The mission of the Antimicrobial Resistance, Healthcare Epidemiology, and Antimicrobial Stewardship Research Collaborative (ARES) is to conduct high-impact collaborative research, training, and advocacy focused on the areas of antimicrobial resistance, healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention, and antimicrobial stewardship with the primary goal of reducing infection-related morbidity and mortality.
ARES was started at the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and is a part of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Perelman School of Medicine. Currently, we have a team of 12 faculty members and 14 employees including project managers, research coordinators, laboratory technicians, research assistants, data analysts, and post-doctoral trainees all working together to progress our research and manage over 25 projects.
Our integrated investigative programs allow us to collaborate on many research projects and initiatives. Together, we work to improve patient safety, eliminate healthcare-associated infections, reduce drug-resistance, develop innovative infection-control practices, and promote antimicrobial stewardship.