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Clinical Research Institute (CRI) at FM, AUB

​​The Clinical Research Institute (CRI) was established in 2010 to provide the required infrastructure to support and promote innovative clinical research and collaborative activities at the Faculty of Medicine and AUBMC, thus leading to discoveries, advancement of clinical practice and improvement in patient care outcomes.

The CRI offers a wide range of services to investigators through its various units, programs and centers.



  • Upcoming SPSS​​​ workshop series as of April 2017. Stay tuned!​

In the news
  • The last workshop of our Statistics Made Easy series took place on Jan 14, 2017. The workshop was very well received by participants. For workshop brief click here​.
  • A well orchestrated workshop on Qualitative Research was conducted over a period of 3 days Dec 14, 21, 28, 2016 in coordination with the Faculty of Health Sciences. For workshop brief click here​. 
  • A successful Statistics Made Easy II​ workshop was organized by the CRI entitled on Dec 10, 2016. For workshop brief click here​. 
  • Dr. Elie Akl, director of the CRI, has been recently named a 2016 Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters. Congratulations Dr. Akl on your contributions to the advancement of scientific discovery and innovation.
  • A fruitful Statistics Made Easy I workshop took place on Nov 19, 2016. Hurry-up and book your seats for the second and third workshops. For workshop brief click here.
  • Another well received workshop was conducted by the CRI on Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews was held on Oct 21-22, 2016. For workshop brief click here.
  • A special seminar was organized by the CRI in collaboration with the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine entitled: The Journey from Patient to an Emerging Therapy by Dr. Rose-Mary Boustany. Dr. Boustany discussed the new drug (Galactosylceramide) to treat CLN3 gene disease, that was recently discovered by her and her team.
  • The CRI held a successful workshop on How to Conduct Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on September 16-17, 2016. For workshop brief click here.
  • The final session of our successful Faculty Advancement Program in Clinical Research (FAP) was held on Wednesday June 29, 2016. The top 3 integrated project proposal winners were handed their prizes by Dr. Samia Khoury. The winners are:
    - 1st prize (IPad Air2) - Marlene Chakhtoura, MD
    - 2nd prize - Sahar Koubar, MD
    - 3rd prize - Marina Adra, PhD
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to discuss your research idea? Are you interested in input to maximize chances of acceptance of a grant proposal you are working on?  The Clinical Research Institute (CRI) at AUBMC is starting a Research Roundtable to assist faculty members in exploring their research ideas, developing study plans, or shaping up their grant proposals. To find out more, click here.
  • Follow the CRI on twitter at CRI_AUBMC.
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