Research

Breakthroughs & Discoveries: A Timeline

Research Excellence

The Faculty of Medicine provides and fosters innovative research that advances knowledge and translates new discoveries to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. Research opportunities feature extensive collaborations across other faculties, health institutions and health partners across British Columbia, Canada and internationally.

The Faculty’s five major research priorities are: cancer; brain and mental health; heart and lung health; population health; and chronic disease.

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News

Immune cells the missing ingredient in new bladder cancer treatment

New study by Urologic Science Assistant Professor Mads Daugaard finds checkpoint immunotherapy not effective on some bladder cancers.

Steering an enzyme’s “scissors” shows potential for stopping Alzheimer’s disease

It's all about "location, location, location."...

The lasting impact of emotional intelligence programs

Participating students had higher graduation rates and lower rates of drug use and behaviour problems.

About

Learn about research in the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

Centres & Institutes

Find a directory of research centres, institutes and groups.

Research Areas

Find the Faculty’s major research priorities.

Researchers

Meet a few researchers in the Faculty.

Prizes

Find out more about national prizes awarded by the Faculty and how to apply.