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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 now accepting pre- and post-doctoral applications for the 2013-2014 academic year. Click here for information and applications. Click here to download the flier.


NEW! Improving Antimicrobial Prescribing Practices in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (iNAP): Educational Lecture Series Available for Download HERE.



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Announcing TIRI:  Training in Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections

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.


Contact CIRI:

Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN, CIC
Director, CIRAR
Columbia University School of Nursing
630 West 168th Street, Box 6
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-305-0723
Fax: 212-305-0722
E-mail: ell23@mail.cumc.columbia.edu

617 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

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