American University of Beirut

Message From The Director

Welcome to the website of the Clinical Research Institute (CRI)!​​


The CRI provides services and training in clinical research. It supports faculty, nurses, house staff (residents, fellows), and research assistants/ coordinators leading projects at the Faculty of Medicine (FM) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and its medical center (AUB-MC). The CRI has succeeded in establishing several research educational programs and activities that can benefit researchers from different levels.​

The CRI team, faculty and staff, look forward to meet you and work with you to achieve your research goals.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our offerings and to identify educational opportunities that serve your projects and your plans.

Follow us on social media for our latest news and updates.


Marlene Chakhtoura, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Clinical Research Institute​


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