By Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
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Lab Culture is a podcast by the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) about public health, laboratory science, and everything in between. Join us for discussions about infectious diseases, food safety, emergency preparedness, newborn screening, environmental health, global health, and more.
||CleanIntroducing: PKU Life Podcast with Kevin Alexander||Fifty-five years ago, newborn screening was born. At the time, though, that little heel prick was performed to screen for only one condition: phenylketonuria (PKU). Without early intervention, babies born with PKU faced severe cognitive, behavioral...||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInformatics, health equity and bat snuggles||Joanne Bartkus, APHL's board president and director of the Public Health Laboratory at the Minnesota Department of Health, sat down with Scott Becker, our executive director, and Gynene Sullivan, editor of Lab Matters magazine, to talk about...||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat a Day! Day 3 of the APHL Annual Meeting||Day 3 of the APHL Annual Meeting was a big one! We had several captivating sessions including this year's Katherine Kelley Distinguished Lecturer, Maryn McKenna, renowned journalist and author. Listen to today's episode to hear a few...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReporting from the Exhibit Hall: Day 2 of the APHL Annual Meeting||A huge component of any APHL Annual Meeting is the exhibit hall. This year we were joined by 68 exhibitors, all of whom were sharing new and interesting products, services and technologies with meeting attendees. In today's episode, we chat with...||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHello, Pasadena! Day 1 of the APHL Annual Meeting||We are in sunny Pasadena, California for the 2018 APHL Annual Meeting! Here is a little look at what we did on the first day. Stay tuned for updates every day through June 5. 2018 APHL Annual Meeting and Twelfth Government Environmental Laboratory...||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBitten by the public health bug: How I found my lab niche||The people who work in public health laboratories make a difference in your community daily. In this third episode, members of the Emerging Leader Program cohort 10 sit down with their peers to hear how their public health laboratory careers have made..||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat if there were no public health labs?||Maybe the saying is true: you don’t know what you had until it is gone. For the families in this episode, the absence of public health laboratories turned their worlds upside down and negatively impacted both the present and future. These families...||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPublic health labs do that?!||Public health laboratories do a great deal of work that impacts the daily lives of everyone in America. Do you know exactly how much they’re doing? The first episode produced by members of the Emerging Leader Program cohort 10 looks at some of the...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is the APHL Emerging Leader Program?||What is the Emerging Leader Program (ELP)? APHL staff, Pandora Ray and Kajari Shah, share how the ELP got its start and how it has progressed. This year's ELP cohort is producing three episodes for Lab Culture that will be released over the coming...||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeaders for a TB Free World||Every year on March 24, APHL recognizes World TB Day, a day to focus on the valuable work of our members and partners. While tuberculosis is often considered a disease of the past, it is resurging and presenting significant new public health...||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAPHL's International Team Meeting||In November, Scott Becker, APHL’s executive director, traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa for the second APHL International Team Meeting. While he was there, he sat down with five members of the APHL international team to discuss their work and...||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is the Biosafety Peer Network?||The Biosafety Peer Network (aka the Visiting Biosafety Official Program) links US local, state, and territorial public health laboratories with US-affiliated Pacific Island laboratories to facilitate mentoring and information sharing among biosafety...||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Niece's Positive Newborn Screen||Four years ago, as APHL joined with partners to celebrate the 50th anniversary of routine newborn screening in the United States, newborn screening hit more closely for APHL staff than it ever had before. Michelle Forman, manager of media and Lab...||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPast, Present and Future of PulseNet||PulseNet revolutionized foodborne outbreak detection in the United States. What exactly is it? How did it get started? Why was it so significant? And what does the future of foodborne outbreak detection look like? Brian Sauders, molecular...||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAPHL Marches for Science||APHL was an official and proud partner of the March for Science! We spoke with two people who joined us on Saturday, April 22 about why they were marching for science. Links: APHL's March for Science photo album Official March for Science website...||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHill Day 2017||On March 6, a small group of APHL members and our policy staff visited House and Senate offices as part of our annual Hill Day. Peter Kyriacopoulos, APHL’s senior director of public policy, interviewed the group following their meetings to get their..||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCritical Consequences||Did you know that the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) includes critical public health funding? What would the repeal of the ACA mean for public health? Peter Kyriacopoulos, APHL’s senior director of public policy, talks about the...||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
EXCELLENT public health podcast!!
Very informative, insightful, and current information about the extremely exciting world of public health told by some of its leading experts! Really great podcast! -Please keep up the good work and please keep making more episodes! Thank you!