Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

The Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science

The Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical SciencIn the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, some 200 researchers work in sophisticated laboratories and front-line clinical settings to explore both the basic dynamics of disease and the best ways to improve patient outcomes.

The researchers are changing the way physicians diagnose and treat traumatic head injury. They are tackling the diabetes epidemic by looking for ways to treat long-term complications and prevent the disease from developing in the first place. They are devising new treatments for glaucoma, one of the most common causes of blindness. And these are just a few examples.

The Keenan Research Centre is also home to clinical researchers who work in areas as diverse as multiple sclerosis, pregnancy, pediatrics, musculoskeletal disease.

The breadth and depth of the Keenan Research Centre’s ambitions can be seen in these priority areas:

Basic and clinical science studies explore the fundamental mechanisms of organ dysfunction and the determinants and consequences of diseases, and evaluate the benefits and harms of various interventions.

The Centre for Research on Inner City Health conducts research to better understand the linkages between poverty, social exclusion, and poor health.

The Centre for Global Health Research focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of premature death in developing countries, specifically on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis. and chronic diseases.

The Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC) advances patient care through meaningful clinical research involving human subjects.

And the Joint Program in Knowledge Translation develops tools and techniques to increase the likelihood that medical breakthroughs are quickly transformed into actionable knowledge and bedside treatments.