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UTHealth's Barbara Murray honored by Rice University

July 10, 2015

Barbara Murray, M.D., director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, was recognized by the Association of Rice Alumni at its Laureates Dinner May 16.

Murray, former Houston Astros slugger Lance Berkman, and three other alumni were presented 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards for their distinctive careers. Murray holds the J. Ralph Meadows Professorship in Internal Medicine at UTHealth.

"Barbara Murray's significant and outstanding contributions to medical science have advanced the field of infectious disease research. Her tremendous efforts in the fight against 'superbugs' are an inspiration to all Rice students and alumni. We are so proud to recognize her with this well-deserved honor," said Marthe Golden, assistant vice president for alumni relations at Rice.

Murray has had National Institutes of Health funding for more than 20 years. Many of her 300 plus medical articles have appeared in journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Infectious Diseases, the Journal of Clinical Investigation and the Annals of Internal Medicine.

She is immediate past president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and is the co-director of the Center for the Study of Emerging and Re-Emerging Pathogens at UTHealth. She is also on the faculty of The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston.
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