Laura Rogers


Director, Human Health and Industrial Farming , The Pew Charitable Trusts
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Laura Rogers serves as the director for Pew's campaign on human health and industrial farming, an initiative that seeks to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics by phasing out the overuse and misuse of the drugs in food animal production. She has nearly 20 years experience in advocacy, public relations, crisis communications, marketing, brand management, and fundraising.

Her previous experience includes serving as vice president for the Communications Consortium Media Center where she managed projects related to women’s equality, global population, and children, family, and work issues. Rogers also worked as director of communications for the United Nations Foundation, developing and directing communications and marketing strategies for the foundation’s five priority areas: the United Nations; Children’s Health; Women & Population; Environment; and Peace, Security and Human Rights.

Her background also includes working for several United Way Organizations across the United States, including the third largest chapter and the national office. During her United Way tenure, she served by appointment on the management team that coordinated the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay with the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games and the Coca-Cola Company. She also worked as an editor for the Palm Beach Post.

Laura Rogers graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a B.A. in Journalism.

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Still Waiting After All These Years

In 1977, Jimmy Carter was president. Elvis Presley was still in the building. And the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was rolling up its sleeves to start addressing the problem of antibiotic overuse on industrial farms. Thirty-six years later, President Barack Obama is settling into his second term. And the FDA still has not adequately addressed the public health threat posed by antibiotic overuse. We cannot wait any longer.

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Pew Commends Senators Gillibrand and Feinstein for Working to Shine Light on Antibiotics Practices

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today adopted the Animal Drug User Fee Act, which failed to include provisions from Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that would improve the Food and Drug Administration's annual reporting of antibiotic sales for use on industrial farms.

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Pew Applauds New Antibiotics Legislation

The Pew Charitable Trusts today applauded Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) for introducing the Delivering Antimicrobial Transparency in Animals (DATA) Act (H.R. 820) in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would authorize the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to collect and report data that would shed light on how antibiotics are being used on industrial farms.

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Bibliography on Antibiotic Resistance and Food Animal Production

This bibliography lists the latest published scientific and economic literature concerning the contribution of routine antibiotic use in food animals to the growing public health crisis of human antibiotic resistance.  Research on how antibiotic use in food animal production contributes to the growing health crisis of antibiotic resistance dates back more than 30 years. 

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Pew Comments on Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ''Antimicrobial Animal Drug Sales and Distribution Reporting''

The Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming submitted a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, urging the FDA to strengthen regulations pertaining to record-keeping and public reporting of antibiotic use in food animal production. More

Moms for Antibiotic Awareness March Newsletter (2012)

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  • Mar 1, 2012

Below is your March 2012 newsletter from Moms for Antibiotic Awarness. In this edition: "Supermoms Against Superbugs" Take Washington By Storm Contest!; FDA Finds Rise in Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria on Meat and Poultry

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