The State Hygienic Laboratory and the Iowa Department of Public Health partner each year to provide an educational Influenza Teleconference Series for laboratorians, health care providers, school staff and childcare providers. This public health series prepares Iowa for the Influenza season by presenting information on disease diagnosis and prevention. The influenza virus and vaccine change every year, and this teleconference series provides the most current knowledge.
The State Hygienic Laboratory sponsors the Laboratory Symposium each year. The Symposium is attended by chemists and laboratory specialists, water and wastewater operators, consultants and other environmental professionals. Common topics covered at the Symposium include method development and review, laboratory procedures, regulatory updates, laboratory certification issues, safety, and quality control.
Prepare for your next career adventure by embarking on an opportunity at the State Hygienic Laboratory. As Iowa's public health and environmental laboratory, the Hygienic Laboratory offers several ways for you to put your knowledge to work. Our team includes chemists, microbiologists, information technology specialists, trainers, administrators and many other professionals who help distinguish the SHL as a national leader in public and environmental health..
Build an aquifer that you can eat, meet Germy the Germ, and have fun learning about environmental and public health with the Hygienic Laboratory’s online courses. Our scientists designed these courses to be fun and educational. Tell us if you agree by taking the online survey after finishing a course. Learn more about public health careers with our "Did You See That?" game.
Welcome to the student and teacher section of the Hygienic Laboratory Education and Training web page. Here you will find a brief description of the numerous ways that students and teachers learn about our environment and public-health issues and ways to become part of the Hygienic Laboratory team. Take a few minutes to explore our opportunities. Questions about our programs can be sent via email.