ASM Professional Development Grant for Clinical and Public Health Microbiologists

This grant is designed to inspire non-doctoral level clinical and public health microbiologists to get more engaged in our profession by attending the ASM Microbe meeting. This grant will be used for the meeting registration fee and to help defray travel expenses.

Program Details

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 clinical and public health microbiologists and learn more about the profession of microbiology


Professional Development Grant eligibility criteria are:

  • Worked as a clinical or public health microbiologist in a clinical or public health microbiology laboratory for at least 2 and less than 10 years at the time of application submission.
  • Non-doctoral level professional.
  • ASM member.
  • Never attended an ASM General Meeting or ASM Microbe meeting.
  • Not participating as an author on a poster or giving any type of presentation at the 2020 ASM Microbe meeting.

Funding for the 2020 grant is generously provided by: Accelerate Diagnostics, Beckman Coulter, BioFire Diagnostics, bioMérieux Inc., Bruker Daltonics, COPAN Diagnostics, DiaSorin, Hardy Diagnostics, Medical Chemical Corporation, Meridian Bioscience, Quest Diagnostics, TECHLAB, Inc., and TIB MOLBIOL Inc.

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Congratulations to the 2020 grantees: 
Nikita Amin, VCU Health System, Richmond, VA.
Sarah Bilida, Lifespan, Providence, RI.
Laura Collier, Cook Children's Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX.
Lauren Czaja, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.
Carlos Espinoza-Solis, San Juan de Dios Hospital/Costa Rican Social Security Authority, Costa Rica
​Anna Harutyunyan, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CA.
Marisa La Spina, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell, NY.
Krystyna McCollum, Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC.
Tyler Sanville, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT.
Francesca Yerbic, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.