella pneumophila NGS Data 20 APHL’s Global Health Team: Working Together to Build Stronger, More Resilient Lab Systems Workforce 21 ELP Cohort 9 Project: Budget and Finance for Lab Scientists 10 Alaska Puts NGS into Action for Canine Parvovirus Outbreak Environmental Health 12 Preventing History from Repeating: The Evolution of Risk Assessments Since 1918 22 Preparing for PFAS: An Emerging Chemical Threat 24 New Jersey Uses Biomonitoring and Environmental Data to Assess Intervention Effectiveness Public Health Preparedness and Response 14 APHL Deploys Lab Assessment Team to Puerto Rico Membership 15 Florida Scientists Tackle Lab Biosafety and Biosecurity 16 2017 APHL All-Hazards Survey: A Year in Review 19 APHL Holds First ToT Session on HIV/AIDS Diagnosis and Biological Monitoring in DRC 26 The Results Are In!: 2017 Membership Survey Member Spotlight 28 Urban Growth and Rural Tradition at the Oregon PHL 30 Reinventing a Public Health Laboratory in Riverside County 4 FEATURE 100 Years of Influenza: Will Public Health Be Ready for the Next Pandemic? In 1918, no one even knew for sure that influenza was a viral disease; but then, the field of public health laboratory practice was still in its infancy. One hundred years later, public health is in a much better place, but critical preparedness gaps still persist. Fellows 32 From Atlanta to France, APHL Fellows Make Their Mark Download the Lab Matters App! Read articles on your mobile device through the customized Lab Matters app and subscribe to the digital edition by emailing SubscribeLM@aphl.org. 8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 700 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Phone: Fax: E-mail: Web: 240.485.2745 240.485.2700 info@aphl.org www.aphl.org PublicHealthLabs This publication was supported by Cooperative Agreement #5NU60OE000103, #NU60OE000103, #U2GGH001097, #1U50OE000094-01 and #NU2GGH001993 funded by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); by Cooperative Agreement #U22MC24078, UG5MC27837 and #UG9MC30369 funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); by Cooperative Agreement #1U18FD004710 and #1U18FD006244 funded by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and by Assistance Agreement #83483301 funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the au- thors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC, HRSA, FDA, EPA or the Department of Health and Human Services. To submit an article for consideration, contact Gynene Sullivan, editor, at gynene.sullivan@aphl.org. @APHL APHL.org Winter 2018 LAB MATTERS 1