TRAC Seminar Series

Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 12pm - 1pm
Scars of one disease in two bodies
Speaker: Buci Beko & Oxana Rucsineanu, MPH

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 to join us for lunch by 12pm on Wednesday, May 15th. Add to Calendar.

“Scars of one disease in two bodies: Community statement for TB and pregnancy research”

Buci Beko is a drug-resistant TB survivor. Buci worked for Doctors without Borders on a Drug-Resistant TB program as a patient support supervisor and a counselor for families that are infected and affected with Drug-Resistant TB in Khayelitsha Cape Town (South Africa).  Buci is a TB proof member and tireless TB advocate advocating to improve care for people impacted by Drug-Resistant TB. Buci has a degree as a social worker.

Oxana Rucsineanu has a Master in Public Health and a Licentiate in Education.  Oxana is a DR-TB survivor herself and is leading a patient-led Civil Society Organisation in Moldova, which provides psychosocial support, peer education and activities to end stigma, focusing on the rights of people affected by TB, comprehensive approaches to TB care and engaging communities in research and development.  She is committed to advocating for constructive partnerships and efficient treatment processes as well as to making TB voices heard in the national and global TB response.  Oxana is an active member of the TB National NGOs and Key Affected Populations Platforms, Country Coordinating Mechanism and TB and HIV National Committee of Experts in the country.  Regionally and internationally, Oxana is affiliated to TB Global Community Advisory Board, Global Coalition of TB Activists, TB People, South Eastern Europe Regional Community network (SEE-RCN) and World Health Organization Regional Committee of TB, HIV and Viral Hepatitis (RCC-THV).  Furthermore, for several years Oxana is providing specific consultant services at regional level and has experience in collaboration with the WHO Europe, TB Europe Coalition, and Eurasian Harm Reduction Association etc.

The May TRAC Seminar Series is organized by Dr. Nicole Salazar-Austin and Dr. Ahizechukwu C. Eke through the Clinical Core and will focus on TB & Pregnancy.

Join via Zoom – **New link w/ Passcode**
Meeting ID: 995 1260 5810
Passcode: 107907