Where internationally recognized science leaders are studying innovative pathways to develop new approaches to treat the top health care threats to Canadians, including:
The St. Boniface Albrechtsen Research Centre is home to:
The Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences (ICS)
The Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences (ICS). Widely regarded as one of the preeminent basic cardiovascular research programs in the world, ICS is a leading force in the fight against heart disease at the cellular and molecular levels. Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and by understanding ways to prevent and treat this disease, research programs in the areas of women’s health, disease prevention, novel treatment strategies for ischemic heart disease, hypertension, heart attacks, strokes and coronary heart disease are making a difference by saving and improving people’s lives.
The Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders (DND)
DND is committed to studying diseases that affect the brain and nervous system, particularly the mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s disease, ischemic stroke, traumatic brain injury and ageing-related central nervous system degeneration and identifying potential treatments for these diseases. The researchers in DND are also interested in the impact of diabetes on these neurodegenerative disorders.
The Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM)
CCARM strives to understand the potential health-related benefits found in nutraceuticals, functional foods, and natural health products grown or harvested here in Canada. They want to help people determine which foods are good for us, which foods may not be so good for us, and which foods have special compounds in them that can work as medicine. CCARM represents a unique collaboration directly involving researchers at our Centre from St Boniface Hospital, two Universities (the U of Winnipeg and the U of Manitoba) and a federal agricultural program (Agriculture and Agri-food Canada).
The 3rd floor of the I.H. Asper Clinical Research Institute, next door to the St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre is uniquely positioned to leverage the strength of a bench-to-bedside approach for improving human health. Each year, Clinical Research conducts approximately 450 ongoing, active clinical studies and is currently reviewing about 100 new trials annually to create new approaches to address cardiovascular and vascular conditions, cancer, as well as the benefits of nutritional interventions.
St. Boniface Hospital Research has remained the #1 Research Intensive Hospital in Western Canada, and in the Top 5 nationally, for 8 years running according to data calculated by Research Infosource Inc. an independent group out of Toronto.