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Carey-Ann D. Burnham, PhD

Carey-Ann D. Burnham, PhD, associate professor of pathology and immunology, of molecular microbiology and of pediatrics, is honored for her outstanding achievements as a passionate, committed mentor, teacher and scientist.

Burnham, also medical director of clinical microbiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, provides didactic training and mentoring to residents and fellows in three departments: pathology and immunology, pediatrics, and medicine. She established a curriculum for clinical microbiology education that includes formal didactics, case discussions and hands-on laboratory sessions. As a mentor, she excels in supporting trainees in every aspect of the long journey to becoming an independent professional. She also helps coordinate Women in Laboratory Medicine, an informal mentoring and education group. She is also known for her achievements in pathology and laboratory medicine.

She has been honored among the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s “40 Under Forty” accomplished pathologists and laboratory medicine professionals. She also received the American Society for Microbiology/Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Young Investigator Award and the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists Ellis S. Benson Award.

Burnham earned her bachelor’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. She completed fellowship training in clinical microbiology at Washington University and joined the faculty in 2009.

Published: 08/16/2018