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World TB Day 2021

Respiratory research group in Canada: the Meakins-Christie Laboratories

World TB Day 2021 was March 24. Dick Menzies is one of the researchers highlighted by the CIHR’s Institute of Infection and Immunity (CIHR-III), for his work in the field of tuberculosis (TB).

Over the past years the CIHR has provided substantial funding to Dr. Menzies and his research team at the TB Centre. Putting the funds to good use, Dr. Menzies has defined a treatment protocol for TB, which is now in use across North America. Now it is time to take that research further.

In response to a joint application made by CAB-V (Canada, Australia, Benin and Vietnam), an international network led by Dr. Menzies, the CIHR-III has awarded the McGill International TB Centre a further $17.2 million over the next ten years to continue its research and clinical trials on the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of TB. Further studies are being planned for the near future at sites and with co-investigators across Canada and around the world.

About Dr. Menzies:

Dr. Menzies is the Director of the McGill International TB Centre, Canada Research Chair in TB Research, member of the RI-MUHC RESP Program and Associate Member of the Meakins-Christie Laboratories.

Read more about Dr. Menzies and TB Research here: