As National Laboratory Professionals Week comes to a close, APHL is proud to honor all of the public health laboratory professionals who work tirelessly to protect the health and safety of the public. You are each to be commended for the high quality work you deliver day after day– despite budget cuts, furloughs, staff down-sizing, antiquated facilities and all the other challenges that confront laboratorians in 2010.
So today, raise a purple-gloved hand high in a salute to you and your colleagues. Few people can say that their work saves lives, but you can. I extend my sincere thanks on behalf of the people you serve and the association that is fortunate to represent you.
Executive Director, APHL