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Health Agencies Update
February 23, 2016

NIAID Funds Research on Nonantibiotic Treatments of Infection

JAMA. 2016;315(8):741. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.1079

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded $5 million to 24 separate research projects studying nonantibiotic therapies for treating bacterial infections (http://1.usa.gov/1mZXHx5). The research awards, given to 18 universities and 3 companies, were established in response to the President’s National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, issued in March 2015 (http://1.usa.gov/1yiurjQ).

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