NIAMRRE is comprised of staff working to organize resources, convene people, and coordinate ideas that help address the AMR challenge. We provide assistance to the numerous individuals and organizations working to implement these ideas in classrooms, lab settings, companies, farms, and on the Hill.
NIAMRRE drives cross-sector engagement and coordinated action to combat the global threat of Antimicrobial Resistance across humans, animals, and the environment.
NIAMRRE strives to be the trusted leader in coordinating One Health efforts that preserve the ability to prevent and treat infectious diseases for generations to come.
Our core values support our mission, guide our behaviors, and influence how we make decisions. These are the values that NIAMRRE stands behind:
Iowa State University establishes a Regional AMR Consortium made up of over 100 experienced scientists, health professionals, and educators working on a broad range of topics related to antimicrobial resistance.
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) joint Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance (AMR) in Production Agriculture, release a report offering an array of research and education recommendations designed to address the AMR problem utilizing a One Health approach. The report calls for the creation of a National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE) to coordinate the implementation of the report’s recommendations.
AAVMC and APLU request proposals for institutions interested in hosting the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education.
After a national search for host institutions and evaluation of nine quality proposals, the Regional Antimicrobial Resistance Consortium based at Iowa State University was selected to develop NIAMRRE. Key contributors in the early consortium included the University of Iowa, the United States Department of Agriculture National Center for Animal Health, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha, and Mayo Medical Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Initial funding for the institute is provided by Iowa State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Administrative staff are hired and strategic planning for NIAMRRE begins, including developing branding that is separate from host institutions.