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Support the FORWARD and PASTEUR Acts by signing a letter!

Dear All, I’ve written before about the FORWARD Act, a bill introduced last year into Congress with the goal of supporting research in to treatment of endemic fungal diseases with a particular focus on coccidioidomycosis (*). It’s easy to see how this bill and the PASTEUR Act are mutually supportive … both seek to build

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WHO Forming Task Force of Antimicrobial Resistance Survivors

Dear All, The WHO has announced a call for expressions of interests from AMR survivors and their caregivers to serve in the inaugural WHO Task Force of AMR Survivors! WHO are specifically looking for both (i) survivors of a drug-resistant infection and (ii) anyone who was a direct caregiver of such a patient. Their goal is

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16 Positions Available at PACCARB! Apply Now!

Dear All, The US Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB) has announced it is looking for new members! As a reminder, PACCARB was founded in 2014 and is the advisory body for the US National Action Plan for Combating Antimicrobial Bacteria. The first National Action Plan ran from 2015 to 2020 and the second

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Job Opportunity In Berlin With Global AMR R&D Hub!

Dear All, The Global AMR R&D Hub is looking for Head of the Global AMR R&D Hub Secretariat! The position would be based in Berlin and some of the position highlights are: Strategic vision and planning for the Hub, taking into consideration the global AMR R&D policy landscape Prepare recommendations on key R&D investment gaps and advocates

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NIAID Small Business Application Assistance Program seeks applications!

Dear All, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) put out a call on 22 Oct 2020 for applications for its Applicant Assistance Program (AAP). The AAP provides no cost support for US-based companies planning to apply for a Phase II, Fast Track, or Direct-to-Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology

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Updating WHO’s Bacterial Priority Pathogen List: Call for advisors

Dear All, Deadline: 15 August 2021: The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking experts to serve as members of the Advisory Group on the Bacterial Priority Pathogen List (AG BPPL). A “Call for experts” document provides information about the advisory group and the expert profiles being sought for the group. The document also provides information on

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NIAID BAA To Support In Vitro Diagnostic Product Development

Dear All, Excitingly, NIAID has released a new BAA (Broad Agency Announcement) entitled “Diagnostics Pre-Clinical Services Program.” Similar to the prior BAA for support of biopharmaceutical product development, this new BAA for diagnostic devices seeks a group who can manage a “multiple award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) type contract” (read that slowly!) and through it offer a comprehensive

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ICARS seeks Executive Director

Dear All, An interesting job listing for you today! The International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS) is looking for an Executive Director. You can see more details on their vacancies page but here are some important details direct from ICARS — ICARS now seeks to appoint its first Executive Director to lead the organisation through its next

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Comment on US 2023-2026 National Health Security Strategy

Dear All, The US Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response (ASPR) is looking for comments on the 2023-2026 National Health Security Strategy (NHSS). They would like input from stakeholders in public health, healthcare, emergency management, national security, non-governmental organizations, academia, and private industry.  Their specific questions to consider are: What are the most critical national health

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