Leading physicians, veterinarians and other experts outline key steps for policymakers, food companies and food purchasers, and medical groups to help tackle the antibiotic resistance crisis
Experts Release U.S. Policy Roadmap to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Food Animals
Graduate Research Assistant
Daniel E. Park serves as a graduate research assistant. He received the M.S.P.H. degree in international health from Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2011, and is currently a Ph.D. student at George Washington University in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
Dan’s research has focused on pediatric pneumonia, including providing support for revised WHO vaccine dosing schedules for pneumococcal conjugate vaccines, novel diagnostics such as the use of digital stethoscopes in developing country settings to aid healthcare workers in the diagnosis and proper treatment of pneumonia, and applying novel Bayesian analytic methods to evaluate etiology by incorporating data across multiple sources from the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) project, the largest, multi-country study of its kind in over 20 years.
Opinion: How Using Antibiotics in Agriculture Fuels Resistance Beyond the Farm
The economic reasons this chicken producer gave up antibiotics
For decades, almost all factory-farmed chickens were raised on antibiotics. But low doses of “maintenance” antibiotics can spur bacteria to build resistance, creating superbugs. Economics correspondent Paul Solman and science correspondent Miles O’Brien report team up to examine why one major chicken producer went antibiotic-free while most still continue the practice.
ARAC Featured on PBS NewsHour: Stopping Superbugs
Certified Responsible Antibiotic Use (CRAU)
Poultry that supports health from farm to fork
ARAC Acquires Certified Responsible Antibiotic Use (CRAU) Standard
The Certified Responsible Antibiotic Use (CRAU) standard was developed by School Food Focus in 2015 to minimize the use of antibiotics in poultry production, and offer schools a viable way to put a better poultry on the menu. ARAC staff has worked closely with School Food Focus over the years to help ensure the CRAU standard is rooted in the latest scientific developments. In 2017, School Food Focus transferred management of the standard to ARAC.
Humor Helps When Warning the World of Humanity’s Greatest Threat
Additional Scientific Discoveries by ARAC Researchers
Dr. Lance Price has been working on the antibiotic resistance crisis for nearly 20 years. Please click here to see his entire portfolio of scientific discoveries.
Tracking Bacterial Movement Between Humans, Animals Key to Understanding Antibiotic Resistance
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment published a review by ARAC Director Dr. Lance Price, Benjamin Koch and Bruce Hungate at Northern Arizona University. The review, "Food-animal production and the spread of antibiotic resistance: the role of ecology, that outlines how tracking bacterial movement between humans and animals is key to understanding antibiotic resistance. It examines how genomic data are elucidating, in a unprecedented detail, the pathways by which antibiotic-resistant bacteria move between food animals and humans.