TB Center joins 3rd Iteration of RePORT-International Coordinating Center

The Vanderbilt TB Center is returning to the leadership team of the RePORT International Coordinating Center, for its 3rd iteration.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $19.5 million grant to Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, for support of Regional Prospective Observational Research in Tuberculosis International, or RePORT International. The grant follows the recently announced five-year, $5 million grant to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in support of RePORT Brazil, one of the international consortium’s six regional TB research programs.

The TB Center and RICC Scientific Review Committee is spearheaded by infectious diseases specialist Timothy Sterling, MD, holder of the David E. Rogers Professorship in the Department of Medicine and founding director of the Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center. Other VUMC researchers involved in RePORT International, among them infectious diseases specialist Yuri van der Heijden, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Medicine, Gustavo Amorim, PhD, research assistant professor of Biostatistics, and Stephanie Duda, PhD, associate professor of Biomedical Informatics. Also contributing are Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center data managers Megan Turner, MA and Austin Katona, MS, and program managers Cody Staats, MS, Marina Cruvinel Figueiredo, DVM, MS, Fernanda Maruri, MPH, and Hilary Vansell Riley, MMHC.

You can read more about this award in the VUMC Reporter