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membership APHL Annual Meeting 2018: Public Health in Pasadena More than 700 participants attended the 2018 APHL Annual Meeting and Twelfth Government Environmental Laboratory Conference that was held in Pasadena, CA June 2-5, 2018. Members discussed how laboratories could remain prepared while facing tests on many fronts, with sessions on next generation sequencing, infectious diseases, environmental health, bioinformatics, data visualization, biomonitoring, food safety, newborn screening, emergency preparedness and policy. Maryn McKenna, acclaimed journalist and author of Big Chicken, Super Bug and Beating Back the Devil, presented the Dr. Katherine Kelly Distinguished Lecture. APHL honored its 2018 award winners at breakfast on Sunday. To learn more about the awards and the winners, visit www.aphl.org/awards. n APHL 2018 Award Winners Lifetime Achievement Award Silver Award Emerging Leader Award • Christopher Atchison, MPA, former director, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa • Maureen Sullivan, MPH, supervisor, Emergency Preparedness and Response Laboratory Unit, Public Health Laboratory Division, Minnesota Department of Health • Jennifer Rakeman, PhD, assistant commissioner, New York City Public Health Laboratory • Michael Pentella, PhD, MS, D(ABMM), director, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa Presidential Award • Lovisa Romanoff, MS, MPH, deputy director, CDC Division of Laboratory Sciences Gold Standard for Public Health Laboratory Excellence Award • Patrick Parsons, PhD, professor of environmental chemistry, University of Albany • Martina McGarvey, DM, laboratory director, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Leadership in Biosafety and Biosecurity Award • Philip Lee, MSc, FIBMS, lead biological defense coordinator, Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Laboratories-Jacksonville On the Front Line Award • Deborah Birx, MD, Ambassador-at- Large, US Global AIDS Coordinator and US Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, US Department of State Healthiest Laboratory Award • North Dakota Department of Health Department of Laboratory Services Thomas E. Maxson Education, Training and Workforce Development Award • Shoolah Escott, MS, MT(ASCP), biosafety manager, Massachusetts Department of Public Health 34 LAB MATTERS Summer 2018 PublicHealthLabs @APHL APHL.org