We are the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta, one of the world’s elite academic health sciences centres, where top students are taught by award-winning educators and mentored by renowned scientists in a dynamic learning environment.
We conduct our teaching, research and patient care in accordance with the highest international standards. We work with our partners in education, research and health care for the greater good of the local, regional and global community.
Outstanding areas of medical research at the University of Alberta include diabetes, obesity, virology, heart disease, motor control and rehabilitation, protein structure and function, and transplantation.
Population health research looks at health outcomes of a group of individuals. Research in this area examines the effectiveness of primary health care and primary health care interventions and its impact on the health of individuals or populations as well as impacts on health systems.
The AHS Chair in Primary Care Research was established in 2008 and is the result of a partnership between the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and Alberta Health Services. As of 2012, Dr. Neil Drummond, PhD epidemiologist, holds the AHS Chair in Primary Care Research. The primary care research program within the department is focused on two themes:
1. The continuing development and implementation of primary care research network infrastructure for the province
2. Care for people with dementia in primary care.
The AHS Chair in Primary Care Research co-leads the following research initiatives:
The Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network in Alberta (CPCSSN-AB)
The Southern Alberta Primary Care Research Network (SAPCReN)
The Alberta Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Primary and Integrated Health Care Network (SPOR-PICHN)