Bobbi Pritt, M.D., was recently elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM).
Dr. Pritt was one of 109 new fellows elected to AAM, the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), on January 28. She joins 2,400 other fellows from around the globe. AAM fellows are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology.
"The Academy, the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, recognizes excellence, originality, and leadership in the microbiological sciences, and your election to this group is a mark of distinction," said Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., and Chair of Governors of the AAM.
About Dr. Pritt
Dr. Pritt is a Consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology with a joint appointment in Infectious Diseases. She also holds the academic rank of Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.
Dr. Pritt joined Mayo Clinic in 2007. She is Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory and Co-Director of Mayo's Vector-Borne Diseases Laboratory Services within the Division of Clinical Microbiology.
In addition, Dr. Pritt serves as the Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Director of the Medical Microbiology Fellowship, Director of the Clinical Microbiology rotation for all residents and fellows, and Medical Director of the Medical Laboratory Science Program within the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.
About the AAM
Over the last 50 years, over 2,500 distinguished scientists have been elected to AAM. The mission of the Academy is to recognize scientists for outstanding contributions to microbiology and provide microbiological expertise in the service of science and the public. It fulfills its mission by election to Fellowship in the Academy, convening colloquia, and oversight of ASM’s Awards Program.