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Research Axes

Research holds the promise of better ways to diagnose and treat disease. Investigators focus their work on very specific questions. To facilitate focus while encouraging collaboration across scientific disciplines, the RI-MUHC is organized into 11 research axes (research programs).

With the redevelopment of the RI-MUHC at the Glen site and at the Montreal General Hospital, research will centre on research programs to encourage integration of clinician and evaluative scientists into fundamental research groups in order to foster intellectual synergy. 
 
Our axes are focused on research into specific diseases, on the study of genetics, genomics or health outcomes areas of science which are relevant across the whole spectrum of health care, and on the investigators' work with colleagues in other axes.
 

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Cancer

Research in the Cancer Axis focuses on the cause and prognosis of cancers from infancy to adulthood. The axis has developed translational strengths in four areas – breast cancer, prostate...

Cardiovascular Diseases and Critical Care

The Cardiovascular Disease and Critical Care Axis is dedicated to the understanding and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, which represent the major cause of death ...

Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Kidney Diseases

The Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Kidney Diseases Axis has a diverse team of clinical investigators, who in collaboration with fundamental and epidemiological ...

Health Outcomes

The overall aim of the Health Outcomes Axis is to optimize outcomes through the evaluation of health interventions, systems and policies. Members of this axis conduct epidemiological ...

Human Reproduction and Development

Research in the Human Reproduction and Development Axis is focused on the genetic and physiological basis of reproduction and infertility, and on the biology of development ...

Infection and Immunity

The Infection and Immunity Axis is a large, multidisciplinary group that encompasses the rapidly expanding fields of immunology, host defence, autoimmunity and atopic disorders ...

Medical Genetics and Genomics

Medical genetics relates to almost every human condition, from cancer to tuberculosis and brain tumours, as well as drug resistance and vaccine development. Research

Medical Genetics and Genomics

Medical genetics relates to almost every human condition, from cancer to tuberculosis and brain tumours, as well as drug resistance and vaccine development. Research

Mental Illness and Addiction

Unravelling pathophysiology to design novel therapeutics is a priority for modern psychiatric research and a key goal of this research axis. The emphasis of this ...

Musculoskeletal Disorders

The overall goals of the Musculoskeletal Disorders Axis are to improve our understanding of disease mechanisms and expedite the development of ...

Neurosciences

The major goals of this axis are to promote the development of therapeutic approaches to neurological disease through a program of basic and clinical...

Respiratory Health

Researchers in the Respiratory Health Axis work collaboratively to characterize the inflammatory nature of a wide range of respiratory diseases, including ...