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GHSU doctor receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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Dr. Betty B. Wray, an allergy and asthma specialist at the Georgia Health Sciences Children's Medical Center, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award for distinguished service to the Southeastern Allergy, Asthma, Immunology Society.


The award was presented at the society's annual meeting in Alabama.


Wray, a Professor Emerita in Pediatrics and Medicine at Georgia Health Sciences University, was recognized for decades of service to the society, including her 1984-85 tenure as President, as well as her many other professional contributions to the field of allergy, asthma and immunology.


She is a past President and longtime member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, earning its Gold-headed Cane Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007.


Wray has served as a Delegate to the Medical Association of Georgia through the Richmond County Medical Society and received a Distinguished Service Award from the society in 1999. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, earning its Lifetime Achievement Award through the Georgia Chapter in 2000. Wray received the Medical College of Georgia Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2000.


She served as Chief of the Section of Allergy-Immunology and Director of the Allergy-Immunology Training program at MCG from 1978 to 2000 and as Interim Dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice President for Clinical Activities from 2000 to 2002. Wray also served on the Graduate Medical Education Review Committee for Allergy-Immunology from 1990 to 1996.


In her honor, MCG established the Betty B. Wray Scholarship Fund in 2001 and the Betty B. Wray Chair in Pediatrics in 2006.


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