WELCOME TO LAHORE INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Lahore Institute of Research and Development aspires to conduct high quality research in the fields of mental health and intellectual disability. We aim to enhance the research capacity of Pakistani institutions through training and collaborations.
We have focused on research in genetics of mental illness and intellectual disability because of strategic advantages of structure of Pakistani population and our leverage in terms of international collaborative links. Our second focus is translational research that immediately benefits the participants and informs the local health care systems.
LIRD’s mission is to contribute towards international effort to understand the biological basis of mental illness and intellectual disability which will lead to new treatments and cures. In parallel we aim to adapt high quality treatments currently available to local environment.
We believe in the strength of education and awareness in reducing the burden of care for families and caregivers of people who suffer from mental illness and intellectual disability.
LIRD wants to build bridges between Pakistani institutions and highly reputed universities in other countries through collaborative research. This will enhance research capacity in Pakistani institutions.