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Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium (TBESC)

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Currently, TBESC has seven committees that guide its activities. They are as follows:

  • The Steering Committee includes all 16 sites and one CDC representative (the TBESC project officer, who serves as one of the co-chairs); oversees all TBESC activities, both scientific and administrative.
  • Executive Committee, consisting of all the chairs of the standing committees, is responsible for ensuring that TBESC meets its goals and objectives; acting on behalf of the Steering Committee between regularly scheduled meetings; assessing TBESC’s needs; and receiving and reviewing recommendations from other standing or Ad hoc committees
  • The Bylaws Committee, consisting of nine members, is responsible for drafting and updating the Consortium’s bylaws and facilitating voting (motions, nominations, and elections).
  • The External Relations Committee, consisting of eight members, is responsible for disseminating results of research conducted by the TBESC for the purpose of educating stakeholders on the need for TB research, promoting the goals of TB elimination, and disseminating research findings.
  • The Process Evaluation Committee, consisting of eight members, is responsible for overseeing the conduct and scientific and ethical quality of ongoing studies.
  • The Publications and Presentations Committee, consisting of seven members, is responsible for coordinating the development and progress of presentations, publications, and special issues or supplements highlighting TBESC research.
  • The Research Committee, consisting of nine members, is responsible for developing the research agenda and overseeing the development and conduct of research protocols for the TBESC.

Last Modified: 06/26/2008

Last Reviewed: 05/18/2008
Content Source: Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention


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