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Partner Facilities

We work with Alberta’s leading centres of excellence in a wide range of therapeutic areas. From science to methodology, from clinics to procedures, we and our partner institutes and organizations are here to support your research. Together we can bring about better medicine and better outcomes.

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Alberta Diabetes Institute

Started in 2007, the Alberta Diabetes Institute is a research facility at the University of Alberta that translates discoveries into applications to prevent, treat, and cure diabetes. The 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art institute is a single facility to house the university’s diabetes investigators and trainees. The institute’s research includes cellular, molecular, preclinical, clinical, population health, and health outcomes studies in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

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Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services works with other healthcare providers, communities, businesses, and governments to care for the health and wellbeing of four million Albertans throughout their lives. With some 123,000 staff, doctors, and volunteers dedicated to making a difference in the lives of Albertans, they’re the cornerstone of Alberta’s health system and Canada’s largest healthcare provider.

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Canadian VIGOUR Centre

The Canadian VIGOUR Centre is an ARO made up of world-famous leaders in cardiovascular medicine and clinical investigation who translate research into practice. The CVC has managed dozens of Phase II and III cardiovascular therapy clinical trials from research study design to publication. Its investigators’ expertise covers regional registries and population health outcomes.

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Drug Development and Innovation Centre

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta started the DDIC to help bridge the gap between basic sciences and clinical research. The DDIC designs and improves dosage forms and pharmacopeial standards, connects investigators and sponsors using their specialist network, and offers custom training in pharmaceutical sciences and quality control.

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Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Established in 1913, the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has some of the finest teachers in the country, including six 3M National Teaching Fellows and five University Cup winners. The faculty is ranked as one of the top 50 clinical and pre-clinical health schools worldwide and places third in Canada for medical research intensity. Right now almost 2,300 clinical trials are running through the combined efforts of the Faculty and AHS.

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Institute of Health Economics

The IHE models economics and analytics, reviews health practices and technologies, and allows for the free exchange of knowledge. It supports decision making in health policy and practice using medical, economic, social, and ethical evidence. It also connects government, academic, industry, and healthcare groups to talk about important health issues.

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Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology

The LKSIV uses investigators from the Alberta Institute for Viral Immunology and the Centre of Excellence for Viral Hepatitis Research. It searches for new platform technologies, support new animal models, and build a global network of virology investigators and initiatives. Their research includes viral development, vaccine research, and viral therapeutics using viruses like influenza, pox, hepatitis B and C, rubella, herpes, West Nile, and dengue.

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University of Alberta

The University of Alberta serves more than 38,000 students in 18 faculties under 370 graduate and undergraduate programs. It’s the fourth-ranked university in Canada, and it has three Canadian Excellence Research Chairs, 68 Rhodes Scholars, and over 100 institutes and centres. It’s also known throughout the world as a leader in research and teaching.

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Women’s and Children’s Health Research Institute

WCHRI supports research to improve the lives of women and children. It’s the only research institute in Canada that focuses on perinatal, children’s, and women’s health. It offers services to help investigators develop funding applications, staff their projects, and get results. The institute is made up of over 400 leading investigators who care deeply about keeping women and children well.

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Zeidler Gastroenterology Health and Research Centre

The University of Alberta’s state-of-the-art Zeidler Gastroenterology Health and Research Centre is the first clinical facility in Canada for gastroenterology patient care and research. Started in 2006, the centre helps investigators focus on inflammatory GI disorders, non-ulcer dyspepsia, gastric infection with Helicobacter pylori, inflammatory bowel disease, viral hepatic and biliary disorders, and related GI cancers.