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.
At the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, we are delivering on precision health projects that will help predict and prevent diseases, complete more accurate diagnoses and provide targeted care for each patient’s circumstances and lifestyle.
Here are some examples of UAlberta-led innovative demonstration projects that are part of Alberta's provincial precision health initiative:
Better point-of-care testing in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Precision health and Inflammatory Bowel Disease care
Comparing data to save lives: Alberta’s Tomorrow Project (ATP) and the Alberta Cancer and Research Biobank (ACRB)
Understanding patient frailty for better medical interventions
Molecular testing in breast cancer
Precision approach to detection and treatment of ovarian cancer
Early diagnosis and treatment of brain injury in youth
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