Stop TB Partnership

Community Research Advisors Group seeks new members


27 November 2013 - New York - The Community Research Advisors Group (CRAG) is seeking nominations for new members.

The CRAG is an international, community-based advisory body that works to ensure the meaningful representation and engagement of affected communities in research conducted by the United States Centers for Disease Control’s Tuberculosis Trials Consortium (TBTC).

This group of research-literate activists supports a robust, comprehensive and innovative TBTC research agenda that is responsive to community needs as well as scientific priorities. The TBTC is an international consortium that conducts research to develop shorter, better drug regimens for both TB infection and TB disease.

CRAG members must be based in communities where the TBTC has clinical trials sites. The TBTC currently has research sites in the following cities in the U.S. and around the world. If you do not live near one of these locations, you cannot apply to join the CRAG.

TBTC Sites in the U.S.:

Fort Worth, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Houston, Texas
Nashville, Tennessee
Denver, Colorado
New York, New York
San Francisco, California

TBTC Sites outside the U.S.:

Kampala, Uganda
Cape Town/Stellenbosch, South Africa
Soweto/Johannesburg, South Africa
Kisumu, Kenya
Barcelona, Spain
Hanoi, Viet Nam
Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China
Lima, Peru

The CRAG especially encourages applications from persons who have undergone treatment for TB, participated in TB research and/or who are personally infected/affected by TB. TBTC study staff cannot apply to CRAG.

For more information and to apply please see the documents on the Treatment Action Group website

All applications and supporting materials must be returned to Mike Frick (mike.frick@treatmentactiongroup.org) by Thursday, 12 December at 18:00 EST.

For more information and to apply please see the documents on the Treatment Action Group website