Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is one of the greatest threats to society, human and animal health, and economic prosperity. AMR happens when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. According to the CDC, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, cause at least 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths in the United States every year. This growing public health threat has prompted action on a number of fronts.
The National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE) addresses prioritized gaps in knowledge related to antimicrobial use, stewardship, and resistance. Our efforts help make progress on initiatives set out in the U.S. National Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance, while utilizing a One Health approach.