There are a number of affiliated funded projects at Columbia University Medical Center under the rubric of CIRI, an established Center supported by the Columbia University School of Nursing. CIRI serves as an umbrella coordinating center to foster and sustain a community of interdisciplinary scholars working collectively to achieve its central mission: to prevent infections through innovative interdisciplinary research.
Researchers and trainees from all disciplines are committed to developing research skills congruent with the aims of CIRI are encouraged to become CIRAR affiliate members. Activities include monthly symposia, interdisciplinary courses, and training opportunities. CIRI also provides infrastructure to researchers committed to developing interdisciplinary research teams and preparing grant proposals for funding. We encourage graduate students to develop theses and dissertation projects in collaboration with our funded, senior researchers and/or to seek consultation from core staff for interdisciplinary projects related to the reduction of antimicrobial resistance. Those interested in participating should sign up for the CIRI Listserv. For collaboration opportunities, visit our Funded Projects page to learn about our current member activities, projects, and research interests, as well as contact information. Contact Dr. Elaine Larson (Director) or Bevin Cohen (Project Manager) for more information.
CIRI affiliate members can take advantage of networking, administrative and other benefits offered by CIRI, including: