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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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sharp susanSusan received her B.S. in Medical Technology and her M.S. in Medical Microbiology & Biochemistry from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. She received her Ph.D. in Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology from the Veterinary School of Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. She then did a 2-year post-doctorate fellowship in Clinical Microbiology in the Department of Pathology, Division of Microbiology, at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut with Drs. Ray Bartlett and Jim MacLaughlin. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology.

She is currently the Regional Director of Microbiology in the Department of Pathology for Kaiser Permanente Northwest in Portland, OR, and holds an Associate Professor position in the Department of Pathology at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.

She is currently the Chair of the ASM PSAB Committee on Laboratory Practices, and is the Vice-Chair of ASM’s American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM). She serves as the Microbiology Section Editor for ASCP’s LabQ education exercises, is a member of ASM’s Cumitech Editorial Board, and is a review member for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and The Permanente Journal.

She has given numerous lectures, seminars and workshops locally, nationally and internationally, and has numerous publications in the field of clinical microbiology.