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.
Building a Better Surgeon
The Surgical Simulation Research Lab is using AR, VR and eye tracking to create more-precise training for tomorrow’s doctors.
Some are providing dental care to those living in poverty; some leading the charge on cutting edge women’s health research or advocating for LGBTQ-inclusive health care. Here are some of our most recent alumni plus current undergraduate students, resident physicians and graduate students. All are change champions carving out new directions in health care, education, research and public policy.
$5-million gift enhances children’s health research in Alberta
Top pediatric researchers named as Distinguished Researchers within the Stollery Science Lab to act as advocates for children’s health.
Meet the Momentum Drivers of 2019
From diverse research groups targeting breast cancer to those tackling MS from every angle and experts promoting healthy aging: here are the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry’s Momentum Drivers of the year.
Discovery boosts chemo while protecting heart
University of Alberta medical research may bolster chemotherapy potency while protecting heart from side-effects.
Household disinfectants could be making kids overweight
Infants in households where household cleaners are used frequently showed higher levels of certain gut bacteria.
Stopping cancer from spreading
University of Alberta researchers find 11 genes responsible for the spread of cancer.
Precision cancer cures a step closer
New technique developed by UAlberta researchers brings gene-editing medicine closer to patient applications.
Surgical mesh implants may cause autoimmune disorders
U of A doctor says more research is needed to confirm mesh-implanted patient symptoms are linked with autoimmune disorder.
Indigenous students top priority in U of A’s medical school
New policy redresses historic limitations on Indigenous student admissions to MD program.
Expansion of services, hands-on learning in Boyle McCauley
Inner city low-income residents, newcomer immigrants and Indigenous peoples have a new dental clinic thanks to community partnership and support.
Radiation therapy students receive hands-on training and provide care at different locations in Alberta
U of A family medicine residents to receive part of their training at MacEwan University’s new health centre
Hands-on training crucial to Medical Laboratory Science
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) curriculum ready for rollout
Alberta positioned to become an international leader in lymphatic-disorder research thanks to $7 million in gifts
Commitment unites Dianne and Irving Kipnes Foundation, University Hospital Foundation and the Cancer Research Institute of Northern Alberta at the U of A.
New health research centre opens at Lois Hole Hospital for Women
A newly opened research centre at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women provides a place where clinicians, researchers and patients can work together to improve patient outcomes.
U of A researchers identify possible new pathway to treat anxiety
U of A pharmacology professor William Colmers’ research focuses on hormones that regulate fight-or-flight response.
U of A lab discovers game-changing disease process in MS
Researchers discover role of programmed cell death, previously only associated with inflammation, in multiple sclerosis.
U of A scientists first to pinpoint a cause of pigmentary glaucoma
Discovery identifies gene that causes common form of blindness worldwide, potentially leading to new treatment for glaucoma.
Six simple positive ways to engage with someone with autism
U of A autism expert gives advice to help you interact in a supportive way with children and adults on the spectrum—and check your own biases.
How patient stories can improve intensive care
Talking about their health-care experiences can build empathy between patients and health professionals.
Meet two PhDs who are breaking new ground in their fields
Brad Necyk, Psychiatry PhD candidate and Stephanie Lunn, Pharmacology, ’18 PhD
Rhodes Scholar combines medicine and dance in creative approach to public health
Dance, med school and community work in Africa taught latest U of A Rhodes Scholar value of understanding how people experience life, illness and the world.
Enduring friendship inspires cancer-research fund
Dianne and Irving Kipnes remember Rachel Mandel with matched gift
Gift helps UAlberta research delve further into the mysteries of neurodegenerative diseases
Alberta family’s contribution in the form of mineral rights propels U of A researchers’ understanding of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Richard Fedorak: Builder of excellence in service of the people
Throughout his time as dean, Richard Fedorak would often share how the faculty was built “upon the shoulders of giants.” Now that company of giants has grown by one.
2019 Alumni Award Recipients
Jayan Nagendran, Darren Freed, Donald Enarson, Gary Lobay, Tony Mok, Steven Knudsen
From powerful ideas to life-saving products
The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry propels health science discoveries beyond the labs into life-changing solutions.
Then and Now
30 years since Jean Vance's discovery about the building blocks inside cells & A 25-year battle against cancer... and closer to winning.