Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Center (PIDRC)

Brief Overview
 

PIDRC is committed to educating and training medical students, residents, and fellows and works closely with physician assistants, microbiologists, and clinical laboratory directors.

The Pediatric Infectious Research Center (PIDRC) is committed to supporting scientists who have the potential to reconcile bench and bedside research, and further enhance leadership in biomedical and clinical research. The advancements in basic research are what lead to new breakthroughs in clinical research.

PIDRC is committed to educating and training medical students, residents, and fellows and works closely with physician assistants, microbiologists, and clinical laboratory directors.

 

 

Infectious disease physicians at the Children’s Medical Center Hospital specialize in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of infections and related clinical problems of children. We provide assistance in the selection of appropriate antibiotic therapy through a comprehensive Antibiotic Stewardship Program and also provide advice on the most appropriate diagnostic tests. We are working at the forefront of microbiology and immunology research to discover new treatments.

 

 

Missions
 
  • Maximum specialized utilization of the human resources to conduct researches in pediatric infections.
  • Providing necessary facilities for involving the researchers, academic staff, and students in developing research projects.
  • Interacting with national and international scientific centers.
  • Helping in diagnosis, and offering scientific solutions for both prevention and treatment protocols.

 

 

Research Fields
 
  • Hospital Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship 
  • Infection Control and Prevention
  • Nosocomial infections
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Vaccine and drug development
  • Susceptibility and resistance to infectious diseases
  • Novel approaches to the treatment of infectious diseases
  • Innovative approaches to understanding microbial virulence
  • Promotional and programmatic research as well as laboratory-based assay development
  • Innovative approaches to the diagnosis of infectious diseases

 

 

Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship Program
 

Physicians who are eligible in pediatrics will receive at least 6 months of in-depth training in the clinical and microbiological aspects of infectious diseases. This will include inpatient consulting, infectious diseases clinic, HIV clinic, antibiotic stewardship and infection control. 

Fellows may choose to work in basic, experimental or clinical research and have access to mentors in infectious diseases department. 

Ph.D. and non-degree program (short-term courses)

PIDRC also offers a Ph.D. in microbiology as well as a non-degree program (short-term courses) including: 

  • Training Course in Cell Culture Techniques
  • Training Course in Gene Cloning and Recombinant Protein Expression
  • Training Course in Genotyping of Bacteria

 

 

Research Programs Offered by the PIDRC
 
  • Microbiology: Ph.D., Short-Term Courses, Fellowship
  • Infectious Diseases: Short-Term Courses, Fellowship

 

 

Head of the Center   PIDRC Faculty Members    PIDRC program coordinator’s contact information
         
  • Setareh Mamishi, Professor 
  • E-mail: smamishi@sina.tums.ac.ir
  • Tel: (+98 21) 6642 8996
 
  • Setareh Mamishi, Professor 

E-mail: smamishi@sina.tums.ac.ir

  • Babak Pourakbari, Associate Professor

E-mail: pourakbari@sina.tums.ac.ir

  • Shima Mahmoudi, Assistant Professor

E-mail: sh-mahmoudi@sina.tums.ac.ir

 
  • Shima Mahmoudi, Assistant Professor
  • E-mail: Sh-mahmoudi@sina.tums.ac.ir
  • Tel: (+98 21) 6642 8996
  • Address: Pediatric Infectious Disease Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Children’s Medical Center Hospital, Dr. Gharib Street, Keshavarz Boulevard, Tehran, Iran

 

 

 

 

Last Update At : 10 July 2019
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