The group is providing technical support in research and knowledge translation to grassroots projects. Based on its academic reputation and important contributions to tuberculosis (TB) research and scholarship through the McGill International TB Centre (MITBC), McGill University was a natural candidate to provide technical assistance to grassroots groups around the globe working in areas highly impacted by TB.
Pictures show Danielle Cazabon in Tanzania and Amrita Daftary and Sophie Huddart in India.
Find out more in the McGill Reporter: http://bit.ly/2ngeMru
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WHO Ministerial Conference on tuberculosis in Moscow
November 16 and 17, Moscow hosted the first-ever World Health Organization Ministerial Conference on tuberculosis. The meeting culminated in the Moscow Declaration to End TB, a commitment by country representatives to step up their efforts in the fight to end TB. Commitments made this week will hopefully inform policy developments at an UN General Assembly meeting on TB, slated for 2018.
In preparation for the Ministerial Conference, the WHO Global TB Programme prepared a policy brief, titled ‘Global Investments in TB R&D: Past, Present, and Future’. The report, released today, includes contributions from several partners. We were pleased that McGill International TB Centre was also given a chance to contribute to this important report. (this is an excerpt of the blog from Madlen Nash in Nature Microbiology)
The TB Centre participated in yet another wonderful Global Health Night on November 7th.
Several of our members were highlighted for their awards:
McGill International TB Centre Travel Awards:
- Emily MacLean
- Hannah Alsdurf
- Madlen Nash
- Stephanie Law
- Sophie Huddart
- Vaidehi Nafade, who also won the Mary A. Metcalf International Travel Fund
Steinberg Fund for Interdisciplinary Global Health Research:
Faiz Ahmad Khan, Amrita Daftary, and Nathalie Boulanger for their project
"A Collaborative Partnership to Develop Smoking Cessation Interventions in Nunavik"
Steinberg Global Health Postdoctoral Fellowship:
Toyin Togun, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, & McGill International TB Centre (renewal)
Registration now Open
Great job at knowledge synthesis by TB Centre researchers:
The top-cited systematic reviews/meta-analyses in tuberculosis research: McGill authors topped the rankings as first and corresponding authors in systematic reviews and meta-analyses in TB research.
The 100 top-cited tuberculosis research studies: According to a study, McGill researchers account for 6% of the world's best cited TB papers which is very high ranking! The 100 top-cited tuberculosis research studies (International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease) Download
Post Doctoral Fellowship Positions in Tuberculosis Research Available:
Recent TB Articles/Publications
Human Genomics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection and Disease. Current Genetics Medicine Report
Cracking the Vaccine Code in Tuberculosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med
Click here for more publications
- Childhood tuberculosis: Montreal researchers advancing the fight
- McGill International TB Centre supports innovative initiatives in high-burden regions
- Mystery patients reveal weaknesses of tuberculosis care in rural China
- To eliminate TB, we need new tools and investments!
- TB patients endure tortuous pathways and broken care cascades
- Fighting TB stigma: we need to apply lessons learnt from HIV activism
- 2017 Global TB Report: A Story of Dead and the Missing
- MUHC study says not every healthcare worker needs an annual tuberculosis screening
- Click here for more
Our centre brings together over 20 investigators with expertise spanning epidemiology, policy setting, economic analyses, implementation research, meta-analyses, qualitative research to basic science in microbiology, host genetics and immune response.
The work is done both at an academic centre and with a number of collaborating groups around the world. On these pages, we introduce the faculty members who are members of our centre and describe our training programs for students. Find out why our Centre is a world leader in the interdisciplinary study of TB and how we work together to unravel the many mysteries of this recalcitrant disease.