New Iowa State institute established to fight antibiotic-resistant microbes

New Iowa State institute established to fight antibiotic-resistant microbes

Originally published on Iowa State Daily  

Iowa State will be home to the new Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education, aimed at improving health for people, animals and the environment.

The institute stems from recommendations by a joint Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges task force, which authored a 2015 report outlining an array of research and education initiatives to address antimicrobial resistance.

The institute will help coordinate and implement those recommendations at universities and veterinary medical colleges across the country.

On July 26 the AAVMC and the APLU announced that Iowa State will lead a national institute addressing antimicrobial resistance, a growing public health concern due to increased reports of sickness and death due to resistance of antibiotics.

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