Dear Colleague Letters
TB Centers of Excellence for Training, Education, and Medical Consultation (TB COE)
November 18, 2022
Please join me in congratulating the four sites selected as TB Centers of Excellence for Training, Education, and Medical Consultation (TB COE) for the project period 1/1/2023 – 12/31/2027: the Southeastern National TB Center (SNTC) in Gainesville, Florida; the Curry International TB Center (CITC) in San Francisco, California; the Global TB Institute (GTBI) in Newark, New Jersey; and the Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis (MCCT) in Rochester, Minnesota. These sites were selected through a competitive process in response to CDC Funding Opportunity CDC-RFA-PS23-2301.
The TB COE will support domestic TB control and prevention efforts within their assigned regions with a focus on two major activities: (1) increasing human resource development through education and training activities and (2) increasing the capacity for appropriate medical evaluation and management of persons with TB disease and latent TB infection through medical consultation. Please see the attached map for the new TB COE regions.
If you have any questions about the TB COE, please contact Dawn Tuckey by phone at 404 639-5323 or by email at email@example.com.
Philip A. LoBue, MD, FACP, FACCP
Director, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention