After a brief hiatus due to funding, the APHL/CDC fellowship program is back! Formerly known as the Emerging Infectious Disease (EID) fellowships, the newly reinstated program will be simply known as the APHL/CDC Laboratory Fellowship program. Over the next few months, APHL and CDC will work closely together to refresh and improve the fellowship program with an initial emphasis on preparedness. A key tool in restructuring the program will be the Competency Guidelines for Public Health Laboratory Professionals featured in the May 15 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
We are thrilled to have this program back on track and hope to begin recruiting in 2016. Resuming the APHL/CDC Laboratory Fellowship program would not have been possible without the hard work of many laboratory leaders at CDC, the CDC director’s office, former fellows and APHL staff.
To learn more about what laboratory fellows do, check out a few blog posts written by former EID fellows: