CDC has today announced $9m in funding for more than 20 new projects focused on slowing or combating antimicrobial resistance. Part of the CDC's Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative, these projects span a broad range that includes surveillance (C. auris, antibiotic resistance in a watershed, antibiotic resistance in poultry farms), diagnostics (POC tools, what's in hospital sewage discharge?), fellowship training in stewardship, and much, much more. The full list with some details can be be found online at the link above and I've produced a high-level summary just below my signature in which I broadly classify the projects for ease of review.
Combined with the 2016 investments, CDC's AR Solutions Initiative has awarded more than $24 million to investigators through a broad agency announcement. There's a neat online map that shows how this has been spread across the US -- I show here the map with California highlighted:
It's great to see our US Gov't partners so deeply and well engaged in addressing the challenge of AMR. I'm particularly impressed by the breadth of projects ... from microbiome to clinical investigations, CDC has really cast a broad net. Go CDC!
All best wishes, --jr
John H. Rex, MD | Chief Medical Officer, F2G Ltd. | Expert-in-Residence, Wellcome Trust. Follow me on Twitter: @JohnRex_NewAbx. See past newsletters and subscribe for the future: http://amr.solutions/blog-index.html
List of projects newly funded by CDC:
Diagnostics & Bioinformatics
Upcoming meetings of interest to the AMR community: