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Laura Rogers

Director, Human Health and Industrial Farming
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Laura Rogers serves as the director for the 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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May 25, 2012

Rules Tighten on Antibiotic Use In Farm Livestock (Spring 2012 Trust Magazine Briefly Noted)


Human Health and Industrial Farming campaign project director Laura Rogers commends two recent actions by the FDA to restrict animal use of antibiotics as important first steps to protect human health.

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April 13, 2012

FDA Wants Limits on Antibiotics Given to Animals

Laura Rogers, director of the Pew Charitable Trusts' campaign on industrial farming, praises new FDA guidelines asking drug companies to help limit the use of antibiotics in farm animals. 

January 11, 2012

FDA Changing Course on Antibiotics in Livestock

The Los Angeles Times quotes Laura Rogers, project director of the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming, in an article about recent F.D.A. decisions designed to preserve antibiotics that are medically important for humans.

January 5, 2012

FDA Forbids Casual Use of Common Antibiotics in Livestock

The National Journal quotes Laura Rodgers, project director of the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming, on the FDA's restriction of cephalosporins as "a victory for human health."

 

January 5, 2012

FDA Limits Some Antibiotics in Livestock

Laura Rodgers, project director of the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming, is quoted by the Associated Press on the need for more work to be done to limit the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture.

January 5, 2012

Citing Drug Resistance, U.S. Restricts More Antibiotics for Livestock

A New York Times article on the FDA's decision to restrict the use of cephalosporins in animal agriculture quotes Laura Rogers, Project Director at the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming.

November 1, 2011

Amish-raised Chicken on CPS Lunch Menu

Laura Rogers, project director of the Human Health and Industrial Farming campaign at Pew Health Group, is quoted in the Chicago Tribune on the need to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics in humans.

April 28, 2010

Pew Statement on Congressional Hearing Regarding Antibiotic Resistance and the Threat to Public Health

Laura Rogers, project director of the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming, issued a statement today, commenting on a hearing of the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health, where testimony is expected regarding the need to protect Americans from the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.

 

December 29, 2009

Pressure Rises to Stop Antibiotics in Agriculture

An Associated Press piece, published in Business Week, on the rising pressure to stop the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture. Laura Rogers, director of Pew's Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming, is quoted.

October 13, 2009

What Can Danish Hogs Teach Us About Antibiotics?

Op-ed by Laura Rogers, project director of the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming, on the success of Denmark's ban on the routine use of antibiotics on food animal farms.

October 7, 2009

Autism Rates and Factory Farming

A video from CBS News on factory farming featuring an interview with Laura Rogers, project director of the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming.

June 25, 2009

Who's Hogging Our Antibiotics?

Op-ed by Laura Rogers on the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming's new advertising campaign, which is part of a national effort to ensure antibiotics remain effective by ending their misuse on factory farms.

June 3, 2009

New Ad Campaign Asks D.C. Commuters “Who’s Hogging Our Antibiotics?”

Up to 70 percent of antibiotics are fed to animals on factory farms.

March 17, 2009

Pew Applauds Introduction of Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act

PAMTA would curtail the growth of resistant bacteria on factory farms.

January 8, 2009

Letter: End Misuse of Antibiotics

A letter to the editor of the Washington Times by Laura Rogers of the Pew Campaign on Human Health & Industrial Farming.

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