RECRUITING FOR THE 2013 CLASS
OF EID LABORATORY FELLOWS
By Heather Roney, manager, fellowship program
APHL received a record number of applications for the 2013 EID Laboratory Fellowship Program and looks forward to evaluating these young scientists. Finalists will be interviewed in June and then placed in APHL member local,
state and federal (CDC) public health laboratories.
aPHl laboratory fellows in the news
Michelle Landes presented a poster at the December 2012 HIV Diagnostics
Conference in Atlanta: “HIV- 1 and HBV co-infection in the state of Tennessee.”
Landes also gave an oral presentation, “Differentiation of human spotted fever
group rickettsioses by TNF-a production,” at the Tennessee Mosquito and Vector
Control Association’s annual meeting in February.
Syreeta Miles completed training and passed the certification exam to be a dairy
microbiology technician in the Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratory.
Kimberly Freyman presented the 2012 West Nile Virus Tennessee season overview
at the March 2013 Mid-Atlantic Mosquito Control Association in Columbia, SC.
Having completed a rotation at the Alaska State Public Health Laboratory,
Samantha Case traveled to several remote Alaskan villages to assist with a
Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage study.
Karla Feeser spent part of February and March working in Leogane, Haiti, with
her CDC host laboratory’s partners at the University of Notre Dame and La
Hopital Sainte Croix on surveillance for incidence of lymphatic filariasis. She
received hands-on training on blood spot collection techniques, and on the mini-flotac device, an emerging technology used for preparing and viewing stool
samples under the microscope for diagnosis of intestinal parasites. u
EID Laboratory Fellow Samantha Case (far right) and EID Officer
Dr. Greg Raczniak (far left) with local residents of a remote
Alaskan village labeling specimen vials for a Streptococcus
pneumoniae carriage study
EID Laboratory Fellow Karla Feeser working on a lymphatic
filariasis surveillance project in Leogane, Haiti