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2016

New funding program to address Aboriginal maternal health
(Edmonton, Alberta)… Alberta Innovates, Merck Canada Inc., and Alberta Health Services today ...

Provincewide study looks at ways to keep seniors healthier
(Reprint of University of Calgary News Release) Alberta researchers hope 5,000 seniors across ...

Helping residents of Fort McMurray recover through research
Reprint of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) news release (Ottawa, ...

New blood test identifies women at risk of preterm delivery as early as 17 weeks of pregnancy
(Calgary & Edmonton, Alberta)… An Alberta-led team of researchers have developed a blood ...

Helping premature babies thrive with family-centered care
Olivia Nicholson was born prematurely. Caitlin, Olivia’s mother, was in and out of the hospital ...

Injury prevention programs in youth soccer reduce both injuries and health care costs
Calgary, AB – Sport is the leading cause of injury in youth, accounting for more than 30 ...

AIHS Translational Health Chair hopes to save lives by changing the way cancer therapies affect the heart
(Edmonton, AB) Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions (AIHS) and the University of Alberta’s ...

Struggling to forget
Adapted from a piece by Andrea Kingwell, UToday. Why is it that after a shocking or terrifying ...


2015

Helping premature babies thrive with family-centered care
(Calgary, Alberta)…Deegan Charles is Janine Charles’ second premature (preterm) baby. Janine ...

Research on seniors’ health gets a boost
Research on Albertans’ health and wellbeing as they age received a boost with the announcement ...

New research shows why it’s hard to prevent weight regain
(Edmonton, Alberta)… 40 percent of Canadians are obese. Six million Canadians living with ...

New Research Chair to combat hospital-associated infections
(Calgary, Alberta) November 4, 2015… This year, 220,000 Canadians will be admitted to a ...

Alberta & 3M Canada partner to create new opportunities for healthcare innovation, diversification
The collaboration between the Government of Alberta, 3M Canada and the University of Calgary is ...

Finding a way forward in the fight against prion disease
For much of her adult life Valerie Sim has been fascinated by a disease very few in the world ...

High School Student Studies the Brain and Exercise for the Summer
This summer, grade 11 student, Andrew Panteluk is looking at ways to improve the thinking, ...

New research examines resiliency in children and youth from the 2013 southern Alberta floods
Video: (Calgary, Alberta)  June 22, 2015… On June 20th, 2013 Southern Alberta was overwhelmed ...

Prebiotic dietary fiber research shows striking finding with weight control
See what the research team has to say about their oligofructose and weight loss study. A ...

Researchers find new therapy benefits stroke patients
Watch ESCAPE trial video. Canadian researchers have completed an international randomized ...


2014

Largest pediatric study in Alberta to investigate vomiting and diarrhea in children
For Rose Farrell, every time her five year old daughter, Gwen, comes down with vomiting or ...

Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions researcher identifies opportunities to improve cancer screening in Aboriginal communities
Sangita Sharma, PhD, has just been published in the journal Lancet Oncology, looking at ...

Researchers unlock new mechanism in pain management
It’s in the brain where we perceive the unpleasant sensations of pain, and researchers have ...

High school students get a jump on research at the University of Lethbridge
Six local high school students have been learning their way around University of Lethbridge ...

High School Student Researches Brain Cancer for the Summer
(Edmonton, Alberta)  August 13, 2014… This summer, grade 11 student, Victoria Sajtovich has ...

High School Student Researches Stroke Using a Robot in the Lab
(Calgary, Alberta)  August 11, 2014… This summer, grade 11 student, Tingting Yan has been ...

AIHS announces Translational Health Chair in Cancer, Lynne Postovit
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) is delighted to announce that Lynne Postovit, ...

Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions’ investment in University of Lethbridge researcher will improve health of Aboriginal communities
(Lethbridge, Alberta) June 17, 2014… An Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions’ (AIHS) ...

Making water safer for Albertans
(Edmonton, Alberta)  April 16, 2014… Alberta has some of the best water and water safety ...

Reducing wait times for back pain sufferers
(Edmonton, Alberta)  February 13, 2014…Joan Matthews-White is a working mother who enjoyed ...

First study to address vitamin D dose and bone health
(Calgary, Alberta) January 22, 2014… Chris Lunn is an active retiree. However, he ...


2013

New evidence shows Inflammatory Bowel Disease care improving over time
(Calgary, Alberta) November 26, 2013… Myrna Fink was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel ...

Alberta first for federal investment in patient focused research
(Edmonton, Alberta) November 8, 2013…Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose was joined by ...

New Studies to Help Women Achieve Healthy Weights During and After Pregnancy
(Edmonton, Alberta)  October 29, 2013… Pickles, peanut butter, and ice cream have long been ...

New gene therapy trial helps people with genetic eye disease
UPDATE, June 2015: Dr. Ian MacDonald and his AIHS-funded team are now doing clinical trials ...

High School student contributes to genetic research to better understand radiation and cancer
(Calgary, Alberta) August 15, 2013… “This has been an incredible summer,” says Ellen ...

Summer research job opens a world of possibilities for high school student
(Edmonton, Alberta) August 14, 2013… “A university lab is so different from a high school ...

AIHS Funded Team Develops Chip to Improve E.Coli Testing in Meat
(Edmonton, Alberta) July 28, 2013 – Dr. Linda Pilarski and her research team, most recently ...

Making Family Medicine Better for Albertans
(Edmonton, Alberta) July 23, 2013… For most Albertans, the face of the health care ...

Team develops first ever osteoarthritis early detection kit
(Calgary, Alberta) June 12, 2013… Researchers in the Alberta Osteoarthritis Team, ...

Alberta and Pfizer build on collaborative research program
The Alberta-Pfizer Translational Research Collaboration is receiving new support from ...

New clinic offers hope to expecting mothers
(Calgary, Alberta) March 12, 2013… Clinician researchers from the Alberta Inflammatory ...

Skin stem cells hold promise for burn patients
(Calgary, Alberta) February 07, 2013… Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) ...

Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions announces new CEO and COO
(Edmonton, Alberta) January 7, 2013…Robert A. Seidel (Q.C.), Chair of Alberta Innovates – ...


2012

New funding partnership for innovative health services research
(Edmonton, Alberta) December 18, 2012…Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Alberta Innovates ...

New research team examines chemotherapy resistance
(Edmonton, Alberta) Tuesday, December 04, 2012… A research team, funded through the ...

Alberta first to launch streamlined ethics review process
dmonton, Alberta) November 02, 2012…Alberta has taken an important step toward creating a ...

Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions researchers make important immune cell discovery
(Calgary, Alberta) September 27, 2012… Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions researchers ...

High school student experiences life as a researcher
(Calgary, Alberta) August 14, 2012…“I am really grateful for the opportunity to get ...

High school student loves doing research that “could change the world”
(Edmonton, Alberta) August 10, 2012…“Working in a university lab has been amazing. I get ...

Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions team makes safe stem cells by the millions
(Calgary, Alberta) May 24, 2012…Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions scientists have ...

Ethics review board transfers to AIHS
(Edmonton, Alberta) March 28, 2012…We are pleased to announce an innovative partnership ...

Government-Industry Initiative to Transform Medical Discoveries into New Drug Therapies and Health Products
(Edmonton, Alberta) January 20, 2012…Innovative new drug therapies and health products ...


2011

Alberta Health Research Ethics Reciprocity Agreement
The Alberta Health Research Ethics Reciprocity Agreement is a legal agreement among six major ...


2010

History of Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions
1980  An Act of Legislature creates the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research with ...