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Better healthcare starts here

Recent times underscore the crucial need for swift medical research and innovation. Researchers at the AMRC are committed to improving patient health outcomes by accelerating the journey from laboratory breakthroughs to commercialized solutions. We are dedicated to strengthening Canada’s health-care system through research, education, community well-being, and cross-sector partnerships.

Driving health innovation in Canada — and beyond

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Brain-Heart Interconnectome (BHI)

Experts from the University of Ottawa and affiliated research institutes, the uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, McGill University, the University of Saskatchewan and more than 45 other academic, industry and governmental and non-governmental partners worldwide aim to be the global leaders in this new area of research, and bring benefits to Canadians and worldwide in diagnosis, treatment, and improved health and well-being.

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Canadian Pandemic Preparedness Hub (CP2H)

Building on the lessons learned after three years of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from across Canada have joined forces to create the Canadian Pandemic Preparedness Hub (CP2H).

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Brain and Mind Research Institute

Since its establishment in 2012, the University of Ottawa’s Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI) has been committed to advancing interdisciplinary research excellence on the brain and mind for greater impact.

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Ottawa Health Innovation Hub

Truly exciting and ambitious health science ventures capitalize on existing strengths to transform research, spark breakthroughs, and generate broad and positive socio-economic benefits for the communities they serve.

Sylvain Charbonneau

“Universities are catalysts for transformative economic development by bringing together private sector and policy makers, with talent and cutting-edge research.”

Sylvain Charbonneau

— Vice President, Research and Innovation, uOttawa

Improving the health of our communities

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Biomedical engineering master student’s research could improve our health care system

Zachary Morris’ research project could lead to quicker diagnoses.
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University of Ottawa Launches Health Equity for the Aged Lab

The University of Ottawa is celebrating the launch of its new Health Equity for the Aged Lab (HEAL). This initiative aims to improve the health and we…
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Improving patient care: uOttawa’s unprecedented investment in medical research and training

Health care in Canada is in crisis and that is why the University of Ottawa is investing close to $500 million in health, biomedical sciences, and lif…

Accelerating impact and commercialization

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From bench to bedside: Training the next generation of physician-scientists

The MD/PhD program is fostering a new generation of physician-scientists who have the ability to transform Canada’s research and medical practices. Th…
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Knowledge is power: uOttawa researchers first to track influenza virus via wastewater

Philosopher Francis Bacon said it best: knowledge is power. Those words motivated a group of local researchers to use wastewater to track influenza, a…
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Faculty of Medicine grant to move innovative research from the lab to the market

With a paradigm-shifting grant, the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine is supporting new innovative research projects as more investigators in our vibrant bi…

Fuelling discovery and innovation

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uOttawa's new Canada Research Chairs are driving innovation in health and sustainability

Three University of Ottawa professors have been awarded Canada Research Chairs (CRC) to support their work in postnatal neurogenesis, host-virus inter…
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Update on uOttawa/TOH partnership to enhance health research in Ottawa

Last year, the University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital and its Research Institute (OHRI) formed a new partnership to foster a more collaborative and…
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Larger than the Milky Way: Exploring Hidden Functions of the Nervous System

Comprising over 100 billion neurons and an enigmatic number of connections between them, the human nervous system is the most complex system in the bo…
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Reimagining the future of health care

The word “Ottawa” comes from the Algonquin term adawe, “to trade.” True to its name, Ottawa today is a place to create and trade ideas: ideas that can shape public policy, build forward-thinking communities, and help innovations become exciting business opportunities. All this to build a healthier and stronger community.
Learn how we are reimagining the future of health care
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