Research Institute

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Dynamic research institutes are the heart of the world’s best university health centres, and the Research Institute of the MUHC (RI-MUHC) is one such place. As the research arm of the MUHC, and affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, it houses one of the largest concentrations of researchers in Canada. The RI-MUHC’s dynamic and multidisciplinary team and it continues to pushes the boundaries of research to discover new treatments and ultimately cures for some of the world’s most devastating illnesses.

muhc-foundation-research-institute-3-400The RI-MUHC works closely with the hospital’s physicians and surgeons to foster new treatments and improve the health of patients across their lifespan. It has developed a completely integrated model of research and clinical care, giving researchers access to the MUHC’s large and diverse patient population while ensuring that these patients can benefit from the latest treatments and techniques.

With more than 460 researchers, 1,300 research students, and 1,700 ongoing research projects and clinical trials, the RI-MUHC is consistently ranked as one of the top research hospitals in the country and the first overall in Quebec. Its renowned clinical and scientific researchers have put Montreal on the map as the hub of Canada’s biomedical and pharmaceutical industries, providing a powerful stimulus to the city’s economy. The RI-MUHC’s research programs bring together a minimum of 15 investigators who identify with common themes across the three pillars of basic, evaluative and clinical research, and each of the programs was designed by its members.

RI-MUHC Research Programs

  • Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience Program
  • Cancer Research Program
  • Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan Program
  • Child Health and Human Development Program
  • Experimental Therapeutics and Metabolism Program
  • Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program
  • Injury Repair Recovery Program
  • Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program

The Research Institute of the MUHC is one of the top 3 research hospitals in Canada and the #1 in Quebec.  We have the facilities and expertise to make discoveries, translate them into new and innovative treatments, with the ultimate goal of finding cures for some of the world’s most devastating illnesses. Today’s research is changing tomorrow’s healthcare and your support can help us to profoundly impact patients in Montreal and around the world.

Dr. Bruce Mazer

Interim Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer, RI-MUHC

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Congratulations to Don Sheppard and Brendan Snarr of the Research Institute of the MUHC for being named in the 10 ‘discoveries of year’ selected by Quebec Science for 2017 ... See MoreSee Less

Québec Science magazine has selected its 10 Discoveries of the Year for 2017! 🔬 Don Sheppard and Brendan Snarr of the Research Institute of the MUHC and McGill University made the list for their...

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Yesterday, researchers, donors and staff gathered to celebrate the official opening of the RI-MUHC Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) in its new home on 5252 boulevard de Maisonneuve. Created in 2013, CORE comprises more than 90 experts in epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical trials and health services research who work to improve the health and health care of Canadians. Previously scattered in various locations, these researchers as well as over 350 trainees and professional staff are now finally united under one roof. Funding for the new infrastructure, which is located a few steps away from the Glen site, was supported in large part by the MUHC Foundation via the Best Care for Life Campaign and by the federal-provincial Strategic Investment Fund. ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday, researchers, donors and staff gathered to celebrate the official opening of the RI-MUHC Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) in its new home on 5252 boulevard de Maisonneuve. ...

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