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Public Health Laboratory Appreciation Month: Celebration Wrap-up and Microbe Masterpiece Winners

Photos of the four Microbe Masterpieces art contest winners

While Public Health Laboratory Appreciation Month officially comes to a close, our appreciation continues year-round. Thank you to everyone who shared their messages of thanks and recognition including local and state agencies, public health partners and so many individuals!

Microbe Masterpieces Art Contest Winners

Thanks to QIAGEN for sponsoring our first Microbe Masterpieces Art Contest! We received more submissions that we expected which was such an exciting surprise! All submissions are being showcased in an album on Facebook so don’t miss it. Our judges had an incredibly difficult job narrowing down their favorites! And the winners are…

  • Most Creative: “Coronapumpkin” by Kara Phipps and Alexis Russell from the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center
  • Most Inspiring: “Network of single celled structures called mycelia, and I am the fruiting body” by Vannia Pena from the Humboldt County, CA Public Health Laboratory
  • Most Realistic: “Gram Stain & Interactive” by Lorrie Blais from the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory
  • Grand Prize: “Microbes melting glass (lampworking)” by Ila Meyer-Fritzsche from the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services

Public Health Laboratory Appreciation Month Highlights

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