Lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that collide from the prenatal period and onward throughout life have made heart, lung and blood vessel diseases the world’s number one killers. The Institute for Heart + Lung Health (IHLH) was created to help reverse this ominous global trend. We have eliminated the barriers that generally separate heart and lung research and discovery, and have built an agile, talented team to find new preventive and monitoring approaches and more beneficial treatments to improve lives.
Based upon the former UBC Centre for Lung Health and Providence Heart + Lung Institute, the IHLH embraces heart and lung researchers, clinical innovators, and trainees from across British Columbia, as well as collaborators around the world. In spanning organizational, disciplinary, sectoral, and geographical boundaries and working from molecules through to populations, we bring greater synergy and enjoyment, a wide range of efficiencies, and a higher plane of performance and impact in furthering heart and lung health and in addressing the global burdens of heart and lung diseases.
We seek to dramatically alter the course of heart and lung risks and diseases to improve and save lives. We are not satisfied with marginally improving prevention and care. We pursue research that has the potential to transform current knowledge and practices.
We are a one-stop shop for heart and lung research, clinical innovation, mentoring, and education.
Our expertise spans the full healthcare spectrum – from conception through to end-of-life, and across the full spectrum of science and care – from basic biology through to population health.
We have decades-long track records on which to build.
Our team includes experts in heart and lung research and care from across several British Columbian institutions. By removing barriers, we can leverage our collective expertise to better tackle diseases of the heart and lungs -attracting the professionals, partners, grants and awards, and donors to allow us to reach a higher plane.
We respect and deeply value the participation of our patients.
We have learned from our patients and deeply respect their input. We also understand that their support of our research, as donors and as contributors of their time, information, data and specimens, is critical to our impact.