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TB Notes 3, 2008
Director's Letter
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  Florida TB and Corrections Team Wins 2008 Prudential-Davis Productivity Award!
  Program Collaboration and Integration Activities in Connecticut
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  Arizona TB Nurse Case Management Course
NTCA Workshop Poster Contest
2008 EIS Conference a Success for DTBE
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Nurses’ State and National Partnership Celebration
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TB Notes Newsletter

No. 3, 2008

Updates from the TB Education and Training Network

Member Highlight

In this issue we highlight Pralhad Sadashiv Patki, MD, MBBS, a member of TB ETN from India. Dr. Patki works in the field of pharmacology and is currently employed as head of medical services and clinical trials for the Himalaya Drug Company in Bangalore, India.

Dr. Patki has been a member of TB ETN for the past 4 years. He became interested in joining TB ETN because he wants to improve the plight of TB patients and would like to be able to prevent TB in India. Also, as a former professor of medicine, he says that TB was his specialty subject when he taught at medical school. Dr. Patki relates, “Being a part of TB ETN helps me in getting references and literature searches faster. It helps me to understand the recent advances, not only in chemotherapy of tuberculosis, but also prevention strategies. TB ETN membership has helped me to understand TB prevention better. It helps me in planning our activities better.”

Dr. Patki would like to see TB ETN take on several challenges in the coming years. He would like to see the development of school education programs on health with an emphasis on diseases such as TB. He would also like to see TB ETN communicate and raise awareness about the problems faced by patients with TB, advocate for increased research on the prevention of TB drug (INH)-induced hepatitis, and help create an environment conducive to eradicating the spread of TB.

If you’d like to join Dr. Patki as a TB ETN member and take advantage of all TB ETN has to offer, please send an e-mail requesting a TB ETN registration form to You can also send a request by fax to (404) 639-8960 or by mail to TB Education and Training Network, CEBSB, Division of TB Elimination, CDC, 1600 Clifton Rd., N.E., MS E10, Atlanta, Georgia 30333. Or, if you would like additional information about the TB ETN, visit the TB ETN website.

—Submitted by Regina Besss
Div of TB Elimination


Released October 2008
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