Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Director of the Clinical Parasitology and Initial Processing Laboratories and a Consultant in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, has been named a recipient of the University of Vermont (UVM) College of Medicine 2016 Medical Alumni Association Awards. The awards will be presented during the institution's annual Medical Alumni Reunion on June 10 on the UVM College of Medicine campus.
The Medical Alumni Association of the College of Medicine has, for four decades, honored the accomplishments of its members for their work caring for patients, creating new advances in the laboratory, and contributing to their communities.
Dr. Pritt received the Early Achievement Award, established in 2000, which recognizes alumni who have graduated within the past 15 years in recognition of their outstanding community or college service and/or scientific or academic achievement.
Dr. Pritt has authored more than 90 publications peer-reviewed journals, including recent publications in The New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet–Infectious Diseases, in which she and her team describe two new causes of human tick-borne disease. She has delivered more than 100 national and international presentations and has received numerous speaker and teaching awards. Her special areas of interests include clinical parasitology, vector-borne disease, and trainee education.
Dr. Pritt received her M.D. from the UVM College of Medicine and completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Fletcher Allen Heath Care/University of Vermont Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in medical microbiology from the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education.
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