The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine to lead International Reference Center for Antimicrobial Resistance
The United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has designated The Ohio State University Infectious Disease Institute (IDI) as an International Reference Centre for antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This designation recognizes the global impact of Ohio State’s comprehensive clinical, research, and education programs addressing antimicrobial use, resistance, and stewardship. The Ohio State IDI is the only institution in the Pan-American region to receive this prestigious designation and is one of only five FAO AMR reference centers designated worldwide. Dr. Thomas Wittum, professor and chair of the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, will lead the international AMR reference center at Ohio State as co-director of the IDI’s AMR thematic programs.
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