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Burnham recognized by two medical societies

Honored for expertise in infectious diseases, microbiology

January 31, 2018

Carey-Ann D. Burnham, PhD, an associate professor of pathology and immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis,  has been named a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM).

Burnham’s research focuses on antimicrobial resistance and developing novel diagnostic methods for detecting bacterial infections such as Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile and other multidrug-resistant bacteria.

Also an associate professor of molecular microbiology and of pediatrics, Burnham is one of 102 physicians and scientists who IDSA honored last year for significant contributions to the study of infectious diseases. She is one of 96 elected this year to AAM, which recognizes scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology.

Burnham also is the medical director of clinical microbiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, as well as the program director for the university’s postdoctoral fellowship training program in medical and public health microbiology.