Established in 2012 as a joint effort between the Division of Infectious Diseases within the Department of Medicine and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, the Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center is a focal point for collaborative efforts and tuberculosis research with an emphasis on epidemiology, clinical trials, and translational research. The Center works to cultivate and mentor junior faculty members, fellows, and students from Vanderbilt University, Meharry Medical College, and collaborating health departments and international institutions. The Center also provides technical assistance to the Vanderbilt-linked global and local service programs engaged in TB control: the Metro Nashville Public Health Department, the Tennessee Department of Health, and the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)/Global Health Initiatives in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.