Hamilton Health Sciences in affiliation with McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences is home to one of the most research intensive environments for medical research in Canada. Our research is conducted through a series of research institutes, research centres and research groups, as well as investigators who work independently.
This comprehensive and highly integrated environment promotes collaboration and growth, giving researchers an opportunity to advance their area of interest by leveraging the strengths and resources of other departments and institutes.
We support more than 500 researchers and their research teams and foster the development of students and research fellows. Themes and programs range from basic laboratory tests to trials in worldwide populations, involving hundreds of thousands of participants. Clinical trials are an integral phase in the study of safety and efficacy of novel treatments; state-of-the-art genetics labs pursue the possibility of individualized medicine; while the field of knowledge translation focuses on closing the gap between research discoveries and patient care by identifying the barriers to the delivery of new treatments.
Researchers at Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster are addressing major global health challenges, translating new discoveries into efficient practices for prevention and patient care, and placing Hamilton at the forefront of medical research.