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TB Notes 1, 2005

No. 1, 2005

Updates from the SEOIB

Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium (TBESC) Update

The Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium (TBESC) conducts programmatically relevant epidemiologic, behavioral, economic, laboratory, and operational research related to TB prevention and control. It also seeks to develop local health departments’ capacity for independent research. 

Since its establishment in 2001, the TBESC has launched 16 studies on a wide range of topics (see Table 1). Table 2 shows the status of each study.

Table 1. TBESC Research

Table 2.  TBESC Research Progress

6th Semi-Annual TBESC Meeting

The 6th Semi-Annual TBESC meeting was convened November 18 -19, 2004, at the Corporate Square Office Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Over a hundred persons from TBESC sites, affiliates, and CDC attended the 2-day meeting. The goals of the meeting were to update participants on the progress of TBESC research activities, provide sessions on quality assurance measures, discuss methods for garnering support from community partners, and enhance participants’ budgetary, fiscal, and research skills.

CDC staff, TBESC site members, and guest speakers gave presentations on a number of topics, which included the following:

  • Using the CDC Foundation to identify outside funding sources
  • Work plans for the Diagnostics Workgroup
  • Principal Investigator and IRB Responsibilities
  • Committee Updates
  • Research Updates

Upcoming Activities

The 7th Semi-Annual TBESC Meeting will be held May 4 – 5, 2005, in Atlanta, Georgia

Additional information regarding TBESC sites, personnel, and research activities can be found on the TBESC website.

—Submitted by Robert E. Bailey II, MPH
Div of TB Elimination


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