One of North America’s largest and most modern research centres, the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) focuses on basic, clinical and population health research. It is the Université de Montréal’s standard-bearer of biomedical science and health care research.

This fertile scientific breeding ground is home to more than 140 regular researchers, 330 investigators and some 460 students, who create and transform knowledge that makes a difference in patients’ lives.

Producing internationally acclaimed scientific output, the CRCHUM has an operating budget of $16M and an annual research income of $60M. It is supported by its research teams and competitive infrastructures for early clinical research in Canada (Unit for Innovative Therapies) and by some fifteen core facilities for research support and services.

Patient and Population-Centred

A backdrop to all the CHUM’s hospital activities, our research stands out for its results, innovativeness, originality and dynamism. Our research is rooted in its community and in Quebec society.

We are a global leader when it comes to enhancing patient care, patient services and the patient experience. Our research is highly regarded in certain key sectors:

  • Pathophysiology of solid tumours and related therapeutic intervention (oncology); pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes and its complications;
  • Disease prevention through the adoption of good lifestyles or by changing lifestyles;
  • Deciphering the mechanisms and developing state-of-the-art treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis;
  • Canadian network of toxicology and comorbidities associated with the different types of hepatitis;
  • New approaches in the fight against HIV.

Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal


An Aligned Vision

Drawing on its hospital and university, the CRCHUM develops and uses conclusive data to transform health care and services across the province. To achieve this goal, our research centre counts on the excellence of its research teams, the quality of its collaborations, its ability to integrate and use any type of data (clinical, administrative, biological, etc.), and the collaborative involvement of its clinical teams, citizens and decision makers.

The CRCHUM is supported in its initiative by the Fondation du CHUM, which participates in financing infrastructure and equipment, helps train the upcoming high-calibre generation of scientists and encourages the transfer of the centre’s unique knowledge and know-how. Funding from the Fondation enables the development of strategic initiatives such as the Centre for the Integration and Analysis of Medical Data (CITADEL).

A Lively Scientific Life

Throughout the year, the CRCHUM offers a rich scientific program. Presented by renowned local and international researchers, the CRCHUM’s talks showcase cutting-edge research in the CHUM’s areas of focus. They are accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as continuing professional development activities. The same holds true for the MIAM (Moments de l’Intelligence Artificielle le Midi) artificial intelligence learning lunches talks that many researchers at the research centre take part in.

In November 2018, the CHUM announced the launch of the School of Artificial Intelligence in Health (SAIH). The SAIH allows the community to apply artificial intelligence to health care, measure its impacts for patients, teams and the health care system and share the knowledge discovered globally.

Daring To Look Beyond The Horizon In Figures

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