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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.



  • SPSS​​​ workshop series on April 08, 2017; May 06, 2017 and June 03, 2017. For further information, please contact the CME office at ext​ 4718 or register here.
  • Upcoming publishing session on May 20, 2017. Details coming soon. 
In the news
  • Dr. Elie Akl, the CRI Director, has been featured as one of the 100 influential Lebanese figures around the globe. The book also features AUB President, Dr. Fadlo Khuri. For more info click here. ​ 
  • The CRI has recently launched its Nursing Advancement Program in Clinical Research (NAP) in collaboration with the Nursing Department at AUBMC. The program is directed by Dr. Lina Badr and covers a wide range of topics of relevance to clinical research.​
  • Two programs have joined the umbrella of the CRI as of February 2017, the Fellowship and Residency Research Program (FRRP) and the Medical​ Research ​Volunteer Program (MRVP). 
  • 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​. 
  • The Faculty Advancement Program in Clinical Research (FAP) has been re-launched for the second year in a ro​w. The program is directed by Dr. Mona Nabulsi and covers a wide range of topics of relevance to clinical research.​​
  • 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.
  • 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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