Medical Research Competition
Translating research into patient care
We are proud to have an all-star team of highly skilled doctors, surgeons, clinical specialists, nurses, researchers and educators who are using advanced treatments and innovative approaches to provide the highest quality of integrated care.
Providing top notch health care is possible, in part, because medical researchers make discoveries that can help advance patient diagnosis, treatment and care.
The University of Alberta Hospital site was recently identified as one of the top 25 medical and research centres in the world.
We strive to remain on the forefront of medical advancements, keeping pace with constantly changing technology, emerging patient needs, and the latest knowledge and research discoveries. Highly-skilled specialists are sought-after by healthcare facilities across North America.
And these experts are drawn to facilities that have the resources to promote and support excellence.
Medical Research Competition - Changing & Saving Lives
The Medical Research Competition is just one of many ways the Foundation supports research.
This competition provides funding for peer-reviewed, innovative translational research proposals. Translational research aims to take knowledge and techniques discovered in the lab into new approaches that will directly advance the treatment and care of patients.
Over the past 10 years the Foundation has awarded more than $4.5 million to support 225 research competition proposals.
In 2014/15, community support played a crtiical role in enabling researchers to conduct intitial studies, and leverage their findings into additional funding that eventually led to a life-saving, and revolutionary, approach to providing care to heart attack patients through the Vital Heart Response (VHR) system. Learn more about VHR in this Global Edmonton story.