Note: On Tuesday, November 17, the December member spotlight webinar was moved to the second Tuesday in December.
NIAMRRE Member: The Ohio State University
About the Webinar
Dr. Wittum will discuss some of the current activities at the Ohio State related to antimicrobial use, resistance, and stewardship. He will provide overviews of some major AMR research efforts at OSU, transdisciplinary antimicrobial stewardship programs, and activities as a UN FAO International Reference Center for AMR.
- Students (graduate, professional and undergraduate); and
- Administration/leadership at presenting institution.
About the Presenter
Dr. Thomas Wittum is Professor of Epidemiology and Chair of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Wittum also has a faculty appointment in the OSU College of Public Health where he is one of the leaders of the Veterinary Public Health specialization within the MPH degree program. Dr. Wittum’s expertise is in infectious disease epidemiology, and he teaches a variety of topics related to veterinary epidemiology, veterinary public health, and zoonotic diseases in both the professional DVM and the graduate curricula at OSU. Dr. Wittum has a strong interest in antimicrobial resistance and in developing effective antibiotic stewardship programs that can be applied in veterinary medicine. He maintains an extensive research program investigating the role of veterinary antimicrobial use in the emergence and dissemination of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, with a focus on transmissible beta-lactamase and carbapenemase resistance mechanisms. Dr. Wittum is the co-director of the antimicrobial resistance thematic program within the OSU Infectious Diseases Institute and has been recognized by The Ohio State University with the title of University Distinguished Scholar.
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