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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  

TB Notes 1, 2005

No. 1, 2005

Updates from the SEOIB

Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium (TBESC) Update

Table 1. TBESC Research

Task Order No. Title Principal Investigator Co-principal investigator # of participating sites Study duration (yrs)
1 TBES Consortium: Core requirements    
22
10
2 Prospective evaluation of immunogenetic and immunologic markers for susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB) infection and progression from M. Tuberculosis infection to active TB Mary Reichler Tim Sterling
9
4
3 Zero tolerance for pediatric TB Mark Lobato  
3
2
4 Models for incorporating HIV counseling, testing, and referral into tuberculosis contact investigations Suzanne Marks  
1
2
5 Prevalence of LTBI among high risk populations in the United States Rachel Albalak  
3
2
6 Regional capacity-building in low-incidence areas Paul Tribble  
1
5
7 Use of network analysis methods to characterize M. tuberculosis transmission patterns among women and other high-risk populations Peter McElroy Maureen Wilce
3
1
8 A national genotyping registry for molecular epidemiologic analysis of multi-drug resistant    M. tuberculosis Kashef Ijaz Jenny Flood
17
4
9 Enhanced surveillance to identify missed opportunities for TB prevention in foreign-born population in the United States and Canada Dolly Katz, Randall Reves, Amy Davidow  
22
4
10 New Model for Assessing TB Surveillance and Action Performance and Cost Scott McNabb  
2
3
11 Addressing TB Among African Americans in the Southeast:  Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Treatment Adherence for LTBI and TB Disease Nick DeLuca  
1
2
12 Assessing the TB Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Practices Among Private Providers Serving Foreign-born Populations at Risk for TB Nick DeLuca  
1
2
13 Factors associated with acceptance of, adherence to and toxicity from treatment for Latent Tuberculosis Infection (TLTBI) and pilot study of TLTBI effectiveness:  Phase I Bob Horsburgh Robin Shrestha-Kuwahara, Stefan Goldberg
20
4
14 Culturally Appropriate TB Educational Materials for Leaders and Staff of Hispanic Service Organizations Nick DeLuca  Scott McCoy
1
2
15 Enhancing TB programs’ capacity for self-evaluation: testing new tools and developing an evaluation toolkit Mark Lobato, Maureen Wilce  
2-3
1
16Alt* African Refugee Women’s Health Improvement Project Sue Etkind, Jennifer Cochran  
1
2
17Alt** Evaluation of the TK Medium: A new rapid solid culture system for tuberculosis Rick O'Brien Rachel Albalak, Tom Shinnick
3
6 months

*Local initiative not reviewed and monitored by TBESC Research Committee
** Funded by outside source

Table 2.  TBESC Research Progress

Status Task Order #*
Data collection completed 3,4,6,7
Data collection ongoing 2, 5, 9, 10,12, 13, 14
Undergoing IRB review (CDC and/or local) 8, 11
Protocol development 15, 16, 17

*Refers to the numbers in Table 1.

 


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