The Thoracic Oncology Assembly of the American Thoracic Society presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to UNC Lineberger’s M. Patricia Rivera, MD, professor of medicine in the department’s division of pulmonary and critical care medicine.

M. Patricia Rivera, MD

Rivera was recognized at the society’s international conference in Dallas in May, for her outstanding scientific contributions in the field of thoracic oncology and her longstanding service to the organization, including recently serving as chair of the Thoracic Oncology Assembly.