AMR: Global Impact on Human and Animal Health Panelists

Dr. Katie Mrdutt (Mir-due-t) is the Food Armor® Program Manager with the Food Armor® Foundation. Dr. Mrdutt’s responsibilities include educating veterinarians, farmers and industry stakeholders on responsible medication use and antimicrobial stewardship in animal agricul-ture. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Veterinary Medical degrees from the University of Minnesota, graduating in 2011 and is currently pursuing a MBA from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Following graduation from veterinary school she went into private practice with an emphasis on dairy production systems. In July of 2014, she joined the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association in her current role. The Food Armor® program transitioned from the WVMA to a standalone non-profit foundation in the fall of 2017, now called the Food Armor® Foundation. She currently resides in Western Wisconsin with her husband, 3 children and their herd of beef cows.

 

Nasia Safdar has been the Medical Director of Infection Control at UW Hospital and Clinics since 2009. She came to Wisconsin in 1997 for her residency and fellowship. She is board certified in infectious disease and she focuses on healthcare-associated infections, particularly in the acute care setting. Dr. Safdar believes that many health care-associated infections can be prevented with adherence to known best practices. As medical director for the department of infection prevention, her job is to lead the department in its mission of reducing healthcare-associated infections by identifying, testing and implementing interventions that have benefit for reducing health care associated infections (HAI).
She is an associate professor of infectious diseases at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Associate Chief of Staff for Research at the William S. Middleton VA Hospital. Her research includes the evaluation of novel and innovative strategies for prevention of HAI. She is currently leading the fecal bacteriotherapy program at UW Hospital and is the principal investigator of a current ongoing VA-funded trial of probiotics for reducing HAI.

Katrina R. Viviano, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVCP is a Clinical Associate Professor in Department of Medical Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine. The clinical challenges presented by antimicrobial resistant infections in companion animals drives her clinical interest in antibiotic stewardship and teaching evidence-based prescribing. After receiving her DVM from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she completed board-certification as a small animal internist and clinical pharmacologist. Her classical training as a PhD organic chemist serves as her foundation and led to her interest in pursuing a career in academic research, which also impacts the lives of her patients. Other clinical interests include toxicology, immune-mediated diseases, and the role of antioxidants in health and disease.

 

Michael Moll has served as the primary athletic trainer at UW–Madison for a variety of sports including softball, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s basketball and wrestling. From 2003-12 he was an assistant athletic trainer with the football team. From 2012-2017, Moll has served as the Badgers’ head football athletic trainer.
In his role as Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine, Moll will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and administering the overall sports medicine program for UW. He will serve as the athletics’ health care administrator and oversee UW’s athletic health care administration and delivery. That includes directing the development, coordination and delivery of the professional and administrative services essential to the successful implementation of a comprehensive sports medicine program.
Currently the vice president of the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association, Moll was awarded the WATA Distinguished Service Award in 2007. He is also currently the Wisconsin state representative to the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association.