Centres & Institutes

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

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.

Visit site

Centre for Blood Research

Centre for Blood Research

The CBR applies emerging biotechnology to the study of blood and blood processing in an integrated, interdisciplinary manner.

Visit site

Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health

Advancing the health of Indigenous people through innovative thinking, research, and education.

Visit site

Centre for Health Education Scholarship

Committed to shaping the theories and activities of learning in the health professions.

Visit site

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.

Visit site

Pharmacy

Centre for Health Services & Policy Research

Conducting independent, policy-relevant research in the delivery of health care, along with data compilation and graduate training.

Visit site

Centre for Hip Health & Mobility

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.

Visit site

CMMT

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.

Visit site

Brain Research Centre

Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health

Uniting research and clinical expertise in neuroscience, psychiatry and neurology.

Visit site

HELP

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.

Visit site

ICORD

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.

Visit site

UBC James Hogg Research Centre

James Hogg Research Centre

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.

Visit site

Centre for Disease Control

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.

Visit site

Prostate Gland Adenocarcinoma

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.

Visit site

Centre for Ethics

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.

Visit site

Learn more about our six UBC and affiliated research institutes.

BCCA

BC Cancer Agency Research Centre

Conducting a wide variety of cancer research from traditional research based in the laboratory to looking at how we provide counselling and support.

Visit site

CFRI

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.

Visit site

Institute for Mental Health

Institute of Mental Health

Seeking new insights into the diagnosis and treatment of some of the most challenging issues in modern medicine.

Visit site

SONY DSC

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.

Visit site

Hospital emergency

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.

Visit site

LSI

Life Sciences Institute

Dedicated to discovering the fundamental biological mechanisms underlying health and disease in an environment designed to catalyze research ideas and interests.

Visit site

Learn more about the many additional research groups and programs affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine.