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TB Notes No. 3, 2013

TB Notes No. 3, 2013

TB Notes No. 3, 2013

TB Notes


No. 3, 2013

Director's Letter

Dr. Philip LoBue
Dear Colleague:
As you should already be aware, Dr. Ken Castro, Director, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE), has accepted a request from the leadership of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) to serve as Acting Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), until a permanent Director for DHAP is found.  Read More »

Highlights From State and Local Programs

City of San Antonio Metro Health District Chest Clinic
San Antonio’s TB Chest Clinic Hosts Eastern European Medical Professionals. On January 11, 2013, San Antonio Metro Health TB staff hosted several medical professional visitors from Eastern Europe. The visitors were in town as guests of the Heartland National TB Training Center.  Read More »

DTBE Winners of 2013 NCHHSTP Honor Awards

On Friday, July 19, 2013, CDC’s NCHHSTP recognized the employees in its divisions for their valuable contributions. DTBE was well represented at the ceremony.  Read More »

Healthy People 2020 Progress Review

Healthy People 2020 Progress Review

On July 30, 2013, Dr. Kenneth Castro, Director, DTBE, joined other public health leaders in a Healthy People 2020 progress review. This Healthy People progress review included, for the first time, a presentation by a nonfederal partner, Ed Zuroweste, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Migrant Clinicians’ Network. Read More »

Blast from the Past -- TB Today! 1990

While going through old files, Dr. Wanda Walton, Chief, Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch, found a photo of participants from the November 26–30, 1990, TB Today! class.  Read More »

Quality Assurance for Tuberculosis Surveillance Data: A Guide and Toolkit

Hot Off the Press!  Quality Assurance for Tuberculosis Surveillance Data:  A Guide and Toolkit – 2013

To ensure that data are collected as uniformly as possible across all jurisdictions, whether large or small, the RVCT QA training team, in collaboration with key partners, developed the QA guide and toolkit. Read More »

TB Education and Training Network Update

TB ETN Webinar. The TB ETN hosted its first webinar on June 20, 2013, “Using Social Media to Expand the Reach and Effectiveness of Public Health.”  Read More »

TB Program Evaluation Network Update

TB Program Evaluation Network Update
Evaluation of Sputum Culture Conversion in Illinois. The TB Program created an evaluation team in 2009. The evaluation project described here was the evaluation team’s first formal project.  Read More »

Clinical Research Branch Update

Results of TBESC Task Order 27. Investigators ascertained the health-system benefits and cost-effectiveness of using the Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Direct (MTD) nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) to diagnose TB disease.  Read More »

Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch Update

Celebrating 10 Years of Find TB! Launched in October 2003 by CDC’s Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, the Find TB Resources website ( is a one-stop site for finding and sharing TB resources.  Read More »

Laboratory Branch Updates

Julie Tans-Kersten
Julie Tans-Kersten Wins the NTCA 2013 Ed Desmond Laboratorian of the Year Award.  Read More »

Unveiling the Mysteries of TB Laboratory Testing: A Laboratory Education Toolkit Designed for TB Field Staff.  Read More »

Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Outbreak Investigations Branch Update

Developing a Surveillance Definition for Binational Tuberculosis Cases.  Read More »

New CDC Publications

Citations of recent TB-related publications by DTBE authors.  Read More »

Personnel Notes

Brief updates on arrivals, departures, retirements, awards, and other news about DTBE staff.  Read More »

Calendar of Events

Listing of conferences, trainings, meetings, and other TB-related events.  Read More »

TB Notes is a quarterly newsletter presented by the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE). It spotlights news about DTBE activities and provides highlights from state and local TB programs across the country. It also contains a calendar of events describing meetings, conferences, and other educational activities of potential interest to those working in TB.

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