Barbara Brown-Elliott, MS, MT(ASCP)SM
Richard J. Wallace Jr., MD
The Gardner Middlebrook Award honors scientists who have made significant lifetime contributions in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of mycobacteria. Only a small cadre of microbiologists are chosen by their peers to receive this international award.
Dr. Richard Wallace received the highly coveted Gardner Middlebrook Award. This award was presented at the National Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Los Angeles, California on May 23, 2000.
Then on May 19, 2009, Barbara A. Brown-Elliott received the Gardner Middlebrook Award at the annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In May 2013, Barbara received the American Society for Microbiology Scherago-Rubin Award for Excellence in Clinical Microbiology and in April 2018 was selected as an American Society for Microbiology Distinguished Lecturer for 2018-2020.
Dr. Wallace was chosen as the first recipient of the John W. Middleton, M.D. Lectureship in Pulmonary Medicine from the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and Family of John W. Middleton, M.D. at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX. This resulted in a special plaque, an honorarium, and a special dinner with the family of Dr. Middleton. The inaugural lecture was presented at UTMB on March 31, 2000.
Dr. Wallace was chosen as the Sir MacFarlane Burnet speaker for the 2002 International Meeting of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases held near Adelaide, South Australia.
Dr. Wallace was made a lifetime honorary member of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases in April 2002.
Dr. Wallace was also chosen as the Divisional Lecturer for the Mycobacteriology Division of the American Society for Microbiology at the National meeting held in Salt Lake City, Utah in May 2002.