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Dr. Janet Stout receives Distinguished Achievement Award from alma mater, Clarion University

PITTSBURGH  (April 14, 2012) ...  Janet Stout, PhD , Research Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, was recently recognized for her accomplishments by her alma mater, Clarion University in Clarion, Pa. 

The Clarion University Alumni Association honored five Distinguished Award recipients at Extravaganza 2012 on April 14 at The Duquesne Club, Pittsburgh. The Distinguished Awards, given annually, recognize alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Clarion University for achievements and contributions. This year's recipients are: Dr. G. Richard Bennett ('75), Distinguished Alumni; Dr. Brenda Sanders Dédé, Distinguished Volunteer; Dr. Janet E. Stout ('79), Distinguished Achievement; Cynthia E. Urban ('00, '03), Venango Campus Distinguished Alumni; and Dr. Bernard Vavrek, Distinguished Faculty.

Dr. Stout, a microbiologist, is an internationally recognized authority on Legionnaire's Disease, who discovered the link between the presence of Legionella bacteria in hospital water systems and the occurrence of hospital-acquired Legionnaire's disease. She is the founder and director of the  Special Pathogens Laboratory  and associate research professor at University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She has authored more than 80 peer review papers and book chapters on Legionnaires' disease. She is a member of  American Society for Microbiology ,  Association for Professionals in Infection Control and EpidemiologyAmerican Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers  and the  Association of Water Technologies .


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