A Themed Issue in Honor of Professor Robert A. Bonomo—Outstanding Contributions in the Fields of ß-Lactamase Inhibitors

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Antibiotic Therapy in Infectious Diseases".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 161

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
The Warren Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
Interests: infectious disease; antibiotic administration

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School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
Interests: antimicrobial resistance

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will honor Prof. Dr. Robert A. Bonomo for his outstanding contributions in the field of ß-lactamase inhibitors.

Dr. Bonomo is Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Proteomics and Bioinformatics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He also serves as Chief of the Medical Service at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Director of the Cleveland Geriatric Research and Education Clinical Care Center, Vice Chair for Veterans Affairs at the University Hospital Case Medical Center Department of Medicine and Director, CWRU-Cleveland VAMC Center for Antimicrobial Resistance and Epidemiology (Case VA CARES). His research interests include the mechanistic basis of resistance to ß-lactam antibiotics and ß-lactamase inhibitors, the molecular epidemiology of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria, infections in the elderly and the implementation of molecular diagnostics in the clinical care of patients with infectious disease.

Prof. Bonomo has 630+ indexed manuscripts with 63000+ citations (overall, 29953 per year since 2019), an H-index of 116 (564 since 2016) and i-10 index of 564 (445 since 2016), accessed via Google Scholar. Over the course of his career, Bonomo has received more than 70 honors and awards for his research, teaching and clinical care, has more than 65 grants to his name, and has written more than 700 abstracts and 530 peer-reviewed publications. He has educated and advised more than 80 physicians and researchers who have gone on to make contributions to improve the lives of veteran and non-veteran patients here in Cleveland and across the country.

In August 2019, Bonomo was named a Distinguished University Professor, an honorific title that acknowledges the contributions of full-time, tenured faculty with exceptional records of research, scholarship, teaching and service. In 2017, he received VA’s William S. Middleton Award for his contributions to research in the fields of microbiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. In 2016, he became the first non-European to receive the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease’s Excellence Award for outstanding lifetime contributions to science, education or professional affairs in the field of clinical microbiology and/or infectious disease. He also received a lifetime achievement award from the VA Society of Practitioners of Infectious Diseases (VASPID).

Prof. Dr. Louis B. Rice
Prof. Dr. Federico Perez
Guest Editors

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  • antibiotic resistance
  • beta-lactamases
  • multidrug-resistant bacteria

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