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Clinical Laboratory Science Program alum named Antimicrobial Resistance Fellow

Alumni Impact

Jayme Blaschke | July 10, 2019

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Jennifer Rivers

Jennifer Rivers, a 2013 graduate of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at Texas State University, has been selected as a 2019-2020 Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)-Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Antimicrobial Resistance (AR) Fellow.

Rivers will serve as AR Fellow for the Northwest region, which includes Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. She will be based in Seattle. 

The APHL-CDC AR Fellowship Program provides scientists with the opportunity to collaborate on a range of antimicrobial resistance issues. The fellowship's mission is to introduce scientists to public health laboratory science while building the workforce needed to detect and respond to existing and emerging forms of AR.

"It's a phenomenal research and professional development opportunity, facilitating collaboration on the study of antimicrobial resistance in the context of the public health laboratory," Rivers said.

The AR fellowship is a full-time working fellowship program for master's- and doctoral degree level scientists. Fellows will be placed in one of seven public health laboratories for a 12-month term. Extensions for an additional 12-month term may be granted to doctoral fellows, provided funding is available. In addition to laboratory-specific work, fellows will participate in distance-based training and learning activities to achieve proficiency in select public health laboratory core competencies.


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