The McConnell Centre for Innovative Medicine is a dedicated clinical research facility that specializes in leading clinical trials to effectively transform discoveries into new treatments for our patients and our community. Through the CIM, clinicians and clinician scientists at the Research Institute of the MUHC benefit from one of the most modern facilities in North America, helping them develop and evaluate new treatments for some of the world's most critical diseases
The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and hospital research centre. Located in Montreal, Quebec, the Institute is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. The Research Institute offers a dynamic multidisciplinary research environment that fosters collaboration and leverages discovery aimed at improving the health of individual patients across their lifespan.
The RI-MUHC was built to facilitate investigator-initiated and discovery-driven research that creates new knowledge in healthcare research along the whole spectrum of investigative activities. This involves fundamental biomedical research, patient-oriented and applied clinical research, research on health services and health systems, as well as population and health promotion research, including societal and cultural effects on health.
In 1997, five McGill teaching hospitals (the Montreal General (MGH est. 1821), the Royal Victoria (RVH est. 1893), the Montreal Children's (MCH est. 1904), the Montreal Chest Institute (MCI est. 1909) and the Montreal Neurological Hospital/Institute (MNH/I est. 1934) merged to form the MUHC. The RI-MUHC, created from the five hospital research institutes, became the clinical and translational research hub of the MUHC. The RI is a powerhouse, with over 460 investigators and over 1,200 students and fellows studying a wide range of health issues that affect mankind through fundamental, clinical and evaluative research. Our greatest strengths are our people, our partners and our community. – less