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Organization Contact Information

Name: United States Air Force
Street 1: School of Aerospace Medicine
Street 2: 2510 Fifth Street, Building 840
City: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Post Code: 45433-7913
Country: United States of America
Phone: 937 939-3216
Organization Email: Christian.Benjamin
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Donald
Last Name: Goodwin
Title: Chief Scientist
Phone: 937 938-3216

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Col
First Name: Paul
Last Name: Sjoberg
Title: Director, Public Health

General Information

Board Constituency: Countries
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:
USAF School of Aerspace Medicine (USAFSAM)

USAFSAM is actively engaged in supporting multisectoral efforts to assess and enhance TB diagnostics. The objective is to facilitate identification of persons with evidence of M. tuberculosis infection (both latent and active) so prophylaxis or treatment can be instituted.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: United States of America
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Supports development and periodic assessment of USAF/Department of Defense (DoD) TB screening/testing policies through the DoD's Joint Preventive Medicine Policy Group.

Conducts and supports clinical trials to assess and enhance applications of TB diagnostics.

Propose and Lead multiple Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) efforts to develop novel TB diagnostics.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United States of America
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
United States of America


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

Laboratory Strengthening:
USAFSAM used 3 SBIR Phase I and 1 SBIR Phase II efforts to develop automation enabling software for the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube assay (Cellestis, Inc) to facilitate assay reproducibility, reduce indeterminate rates, enable test validation and electronic results reporting. The outcome product (ImmunoFit; Celadon Laboratories, Inc) is now commercially available (see

New Diagnostics:
USAFSAM/PHR has received $1,049,291 under SBIR O112-H05-3116 to fund 7 SBIR Phase I proposals for developing novel TB diagnostics. The TPOC is Dr. Donald Goodwin.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest to declare.

Application date: July 27, 2011
Last updated: September 29, 2011