Laboratory Science & Safety
CDC has more than 1700 scientists, working in more than 200 cutting-edge laboratories across the U.S. from Atlanta to Spokane, to Ft Collins, to Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Morgantown, Anchorage, and San Juan. While CDC’s laboratories are diverse in their functions and expertise, they play a vital role and are unified by a single mission: to protect the lives and health of the American public 24/7.
- Protecting Americans. CDC laboratory scientists work across the U.S. on a range of critical work, including research, surveillance, and reference diagnostic testing.
- Enhancing CDC Laboratory Science & Quality. Our laboratories follow CDC’s pledge to produce the highest quality scientific data, while ensuring the safety of our staff and the nation.
- Strengthening CDC Laboratory Safety. As a result of ambitious efforts to strengthen and reform CDC’s laboratory safety practices and oversight, CDC remains a model of scientific excellence and safety.
Michael F. Iademarco, MD, MPH, is a Rear Admiral and Assistant Surgeon General in the U.S. Public Health Service serving on detail as the Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Science and Safety (ADLSS) which also directs the Office of Laboratory Science and Safety (OLSS). While away from his position as Director of the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS), he oversees OLSS, which provides high-level accountability and coordination of critical laboratory policies and operations, particularly those associated with laboratory safety and quality management programs at all CDC campuses.
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