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TRAC Seminar Series

The weekly Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (TRAC) Seminar Series is held on Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET in CRB-2, 1M.13 and Zoom. RSVP for lunch by 12pm on Wednesday, 3/6. Add to Calendar

“Urine Xpert Ultra for tuberculosis diagnosis in people with HIV”

Bianca Sossen, MBChB, MSc
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

Bianca is a research medical officer and Fogarty PhD fellow at the University of Cape Town. After her MBChB, she completed an MSc in The Control of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, supported by a Chevening scholarship. Since then she has worked as both a clinical MO within the Department of Medicine and as a research MO, working on or coordinating various observational studies and clinical trials, with a focus on diagnostics for HIV-TB and on the natural history of TB disease.

The March TRAC Seminar Series is presented by the Administrative and Developmental Cores.

Join via Zoom – **New link w/ Passcode**
https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/99512605810?pwd=NitKVjhqOFRCVURneE12Z2FzN21DQT09
Meeting ID: 995 1260 5810
Passcode: 107907

TRAC Seminar Series

The weekly Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (TRAC) Seminar Series is held on Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET in CRB-2, 1M.13 and Zoom. RSVP for lunch by 12pm on Wednesday, 2/28. Add to Calendar

“DOLPHIN TOO: 3HP for TB prevention in ART-naïve people with HIV initiating dolutegravir-based ART: a phase I/II study”

Ethel D. Weld, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, and Molecular Sciences
Johns Hopkins University

The February TRAC Seminar Series is presented by the Pharmocology and Pharmacometrics Core.

Join via Zoom – **New link w/ Passcode**
https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/99512605810?pwd=NitKVjhqOFRCVURneE12Z2FzN21DQT09
Meeting ID: 995 1260 5810
Passcode: 107907

TRAC Seminar Series

The weekly Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (TRAC) Seminar Series is held on Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET in CRB-2, 1M.13 and Zoom. RSVP for lunch by 12pm on Wednesday, 2/21. Add to Calendar

“Lesion-centric PK/PD considerations for TB drug discovery and regimen design”

Jan

Jansy Sarathy, PhD
Asst. Member, Center for Discovery and Innovation HMH
Asst. Professor, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine

Dr. Sarathy graduated from National University of Singapore, School of Medicine after the completion of a graduate research program at the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Public Health Research Institute, Rutgers, where she trained under veteran TB pharmacologist Dr. Veronique Dartois. She then pursued a faculty position at the Center for Discovery and Innovation. Dr. Sarathy’s research focuses on applying site-of-disease pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) concepts to provide pharmacological rationale for TB treatment efficacy.

The February TRAC Seminar Series is presented by the Pharmocology and Pharmacometrics Core.

Join via Zoom – **New link w/ Passcode**
https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/99512605810?pwd=NitKVjhqOFRCVURneE12Z2FzN21DQT09
Meeting ID: 995 1260 5810
Passcode: 107907

TRAC Seminar Series

The weekly Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (TRAC) Seminar Series is held on Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET in CRB-2, 1M.13 and Zoom. RSVP for lunch. Add to Calendar.

“Tuberculosis Management in the Torres Strait / Papua New Guinea International Border Region”

J’Belle Foster, PhD
PhD Scholar and Nursing Director, Tuberculosis
James Cook University & the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine

J’Belle Foster, holding dual Australian and USA citizenship, is a dedicated Nursing Director and PhD Scholar. She has a deep commitment to translational research, specialising in tuberculosis (TB) in remote primary healthcare settings. Her journey in public health began after she achieved her Master of Public Health & Master of International Public Health, leading her to impactful roles across the globe.
Her professional experience includes significant contributions to TB care and research. Initially, J’Belle worked in Nepal with the Nepal Red Cross Society and a NGO, where she played a pivotal role in managing health camps in remote areas and Directly Observed Therapy programs for patients with TB. Her dedication to combating TB led her to field manage an active TB case finding study with the Tibetan refugee population, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Center for TB Research and the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala, India.
J’Belle’s expertise was further recognized in Australia when she was appointed as the TB Clinical Nurse Consultant for the Queensland Department of Health. Supported by the Queensland Chief Health Officer in 2014, she embarked on a groundbreaking journey to the Torres Strait Islands, spearheading a Federally funded TB project across the Torres Strait and Papua New Guinea (PNG) border. Here, she identified significant gaps in TB service delivery, which propelled her to write a business proposal and successfully secure funding to establish Australia’s first TB Control Unit situated within an Indigenous community.
In 2023, J’Belle made a significant contribution to the field of public health by submitting her PhD thesis. Her research focused on the epidemiological profile of TB among the Torres Strait/PNG border population, aiming to inform local policy changes for enhanced patient outcomes. Through her work, J’Belle aims to achieve better diagnostics, increased collaboration, and overall improved management of TB, ultimately saving lives and transforming healthcare delivery.

The February TRAC Seminar Series is presented by the Pharmocology and Pharmacometrics Core.

Join via Zoom – **New link w/ Passcode**
https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/99512605810?pwd=NitKVjhqOFRCVURneE12Z2FzN21DQT09
Meeting ID: 995 1260 5810
Passcode: 107907

TRAC Seminar Series

The weekly Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (TRAC) Seminar Series is held on Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET in CRB-2, 1M.13 and Zoom. RSVP for lunch by Wednesday, 2/7 at 12pm. Add to Calendar

Translational modelling for latent tuberculosis infection: Clinical predictions for bedaquiline as preventive therapy

Jackie Ernest, PhD
Scientist, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Science
University of California, San Francisco

The February TRAC Seminar Series is presented by the Pharmocology and Pharmacometrics Core.

