Antimicrobial Stewardship Project Newsletter

Greetings, Happy Holidays, and Best Wishes for 2021 from CIDRAP-ASP!

We'd like to provide a brief update on CIDRAP-ASP over the past year, partly to reflect on how our work had to change quickly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and partly to thank all of you. Your dedication to the improvement of global health, your integrity, and your persistence in research and policy over the past year is what lends our work substance and purpose.

Sustainability and Growth

Under the leadership of Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, Medical Director Kristine Moore, MD, MPH, and Director of Operations Carlos Cruz, CIDRAP-ASP received a $1.1 million, two-year Wellcome Trust grant to increase the global impact and accessibility of antimicrobial stewardship.

On that note, we are currently accepting applications for a CIDRAP-ASP project director. This is a fantastic opportunity to lead and manage the project, while serving as a subject matter expert on scientific issues and outreach related to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and stewardship. If you think this position is right for you, please don't hesitate to apply, and please read on to learn about some of the exciting things our wonderful team has done this year.

Education and Outreach

CIDRAP-ASP staff will tell you that the best part of our jobs is teaching, and this year, teaching looked a little different as we moved to virtual forums, while also developing connections and programming that brought us closer to colleagues around the world.

Journalism

While CIDRAP News staff had to quickly turn their attention to news about the COVID-19 pandemic, we still worked to provide up-to-date coverage of major stories related to global antimicrobial stewardship, also honoring the close relationships between the two health crises of COVID-19 and AMR.

Research

During 2020, bringing the latest research on COVID-19 and antimicrobial stewardship to clinicians, researchers, policymakers, and students was top of mind for CIDRAP-ASP staff.

We're excited to continue the work of making antimicrobial stewardship tools and information more accessible in 2021, and we're looking forward to new partnerships and activities that improve global health.

From all of us at CIDRAP-ASP—Mike, Kris, Carlos, Chris, Maya, Marnie, Natalie, and Jim—we hope the new year holds many moments of peace and happiness for you!

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