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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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Eli Lilly and Company-Elanco Research Award

ASM's oldest and most prestigious prize, it rewards fundamental research of unusual merit in microbiology or immunology by an individual on the threshold of his or her career.

The nominee's work is not judged by comparison with the research of more experienced scientists, and special consideration is given to originality and independence of thought. The nominee must not have reached his or her 45th birthday by April 30 of the year the award is given. The nominee may live and work anywhere in the world and must be actively engaged in the line of research for which the award is to be made.

May 14th, 2016.

Nominations will be reconsidered annually so long as eligibility criteria are met and an updated curriculum vitae is submitted. Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted. Only one nominating form and two supporting forms are accepted per nomination. The two supporters must be persons other than the nominator who are familiar with the nominee's qualifications and accomplishments. Only one of the three individuals involved in the nomination may be employed at the nominee's institution. The nominator and supporters must not share employers. Nominations must consist of the following:

  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, emailed to
  • Photocopy or scanned file of driver's license, passport, or birth certificate to verify date of birth, emailed to
  • Nominating form
  • Supporting form


ASM awards are granted at the discretion of award selection committees and may not be awarded every year. 

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