Redevelopment — Research
The MUHC’s Redevelopment Project presents an unprecedented opportunity for the Research Institute’s 625 clinical and scientific researchers, completing the consolidation that began with the creation of the RI-MUHC in 2000.
Research at the new MUHC will take place in a dedicated building on the Glen Campus and in improved facilities on the Mountain Campus. At both campuses, researchers from all of the RI’s research axes will share labs, workspaces and common areas. Communication will be easier and more efficient and the physical environment will encourage the kind of informal brainstorming from which inspired ideas so often emerge.
The new Research Institute on the Glen campus will also feature something entirely new for the RI MUHC: the Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM). The CIM, featuring pediatric and adult beds as well as outpatient facilities, will be the hub for clinical research and will support patient-oriented research programs throughout the hospital. Designed to integrate every phase of research from the lab bench to the bedside and to the population, the CIM will enable the RI-MUHC to perform some of the most advanced clinical trials in the country, and to test in-house discoveries, which previously would have had to be sold to private biomedical research companies for testing. Researchers will also have the satisfaction of seeing their work go from concept to reality, and patients will have the opportunity to benefit from the most cutting-edge treatments available.
The CIM will be unique in Canada and, along with the renovated and redesigned lab and clinical research facilities at the Mountain Campus, will ensure that the RI-MUHC remains a national and international research leader.
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