Rutgers New Jersey Medical School will receive $20 million over five years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, to coordinate research being conducted in eight nations on tuberculosis (TB) control and prevention.

The research will be done through the TB-RePORT (Regional Prospective Observational Research in Tuberculosis) International (TBRI) program that was established in 2012 to accelerate research and development for TB control and prevention. RePORT networks exist in and are funded by Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, the Philippines, and South Africa and will soon include Uganda, bringing together experts in TB research, including clinicians and scientists, from nations hardest hit by TB to collaborate and share information about the disease. To read the full story.