Earlier this month, Center for Global Health faculty member Dr. Kathleen Walsh, Assistant Professor of Medicine, was selected for funding through the Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) Dean’s JumpStart Research Career Development Program. The objective of the WCM JumpStart Program is to provide support for early-career researchers and junior faculty. The program provides one year of initial funding, with the possibility of continuing support up to a total maximum of $300,000 for up to 3 years.
Dr. Walsh’s research focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis in resource-limited settings. She has conducted multiple studies on tuberculosis in collaboration with her colleagues at GHESKIO in Haiti, including the first phase II early bactericidal activity trial in Haiti examining the efficacy of nitazoxanide against M. tuberculosis. This award will provide funding for Dr. Walsh’s current research, which seeks to understand the epidemiology of isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis in the hopes of preventing this form of drug-resistant tuberculosis in high-risk groups.
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