Priscilla Wyrick, Retired Microbiologist and Professor for the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, was recently selected as Top Professor of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to the industry
(PRUnderground) November 19th, 2020
Priscilla Wyrick, Retired Microbiologist and Professor for the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, was recently selected as Top Professor of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to the industry.
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. www.iaotp.com/award-gala
With more than 50 years of experience as a seasoned and trusted Professor, Dr. Wyrick has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field of Microbiology. She has demonstrated success not only as a Professor but in all of her prior positions.
Dr. Wyrick’s impressive repertoire of roles include her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Medical Research Council in London, UK; she served as UNC’s Assistant Professor; then Associate Professor and later Full Professor at UNC; concluded with her position as Chair of Microbiology at Quillen College of Medicine in Johnston City, TN.
The highlight of Dr. Wyrick’s career was her faculty position at the University of North Carolina, where she became one of the first people to develop a polarized system for growing human genital cells. Through Pfizer she had 3 years of grant funding where she had the abilities to study Chlamydia and the effects of Azithromycin (a new drug) used to kill the infection.
Before embarking on her professional career path, Dr. Wyrick earned a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and continued her studies receiving a Master of Science in Bacteriology. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and rounded her studies during her Fellowship at the National Institute for Medical research at Mill Hill London.
The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated that “Choosing Dr. Wyrick for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is brilliant, has tremendous foresight and contributed so much of expertise to the field. We are honored to have her as a member of our organization and felt she would make an amazing asset. We are looking forward to spending time with her at our Annual Awards Gala this year.”
Throughout her illustrious career, Dr. Wyrick has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the field of Microbiology. She has received many awards, accolades and has been featured in numerous publications and been an active member of her community. This year Dr. Wyrick will be considered for a feature article in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). In past years, Dr. Wyrick has been awarded many titles through a variety of Who’s Who organizations. She also received the Health Care Heroes Distinguished Service Award and the College of Medicine’s Dean’s Distinguished Research and Teaching Awards from Quillen College of Medicine.
In addition to her successful career, Dr. Wyrick was a member of the American Society of Microbiology and the Society of Infectious Diseases. As an elected Fellow for the American Academy of Microbiology and also the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Dr. Wyrick had the honor of maintaining 30 years of consecutive grant funding from the National Institutes of Health. She also served as the 2nd President of the Chlamydia Basic Research Society.
Looking back, Dr. Wyrick attributes her success to her perseverance, education, research and staying passionate in all her endeavors. When she is not working, Dr. Wyrick enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. For the future, she hopes to encourage students and professionals to pursue careers in Microbiology and to leave a positive impact through her life’s work.
For more information on Dr. Wyrick please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/priscilla-wyrick-4a838a53/
The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries. These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.
IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires. IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals together.
For More information of IAOTP please visit www.iaotp.com
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