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University of Manitoba | Sciences biologiques et de la santé

Key facilities

Centre for Global Public Health conducts applied public health research that supports projects both in global and domestic public health developing key public health knowledge application and networks with experts from around the globe.

Manitoba Centre for Health Policy conducts population-based research on health services, population and public health, and the social determinants of health using administrative databases.

Manitoba Centre for Proteomics and Systems Biology functions as a resource and hub for the research community of Manitoba offering intellectual and technical expertise in “omics”.

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Clinical and Research Centre is a Manitoba-based network of clinicians, researchers, and trainees working collaboratively to improve health outcomes for persons living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The centre has established one of the largest IBD population databases in North America.

Major collaborations

Improving How We Prevent and Control HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections Worldwide is a project to develop innovative mathematical models that describe the challenges of treating and preventing HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections (STIs). This research will have a significant impact on global public health by enabling policy-makers to tailor HIV/STI prevention programs to ensure they maximize health benefits and are as cost-effective as possible.

Researchers

  • James Blanchard, Canada Research Chair. Research focuses on how the characteristics of individuals, communities and large populations contribute to the local and global distribution of communicable and non-communicable diseases.
  • Lisa Lix, Canada Research Chair. Research focuses developing methods to measure and improve the quality of electronic health databases for studying chronic health conditions and predicting disease risk.
  • John Wilkins, Professor, Internal Medicine. Research focuses on the analysis of biological and biomedical systems using mass spectrometry extensively in conjunction with immunological and functional genomics methods in a range of clinical systems including renal function and rheumatic diseases.
  • Charles Bernstein, Distinguished Professor and Bingham Chair in Gastroenterology. Research focuses on understanding the causes and clinical management of persons with inflammatory bowel disease, exploring outcomes from colonoscopy in regard to colon cancer screening.

Special programs and work integrated learning initiatives

St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre, is a medical research institute with an international reputation for excellence in cutting-edge medical research. The Centre has a mandate in three primary areas: basic and applied cardiovascular sciences, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, and degenerative disorders associated with aging.

Partners

  • Pfizer Canada
  • Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
  • American Foundation for Medical Research
  • Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Winsanto
  • Cubresa
  • Emergent Biosolutions

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