NIAMRRE Welcomes RTI International

AMES, IOWA (March 12, 2021) —The National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE), is pleased to announce RTI International (RTI), an independent, nonprofit research institute, as a new affiliate member.

“Collaboration between organizations that excel in data management and technological development is crucial in our quest to discover new approaches to mitigating antimicrobial resistance,” said Dr. Paul Plummer, executive director of NIAMRRE. “RTI has tremendous capabilities in this area and will prove to be an invaluable partner for our member institutions as we seek to make advances that benefit human, animal, and environmental health.”

RTI joins NIAMRRE’s ten academic member institutions, two additional affiliate members, and four startup industry members.

“Antimicrobial resistance is a serious concern and a threat to human and animal health, and the environment. It requires multidisciplinary and innovative approaches to address it. RTI is delighted to be part of this distinct group of experts at NIAMRRE and looks forward to building strong collaborations to further advance the development of tools to fight antimicrobial resistance,” said Juliana Ruzante, Senior Food Safety and Public Health Scientist, at RTI and its appointed member at NIAMRRE.

Membership is available to academic, industry (commodity groups, pharma and health organizations, and retailers), affiliate (nonprofits and member associations), and startup stakeholders interested in cross-sector engagement to address global AMR challenges. Applications are accepted year-round for organizations dedicated to advancing the One Health approach—a collaborative methodology to achieve optimal health outcomes between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.

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The National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education provides local, national, and international leadership in combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Based at the Iowa State University Research Park, in Ames, Iowa, NIAMRRE drives collaborative and integrative research, education, and engagement to solve AMR challenges and benefit society using a One Health approach. For more information, visit Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

ABOUT RTI INTERNATIONAL: RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Our vision is to address the world’s most critical problems with science-based solutions in pursuit of a better future. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. Combining scientific rigor and technical proficiency, RTI International delivers reliable data, thorough analysis, innovative methods, novel technologies, and sustainable programs that help clients inform public policy and ground practice in evidence. We scale our approach to fit the demands of each project, delivering the power of a global leader and the passion of a local partner. Visit for more information.


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