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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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Issue IV

GoalsA.    Increase the number of student chapters by 20% in 5 years through improved programming, outreach, and administrative support.       B.  Establish or revive student chapters at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and other campuses, including Native American, serving underrepresented student groups.C.  Identify unaffiliated undergraduate institutions with microbiology majors or strong microbiology programs and encourage chapter formation.       D.  Identify geographic areas that could support graduate student chapters with members drawn from several academic institutions. E.  Investigate networking and mentoring opportunities for undergraduates, graduates, and for postdoctoral fellows in the microbiological disciplines. F.  Continue to strengthen Branch support of Student Chapters and provide alternative support mechanisms where Branch support is unavailable.  G.  Encourage increased budget for the ASMBL program to bring distinguished speakers to student chapters.

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