Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center
TB Center receives new $3.6M R01 focused on predisposing factors for progression to TB disease
Drs. Timothy Sterling, Bruno Andrade (Instituto Brasileiro para Investigação da Tuberculose (IBIT), Salvador, Brazil), and Thomas Hawn (University of Washington) have just received a 5-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health entitled, “Immunogenetic predictors of active and incipient TB in HIV-negative and -positive close TB contacts” (R01AI147765). This was in response to PAR-16-254, "Mechanisms of Mycobacterial-Induced Immunity in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Individuals to Inform Innovative Tuberculosis Vaccine Design (R01)". Total funding awarded for the 5-year project is $3.6 million, with subcontracts to the Fundação para o Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico em Saúde (FIOTEC; Brazil), the University of Washington, and the University of Cape Town (South Africa). This grant project seeks to understand the protective and predisposing factors for progression from M. tuberculosis infection to TB disease.
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The TB Center is Hiring!
Associate Program Manager
The Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center and RePORT-Brazil seek to fill the Associate Program Manager position with a motivated individual interested in both U.S. and international research and training to tackle the global TB epidemic. The incumbent will assist with coordinating efforts of the Center, based in the Department of Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH). They will also assist with the research activities of RePORT-Brazil, and work to develop additional research projects, particularly in Portuguese-speaking countries (e.g., Brazil and Mozambique). Interaction with Departments across the Medical School as well as entities throughout the University and with our external partners will be a vital component of coordination. The Associate Program Manager will report to the Senior Program Manager and Research Program Manager, as well as the VTC Director.
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