To control infections, we must understand how resistance develops.
It’s a pressing challenge for modern medicine and agriculture: Microorganisms grow and change, rapidly adapting to host defense mechanisms and drugs. When drugs like antibiotics are used inappropriately — overprescribed or used as preventive treatment — the pace of change quickens.
Understanding how drug resistance develops and spreads helps us develop effective ways to control disease.
At Ohio State, we tackle this challenge with a holistic approach. We bring together science, policy and public health expertise and partnerships needed to achieve a worldwide system of antibiotic stewardship.
In honor of U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, November 18-24, 2019, check out this report from the first Antimicrobial Stewardship Workshop held as part of the 79th FIP World Congress of Phamacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Abu Dhabi, September 22, 2019: Antimicrobial Stewardship in Hospitals and Communities: A Pharmacy Perspective!
Mark Mitton-Fry, PhDAssistant Professor
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Erica Reed, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDPLead Specialty Practice Pharmacist
Wexner Medical Center
Tom Wittum, MS, PhDProfessor and Chair
Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
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