Antimicrobial Resistance Research at UNC
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health crisis that especially impacts the most vulnerable patient populations. AMR is not just an infectious diseases issue, it threatens advances made in all aspects of modern medicine including complex surgical procedures, transplantation, and cancer treatment.
Annually in the United States, more than two million people become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and more than 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections (www.CDC.gov). At UNC, researchers work to better understand AMR through basic science, translational research and clinical investigation.
- Antimicrobial resistance after burn injuries and severe skin disorders
- Antimicrobial stewardship (Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program website)
- Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
- Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus