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Northeastern Spotlight

Summer 2018 Volume 13 – Number 2

Content:
TB Limelight – Lee B. Reichman
Training Highlights
News and Announcements

TB Limelight – Lee B. Reichman
Dr. Lee Reichman was the founding Executive Director of Global Tuberculosis Institute (GTBI), as well as Professor of Medicine and Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at New Jersey Medical School.

Training Highlights
Effective TB Interviewing for Contact Investigation – Lansing, MI

GTBI collaborated with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to offer a skills building training on “Effective TB Interviewing for Contact Investigation.” The course was held on May 2-4, 2018 at MDHSS in Lansing, MI and targeted local staff working in TB.

 

News and Announcements
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene TB Summit – Queens, NY

On June 29, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s first-ever TB Summit gathered 200 policy makers, innovators, TB survivors, and public health experts to kick off strategic efforts towards eliminating TB in New York City, where the TB rate is still more than double the national rate (7.5 vs 2.8 cases per 100,000 persons in 2017).