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Seattle TB Research Advancement Center (SEATRAC)

In 2022, the U.S. National Institutes of Health established four Tuberculosis Research Advancement Centers (TRACs) to support the development of a next generation of tuberculosis (TB) researchers by providing focused mentoring and funding support for new investigators, opportunities for multidisciplinary and collaborative research, and training in laboratory and clinical settings. The Seattle TB Research Advancement Center (SEATRAC) will operate from the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, and will engage with local and international partners to achieve this goal.


The Tuberculosis Research and Training Center (TRTC) was established in 2017 to provide training and educational opportunities, foster clinical and basic science collaborative research opportunities, and create a hub for tuberculosis investigators to come together for greater TB research success. TRTC was established with support from the University of Washington and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. TRTC provided the foundation for SEATRAC, which will significantly expand TB-related activities as described below. Over time, and as SEATRAC becomes more established, we expect to phase out TRTC as an independent entity. 


Please complete our SEATRAC Membership Form to be added to our mailing list, receive email updates on events and opportunities, and to access services and apply for funding awards. We ask that you join SEATRAC prior to accessing the services below.

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