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ASM Attends UN General Assembly

ASM President, Susan Sharp, Ph.D., joined global leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York today in a historical meeting to focus on the commitment to fight AMR.

UN General Assembly Focuses on AMR

Leaders at the UN General Assembly draft a plan for coordinated, cross-cutting efforts to improve the current state of AMR.

Superbugs are a 'Fundamental Threat'

If antibiotics were telephones, we would still be calling each other using clunky rotary dials and copper lines," Stefano Bertuzzi, CEO of ASM, told NBC News.
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Divisional Groups

Divisional Groups

Divisions in Group

Divisional Group Representative 

I - Diagnostic Microbiology and Epidemiology

 C, F, L, V, Y, AA

Barbara Robinson-Dunn
William Beaumont/Oakland Univ. School of Medicine
Royal Oak, MI

II - Pathogenesis and Host Response Mechanisms

 A, B, D, E, G, U, Z

Peggy Cotter
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC  

III - General and Applied Microbiology

 I, N, O, P, Q, R, W

Russell Hill
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD 

IV - Molecular Microbiology, Physiology and Virology

 H, J, K, M, S, T, X

Gail E. Christie
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA


 Divisions (Officer terms are from July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016)

Division Chair Chair-Elect Councilor
A - Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Jared Silverman
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Lexington, MA

Maria Villegas
CIDEIM Research Center
Vali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Gerry Wright
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
B - Microbial Pathogens

Denise Monack
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

Anthony Richardson
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
H. (Hank) Steven Seifert
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
C - Clinical Microbiology

Karen Carroll
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Richard Thomson
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Evanston, IL

Eileen Burd
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, GA  
D - Bacteria of Medical Importance

Eric Skaar
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Raphael Valdivia
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Vanessa Sperandio
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
E - Immunology

Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN

Carolina Lopez
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

John MacMicking
Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine
New Haven, CT  
F - Medical Mycology

Deborah Hogan
Dartmouth University School of Medicine
Hanover, NH

Michael Lorenz
University of Texas Medical School
Houston, TX

Marta Feldmesser
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
G - Mycoplasmology

Christopher McGowin
LSU Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA

Subramanian Dhandayuthapani
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
El Paso, TX

Li Xiao
University of Alabama in Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
H - Genetics and Molecular Biology

Jade Wang
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madision, WI

Carin Vanderpool
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Urbana, IL

Susan Lovett
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA   
I - General Microbiology

Thomas Schmidt
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Shannon Hinsa-Leasure
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA

Larry Halverson
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
J - Cell and Structural Biology

Erin Goley
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Amy Camp
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA

Elizabeth Wright
Emory University 
Atlanta, GA   
K - Microbial Physiology and Metabolism

Julie Zilles
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Urbana, IL

James McKinlay
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Anne K. Dunn
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK
L - Healthcare Epidemiology

Jesse Jacob
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

L. Silvia Munoz-Price
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Keith Kaye
Detroit Medical Center
Detroit, MI
M - Bacteriophage

Gerald Koudelka
University of Buffalo, SUNY
Buffalo, NY

Jason Gill
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

Mya Breitbart
University of South Florida
Saint Petersburg, FL
N - Microbial Ecology

Dionysios Antonopoulos
Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology
Argonne, IL

Jay Lennon
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Barbara Campbell
Clemson University
Clemson, SC
O - Fermentation and Biotechnology

Daniel Solaiman
Wyndmoor, PA


Thaddeus Ezeji
Ohio State University
Wooster, OH

Aindrila Mukhopadhyay
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories
Berkeley, CA
P - Food Microbiology

Rebecca Bell
FDA - Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
College Park, MD

Christopher Snabes
The Acheson Group
Charlevoix, MI

Edward G. Dudley
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 
Q - Environmental and General Applied Microbiology

Sandra McLellan
University of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

John Griffith
Costa Mesa, CA

Michael Sadowsky
University of Minnesota 
St. Paul, MN
R - Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology

Morgan Langille
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Siobain Duffy
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

John McCutcheon
University of Montana
Missoula, MT
S - DNA Viruses

Richard Longnecker
Northwestern Medical School
Chicago, IL

Patrick Hearing
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY

Joel Baines
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
T - RNA Viruses

John Parker
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Stephanie Karst
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Kathleen Boris-Lawrie
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
U - Mycobacteriology

Christina Stallings
Washington University Stet
St. Louis, MO

Jyothi Rengarajan
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Andrea Cooper
Trudeau Institute
Saranac Lake, NY 
V - Clinical and Molecular Diagnostic Immunology Daniel Sikkema
King of Prussia, PA

Marc Couturier
ARUP Laboratories at University of Utah
Salt Lake, UT

Jon Heinrichs
Merck Research Labs
West Point, PA
W - Microbiology Education

Rebecca Buxton
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Mark Martin
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA

Lee E. Hughes
University of North Texas
Denton, TX
X - Molecular, Cellular and General Biology of Eukaryotes

Lorraine Pillus
University of California
San Diego, CA

Martha Cyert
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Judith Berman
Tel Aviv University
Rawat Aviv, Israel
Y -Public Health

Lixia Liu
Indiana State Department of Health Laboratories
Indianapolis, IN

Sarah Buss
Wyoming Public Health Laboratory
Cheyenne, WY

Kirsten St. George
New York State Department of Health
Albany, NY
Z - Animal Health Microbiology Jun Lin
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

Brian Brunelle
National Animal Disease Center
Ames, IA

Tracy Nicholson
Ames, IA
AA - Free-Living, Symbiotic and Parasitic Protists

Audrey Odom
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Christopher Huston
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, VT

Bobbi Pritt
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN