Research Centre
Research Excellence
Research Excellence

Research Excellence

Covenant Health engages in research projects in many clinical/therapeutic areas.

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Some areas of research excellence within Covenant Health include breast reconstruction; medical reconstructive sciences, rehabilitation and regeneration; mental health and addictions; palliative care; rural health; seniors health and wellness; and vascular surgery.


institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM)


iRSM is an internationally-renowned, specialized clinic and research institute focused on medical reconstructive sciences, rehabilitation and regeneration with the vision to heal through compassion and science, one patient at a time. The institute operates as a partnership between Covenant Health, Alberta Health Services and the
University of Alberta.

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Network of Excellence in Seniors' Health and Wellness (NESHW)

Championing innovation and change for Alberta’s seniors - Covenant Health launched the Network of Excellence in Seniors’ Health and Wellness in the fall of 2013 to propel progress on seniors’ health and wellness initiatives already in play, and to promote pragmatic advances in care and support for Alberta’s seniors. We believe that an intentional and collective focus on innovation and change is critical to developing and designing sustainable models for seniors’ care and service delivery.

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Palliative Institute (PI)

The Palliative Institute is committed to alleviating suffering for patients and their families by supporting excellence in palliative and end-of-life care.

Covenant Health launched the Palliative Institute in October 2012, envisioning a future where every Albertan can make informed choices about their palliative and end-of-life care and where caregivers have the knowledge, expertise and resources to support them. It is the Institute’s distinctive role to serve as a knowledge-broker and problem solver for clinicians, policy makers, patients and families, and to lead informed public conversation about palliative and end-of-life issues.

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