In the Summer of 2015, Global Health Master’s student Katelyn Campbell, conducted her capstone research project at Hesburgh Hospital (HH) in Ecuador on antibiotic resistance. Resistance to antibiotics is a growing health concern worldwide, and the developing world faces additional challenges where patients often purchase antibiotics over-the-counter with little instruction from health professionals and also medicate livestock with their over-the-counter purchases. Katelyn analyzed how HH’s lab can begin to address the resistance challenge with monitoring and surveillance and with training of laboratory personnel and physicians who prescribe meds.
Under the supervision of Notre Dame Biology professor Dr. Shaun Lee, the new partnership will enable additional research projects that identify solutions to improving health in the Andean region. The collaboration will also support the establishment of an expanded microbiology laboratory at Hesburgh Hospital.
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