Barbara Brown-Elliott, MS, supervisor of the internationally known Mycobacteria/Nocardia Laboratory at UT Health Northeast, received the 2013 Scherago-Rubin Award from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) on Sunday, May 19, 2013, during its annual meeting in Denver, Colo.
This is the most prestigious award given worldwide to a bench-level microbiologist, someone who works in a lab studying and identifying microbes such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and mycobacteria. It is awarded for excellent performance in the clinical laboratory.
“I was thrilled and honored to receive this award. It was especially meaningful for me to have people that I so much admire nominate me. I am grateful for everyone at UT Health Northeast who has supported me during the almost 25 years that I have worked here,” Brown-Elliott said.