The Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Reduce Antimicrobial Resistance (CIRAR) has served as a hub for interdisciplinary collaboration on antimicrobial resistance research and a home to over fifteen externally funded projects addressing this topic since 2004. In the spring of 2012, CIRAR was transformed into CIRI: The Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections. CIRI embraces a broader mission to further research on preventing all types of infections in a variety of community and clinical settings, although many CIRI researchers and fellows will continue to focus on antimicrobial resistance. A new NIH-funded training program, Training in Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections (TIRI), began supporting pre- and post-doctoral fellows in July 2012.
TIRI is a new federally funded training grant that has replaced TIRAR as the Center’s interdisciplinary training program with a focus on infection prevention in clinical, institutional and community settings. TIRI is accepting applications for pre- and post-doctoral fellowships. Columbia University students enrolled in research doctoral programs and recent doctoral graduates (MD, PhD, PharmD, etc.) with an interest in infection prevention are encouraged to apply. Our trainees have diverse professional backgrounds ranging from medicine, nursing and pharmacy to microbiology, epidemiology and informatics. Please see our informational flier for more details and application instructions.
Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN, CIC
Columbia University School of Nursing
630 West 168th Street, Box 6
New York, NY 10032