Major research topics

Four main disease areas of the Strategic Research Plan


Internationally renowned scientists work tirelessly on campus and beyond to eradicate this disease that continues to be a global challenge. The complex nature of cancer reflects the interaction between genetics and a broad range of environmental factors, including exposure to carcinogens, lifestyle choices and infectious agents that contribute to further development. READ MORE

Infection and Inflammation

The 21st century is witnessing the re-emergence of infectious diseases as a major threat to global health. At McGill, the efforts in this area build on long-established strengths and take advantage of the presence of substantial resources in genomics, informatics and epidemiology. READ MORE

Neuroscience and Mental Health

Although considerable progress has been made in the management of stroke and other acute brain injuries, chronic disease of the nervous system remain a major source of morbidity in all age groups. McGill will move toward a unified approach to chronic brain disease by bringing together... READ MORE


Aging, Disability and Chronic Disease

The Faculty of Medicine has achieved international recognition for its integrative work on the neurodegeneration of the aging central nervous system and neurodegenerative diseases. The McGill Centre for Studies in Aging (MCSA) is recognized as one of the world's leading research centres in the fields of memory, cognition and forms of dementias such as Alzheimer's disease and other age-related disorders. READ MORE

Research across the Faculty of Medicine

Each department and school provides comprehensive information about their research topics, locations, labs as well as details regarding approaches and projects.

Within the Strategic Research Plan (SRP), there are four strategic priorities—each with several focus areas. The patient experience and personalized medicine are a few of the top priorities within the plan. All are accompanied by novel implementation strategies that maximize research output, ultimately improving clinical care.

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