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Highlights from State and Local Programs

Highlights from State and Local Programs

2014 NTCA Special Awards. In 2010, the NTCA initiated annual awards to recognize 
individual TB program staff and partners whose contributions to our shared goal of TB 
elimination were exceptional. These awards have continued, and several staff were 
recognized at the 2014 National TB Conference. Read More »
Winners of the NTCA Poster Competition. In addition to the annual awards, the 
NTCA recognized the top posters presented at the 2014 conference. The judges 
decided to give only first-place awards, selecting the top poster in various categories, 
since there were so many deserving poster submissions. Chosen from a record-high 
submission of 78 abstracts, the following five posters were singled out by the judges 
as being of the highest quality:Read More »

TB Epidemiologic Studies Consortium Updates

5th Annual Meeting of the TB Epidemiologic Studies Consortium (TBESC) II. More than 11,000 persons at high risk for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) or TB disease have been enrolled during the first 3 years of a 10-year study to evaluate the performance characteristics and predictive value of three tests for LTBI, according to data presented at the 5th annual meeting of the Second Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium (TBESC-II), held July 29–30 at CDC’s Century Center campus in Atlanta. Read More »

Clinical Research Branch Updates

Retirement of Beverly DeVoe-Payton

Retirement of Beverly DeVoe-Payton. Beverly DeVoe-Payton, Deputy Director of DTBE’s 
Clinical Research Branch, retires August 29 after 32 years of federal service, including 22 
years of service for CDC. Her CDC career spanned a remarkable period in TB control. Read More »

Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch Updates

Revised Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis, 6–9

Revised Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis, 6–9. To ensure that new TB control workers
have access to the most accurate and up-to-date information about TB control, DTBE’s 
Self-Study Modules 6–9 were updated to reflect current practices and guidelines. Additionally, 
there is now a new module on TB outbreak detection and response. The modules also have a 
fresh look and feel, with new graphics and layout. Read More »

International Research and Program Branch Updates

Improving Diagnosis of TB Among People Living with HIV/AIDS. DTBE provides critical technical support to Ministries of Health in nearly 40 countries on surveillance and epidemiology, guideline development, capacity building, infection control, and laboratory strengthening. DTBE also conducts clinical and operational research to improve implementation of traditional TB control strategies for TB, TB/HIV, and MDR TB and evaluate promising new approaches. DTBE’s work has led to national and international policy change five times in as many years by following this approach. Read More »

Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Outbreak Investigations Branch Updates

The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change: DTBE’s Annual TB Surveillance Report, 1993–2013. The 2013 report scheduled for publication in September 2014 will bear little resemblance to the 1993 report. The 1993 report was a very slim, staple-bound booklet, containing 27 tables and seven figures. 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.
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Calendar of Events

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

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