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Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections (CIRI)

The Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections (CIRI) is home to more than a dozen completed or ongoing externally funded projects designed to address infection prevention from a variety of angles and perspectives.

CIRI succeeded the Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Reduce Antimicrobial Resistance (CIRAR) to embrace a broader mission of preventing all types of infections in a range of community and clinical settings. CIRI serves as a hub for interdisciplinary collaboration at Columbia University. The research projects affiliated with CIRI benefit from the participation of clinical caregivers from multiple disciplines, as well as researchers with expertise in fields such as economics, informatics, health policy, epidemiology, and many others.

CIRI is home to an NIH-funded training program, Training in Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections (TIRI). TIRI provides full-time financial support and the resources of a broad faculty network to four pre-doctoral and two post-doctoral trainees in a variety of fields each year. Calls for applications are announced frequently.

CIRI hosts a monthly seminar series showcasing the work of faculty and trainees from the Columbia University community and beyond. Presenters in this series discuss research projects on a variety of infection prevention topics with an emphasis on the benefits and challenges of working with interdisciplinary teams. CIRI seminars are open to the public.

Contact

Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, CIC
Columbia University School of Nursing
630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-305-0723
Fax: 212-305-0722
E-mail: ell23@columbia.edu
 
Bevin Cohen, MPH
Columbia University School of Nursing
630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-342-4111
Fax: 212-305-0722
E-mail: bac2116@columbia.edu