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CARB-X funding rounds! / The Mold That Changed The World at IDWeek!

Please note that a very interesting Quality Improvement RFP has been added to the current funding opportunities listing with an application cut-off of 6 Oct … apologies for the late posting!  Dear All, First up, CARB-X has at long last announced new funding rounds! As you’ll recall, CARB-X was recently funded for another 10 years by BARDA and Wellcome

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Job Opportunity with Duke-Margolis! / Phage workshop! / The Martian!

Dear All, I have many times previously shared webinars from the excellent policy team at Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. Excitingly if you are in search of that type of role, they are now looking for a Policy Analyst who would be located in either Washington, DC or Durham, NC. Here is the verbatim job summary from

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Can You Answer A 3-Question Survey About This Newsletter?

Dear All, Wellcome Trust has renewed their support of AMR.Solutions and, with that, I’d like to share with you a survey about this newsletter. There are 3 questions and an optional comment box for you to write any additional thoughts you may have about this newsletter. I personally found last year’s survey to be highly

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How the sausage is made: A day of advocacy for PASTEUR

Dear All, Along with more than 50 others, I spent Tuesday 12 Sep 2023 on Capitol Hill visiting offices of members of Congress (Senate and House) seeking support for the PASTEUR Act. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that we now have substantial bipartisan support for PASTEUR: it was re-introduced as The Pioneering Antimicrobial

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JPIAMR Diagnostics Call / James Bond’s occupational exposures

Dear All, A short one today! Please peruse both the funding opportunities and upcoming meetings just below my signature. Of special note: Building on the call in the recent biodefense-focused BAA from NIAID for diagnostic applications, JPIAMR is also looking for diagnostic applications (7 Mar deadline). Very interesting 2 Mar 2023 Duke-Margolis webinar entitled “Data Capture

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NIAID BAA – Biodefense focus / Fireside Chat on diagnostics and more

Dear All, We are swimming in Broad Agency Announcements aka BAAs! As a refresher, I recently shared a BAA from the CDC and one from BARDA — now we have another one from NIAID! There’s a strong biodefense angle here with lots of scope. Key details of each opportunity are as follows and I highly recommend you check

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High Watermark for Pull Incentives (and more): Reflections on an amazing week!

Dear All, As a follow up to the glorious cacophony of the events occurring right at the end of April, Kevin Outterson and I made time to discuss all that has happened. The PASTEUR Act reintroduced, the AMR House Subcommittee hearing, the European Commission proposals, the CARB-X Annual Report, FDA approval of the first microbiome-based therapeutic …

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Future Leaders Against AMR – Fireside Chat with Founder!

Dear All, As some of you may have seen on Twitter, the Future Leaders Against AMR have been busy! I was honored to speak to the group of 40 international young people as part of their lecture series. Future Leaders Against AMR is supported by the PAR Foundation and, once I realized the grassroots nature of the

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Stewardship & Access Guide from CARB-X, Wellcome, and partners: Analysis, video chat

Dear All, Novel antibacterial agents, vaccines, and diagnostics will do little if they are not widely available and used responsibly. CDDEP’s recent report entitled “The State of the World’s Antibiotics in 2021” makes this very clear: “… more people in LMICs (low-middle-income countries) die from lack of access to antimicrobials than from resistant infection.” Hence, CARB-X has

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