Discoveries for life

Health research in action

Health research touches our lives in many ways. It helps prevent diseases and injuries. It allows doctors and nurses to give the best possible treatments and care. It can also lead to cures that save lives.

Want to know more about the impact of health research? In this section, you will find stories about CIHR-funded research and how it is improving our lives.






Dr. Alisa Grigorovich – Change Agent

Transforming health care delivery and improving health systems with tech


Analyzing whether wildfire created toxic pollution in Fort McMurray

Researcher’s analysis provided insight for both residents and firefighters of the community


Pink Shirt Day: We all have a role to play in stopping bullying!

CIHR is supporting research into the health impacts of bullying


Healthy sperm, healthy children

Pioneering McGill researcher studies the effects of environmental toxins on male sex cells


Caring for dementia patients in pain

Researcher explores ways that caregivers and health care professionals can better assess and treat pain in people with dementia


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