St. Paul’s Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street
Member Sector: Academic & Research Institutions
The Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI) was established in February of 2005 to support researchers at Providence Health Care. The Research Institute is located at St. Paul’s Hospital, one of two adult acute care academic health science centres affiliated with the University of British Columbia (UBC). PHCRI’s research and teaching mandate is supported by programs in more than 30 clinical specialties.
The PHC Research Institute is home to over 200 researchers and attracted $44.6 million in scientific competitive grants and industry sponsored research trials in 2013-2014. Approximately 40 per cent of PHC Research Institute members also have care-giving responsibilities at Providence Health Care hospitals and residences, ensuring the benefits of research translate quickly into better patient care. The PHC Research Institute’s major research programs align with Providence Health Care’s six populations of emphasis, which include: Heart and Lung health, HIV/AIDS, Kidney/renal, Urban Health, Mental Health and Aging.