Infectious diseases remain among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the Middle East, with diseases such as pneumonia, gastroenteritis, malaria, and tuberculosis presenting a major burden in our region. The Center for Infectious Diseases Research (CIDR) at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) prom otes research in basic, translational, and clinical aspects of infectious diseases. The aim of the CIDR laboratory is to function as a national and regional reference laboratory with emphasis on the diagnosis of endemic and epidemic infectious diseases relevant to our region.
- Conduct and support research into the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases particularly those relevant to the Middle East
- Enhance the health of the population by promoting excellence in diagnosis, management and prevention of infectious diseases through clinical care, education, research and advocacy.
- Become a center of excellence in infectious disease related domains to improve clinical care, with the provision of evidence-based, cost-efficient, and comprehensive workup in order to achieve the best clinical outcomes.