Savic receives NIH funding to establish tuberculosis consortium

April 1, 2024 | By Suzan Revah

Rada Savic, PhD, co-vice dean of Graduate Pharmacy Education Programs at the UCSF School of Pharmacy and a professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences (BTS), has been awarded a $30.8M grant over five years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The UM1 cooperative agreement will establish a consortium of tuberculosis (TB) preclinical and clinical experts to research the most effective treatment options for future clinical testing.

Savic will be a principal investigator of the Preclinical Design and Clinical Translation of TB Regimens (PReDicTR) Consortium. The collaboration also will involve School of Medicine faculty members Gustavo Velásquez, MD, MPH; Patrick Phillips, PhD, MS, MA; and Devan Jaganath, MD, MPH.

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