Centres and Institutes

A collaborative network driving clinical results

Our Centres and Institutes are home to some of the world’s leading researchers and thought leaders, and can provide clinical knowledge, expertise and insights to enhance the planning and execution of clinical trials. 

Below, you'll find a listing of the Centres and Institutes conducting clinical trials at the University of Calgary.

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CSM Centres and Institutes

Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI)

Supported by a network of more than 320 dedicated researchers passionate about child health and well-being, the ACHRI strives to promote excellence in child health, research and family-centred care. Founded in 2009 in partnership between the University of Calgary, Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, the ACHRI leads a wide range of research initiatives that aim to make a difference in the lives of children and their families through new discoveries, better treatments and public health policies. 

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Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute (ACCI)

The ACCI, a partnership between the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services, is a community of researchers and educators with a shared vision of a cancer-free future. By bringing together scientists and physicians, the institute takes an integrated approach to meeting the challenge that cancer presents—including understanding and preventing it, detecting and treating it and improving life both with and after it. Ultimately, the institute’s goal is to help shape a better, cancer-free future of health. 

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Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

A leading research institute in the study of chronic diseases, the Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases has a simple mission: to make discoveries that improve and transform the lives of those suffering from chronic disease. Led by a team of leading experts in chronic diseases, the institute explores ground-breaking research in six core areas: airway inflammation, bacterial pathogenesis, gastrointestinal, immunology, inflammation and precision medicine in nephrology. 

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Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI)

Established in partnership with Alberta Health Services, the HBI is an internationally recognized centre of excellence in brain and mental health research and education. With a team of nearly 750 experts, including 130 members spanning 16 academic departments and nine faculties, the institute aims to inspire and promote discovery and work towards innovative solutions for neurological and mental health disorders—promoting healthy brains for better lives. 

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O’Brien Institute for Public Health

With more than 500 members from a range of academic and professional backgrounds—including research scientists and clinicians, health system decision-makers and other health professionals—the O’Brien Institute for Public Health is a truly interdisciplinary institute for research and education. By describing, designing and suggesting new health system improvements, the institute’s goal is to help translate research knowledge into new models of care and influence public health policy for the betterment of people across the country.

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Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta

As the lead coordinator for all cardiovascular research, clinical care and education in southern Alberta, the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta is a world-renowned research institute serving more than two million people. The institute blends extensive cardiovascular expertise with clinical capabilities to empower high-impact research. In addition to being a centre of knowledge, the institute also houses leading-edge research facilities including the Stephenson Cardiac Imaging Centre and various core service facilities that provide support to investigators. 

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The Mathison Centre for Mental Health

A partnership between the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Department of Psychiatry, the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education is a research centre that aims to advance research and education that helps the early identification, treatment and prevention of mental illness. Partnering closely with both academic and community partners, the Mathison Centre offers world-class facilities and expertise to conduct clinical trials related to mental health interventions.

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McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health

The McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health has a single, simple goal: mobility for life for all Albertans. To that end, the institute brings together a multidisciplinary team of more than 80 faculty, 80 staff and 120 trainees—at both the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta—all working together to understand, prevent, diagnose and develop new treatments for bone and joint conditions.

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