November 10, 2016

Bruno Andrade, MD, PhD, visited VUMC November 9-10, 2016 to present ID Grand Rounds and meet with various faculty members about ongoing research projects. Dr. Andrade is a site-PI for the RePORT-Brazil network (Regional Prospective Observational Research in Tuberculosis), which is led by Dr. Tim Sterling at VUMC and Dr. Valeria Rolla at FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dr. Andrade is an Associate Researcher at Instituto Brasileiro para Investigacao da Tuberculose and a Professor of Pathology at Faculdade de Technologia e Ciencias, both in Salvador, Brazil.

During his time at VUMC, Dr. Andrade met with multiple faculty members in the Division of Infectious Diseases, the School of Medicine, and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health. He presented ID Grand Rounds on, "Biomarkers for Susceptibility to Tuberculosis" and discussed his ongoing research projects. Dr. Andrade is involved in research not only in Brazil, but also in South Africa and India.

Drs. Andrade and Sterling spend time discussing progress on the RePORT-Brazil project, as well as future work investigating TB-Diabetes in the cohort.