Research Institutes and Centres

Most UBC Department of Medicine research is conducted under the auspices of multiple centres and institutes that are part of UBC or affiliated with it, in collaboration with our health partners and Health Authorities.

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI)

VCHRI Associate Dean, Research: Dr. Robert McMaster

VCHRI Signature Contact:  Sybil Zhang

VCHRI Grant Signing

Associated Research Institutes/Centres

Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI)

PCHRI Associate Dean, Research: Dr. Daryl Knight

PCHRI Signature Contact:  Gwen Sin

PCHRI Grant Signing

Associated Research Institutes/Centres

  • BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
    • Research Focus: Epidemiology & Population Health, Gender & Sexual Health
    • Resources: Routine clinical HIV/AIDS lab services, specialized HIV related testing (including drug resistance and therapeutic drug monitoring)
  • BC Centre of Excellence for Prevention or Organ Failure (PROOF)
    • Research Focus: Developing blood tests to better predict, diagnose, manage and treat heart, lung, and kidney disease
    • Resources: The PROOF Centre’s service arm provides expertise in computation, “-omic” science and biomarker workflow to organizations seeking to discover, develop, and implement blood-based molecular biomarkers in a clinical setting
  • BC Centre on Substance Use
    • The BCCSU is a provincially networked organization with a mandate to develop, help implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction.
    • The BCCSU seeks to achieve these goals through integrated activities of its three core functions: research and evaluation, education and training, and clinical care guidance.
    • Research Focus: Leading an innovative multidisciplinary program of research, monitoring, evaluation and quality improvement activities to guide health system improvements in the area of substance use
  • Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHEOS)
  • Centre for Healthy Aging at Providence (CHAP)
  • Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI)
    • Research focus: Understanding the link between genes and the environment in causing heart, lung, and blood vessel disease
    • Resources: Cellular imaging and biophysics core, digital slide scanning, GEM facility, Graphic & Imaging services, Histology, HIC, Info Systems, Molecular Phenotyping and Genotyping, Registry and Biobank, Technology Development
  • Centre for Practitioner Renewal (CPR)

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)

PHSA Associate Dean, Research: Dr. Wyeth Wasserman

PHSA Signature Contact:  Nur Eisma

please note

*Dr. Francois Benard (c/o**Karen Hagan) signs for BCCA

**Dr. Robert McMaster (c/o *Bryan Wong) signs for BCCDC

PHSA Grant Signing

Associated Research Institutes/Centres

Fraser Health Authority (FHA)

FHA Research

Interior Health Authority (IHA)

IHA Research

Associated Research Institutes/Centres

Southern Medical Program

Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA)

VIHA Research

Island Medical Program

Northern Health Authority (NHA)

NHA Research

Northern Medical Program