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Chaisson Receives USAID Award

Dr. Richard Chaisson, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and his team recently received the largest tuberculosis research grant in history when the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the JHM-led international consortium $200M for their Supporting, Mobilizing and Accelerating Research for Tuberculosis Elimination (SMART4TB) project.

The award aims strengthen research efforts in countries with high TB burdens and transfer knowledge and capacity to local, regional and national governments, health institutions and support organizations. It supports studies to improve TB detection methods, treatments, containment and control strategies and prevention.

For more, view the JHM Newsroom article: Johns Hopkins Medicine-Led Consortium to Receive Up to $200 Million to Fight TB Globally


Kelsey Bennett