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Yesterday NIAMRRE kicked off the second cohort of our One Health Interprofessional AMR Education Program. Over the next four months, the cohort will participate in a variety of asynchronous activities that are being hosted on NIAMRRE’s Learning Center and attend synchronous sessions via Zoom. The cohort of 30 individuals is a diverse mix of practitioners, scientists, faculty, and students representing industry, academia, and government, that covers all One Health disciplines (human, animal, plant, and environmental health) from across North America. After a very successful first cohort, we were very encouraged by the number and breadth of applications we ...
NIAMRRE kicked off 2023 with an Operations Center Roundtable for the January Member Spotlight. Taking a bit of a different format, we utilized a zoom meeting which allow for more interaction between the audience and the NIAMRRE staff. As part of the roundtable, we shared highlights from 2022. Some highlights included: 2022 Annual Conference: our first in person conference was hosted by the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, May 16-18 and was attended by 87 people from across academia, industry, and government. Interprofessional Education (IPE): we launched our inaugural cohort of One Health AMR IPE at the conference. The cohort continued to work within ...
Here at NIAMRRE we take a strong stand on taking a One Health perspective on antimicrobial resistance. This stance provides numerous opportunities to discuss what One Health means to us and what having such a perspective means for efforts in the antimicrobial resistance space. Certainly a number of different groups have worked to better define and describe One Health, but that discussion often is complex, long and nuanced. Recently the One Health High Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP) released a comprehensive definition from their perspective ( https://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1010537 ) and that definition has subsequently ...
*The following press release was released today on the NIAMRRE website, https://www.niamrre.org/5qwn * AMES, IOWA (September 7, 2022) – The National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE) and five partner institutions have received a $1.5 million cooperative agreement award from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) to support a project designed to improve antibiotic stewardship by prioritizing the most significant diseases in food animal production and identifying alternative treatment strategies. The funding will support research using a multi-pronged, standardized methodology ...
The National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE) is pleased to announce the selection of the initial cohort for its One Health Interprofessional Antimicrobial Resistance Education workshop. The cohort of 33 individuals, representing all One Health disciplines (human, animal, plant, and environmental health), is a diverse mix of practitioners, consultants, staff, faculty, and students from across the United States. “The concepts of One Health and Interprofessional Education are both rooted in understanding how individual components of systems work together,” said Dr. Paul Plummer, NIAMRRE Executive Director. “It was imperative ...
The National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE) Operations Center is pleased to announce it is now accepting sponsorship registrations for the 2022 NIAMRRE Annual Conference, to be held May 16-18, 2022 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The 2022 event will be the first in-person conference for NIAMRRE, bringing together researchers, educators, and professionals from across the One Health spectrum. Sessions will focus on interprofessional education; AMR and the environment; new and improved mitigation strategies, therapeutics, and prophylactics; data sharing (local to global) and artificial intelligence; and risk factors and new and emerging ...
With th e theme fo r our f all research symposium focused on graduate students and their research discoveries, we wanted to look ahead to post-graduation and provide both students, recent graduates, and faculty insight into working with – and for – industry. While the science is a critical component of both academia and industry work, the methods and motivations for the two have some differences. J R Tait, Director of Genetics Product Development at NEOGEN Corporation, moderated a panel comprised of Michelle Kromm (Hormel Foods), Patrick Klepcyk (Iowa State University), Rick Sibbel (Executive Veterinary & Health Solutions LLC), and Jeff Knittel ...
The National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE) Operations Center will have reduced staffing and hours from December 23, 2021 - January 3, 2022. In accordance with Iowa State University holidays, the office will be closed on: Thursday, December 23, 2021 Friday, December 24, 2021 Monday, December 27, 2021 Friday, December 31, 2021 During this time, staff members in the Operations Center may take additional personal time to spend with friends and family. The office will return to full staffing on Monday, January 3, 2022.
NIAMRRE is hiring! We are seeking a learning and development specialist to work closely and collaboratively with universities, industry, subject-matter-experts, and other stakeholders to develop and administer online training and education programs for the antimicrobial resistance community. This position will be primarily responsible for creating online modules for an industry-based antibiotic stewardship certification and a companion animal infection control certification for a time-delineated project, with additional mission-focused projects assigned as needed. Our team is looking for someone with experience building online courses in LMS software and translating ...
NIAMRRE is hiring! We are seeking a communications specialist to take the lead in execution of a comprehensive communications strategy for the institute, working collaboratively with the NIAMRRE team and our members to identify priority themes, messaging, and tactics for reaching NIAMRRE stakeholders. Our team is looking for someone with multimedia experience, including web, social media, press, and presentation content. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for science communication and the desire to learn, grow, and innovate on a small team. At NIAMRRE, our values include transparency, innovation, and collaboration. Our communications specialist will ...
