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LAB MATTERS summer 2018 | contents COLUMNS Newborn Screening 2 24 NewSTEPs Hosts Newborn Screening National Meetings President’s/Executive Director’s Message Industry Matters 25 A Bold Proposition: Taking a Prototypical Approach to Global Lab Design SECTIONS Environmental Health 4 Leaders in Addressing Environmental Health Issues: MN and WA Host System Meetings Partner Profile 12 15 Minutes With Dr. Mary Travis Bassett From the Bench 14 Indiana and Wisconsin Respond to Synthetic Cannabinoid Contamination Training & Workforce Development 26 A Decade of Excellence: Celebrating 10 Years of APHL’s Emerging Leader Program 27 Pasadena Middle School Students Become “Toxic Crusaders” for a Day Fellows 28 Endings and Beginnings: APHL Fellowship Programs Update Membership Global Health 16 Increasing Viral Load Testing in Zimbabwe from 3% to 46% in a Year Quality Systems 18 L-SIP Increases Assessment, Reassessment Numbers Public Health Preparedness and Response 20 Supporting and Promoting Biosafety Worldwide 30 Protecting Public Health in the Roughrider State 32 Home on the Range: Wyoming Department of Agriculture, Analytical Services Lab 34 APHL Annual Meeting 2018: Public Health in Pasadena Digital Extra 37 Annual Meeting Poster Abstracts 21 APHL Biosafety Peer Network Strengthens Connections 22 Sharing the Future: Data Exchange in the Laboratory Response Network 23 APHL Updates Resources and Outreach for Sentinel Clinical Laboratories APHL LAB MATTERS STAFF APHL BOARD OF DIRECTORS Gynene Sullivan, MA, editor Joanne Bartkus, PhD, D(ABMM), president Karen Klinedinst, art director Grace E. Kubin, PhD, president-elect Jody DeVoll, MAT, advisor 6 FEATURE Elevating the Role of PHLs in Reducing Health Disparities Healthy People 2020 defines health equity as “the attainment of the highest level of health for all people.” And public health laboratories have been indirectly addressing health disparities as long as they have existed. Yet there is now a growing effort to more consciously address the concept of health equity. Instead of waiting for residents to ask for services, more public health laboratories are thinking critically about the role they play in providing services to underserved communities, and are reaching out to other public health partners in new collaborations. Bill Whitmar, MS, secretary-treasurer To submit an article for consideration, contact Gynene Sullivan, editor, at The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) works to strengthen laboratory systems serving the public’s health in the US and globally. APHL’s member laboratories protect the public’s health by monitoring and detecting infectious and foodborne diseases, environmental contaminants, terrorist agents, genetic disorders in newborns and other diverse health threats. Richard S. Steece, PhD, D(ABMM), member-at-large Denise Marie Toney, PhD, HCLD(ABB), member-at-large Scott J. Zimmerman, DrPH, MPH, HCLD(ABB), member- at-large Maria Lucia Ishida, PhD, associate institutional member representative Tamara Theisen, MT(ASCP), local institutional member representative 8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 700 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Phone: Fax: E-mail: Web: 240.485.2745 240.485.2700 Mark Wade, local institutional member representative Ewa King, PhD, immediate past president Scott J. Becker, MS, ex officio, executive director, APHL PublicHealthLabs @APHL Summer 2018 LAB MATTERS 1