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Solve the Outbreak

Do you want to be a disease detective? In the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new, free iPad app, you get to "solve the outbreak".

You’ll play the role of an Epidemic Intelligence Service agent. Find clues about outbreaks and make tough decisions about what to do next: Do you quarantine the village? Talk to people who are sick? Ask for more lab results?

With fictional outbreaks based on real-life cases, you’ll have to puzzle through the evidence to earn points for each clue. The better your answers, the higher your score – and the more quickly you’ll save lives. You’ll start out as a Trainee and will earn badges by solving cases, with the goal of earning the top rank: Disease Detective.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2013 11:35

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Clin Micro Lab Director in US Hospitals

Printed in ASM's Journal of Clinical Microbiology in October, 2010, this commentary addresses the clinical microbiology laboratory (CML) director who is medically, scientifically, and administratively responsible for all that happens in the laboratory. Topics discussed are--who are CML directors? how are they trained and certified? what does a CML director do, and what is the best way to accomplish multiple challenges? how is a CML director paid? and, what are future challenges for the clinical microbiology laboratory director?

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Thomson, R. B., Jr., M. L. Wilson, and M. P. Weinstein. 2010. The clinical microbiology laboratory director in the United States hospital setting. J. Clin. Microbiol. 48:3465–3469.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2011 12:37

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Travel Grants

ASM General Meeting Travel Grants

ICAAC Travel Grants

ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting

  • Student Travel Grants. ASM provides support for students/postdoctoral fellows attending the Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting.

ASM Conferences

  • Student Travel Grants. ASM provides support for the awarding of $500 travel grants to predoctoral students to attend ASM conferences.

ASM International Travel Grants

  • Carlyn Halde Latin American Student Travel Grant.  Administered by ASM and the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas, it supports the travel of a student medical microbiologist from Latin America, Puerto Rico or the Caribbean to participate in ASM General Meeting. Administered by ASM and the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas, it supports the travel of a student medical microbiologist from Latin America, Puerto Rico or the Caribbean to participate in ASM General Meeting.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 14:00

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Professional Development

ASM provides resources to assist graduate students pursuing careers in microbiology.

ASM Kadner Institute in Preparation for Careers in Microbiology.
Intensive and closely guided experience in grant writing, scientific presentations, teaching, career planning and ethics.

ASM Scientific Writing and Publishing Institute.
Hands-on intensive training in scientific writing and publishing under mentorship of ASM Journal editors and reviewers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 14:09

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Awards

Raymond W. Sarber Awards. Recognize students at the undergraduate and predoctoral levels for research excellence and potential.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 14:10

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