Iowa State will lead effort to coordinate AMR research

Iowa State University will lead a new national effort to coordinate research on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges chose ISU to lead the new national Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Education.

Dr. Paul Plummer with ISU’s College of Veterinary Medicine says the goal is to pool resources and spark a team-oriented approach to AMR research that’s going on around the country.

“So that we’re not all doing our own thing in separate areas, and we can utilize each other’s experience and success to synergize the research efforts and try and move forward faster in our research,” Plummer says.

Plummer says the institute will help coordinate all aspects of AMR research, including human, animal and environmental health.

The University of Nebraska will provide support for the project.

Radio Iowa contributed to his story.

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