Iowa State’s Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Consortium was formed in 2015 to coordinate university-wide efforts to address the grand challenge of AMR. This research initiative has pulled together every Iowa State college, as well as USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, for a team of more than 60 investigators using systems-oriented and integrated approaches.
Kansas State University is the home to the world’s most sophisticated array of highly infectious plant, animal, and zoonotic facility assets, including the faculty and programs that train dozens of students each year in disease mitigation. With its BSL3Ag laboratory and an industrial BSL2 flour mill, K-State is well suited for studying antimicrobial resistance.
Faculty and staff at NC State University, including CVMs Population Health & Pathobiology have access to state of the art equipment and resources dedicated to the detection, characterization, and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in animals and their environments; their mission is to reduce the burden of AMR and preserve antimicrobial efficacy.
Our strength is a comprehensive One Health approach to addressing antimicrobial use, resistance, and stewardship in humans, animals, and the environment. We have transdisciplinary expertise in diverse fields including drug development, microbiome science, and bacterial genetics that we apply to support patient care, surveillance activities, and research.
Our mission is to advance the health of animals, people, and the environment. Through a group of dedicated faculty members, scientists, and collaborators, we address the issues of antimicrobial resistance and work toward discoveries for solving problems that will advance antimicrobial stewardship by preventing infectious diseases and keeping antimicrobial therapies safe, available, and effective.
The University of Florida is home to over 30 Principal Investigators whose work is related to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), either directly or indirectly. Our AMR research is funded by federal, state, and industry grants. We are at the forefront of AMR research and education across healthcare, agriculture, and the environment.
Our diagnostic laboratories provide AMR analysis of production, companion animal and human pathogens for the state of Georgia and elsewhere. Our researchers characterize antimicrobial resistance and its amelioration for critical human pathogens (e.g. TB, Salmonella, Campylobacter, E. coli among others); production and companion animal pathogens and environmental organisms.
Interdisciplinary strengths in agriculture, veterinary medicine, chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and environmental health; unparalleled computational and biotechnology resources; surveillance and predictive modeling of AMR transmission in the One-Health context; antimicrobial development and discovery; innovative educational programs.
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) is home to multiple units that address antimicrobial resistance through antibiotic stewardship efforts and basic and translational studies in the area of antimicrobial use, replacement, and refinement. These studies occur in concert with Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, Medicine, and the State Hygienic Laboratory.
Our research on the genetics, detection, population genomics, and ecology of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) pathogens uniquely positions us to study the dynamics of AMR in food animal production systems, develop precision genetic and management strategies to reduce the need for antibiotic use, and help ensure animal, human, and environmental health.
Farm Foundation is an accelerator of practical solutions for agriculture. Our mission is to build trust and understanding at the intersections of agriculture and society. We accomplish this by leveraging non-partisan objective dialogue, information and training, catalyzing solutions, and creating multi-stakeholder collaboration. Our vision is to build a future for farmers, our communities, and our world. To learn more about our work on antibiotic stewardship in food animal production, specifically, visit: www.farmfoundation.org/projects/antibiotic-stewardship-in-food-animal-production. Since 1993, we have connected leaders across agricultural sectors – farming, business, academia, organizations, and government.
Since 1904, the State Hygienic Laboratory has been at the forefront of public health issues in Iowa. As the state’s public health and environmental laboratory, the Hygienic Laboratory serves all of Iowa’s 99 counties through disease detection, environmental monitoring, and newborn and maternal screening. Today, the Laboratory quickly responds to infectious disease threats, such as emerging antibiotic-resistant organisms.
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