The design of the new RI-MUHC at the Glen site emphasizes the importance of translational research by grouping its basic laboratory, clinical, and evaluative research in close proximity. Research activities are housed in two main centres: the Centre for Innovative Medicine (clinical research) and the Centre for Translational Biology (fundamental or pre-clinical research). These centres integrate with other clinical research units, notably the Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, soon to be housed at both 5252 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. and at the MGH-MUHC.
The McConnell Centre for Innovative Medicine
The McConnell Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM), serving more than 250 clinical and evaluative researchers, is a multi-purpose evaluation unit with dedicated research space. Located at the Glen site, the CIM was designed to capitalize on basic research advances of MUHC and other McGill scientists. A comprehensive paediatric and adult technology platform for clinical research, the CIM houses cardiorespiratory and exercise physiology, medical imaging, endoscopy and surgery suites, among others.
The Centre for Translational Biology
The Centre for Translational Biology (CTB) houses approximately 151 biomedical scientists organized by research neighbourhoods. Situated at both the Glen and Montreal General Hospital of the MUHC (MGH-MUHC) sites, the CTB is set up as open laboratory units with shared technology platforms.
The Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
In winter 2017 many Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) researchers and personnel are moving into new premises at 5252 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., adjacent to the Glen. Within the following year, members of the CORE will also occupy newly renovated space at the MGH-MUHC.
RI-MUHC researchers at both the Glen and the MGH-MUHC sites have access to highly specialized technology platforms equipped with the most advanced research tools. These include the Containment Level 3, Drug Discovery, Histopathology, Immunophenotyping, Molecular Imaging, Proteomics, and Small Animal Imaging Labs (SAIL) platforms. The new Biobank will be launched in 2017.
Modernization of the Montreal General Hospital of the MUHC (MGH-MUHC) is an important facet of the McGill University Health Centre Redevelopment Project. As part of this initiative, the RI-MUHC provides modern research facilities for those investigators whose research interests are centred on the clinical activities of the MGH-MUHC. Housing a large number of researchers from the Brain Repair and Integrative Neurosciences, Injury Repair Recovery and Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan programs, this site has undergone recent renovations and is scheduled for a significant upgrade in the near future. Further improvements to infrastructure will include a satellite Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM), new surgical laboratories and upgraded clinical research space.
A look inside the RI-MUHC at the Glen
Discover the new work environment of hundreds of researchers,
students and employees at the Glen site.