Pranita Tamma Honored for Antimicrobial Resistance Research
Pranita Tamma, M.D., M.P.H., pediatric infectious diseases specialist and researcher and associate professor of pediatrics, has been awarded the seventh annual Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research from Weill Cornell Medicine. The Drukier Prize honors one pediatric clinician-scientist annually in the United States whose research promises to make important contributions toward improving the health of children. Tamma was recognized for her work in identifying and addressing antimicrobial resistance in gram-negative bacteria. Antimicrobial resistance is on target to cause more deaths than cancer by the year 2050. Tamma received the award at a ceremony during the Gale and Ira Drukier Lecture in Children’s Health on Nov. 3, where she also gave a presentation summarizing her work.
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