Core Group

The WGNV Leadership consists of an elected Chair, and Co-Chairs from standing members IAVI and TuBerculosis Vaccine Initiative (TBVI). The Chair and Co-Chairs are responsible for leading, guiding and coordinating the Core Group, the WGNV, and any subgroups and task forces.

The WGNV Core Group guides the strategic direction and programs of the WGNV. It facilitates and accelerates decision making, identifies priority areas of work, and is responsible for ensuring the effectiveness of the WGNV. The Core Group is constituency-based, representing the major stakeholder groups involved in TB vaccine research and development.

The Secretariat for the WGNV works in close collaboration with the Chair, Co-Chairs and core Group to develop and implement the WG strategy and work plans, facilitate effective communications, and manage and administer the WGNV and its programs.

Chair & Co-Chairs

David Lewinsohn
Oregon Health and Science University (USA)
Frank Verreck
TBVI (Netherlands)
Dereck Tait
IAVI (South Africa)

Core Group Members (by constituency)

Affected Communities: Vacant

Academic Institutions: Richard G. White, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK)

Clinical Trial Sites: Michele Tameris, South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (South Africa)

Developed Country NGOs: Rabita Aziz, Infectious Diseases Society of America (USA)

Early Career Researchers: Vacant. Applications being accepted through 30 September 2020. Click here for position description.

Funders: Ann Ginsberg, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (USA)

Public Sector: Katrin Eichelberg, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/National Institutes of Health (USA)

Private Sector/Industry: Vacant

World Health Organization: Vacant

Global TB Vaccine Partnership: Hannu Laang, European Commission (Belgium)



Jennifer Woolley (USA)
The WGNV Secretariat is hosted by IAVI

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