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March 7, 2018

CAMRIS Opens the OSIRIS Project Office in Egypt

 

CAMRIS’s Director of Military Health Research and Development (R&D) Ms. April Lueben (furthest left) and Director of Operations and Business Infrastructure Mr. Matthew Bunai (furthest right) pose with the OSIRIS team outside the new office.

CAMRIS’s Director of Military Health Research and Development (R&D) Ms. April Lueben and Director of Operations and Business Infrastructure Mr. Matthew Bunai recently traveled to Egypt to finalize the opening of a new field office in the Maadi district of Cairo. The office serves as headquarters for our Operational Support and Investigational Research in Infection and Serology (OSIRIS) team. The OSIRIS team provides the Naval Medical Research Unit Three (NAMRU-3) with scientific, technical, and administrative support services, and collaborates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to track and combat the spread of infectious diseases

Our dedicated OSIRIS team at the new office in the Maadi district, Cairo, Egypt.

The OSIRIS team of 30 staff include 26 staff based at the office in Maadi, Egypt, two staff based in Alexandria, Egypt, and two based in Djibouti, Djibouti. The office includes shared office rooms, a break area, a large conference room, a lobby, outdoor spaces, and other facilities to support the ORISIS team.

The OSIRIS team works in the following areas: International Emerging Infections Program (IEIP)/One Health, Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), influenza, infection prevention and control, international health regulations/laboratory capacity building, and infectious diseases syndromic surveillance and evaluation of countermeasures.

The OSIRIS team enjoyed an evening out at Bahari Seafood restaurant in Nasr City.

Ms. Lueben and Mr. Bunai are thankful for the OSIRIS staff and people of Egypt for warmly welcoming them and for their hospitality. CAMRIS is honored to collaborate with the Naval Medical Research Unit Three (NAMRU-3) on the OSIRIS project and looks forward to expanding the project to other regions.

You could learn more about the important work being performed under the OSIRIS contract here.