The Newborn Screening Fellowship aims to attract and prepare laboratory scientists for careers in public health. Candidates should hold a master’s or PhD in biochemistry, chemistry, genetics, public health, or a related field and indicate interest in conducting newborn screening and/or genetics research in a public health laboratory. Applicants will be screened by the host laboratory as well as by the selection team. The selected candidate will receive intensive training in newborn screening laboratory practice at a state public health laboratory, and an introduction to newborn screening follow-up, treatment and management. Doctorate level recipients of the Newborn Screening Fellowship are designated as Ronald Laessig Fellows to honor the former director of the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene who was a national leader in newborn screening.