Most Faculty research is conducted under the auspices of six institutes and 15 centres that are part of UBC or affiliated with it, in collaboration with our health partners.
UBC Senate-approved and Faculty of Medicine-approved research centres in the Faculty of Medicine.
Biomedical Research Centre
Focusing on the cellular and molecular basis of inflammation, the response of the body to infection or damage, and repair and regeneration of damaged tissues.
Centre for Blood Research
The CBR applies emerging biotechnology to the study of blood and blood processing in an integrated, interdisciplinary manner.
Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health
Advancing the health of Indigenous people through innovative thinking, research, and education.
Centre for Health Education Scholarship
Committed to shaping the theories and activities of learning in the health professions.
Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences
Evaluating the effectiveness of health interventions in populations, with a focus on minorities and marginalized groups in urban populations.
Centre for Health Services & Policy Research
Conducting independent, policy-relevant research in the delivery of health care, along with data compilation and graduate training.
Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
Dedicated to solving the problems of heart, lung and blood vessel diseases, in large part through imaging that can measure changes in molecules, cells, tissues, organs and entire organisms.
Centre for Hip Health & Mobility
Committed to lessening the burden of arthritis and fall-related fractures through a focus on prevention, detection, and improved treatment of bone and joint diseases.
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
Exploring the genetic basis of disease, with the goal of developing diagnostic methods and treatments for both common and rare disorders.
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Uniting research and clinical expertise in neuroscience, psychiatry and neurology.
Human Early Learning Partnership
Addressing early child development issues from “cell to society,” encompassing everything from how early experience affects the development of the brain, to children’s development over time, to family policy.
International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries
A multi-disciplinary effort, encompassing basic sciences, social sciences, surgery, rehabilitation, engineering, kinesiology, education and the humanities to find relevant solutions for people with spinal cord injury.
UBC Centre for Disease Control
Providing analytical and policy support to all levels of government and health authorities in the understanding, management and prevention of communicable diseases.
Vancouver Prostate Centre
Seeking the reasons for treatment resistance in advanced prostate cancer and translating that into new products and treatments to improve longevity and quality of life.
W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics
Advancing research and teaching in science and technology ethics and policy, organizational ethics, animal welfare, health, the environment, and research ethics.
Learn more about our six UBC and affiliated research institutes.
BC Cancer Agency
Conducting a wide variety of cancer research from traditional research based in the laboratory to looking at how we provide counselling and support.
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
The largest research institute of its kind in Western Canada, spanning a wide range of children’s and women’s health concerns.
Institute of Mental Health
Seeking new insights into the diagnosis and treatment of some of the most challenging issues in modern medicine.
Providence Health Care Research Institute
Research expertise includes laboratory, clinical, and epidemiological research in the fields of HIV/AIDS, heart disease, renal disease, gastro-intestinal diseases, psychiatry, and geriatrics.
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
Focusing on innovation and discoveries that improve patient health; transform health systems; create technology transfer jobs; and foster a new generation of knowledge and innovation leaders.
Life Sciences Institute
Dedicated to discovering the fundamental biological mechanisms underlying health and disease in an environment designed to catalyze research ideas and interests.
Learn more about the many additional research groups and programs affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine.