The Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program (IDCRP) was founded in 2005 under an interagency agreement between the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The work of the program, executed through a unique, adaptive and collaborative clinical research network, has a direct impact on force readiness by advancing clinical practice and informing health policy for military personnel. In collaboration with partners from the Department of Defense (DoD), academia, government and industry, IDCRP supports a broad clinical research portfolio within the Military Health System. From observational, longitudinal cohort studies to field-based interventional trials to evaluation of the long-term health outcomes, IDCRP conducts protocols that address critical knowledge gaps in the control and prevention of infectious diseases in the military. What is learned from these studies has far-reaching implications for public health and disease prevention beyond military communities.
To substantially reduce the impact of infectious diseases in the military population through collaborative clinical research
To conduct infectious disease clinical research of importance to the military through a unique, adaptive, and collaborative network to inform health policy and clinical practice and disseminate findings throughout the scientific community.
For more information, please see the IDCRP brochure.