University Hospital Foundation
Research & Strategic Partnerships


Whether it’s developing advanced technology, creating new knowledge or changing the way care is delivered, research plays a vital role in every aspect of patient care at the University of Alberta Hospital – one of Western Canada’s leading academic medical centres.

That’s why the University Hospital Foundation supports research.

5years $21 million

Through donor support, we provide funding that allows our medical teams to remain on the forefront of medical advancements, keeping pace with constantly changing technology, emerging patient needs, and the latest knowledge and research discoveries.

Currently, the Foundation is funding research in such areas as:

  • ex-vivo lung perfusion, a new way of repairing organs for transplantation;
  • sodium intake for heart disease patients, a study that has since expanded into the largest international clinical trial on the subject;
  • innovative methods of patient care for people with Parkinson’s; and,
  • the Stroke Ambulance Pilot Project – the first of its kind in Canada.

The Medical Research Competition

Strategic Partnerships

Through Strategic Partnerships, the University Hospital Foundation brings together industry, the public sector and philanthropic collaborations to translate Albertan innovations into solutions that impact the health of all Albertans.

Our Strategic Partnerships focus on:

  • Transforming Healthcare through Innovation, Collaboration & Philanthropy;
  • Building Support for Funding Health Innovation; and
  • Leveraging Impact to Benefit the Health of Albertans.

The University Hospital Foundation is uniquely positioned to foster collaboration through Strategic Partnerships. We have:

  • The capacity to distribute funds pan-provincially;
  • The cumulative impact of investment by the leveraging of dollars;
  • The responsiveness of a single point of contact for accountability and stewardship for investment;
  • Connection to Key Opinion Leaders to facilitate innovation in flagship areas to advance translational research into care;
  • Measured Return on Investment through outcomes; and
  • An equal and established partnership.

Our Partners:

Janssen AHS ualberta


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Learn more about:

Alberta Boehringer Ingelheim Collaboration (ABIC)

Alberta Transplant Innovation Fund

Johnson & Johnson Alberta Health Innovation Partnership

Novo Nordisk Alberta Diabetes Fund 

Servier Alberta Innovation in Health Fund



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Donor Office - University of Alberta Hospital

1H1.91 WMC, 8440 – 112 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7

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