Our mission is to educate the public about antimicrobial resistance and influence more responsible, sustainable use of antibiotics.
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is the ability of bacteria to resist or evade antibiotics. This happens over time through repeated use of antimicrobials, delivering environmental pressure that selects for resistant bacteria. With rapid bacterial replication, this process can lead to resistant strains of bacteria nortoriously quickly, rendering many of our antibiotics useless. Overuse of antimicrobials around the world—from agriculture to hospitals—has introduced the threat of post-antibiotic world, in which infections are untreatable and any small cut can mean death.
AMR is a growing problem globally. We want CU to be a leader in preventing this issue from become a devastating global crisis. By enabling students to engage with their community and healthcare providers, we hope to spread awareness of this issue and increase public support of research into treatments, thereby ensuring the well-being of students and the community at large.
ARMOR (Antimicrobial Resistance Mediation OutReach) is a program initiated by ARC Laboratories, an organization that seeks to unite academia and industry to accelerate the development of novel treatments for resistant infections.