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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 has been home to two NIH-funded training programs, Training in Interdisciplinary Research to Reduce Antimicrobial Resistance (T90 NR010824; 2007-2012) and Training in Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections (T32 NR01345; 2012-2017), which have provided full-time financial support and the resources of a broad faculty network to pre-doctoral and postdoctoral trainees in a variety of fields.

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
560 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-305-0723
Fax: 212-305-0722
Email: ell23@columbia.edu
 
Bevin Cohen, MPH, MPhil
Columbia University School of Nursing
560 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-342-4111
Fax: 212-305-0722
Email: bac2116@columbia.edu