Health Team Incubation Space

The Discovery Mall is a key feature of the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy. This entire space, 2500m2 , was purpose built to support interdisciplinary research teams. Flexible spaces are easily adapted to meet the changing need of team research. With demountable walls, adjustable furnishings and a free address system, the Discovery Mall provides prime space for team work.

The HSC manages 800m2 of this dedicated space to support interdisciplinary and cross-sector health research within and across all faculties.

Current interdisciplinary teams housed in the Health Team Incubation Space:

Bariatric Care & Rehabilitation Research Group (BCRRG)

The BCRRG is a multidisciplinary research collaboration focussed on improving the care and rehabilitation outcomes for people with obesity.

Ecological and Participatory Approaches to Health (EcoPath) Lab

Ecosystem and Participatory Approaches to Health (Eco-Path) uses participatory action research approaches to address ecological approaches to health. This community engaged group undertakes a variety of projects in partnership with different communities to help them identify needs and also support action across a range of sectors to promote the social determinants of health and facilitate knowledge translation.

Edmonton Cardio-Oncology Research (ENCORE)

The ENCORE programs aims to prevent diagnose and treat the cardiotoxic effects of cancer therapies.

Institute for Continuing Care Education & Research (ICCER)

The Institute for Continuing Care Education and Research (ICCER) is a network of post-secondary institutions, continuing care provider organizations, and regulatory bodies collaborating to improve continuing care in Alberta.

CANHelp National Research Team Knowledge Translation

CANHelp's main purpose is to incubate knowledge translation or exchange strategies with community stakeholders and government as well as conduct capacity building with students who are developing new sub-projects related to the CANHelp goals.

Enriching early childhood practice, program, and policy development to support cross-sectoral poverty reduction strategies

To foster the development of two new areas of research within CUP related to policy and poverty. ECHA space will allow us to build our team of academics, community partners, and students; develop working papers; and write applications for Tri-Council funding to support the evolution of these two areas.

  1. Build knowledge and capacity to maximize the impact of evidence in early childhood public policy development.
  2. Support the work of End Poverty Edmonton by optimizing the recommendations from the working groups and provide the City with the critical information it needs to develop specific implementation plans based on those recommendations.

Head and Neck Research Network (HNRN) Translational Research Initiative iRSM

HNRN's main objective is to allow worldwide centers to participate in aggregating outcomes data and to undertake meaningful research on outcomes of care with emphasis on function and quality of life.

SyMBIOTA Team Capacity Building

The SyMBIOTA program aims to investigate pre- and postnatal influences on infant gut microbiota and their connection to the development of allergic disease in childhood using data and fecal samples of 2,500 infants collected from the CHILD (Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development) pregnancy cohort study.

Children's Environmental Health Centre (ChEHC)

ChEHC is a unique program addressing the impacts on children's health from environmental exposures (chemical, biological, physical and social). The program considers all environmental factors to assess exposures, by integrating clinical, research and educational components.