Mid-American Consortium on Gram-Positive Pathogens
To provide additional expertise in infectious diseases, the CSR has teamed-up with researchers at several area institutions including the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Creighton University, The University of South Dakota School of Medicine, and the University of Iowa to form the Mid-American Consortium on Gram-Positive Pathogens (MCGP). This extremely interactive group is comprised of 18 independent investigators all working on various Gram-positive pathogens. As a result of the formation of this group, the International Conference on Gram-Positive Pathogens was created, providing a unique forum for the dissemination of information and ideas specifically related to these bacteria, and imparting considerable recognition to what we are seeking to accomplish here in Nebraska.
NETWORK ON ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE IN STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS
The Network on Antimicrobial Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (NARSA) is a National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) funded program focused on providing resources to clinical investigators, basic scientists, and clinical microbiologists who have the common goal of gaining a better understanding of infections caused by antibiotic resistant strains of S. aureus. The CSR has provided the Nebraska Transposon Mutant Library to NARSA for them to distribute.