Young Physicians and Junior Investigators
To ensure sustainable and long-term impact in the fight against childhood tuberculosis, the Global TB Program is intimately involved in the development of young physicians and junior investigators in Houston and globally.
The TB Program has assisted Global Health residents, pediatric clinical fellows, and post-doctoral fellows in developing TB-related research projects throughout Baylor’s expansive international network with notable projects in eSwatini, Tanzania, Uganda, Lesotho, and Papua New Guinea. In addition, our Global TB team takes great pride in the research mentorship provided to clinical fellows and global health core physicians working in our partner sites.
Childhood TB Training
The Global TB (GTB) Program is committed to education and training of tomorrow’s child TB leaders. We have leveraged a variety of venues to deliver these child TB specific trainings including postgraduate workshops and symposiums at the annual meeting of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, and in-country trainings. All of the aforementioned trainings and workshops have granted the GTB Program the opportunity to equip clinicians and supportive partners–both nationally and internationally – with the required skills to serve children and families affected by TB in their communities.
Working with local and international partners, a collection of national TB workshops have been presented that were tailored to meet country needs and focused on special populations including children, people living with HIV, migrants, prisoners and other marginalized populations.
In design, these trainings consisted of small group discussions and lectures from subject matter experts with an audience of physicians, medical officers and nurses from around the world. To date, our GTB team has offered national trainings for TB learners from eSwatini, Tanzania, Lesotho, Uganda, Malawi, Botswana, Colombia, Papua New Guinea and Namibia. We are thankful to the many partners who have helped to make these trainings successful including colleagues from The World Health Organization, International Union Against TB and Lung Disease, UNICEF, Pan American Health Organization, International Organization on Migration, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Stellenbosch University, USAID, and national Ministries of Health.