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CVM Collaborating On Research

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter November/December 1999 Volume XIV, No VI

CVM’s Office of Research (OR) is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to do in-depth research about the issue of antimicrobial resistance and food animals. The projects are funded by USDA, and they utilize the expertise of scientists at CVM’s OR. Currently, Dr. David White, a research microbiologist with OR, is serving as principal or co-principal investigator on three projects. He is the principal investigator in a project to characterize multiple fluoroquinolone resistance among bacterial pathogens along with Dr. Shaohua Zhao. The project is now getting underway and is scheduled to be completed in August 2001.

In the second project, Dr. White is co-principal investigator along with scientists from the University of Georgia, and doing a study that follows resistant Salmonella through the food chain. The project is scheduled to run between January 2000 and January 2003.

In the third project, Dr. White is the co-principal investigator with researchers from the University of California, Davis, making an ecological assessment of Salmonella Enteriditis variety typhimurium in a dairy milk shed. The project is scheduled to run between October 1999 and September 2002.