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Halting Environmental Antimicrobial Resistance Dissemination (HEARD)

Research project
Active research
Project period
2015 - 2020
Project owner
Peter Vikesland and Amy Pruden

Research partners
US National Science Foundation

Short description

HEARD is a project funded by the US National Science Foundation (2 million USD 2015-2020) with strong international collaboration, focusing on quantifying the role that wastewater treatment plays in global dissemination of antimicrobial resistance. HEARD brings together experts in environmental microbiology, environmental chemistry, and environmental engineering in an effort to address this global threat.

The project is coordinated by Peter Vikesland and Amy Pruden at Virginia State university, but the partnership spans the globe with members in the United States, China, India, Portugal, the Phillipines, Sweden (Joakim Larsson, CARe) and Switzerland.