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Behind the Scenes Videos

In these videos, hear directly from LLS fellows and alumni about the unique opportunities and influential experiences behind their lifesaving public health work.

Featured Video: Bureau of Laboratories for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Diana Riner

In this Facebook video, LLS alum Diana Riner (PhD) speaks about the COVID-19 response in Michigan from her perspective as Virology and Immunology Section Manager. She recognizes the critical support provided by the National Guard as they helped process the high volume of COVID-19 test samples received in the Lansing state lab.

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Making A Broad Impact Through LLS

During the 2019 Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) conference in Atlanta, GA, Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS) fellow Rita Stinnett (PhD, MHS) shared why LLS is a challenge worth accepting. From research to emergency response work, LLS fellows help solve major public health challenges while gaining experience in biosafety, emergency response, quality management systems, and more!

Behind the Scenes of an Investigation with LLS Fellow Kara Levinson

Learn about the compelling investigative work and personal experiences of an LLS fellow in this TED-style Talk, an engaging presentation format offered during the 2019 68th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference. In this video, Class of 2018 LLS fellow Kara Levinson, PhD, MPH, addresses Finding Legionella in a Tourist Town: What Jaws, Drones, and Hot Tubs Taught Me About Public Health Partnerships, an unusual outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New Hampshire that was solved by unlikely partners in public health. Hear more stories from laboratory leaders’ response efforts.

Behind the Scenes of an Investigation with LLS Fellow David Lowe

Learn about the compelling investigative work and personal experiences of an LLS fellow in this TED-style Talk, an engaging presentation format offered during the 2019 68th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference. In this video, Class of 2017 LLS fellow David Lowe, PhD, addresses How Bass Fishing and Tailgates Can Improve Specimen Transportation, a story of how outdoors enthusiasts and football tailgates helped inspire innovative ways of keeping samples cold while in the field. Learn about another of David’s intriguing investigations in the conference digital press kit.

Behind the Scenes of an Investigation with LLS Alum Aufra Araujo

Hear a historical reflection of the investigative work and personal experiences of the first ever TED-style Talk given by an LLS alum at Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference. In this video, Class of 2015 LLS alum Aufra Araujo, PhD, addresses “God is Guinean”—Miracles in the Laboratory. Learn about the Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS).

Making a Difference Inside and Outside the Lab

Learn about the critical laboratory component of public health investigations and emergency responses. Laboratory Leadership Service fellow Randy Fowler (2017 class) shares the unique experiences and opportunities related to his field assignment in Saint Paul, Minnesota and in building laboratory capacity in the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information about CDC’s LLS fellowship, visit www.cdc.gov/lls.

This video is also available as a 4-part series on our LLS YouTube playlist.

Finding Meaning through Applied Lab Science

Laboratory Leadership Service fellow Diana Riner (2016 class) details her fellowship experiences, including an outbreak response in Pennsylvania, and shares how this fellowship prepared her to take the next step in her career—a leadership role within a state public health laboratory. For more information about CDC’s LLS fellowship, visit www.cdc.gov/lls.

This video is also available as a 4-part series on our LLS YouTube playlist.

Seizing Fulfilling Opportunities

Laboratory Leadership Service fellow Cecilia Kretz (2017 class) shares the personal and professional growth that the LLS fellowship provides and her experience as both a laboratorian and a CDC liaison to the New York State Department of Health. For more information about CDC’s LLS fellowship, visit www.cdc.gov/lls.

This video is also available as a 4-part series on our LLS YouTube playlist.

Going Beyond the Lab Bench

Laboratory Leadership Service fellow Caelin Potts (2016 class) talks about thriving in a dynamic learning environment and explains how LLS fellows link laboratory science with logistics planning to address urgent public health needs. For more information about CDC’s LLS fellowship, visit www.cdc.gov/lls.

This video is also available as a 4-part series on our LLS YouTube playlist.

Behind the Scenes of an Investigation with LLS Fellow Cecilia Kretz

Learn about the compelling investigative work and personal experiences of an LLS fellow in this TED-style Talk, an engaging new presentation format offered for the first time during the 2018 67th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference. In this video, Class of 2017 LLS fellow Cecilia Kretz, PhD, addresses Blood, Sweat, and Sometimes Tissue Samples: Tracking a Killer Germ Back to its Watery Birthplace. Find more about this investigation in the 2018 conference digital press kit.

Disease Detectives Share Experiences and Career Paths

Watch CDC’s Facebook Live recording and hear from a panel of CDC’s disease detectives as they discuss their experiences working on outbreaks and their career paths to the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) and Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS). (Live event aired on May 18, 2018.)