Hygienic Lab part of a state Ebola response team
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on Dec. 15 that it is collaborating with the Iowa State Hygienic Lab, three EMS providers and three Iowa hospitals for testing, screening or treatment of an Ebola patient, if required. Iowa does not have any cases of Ebola, nor has it had any cases of Ebola in the past.
The State Hygienic Laboratory of Iowa (SHL) has been certified to perform the Department of Defense Emergency Use Authorization RT-PCR assay for Ebola virus (EV).
Hygienic Lab’s Hochstedler wins STEM Champion award
Beth Hochstedler, Director of Education, Training, and Outreach, has won the STEM Champion award at the 7th annual Iowa Women of Innovation ceremony. The award was presented by the Technology Association of Iowa on November 11th in Altoona. The Women of Innovation awards recognize and celebrate Iowa’s extraordinary female leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.