Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS)

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) program isĀ an integrated network of centers designed to bring together multidisciplinary teams of researchers that perform surveillance related research integrated with research on host immune response, viral pathogenesis, and the factors that control the emergence and transmission of influenza viruses. The overall goal of the CEIRS network is to provide the information and public health tools needed to control the impact of epidemic influenza and the threat of pandemic influenza.