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How LLS Makes a Difference

LLS fellows work on the frontlines and behind the scenes making a difference in public health. They travel to natural disaster areas to rebuild laboratory infrastructure and respond to international public health emergencies. They train other laboratorians on cutting-edge testing with an emphasis on safety and quality. LLS fellows tackle public health problems by leading Lab-Aids or collaborating with Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers during field investigations. Fellows build partnerships with diverse and multidisciplinary teams where they lead cross-cutting projects to strengthen laboratory operations. LLS fellows tackle complex public health problems while serve as ambassadors for laboratory safety, quality, and health equity.

LLS is a legacy program in the making—training and retaining public health lab leaders. Most graduates (93%) become members of the public health workforce. Many alumni seek opportunities to mentor new LLS fellows, a testament to the quality of the program and its impact on a laboratorian’s professional development and career. LLS alumni and current fellows comprise a community of practice that supports and encourages the mentorship and advancement of laboratory scientists.

Learn about the work LLS fellows do inside and outside of the lab solving real-world health problems.