News in brief Boost your antibiotic stewardship IQ with Get Smart Week Observe the CDC’s Get Smart Week by checking out coverage from the JAOA and The DO on appropriate antibiotic prescribing. Nov. 17, 2016Thursday Laura Selby Contact Laura Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Topics antibiotic resistance On Friday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. ET, clinicians will gather online for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s #AntibioticResistance Twitter chat. The event is part of the CDC’s Get Smart Week, Nov. 14-20, which aims to promote appropriate use of antibiotics. To learn more about antibiotic resistance, check out these articles from The DO and The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA). Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI, is the 2016 National Academy of Medicine Osteopathic Medicine Fellow and the recipient of a $450,000 grant from the CDC to study antibiotic resistance. Read more. The CDC’s Lauri Hicks, DO, who assisted the White House in forming their plan to fight antibiotic resistance, shared tips for physicians and provided context for the AOA’s policy on the importance of practicing responsible antibiotic use. A 2015 JAOA study found that osteopathic manipulative treatment may boost antibiotic effectiveness in pneumonia patients. Read more. JAOA Editor-in-Chief Robert Orenstein, DO, shared insights gleaned from attending last year’s White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship. Read more. A group of physicians and pharmacists published research in the JAOA on their experiences implementing an interprofessional antimicrobial stewardship program at two academic medical centers. Read more. More in Newsbriefs TouroCOM opens new school in Great Falls, Montana The new campus is Touro University’s third college of osteopathic medicine and the first nonprofit medical school in Montana. “Operation Nightingale” fraud scheme alert: Bogus nursing credentials sold to thousands of aspiring nurses It was recently discovered that a scheme, nicknamed “Operation Nightingale,” offered aspiring nurses the opportunity to purchase fake nursing degree diplomas and transcripts. Previous articleDO and NAM fellow receives $450K grant to study antibiotic resistance Next articleBullets fly and your neighbor gets caught in the crossfire. What would you do?