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! If you haven’t yet, go check out #ThanksPHLabs on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook to see all of the lovely messages.
Thanks to QIAGEN for sponsoring our 2nd Annual QIAGEN-sponsored Microbe Masterpieces and Chemistry Creations art contest! 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: “A spread (plate) of fruity foodborne bugs (food-safe Petri dishes filled with Jello & sprinkles) [3 pieces]” by Lorrie Blais, Division of Laboratory Sciences & Infectious Disease, Vermont Department of Health
- Most Inspiring: “Lab Lookback- Lab Week Comic” by Teryn DeRouen, Louisiana Office of Public Health Laboratory
- Most Realistic: “Bacteria with a little bacteria hanging on the top” by Alex Reed, Minnesota Department of Health
- Grand Prize: “Unseen Heroes” by Melba Torres, City of Philadelphia Health Department
Thank you to everyone who participated in the art contest and to everyone who joined the Public Health Laboratory Appreciation Month celebration!
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