Amali E. Samarasinghe Awarded 2017 Assembly on MTPI Junior-Level Peer Recognition by the American Thoracic Society

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Dr. Amali E. Samarasinghe, has been awarded the 2017 Assembly on MTPI Junior-Level Peer Recognition Award from the American Thoracic Society. (Photo by Thurman Hobson/UTHSC)

Amali E. Samarasinghe, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been designated by the Assembly on Microbiology, Tuberculosis & Pulmonary Infections (MTPI) Award Selection Committee as the recipient of the 2017 Assembly on MTPI Junior-Level Peer Recognition Award from the American Thoracic Society.

This annual award, voted on by a group of peers, is given to an MTPI member with admirable support and commitment to MTPI and ATS, advancing the mission, and with demonstrated meaningful contributions to the MTPI Assembly in the area of research, clinical care, teaching or service. Nomination for the MTPI Junior-Level Peer Recognition Award also means automatic entry into the Science Innovation Center’s Rising Stars of Research Program.

Dr. Samarasinghe was nominated for the prestigious award by Charles De La Cruz, MD, PhD, of Yale University, and received it at the annual MTPI Assembly Membership Meeting at the ATS International Conference in Washington, D.C. in May 2017. Read more about the Assembly on Microbiology, Tuberculosis & Pulmonary Infections (MTPI) Junior-level Award here.