Dr. Unger is being awarded the 2021 Anna-Mary Carpenter and Ellen M. Rasch Award from The Histochemical Society. Trained as an investigative pathologist, Elizabeth (Beth) R. Unger, MD, PhD, is the Chief of the Chronic Viral Disease Branch (CVDB), Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia. chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) research falls under her department.
Dr. Unger has done extensive research at the CDC on the human papillomavirus (HPV), as well as received the Health and Human Services Career Achievement Award in 2008. Dr. Unger has represented the CDC on the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) and is now involved in long covid studies.
Dr. Unger is a past president of the ASIP.