Dr Elizabeth Unger from CDC Speaking at #BRMEC8 / #IIMEC13


Dr Beth Unger

Dr Elizabeth R. Unger

We are are now enormously pleased to announce that the USA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will also be represented at both Colloquium and Conference.

Dr Elizabeth (Beth) Unger will be presenting at both BRMEC8 and IIMEC13.

This is the second year running that the CDC will be present at our events - though last year Dr Unger did not have the opportunity to present at the Conference .

Elizabeth Unger PhD, MD Chief, Chronic Viral Diseases Branch Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA

Dr. Unger received an undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA. She then earned her PhD and MD in the Division of Biologic Sciences at the University of Chicago where she also began a residency in pathology. Her residency and fellowship was completed at Pennsylvania State University Medical Center.

She is co-author of 142 peer-reviewed publications and 24 book chapters and serves on the editorial board of six scientific journals. In 2008, for her HPV research accomplishments, she received the Health and Human Services (HHS) Career Achievement Award.

During this time, Dr. Unger developed a practical method of colorimetic in situ hybridization. This work led to interest in tissue localization of HPV and ultimately to her initial appointment to CDC in 1997 to pursue molecular pathology of HPV and CFS.

Dr. Unger is on the editorial boards of Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, Diagnostic Medical Pathology and the Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry and she has served on boards, committees and working groups of organizations such as World Health Organization, Food and Drug Administration, Gates Foundation Global Health Program, American Social Health Association and College of American Pathologists.

At the CDC she was a member of the team that pioneered the use of gene expression in immune cells. She also helped establish the CDC’s partnership with the National Cancer Institute for the Early Detection Research Network. In 2008 she received the Health and Human Services (HHS) Career Achievement Award for her work with human papilloma virus.

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