Pentella receives ABSA Award
Pentella received the award Nov. 15, 2019 at the 62nd Annual Biosafety and Biosecurity Conference in Birmingham, Ala., where he delivered the keynote lecture, "Biosafety in Clinical Laboratories."
Pentella has served as chair of APHL's Biosafety and Biosecurity Committee since 2015. The committee formed in response to the deficiencies noted in biosafety practices during the Ebola epidemic of 2014. During his lecture, Pentella said biosafety is critical to protecting laboratorians acquiring infections and prepared to respond to the needs of patients when an emerging infectious agent is suspected.
ABSA International was founded in 1984 to promote biosafety as a scientific discipline and serve the growing needs of biosafety professionals throughout the world.