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MHDL recognized at APHL Annual Meeting

APHL logoThe MHD Laboratory was presented with a certificate for successful completion of a Laboratory System Improvement Program (L-SIP) reassessment at the 2018 APHL Annual Meeting, held June 2-5 in Pasadena, California. MHDL conducted its reassessment event on May 10, becoming the first local public health laboratory (LPHL) to complete an L-SIP reassessment. The lab was also the first LPHL to conduct an initial L-SIP assessment, which was completed in November 2010. Visit MHDL’s L-SIP webpage for more information.

Additionally, MHDL and Laboratory Director Dr. Sanjib Bhattacharyya also received recognition during the award ceremony for their involvement in the National Center for Public Health Laboratory Leadership program and efforts toward leadership, coaching and mentoring. The two posters presented by MHDL on A Semi-Automated Method to Analyze and Report Data from Neisseria gonorrhoeae Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing and Analysis of Microbial Diversity - A Novel Metagenomic Approach to Decipher Beach Microbiome also captured national attention at the meeting.

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Public Health Reports, 125(S2).  Public Health Laboratories 

This Supplemental publication describes the concept of the State Public Health Laboratory System and the role of local public health laboratories.