Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will lead projects aimed at identifying new solutions to help prevent antimicrobial-resistant infections and their spread. They are among scientists from nearly 30 organizations in 50 countries awarded a total of $22 million by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance and other infection-related threats to health.
The Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars have received CDC funding for two projects to find new solutions to help prevent antimicrobial-resistant infections and their spread. The Global Health Center will assist with a project in India, co-led by infectious diseases specialists, David Warren, MD, professor of medicine, and Sumanth Gandra, MD, associate professor of medicine. The project involves conducting surveillance for superbugs in two hospital intensive care units in India. The second project, co-led by Gautam Dantas, PhD, and Carey-Ann Burnham, PhD, both professors of pathology & immunology, involves studying multidrug-resistant organisms in hospitalized patients in Pakistan.
Adapted from the Department of Medicine News Hub.