Confronting Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Thursday, May 24, 2012
8:00 AM: Forchheimer 3rd Fl Lecture Hall, Einstein
Repeated @ 12:15 PM: Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center
Speaker & Info
James C.M. Brust, MD, MS
Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
Dr. James C.M. Brust obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from Columbia University, where he also completed an internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship. As an ID fellow, he completed a masters program in clinical research and biostatistics at the Mailman School of Public Health. For the past 8 years, he has been studying the co-epidemics of drug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and in 2008, he joined the faculty at Montefiore/Einstein as Assistant Professor. In 2010, he was awarded a K23 from NIAID to study the home-based treatment of HIV and MDR-TB in a rural area of South Africa.
Dr. Brust is the author of several original articles, editorials, book chapters and abstracts. He attends on the infectious diseases consult service, the general medicine wards, and in the ID clinic at Moses.
Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:
- Understand the global epidemiology of drug-resistant tuberculosis
- Recognize the complexities of treating drug-resistant tuberculosis in resource-limited settings
- Appreciate the significance of HIV co-infection in the management of drug-resistant tuberculosis
Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's
Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Department of Medicine