Join via Zoom – **New link w/ Passcode**
https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/99512605810?pwd=NitKVjhqOFRCVURneE12Z2FzN21DQT09
Meeting ID: 995 1260 5810
Passcode: 107907

TRAC Seminar Series

The weekly Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (TRAC) Seminar Series is held on Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET in CRB-2, 1M.13 and Zoom. Add to Calendar

“Bioanalytical Infrastructure to Support Anti-Infective Research”

Mark Marzinke, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Medicine
Co-Director, TRAC Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics Core
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Mark Marzinke is Professor of Pathology and Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  He serves as the Director of Main Chemistry within the Johns Hopkins Hospital Core Laboratories, as well as the Clinical Pharmacology Analytical Laboratory within the Division of Clinical Pharmacology.  Dr. Marzinke also serves as the leader of the Clinical Laboratory Core for the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research and Co-Director of the Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics Core within the TB Research & Advancement Center. His primary research interests are in the areas of antiretroviral pharmacology, HIV prevention science, pharmacogenetics, mass spectrometry, and laboratory automation. Dr. Marzinke has an active research program and serves as a principal investigator (PI) or co-investigator on several grants.  He has collaborated on research to better characterize the multi-compartment pharmacology of antiretroviral agents when administered using alternative drug delivery systems.  He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, and holds leadership positions in several societies.

The February TRAC Seminar Series is presented by the Pharmocology and Pharmacometrics Core.

Join via Zoom – **New link w/ Passcode**
https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/99512605810?pwd=NitKVjhqOFRCVURneE12Z2FzN21DQT09
Meeting ID: 995 1260 5810
Passcode: 107907

TRAC Seminar Series

The weekly Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (TRAC) Seminar Series is held on Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET in CRB-2, 1M.13 and Zoom. Add to Calendar.

“Diagnostic accuracy of a 3-gene host-response signature for childhood TB using fingerstick blood”

Laura Olbrich, MD DPhil
Clinician Scientist
LMU Klinikum
Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine

The January TRAC Seminar Series is presented by the Clinical Core and will focus on Pediatric TB.

Join via Zoom – **New link w/ Passcode**
https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/99512605810?pwd=NitKVjhqOFRCVURneE12Z2FzN21DQT09
Meeting ID: 995 1260 5810
Passcode: 107907

TRAC Visiting Faculty Seminar

This week’s Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (TRAC) Seminar Series will include a Tuesday seminar with a Visiting Faculty presentation by Hojoon Sohn, PhD, MPH held on Tuesday, January 23rd from 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET in BSPH W1030 – Anna Baetjer or via Zoom | Add to calendar.

“The development process of South Korea’s TB big data: challenges, usefulness, and opportunities “

Hojoon Sohn, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine & Department of Human Systems Medicine
Seoul National University College of Medicine

Hojoon is an infectious disease epidemiologist with multidisciplinary expertise in health economics. His research focuses on streamlining health economic and epidemiology methods in modeling, clinical trials, and implementation science disciplines for Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS. Since moving to Korea, Hojoon‘s research has also expanded into the development and analyses of big data exclusively curated for TB and cancer patients in Korea. Through these datasets, Hojoon and his research team aim to understand the patterns of health care utilization, costs, and long-term consequences of TB (and cancer), and examine the effects and impact of healthcare policies.

Join via Zoom – **New link w/ Passcode**
https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/95876655337?pwd=ZXRBbUtIanpiOWI5Y0ZLbWRxTndtdz09
Meeting ID: 958 7665 5337
Passcode: 087010

RSVP for lunch by Monday, 1/22 by 12pm.

TRAC Seminar Series

The weekly Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (TRAC) Seminar Series is held on Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET. This week’s seminar will be virtual only – we will not meet in-person. Add to calendar.

“Impact of tuberculosis in children after recovery”

Leonardo Martinez, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Boston University, School of Public Health

The January TRAC Seminar Series is presented by the Clinical Core and will focus on Pediatric TB.

Join via Zoom – **New link w/ Passcode**
https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/99512605810?pwd=NitKVjhqOFRCVURneE12Z2FzN21DQT09
Meeting ID: 995 1260 5810
Passcode: 107907

TRAC Seminar Series

The weekly Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (TRAC) Seminar Series is held on Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET in CRB-2, 1M.13 or via Zoom.

“Pediatric TB Case Discussion”

Nicole Salazar-Austin, MD, ScM
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Nicole Salazar-Austin is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr Salazar-Austin’s research focuses on both developing and combining existing biomedical interventions in tuberculosis with novel health care delivery models to improve implementation of TB treatment and prevention among children, adolescents, and pregnant women with and without HIV worldwide.

 

Evan Shirey, MD
Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellow
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Evan Shirey is Clinical and Research Fellow in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Shirey’s research interests include identification of risk factors for TB infection among children and adolescents, and utilization of implementation science methodology to improve delivery of TB treatment and prevention.

The January TRAC Seminar Series is presented by the Clinical Core and will focus on Pediatric TB.

Join via Zoom – **New link w/ Passcode**
https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/99512605810?pwd=NitKVjhqOFRCVURneE12Z2FzN21DQT09
Meeting ID: 995 1260 5810
Passcode: 107907

RSVP for lunch by Wednesday, 1/10 by 12pm.