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Dr. Molldrem and collaborators publish article in PLOS Global Public Health

Nov 27, 2023, 07:16 AM by Marisela Sifuentes

On November 15th, 2023, IBHH Assistant Professor Dr. Stephen Molldrem and collaborators published findings from a study of tuberculosis (TB) stakeholders in Botswana. The research used interviews, deliberative dialogues, and an animated video series created by the team to understand participants’ views about the potential scale-up of next-generation whole genome sequencing (NG-WGS) technology into the national TB program. The research was funded by an NIH bioethics supplement award to an R01 grant (PI: Sanghyuk S. Shin, UC, Irvine; R01AI147336), with additional support from IBHH and the UTMB Department of Global Health and Emerging Diseases.

The full citation is: Molldrem, Stephen, Sedilame Bagani, Vishnu Subrahmanyam, Rebecca Permar, Ogopotse Matsiri, Cynthia Caiphus, Balladiah Kizito, Chawangwa Modongo, and Sanghyuk S. Shin. “Botswana Tuberculosis (TB) Stakeholders Broadly Support Scaling up next-Generation Whole Genome Sequencing: Ethical and Practical Considerations for Botswana and Global Health.” PLOS Global Public Health 3, no. 11 (November 15, 2023): e0002479.