IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR VERIZON FOUNDATION - From left, Dr. Richard Garfein with UC San Diego's Division of Global Health and the Department of Medicine, speaks with Dr. Kathleen Moser, Director of TB ... more 
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR VERIZON FOUNDATION - From left, Dr. Richard Garfein with UC San Diego's Division of Global Health and the Department of Medicine, speaks with Dr. Kathleen Moser, Director of TB and Refugee Health Branch at San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, Gene Eng, Vice President of Verizon Wireless External Affairs in the Western Region and Paul Yu UCSD Associate Vice Chancellor Research Initiatives, before discussing the new tuberculosis therapy system, Video Directly Observed Therapy (VDOT) at the University of California, San Diego on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 in San Diego. Developed by researchers at the University California, San Diego's School of Medicine, VDOT is expected to improve patient adherence and reduce treatment costs. Verizon Foundation provided funding via a grant and in-kind technology for the San Diego program and will assist in the expansion to launch similar programs in San Francisco and New York City.(Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision for Verizon Foundation/AP Images) less 
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Thu, Aug 15, 2013 5:02 PM EDT