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Mentor: P. Scott Hefty

The Global Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance - Infectious disease caused by bacterial, viral, and parasitic pathogens poses an immense economic and public health burden worldwide. In the past century, significant alleviation of morbidity and mortality due to infections has been achieved through the development and use of antimicrobials. Nonetheless, according to the World Health Organization, over 7 million deaths and five out of the top ten causes of death in low-income economies were caused by infections in 2015. Despite the historical success of antimicrobials in treating disease in addition to their essential role in modern surgery and cancer treatment, many pathogens have developed resistance to these drugs and now pose a grave threat to public health.


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