TIRI: 2012-2017

Training in Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections (TIRI)

Grant # T32 NR013454
Director: Elaine Larson, RN, PhD,
Professor of Therapeutic and Pharmaceutical Research, Columbia University School of Nursing
Co-Director: Lisa Saiman, MD, MPH
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
Funder: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health
Dates: 7/01/12 - 6/30/17
Funding: $1,093,300

Now accepting applications for pre- and post-doctoral fellowships to begin on July 1, 2012!

Interested in applying?  Please contact Elaine Larson, TIRI Director (ell23@columbia.edu) or Bevin Cohen, TIRI Coordinator (bac2116@columbia.edu) to discuss the application process and find out more about the program.  Applications are due May 1, 2012.

Download the application materials here:

Pre-doctoral application form
Post-doctoral application form
Recommendation form

The TIRI program is designed to train biomedical researchers from a variety of fields to conduct interdisciplinary research with a focus on infection prevention in clinical, institutional and community settings.  Pre-doctoral trainees are students enrolled in research doctoral degree programs at Columbia University who have completed at least one year of coursework and wish to pursue a dissertation related to infection prevention.  These trainees work with their faculty mentors to carry out their dissertation research in their primary discipline, and also work with a faculty preceptor in another field on an interdisciplinary field experience.  Post-doctoral trainees are recent doctoral graduates (e.g., MD, PhD, DrPH, PharmD, etc.) with an interest in infection prevention research.  These trainees work with a faculty mentor on one or more research projects in their primary area of expertise, as well as participate in an interdisciplinary field practicum.  All trainees participate in a didactic interdisciplinary course, “Building Interdisciplinary Research Models,” and choose from a variety of infectious disease courses according to their interests and prior training. 

TIRI supports two pre- and two post-doctoral trainees each year.  Traineeships are awarded in one-year increments, although most trainees renew for a second year.  Trainees are awarded an annual stipend, tuition assistance, health insurance, and funds for research-related travel and expenses.








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