Hall Joins National Registry of Certified Microbiologists

By Roger AndersonAugust 30, 2018

Andrea Hall, director of Research Safety Chicago, has become a certified member of the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists (NRCM).

“This certification marks a valuable step in my professional development,” says Hall, who passed a rigorous examination that tested her knowledge of biosafety and biosecurity practices and regulations. “I’m thrilled to have accomplished this important goal and I look forward to the many new challenges the future will bring.”

Hall is now internationally recognized as a Certified Biological Safety Professional (CBSP) and as a member of ABSA International (Association for Biosafety and Biosecurity).

“The CBSP is a difficult certification to qualify for and receive. For this reason, its highly respected around the world,” says Michael Blayney, executive director of Research Safety, “Drea is a remarkable individual who exemplifies what is best about Northwestern. She does great things in support of the extraordinary science at Northwestern. We are all delighted and proud of her achievement.”

Hall will be officially inducted as a Certified Biological Safety Professional at the 61st Annual Association for Biosafety and Biosecurity Conference, held October 12 through 17 in Charleston, South Carolina.