• Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program
    Acute Respiratory Infections
    Deployment and Travel Related Infections
    Emerging Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance
    Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Human Immunodeficiency Virus
    Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
    Trauma Related Infections

IDCRP is committed to reducing the impact of infectious diseases in the military population through collaborative clinical research
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16 Abstracts Accepted at 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium, 17-20 August

IDCRP accepted abstracts included: a review of accomplishments within the Trauma Infectious Disease Outcomes Study; expedited development of an Invasive Fungal Infection Clinical Practice Guideline; cost effectiveness analysis of hygiene strategies to prevent methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus associated skin and soft tissue infections; and capturing safety and efficacy data of experimental Ebola therapies in the US.

A Unique Central IRB

The USU Infectious Disease Institutional Review Board (ID IRB), established in 2008 via a Memorandum of Understanding, created a single review pathway for multi-center research and eliminated the need for multiple and repetitive scientific, ethical and second-level review at multiple medical treatment facilities.

State of the Art Specimen Repositories

The program maintains study-specific repositories of host (e.g., blood), diagnostic (e.g., nasal wash) and/or pathogen (e.g., bacterial culture) specimens. IDCRP partners in the maintenance and application of these collections with groups such as the Military HIV Research Program, USU Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and the San Antonio Military Medical Center. This vast collection of human and microbiologic specimens is invaluable for studies of disease pathogenesis, the host immune response, and the development and evaluation of novel diagnostic methods.