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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.
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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.
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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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RumpPostdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Maryland

Dr. Lydia Rump’s (http://agnr.umd.edu/directory/Bio.cfm?ID=lvrump) research interests include food safety and the identification of foodborne bacteria including unknown organisms, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and Salmonella sp. She is currently a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Rump earned her Ph. D. in Food Chemistry/Microbiology at the University of Hamburg, Germany where she investigated the genetic cause for the lack of O157 expression in an atypical Escherichia coli O rough: H7 strain (MA6) which carries all characteristic O157:H7 virulence traits. Dr. Rump has been the recipient of an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) fellowship at the Food and Drug Administration and is currently a member of the International Association of Food Protection, The American Society for Microbiology, the Association of Analytical Communities International and the American Chemical Society.

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