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TB Notes 2, 2003

New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

The New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey celebrated its tenth anniversary on January 13, 2003. In the 10 years since its formation, the New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center has achieved National Model Center designation, improved drug-taking adherence in our service delivery area (Newark and surrounding towns) from 62% to 98%, and reduced the Newark TB case rates by 62%. In addition, the Center has provided education and training opportunities to thousands of health care workers through the training programs it has offered and the TB educational products and resources it has developed.

The Center provides services at its new state-of-the-art clinical facility, the International Center for Public Health. This facility is the first in the country planned and built specifically for the safe and effective treatment of TB and multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB in over 30 years.

On May 1, 2003, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey hosted a special TB seminar in honor of the New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center’s 10-year anniversary and accomplishments.

The Center may be reached by calling 1-800-4-TB-DOCS or at www.umdnj.edu/ntbcweb.

—Reported by Eileen C. Napolitano
Deputy Director
New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center

 


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