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Antimicrobial resistance, or AMR,  is a global health crisis that especially impacts the most vulnerable patient populations. AMR 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 (

UNC researchers work to better understand AMR through basic science, translational research and clinical investigation.

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