Most Faculty research is conducted under the auspices of the centres and institutes that are part of UBC or affiliated with it, in collaboration with our health partners.
Conducting a wide variety of cancer research from traditional research based in the laboratory to looking at how we provide counselling and support.
A provincially networked organization with a mandate to develop, help implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction.
The largest research institute of its kind in Western Canada, spanning a wide range of children’s and women’s health concerns.
The CBR applies emerging biotechnology to the study of blood and blood processing in an integrated, interdisciplinary manner.
CCI provides services to enhance the research capacity of its member investigators and to facilitate national and international cardiovascular clinical trials.
Progressing research in the prevention and management of chronic diseases.
Advancing the health of Indigenous people through innovative thinking, research, and education.
Committed to shaping the theories and activities of learning in the health professions.
Evaluating the effectiveness of health interventions in populations, with a focus on minorities and marginalized groups in urban populations.
Conducting independent, policy-relevant research in the delivery of health care, along with data compilation and graduate training.
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.
Exploring the genetic basis of disease, with the goal of developing diagnostic methods and treatments for both common and rare disorders.
Uniting research and clinical expertise in neuroscience, psychiatry and neurology.
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.
Seeking new insights into the diagnosis and treatment of some of the most challenging issues in modern medicine.
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.
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.
Dedicated to discovering the fundamental biological mechanisms underlying health and disease in an environment designed to catalyze research ideas and interests.
Northern Centre for Clinical Research
Fostering collaborative clinical and medical life sciences research across the north.
Research expertise includes laboratory, clinical, and epidemiological research in the fields of HIV/AIDS, heart disease, renal disease, gastro-intestinal diseases, psychiatry, and geriatrics.
Providing analytical and policy support to all levels of government and health authorities in the understanding, management and prevention of communicable diseases.
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.
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.
Advancing research and teaching in science and technology ethics and policy, organizational ethics, animal welfare, health, the environment, and research ethics.
Devoted to improving the health and health care of girls and women through knowledge generation.
UBC Senate-approved and/or Faculty of Medicine-approved research centres and institutes in the Faculty of Medicine.
Learn more about the many additional research groups and programs affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine.