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ASM 2018 New Tech Professional Development Grant Program
ASM Microbe Meeting June 7-11, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia

If you are a relatively new clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) or equivalent working in a clinical microbiology laboratory, are directly involved with bench work, have aspirations of doing more and possibly assume a leadership role, you may be eligible for an ASM $1,500 Professional Development Grant. The eligibility criteria are―

• Worked as a clinical microbiologist in a clinical microbiology laboratory for more than one and less than five years at the time of application submission
• Non-doctoral level professional
• ASM member
• Never attended an ASM General or Microbe Meeting
• Not presenting a poster or talk at the 2018 meeting

This grant is designed to inspire beginning non-doctoral level clinical microbiologists to get more engaged in our profession by attending the 2018 ASM Microbe meeting. The award will be used for the meeting registration fee and to help defray travel expenses. During the meeting you will interact with a pre-assigned mentor, attend symposia, visit poster sessions, peruse industry-sponsored exhibits featuring the latest technological advances, have the opportunity to network with other new and "seasoned" microbiologists and learn more about the profession of microbiology.

Click here to learn more about last year's recipients.

This application is now closed.


Congratulations to this year’s grantees:

  • Katherine Auernheimer, Sonora Quest Laboratory
  • Mehdi Bandali, University of Colorado Hospital
  • Aaron Beczkiewicz, Minnesota Department of Health - Public Health Laboratory Division
  • Chelsea Bressler, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Abby Crozier, Barnes Jewish Hospital
  • Kanyeba Ilunga, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Zara Elysia Kunkler, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Oluwadamilola Odusanya, National Institutes of Health
  • Kylie Weber, University of Florida Shands Hospital

Funding for the 2018 grant was generously provided by: Accelerate Diagnostics, AlphaTec Systems, Beckman Coulter Foundation, bioFire Diagnostics, Check-Points BV, COPAN Diagnostics, Hardy Diagnostics, Hologic, Liofilchem, Inc., Medical Chemical Corporation, Pocared Diagnostics, Quidel Corporation, Tech Lab and TIB MOLBIOL Inc.


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