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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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ASM-IUSSTF Indo-US Professorship in Microbiology: Eligibility


The application must be made jointly between a hosting institution and the visiting professor.


Host Institution

  • Institution with graduate students enrolled in a masters, doctoral or equivalent program, post-doctoral fellows or residents, and teaching faculty.
  • Institution where at least 12 students will be enrolled full-time in the short course.
  • Commitment to maximizing use of the course, as demonstrated by the applicability of the course’s contents  to existing programs at the institution or to the field of research of the Research Professor.
  • Demonstrated commitment to international collaborations and partnerships.   
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing the microbiological sciences through interactions with professional  organizations. 

Visiting Teaching Professor

  • Scientifically recognized their area of microbiological expertise.
  • Actively engaged in teaching at the post-secondary level.
  • Commitment to international collaborations and partnerships.
  • Must be an ASM member during the term of the Professorship. All selected applicants will receive a one-year membership as part of their award. Current ASM members will be reimbursed their membership fees for the applicable year.

Visiting Research Professor

  • Preference will be given to applicants who have obtained within the past five years, or are in the process of obtaining, a PhD, or other equivalent academic degree.
  • Must be actively involved in research in the microbiological sciences (broadly defined)
  • Must be an ASM member during the term of the Professorship. All selected applicants will receive a one-year membership as part of their award. Current ASM members will be reimbursed their membership fees for the applicable year.

 

Preference will be given to:

  • Applicants who will be able to make maximal use of the course, as demonstrated either by the applicability of the course’s contents to existing programs at the host institution or to the field of research of the visiting Professor.
  • Applications that demonstrate a commitment to building an ongoing institutional relationship. 


It is strongly recommended that the course include a hands-on component, such as a wet lab or other practical activity.
 
 

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