On September 22, 2021, President Biden announced the 30 members of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), among them is distinguished scientist Dr. Catherine Woteki, who serves on the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE) Leadership Council. PCAST is a body of external advisers charged with making science, technology, and innovation policy recommendations to the President and the White House. “On behalf of all NIAMRRE members, I congratulate Dr. Woteki on her appointment by President Biden to PCAST,” said NIAMRRE Executive Director Dr. Paul Plummer. “We are excited that she will bring ...
Today, the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE) announced the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA)—a nonprofit that convenes and serves as a resource to leaders in the animal agriculture industry—as a new member in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). NIAA has been a frontrunner in adopting One Health in the animal agriculture space and has a strong legacy of convening stakeholders across the food system to discuss and address current and emerging issues to support economic, environmental, and social sustainability of animal agriculture. “NIAA is a transformative organization that is committed ...
The National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE), a member organization that drives cross-sector engagement and coordinated action to address the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), today announced the Center for Global Health Innovation (CGHI) as a new member. “We are excited to welcome the Center for Global Health Innovation as a new member, whose mission is focused on improving health outcomes for all. This new partnership is complementary to our strengths at NIAMRRE, bringing together cross-sector leaders to address AMR using a One Health approach – achieving the best health for people, animals, plants, and ...
The National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE) today announced US Biologic, a leading oral vaccine and therapeutic delivery company, as a new member. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacterial or fungal pathogens change and cause antibiotics to stop effectively treating diseases. According to the CDC, antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause at least 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths in the United States each year. “By joining NIAMRRE, US Biologic solidifies its commitment to improving animal and human health,” said Dr. Paul Plummer, executive director of NIAMRRE. “Strategies to prevent infection and reduce ...
The National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE), today announced Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA (NYSE:MRK), as a new industry member. Merck Animal Health develops, manufactures, and markets a range of veterinary medicines and services. “By joining NIAMRRE, Merck Animal Health is taking its long-standing commitment to the global fight against infectious disease to the next level,” said Dr. Paul Plummer, executive director of NIAMRRE. “Their support for the responsible use of antibiotics to improve and maintain ...
The National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE)—an organization created in response to the 2015 U.S. National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR)—is pleased to announce NEOGEN Corporation (NEOGEN) (NASDAQ: NEOG) as a new member. NEOGEN, established in 1982 in Lansing, Michigan, is an international company that works to protect and enhance food safety on a global level. Working within diagnostics, genomics, and prevention and mitigation, NEOGEN supports solutions for the entire food supply chain and beyond. “One Health is a deeply varied and complex concept that ...
The National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE), a member organization that drives cross-sector engagement and coordinated action to address the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), today announced Genvax Technologies as a new member. “Genvax Technologies is dedicated to cultivating new ideas to develop solutions that create long-lasting impacts on animal health worldwide,” said Executive Director, Dr. Paul Plummer. “Their focus on novel vaccines to prevent and treat animal diseases aligns with NIAMRRE’s focus on addressing AMR using the One Health approach—achieving optimal health outcomes between people, animals, ...
The National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE), is pleased to announce Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio), a nonprofit trade association that seeks to promote the success and growth of biotech-based business in Iowa, as a new member in the fight to stop AMR. “The opportunities to discover innovative solutions to antimicrobial resistance through biotechnology are limitless. IowaBio’s commitment means that our members—and the more than 1,000 university-based researchers they represent—will be connected to Iowa’s bio-based economy organizations,” said Paul Plummer, executive director of NIAMRRE. “We need those working ...
The National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE)—an organization created in response to the 2015 U.S. National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR)—today announced the appointment of Daniel Czyz, PhD from the University of Florida as chair and Thomas E. Wittum, PhD from The Ohio State University as vice chair of the 2021-2020 NIAMRRE Advisory Council. In his role as chair, Czyz provides leadership to the Advisory Council and works closely with the NIAMRRE Operations Center. As vice chair, Wittum supports the chair in overseeing council activities and promoting active ...
The National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE), is pleased to announce Bio Nebraska—a nonprofit trade association dedicated to supporting, promoting, and growing Nebraska’s bio-ecosystem—as a new affiliate member. “Antibiotic resistance is a global threat to human and animal health, and in addition to impacting society, AMR impacts industries like healthcare, veterinary medicine, and agriculture,” said Dr. Paul Plummer, the executive director of NIAMRRE. “Engaging with Bio Nebraska allows us to reach a greater audience in the biotechnology field—genomics, recombinant gene techniques, immunology, pharmaceutical therapies—and ...