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Left to right: Peggy A. Cotter, PhD; Blossom Damania, PhD; and Myron S. Cohen, MD.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Three University of North Carolina School of Medicine faculty members have been elected as 2013 Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM), the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).
The newly elected Fellows from UNC are Myron S. Cohen, MD, the J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology; Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases; and Director of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases; and Professors Peggy A. Cotter, PhD, and Blossom Damania, PhD, of Microbiology and Immunology.
Selection for fellowship is a highly competitive annual peer review process, based on scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced the field of microbiology. Cohen, Cotter and Damania join eight other current Microbiology & Immunology faculty members who are AAM Fellows: Ralph Baric, Jeffery Dangl, Peter Gilligan, William Goldman, Virginia Miller, Joseph Pagano, Nancy Raab-Traub, and P. Frederick Sparling.
There are over 2,000 Fellows representing all subspecialties of microbiology, including basic and applied research, teaching, public health, industry, and government service. The new Fellows will be recognized at the Academy Fellows Luncheon and Meeting at the 113th ASM General Meeting in Denver, Colo. on May 21, 2013.
View the complete list of 87 Fellows elected in 2013.