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Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium (TBESC)

The Charles P. Felton National TB Center is a participating site in TBESC which was established in September 2001. TBESC was designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to build scientific research capacities of state and metropolitan TB control programs, participating laboratories, academic institutions, hospitals, and both non- and for-profit organizations.

Twenty-two sites are members in TBESC. These sites are located throughout the United States and Canada, and they, collectively, are charged with designing, conducting, and evaluating programmatically relevant epidemiologic, behavioral, economic, laboratory, and operational research concerning the identification, diagnosis, prevention, and control of active TB disease and latent TB infection. Principal Investigator for the Charles P. Felton National TB Center is Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr.

The following projects are currently in progress:

Prospective Evaluation of Immunogenetic Susceptibility to Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection and Surrogate Markers for Tuberculosis Infection and Disease (TO2-Active)

Zero Tolerance for Pediatric TB (TO3-Closed)