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The Center for the Study of Antimicrobial Resistance will build on a strong foundation of antibiotic resistance (AR) research that exists at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to address directly current limitations in the AR scientific field.

Three primary areas of research focus in antimicrobial resistance:
1) Translational AR (T-AR)
2) Global AR (G-AR)
3) Community (C-AR).

C-STAR Directors

Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE

C-STAR Focus: Corresponding MPI, Global AR

Robert Austrian Professor, Perelman School of Medicine; Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases; University of Pennsylvania

Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD, MSCE

C-STAR Focus: Community AR

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Brendan Kelly, MD

C-STAR Focus: Translational AR

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Frederic Bushman, PhD

C-STAR Focus: Microbiology

William Maul Measey Professor in Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania

Florence Momplaisir, MD, MSHP

C-STAR Focus: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Health Equity

Assistant Professor, Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Upcoming Additional Features:

Clinical and laboratory repository
Trainee opportunities and stipends
Junior Faculty mentoring
Pilot funding, Diversity initiatives Pipeline program
Fellow/Faculty Recruitment
Seminars and Research in Progress
Grant application support