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Do Something About Antibiotics Challenge

Two BIOL 300L groups win awards

March 5, 2021 9:34 AM

Congratulations to two Fall 2019 BIOL 300L groups on winning the Small World Initiative’s “Do Something About Antibiotics Challenge.” The challenge brings public awareness to the global antibiotic resistance crisis. As part of the challenge, students make creative projects to bring awareness to the global antibiotic crisis and superbugs. Entries include informational videos, animated shorts, baking, and fundraising.

Charmaine Pfinayi and Amy Zhang were awarded the 2019 CDC challenge award with a superhero-inspired comic titled “Antibiotics: Rise of the Superbugs.” ( CDC award winners receive a mentoring session with Medical Epidemiologist, Dr. Laurie Hicks, a tour of the David J. Spencer CDC Museum, and CDC swag.

Jade Phan, Anita Danthi, Julia Corns, and Naomi Corns took a prize from NIH with their storytelling PowerPoint, “Antibiotic Challenger,” bringing humor to a call for action. NIH winners receive invitation to a career event, an opportunity to have one-on-one meetings with NIH scientists, and a congratulatory video from Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Way to go Charmaine, Amy, Jade, Anita, Julia, and Naomi!


Interested in doing something? Check out the Do Something About Antibiotics Challenge: Or, take BIOL 300L and learn about the Small World Initiative!!


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