The Northeastern Center of Excellence (COE) offers mini-fellowship trainings to provide first-hand knowledge and experience in carrying out various aspects of TB prevention and control. The goal is to share TB expertise and knowledge with health care providers from a variety of settings, which can then be translated into clinical and public health practice. Our Institute tries to meet the individual needs of those who attend by assessing areas of practice and communities served, and matching identified objectives with appropriate activities.

Applicants must be from one of the 20 project areas (Baltimore, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York State, New York City, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia) served by the COE and work with TB patients in either a clinical or public health setting (e.g., physicians, nurses, outreach workers, disease investigators). Fellowships last from 2 to 5 days and are held in Newark, NJ.

Please contact Anita Khilall at for additional information.

Here is what previous mini-fellows have to say about their experience:

  • “The knowledge, the depth of expertise, and the skills of all of the individuals that I spent time with me were evident and a joy to be a part of.  Observing the passion, excitement, and caring of all of the individuals (where I could see the quiet dignity on one end of the spectrum all of the way up to the fiery passion on the other end of the spectrum) was really good to see because, in the end, one got results and most importantly, the patients wins in this system – very nice to see!!  Time was well structured considering the topics and subjects covered.  Location was good and convenient.”

  • “Yes, I will definitely recommend this experience to other health care professionals because this is the only way to control and eliminate TB from the society, the systematic and the scientific approach to the patients, their relatives and to investigate them, and although it is a tedious job but no any other way to eliminate this society disease of TB."