Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI)
Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI)

Visionary support from the University of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation has drawn attention to two under-represented areas in health research: women’s and children’s health

4-081 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, 11405 87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1C9

780.248.5602

WCHRI@ualberta.ca
www.wchri.org

Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI)

Pioneering progress in women’s and children’s health research improves the health of society as a whole

Dr. Sandra Davidge


Health Innovation

WCHRI is the only research institute in Canada to focus on both women’s and children’s health, including perinatal health.

How they are changing the world

Visionary support from the University of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation has drawn attention to two under-represented areas in health research: women’s and children’s health. Our researchers are pioneering progress that will impact the health of Albertans for generations to come.

Why Edmonton?

The partnerships WCHRI has are unique and have led to the largest gift in the University of Alberta’s history. The city has world class health care providers and researchers dedicated to advancing knowledge in women’s and children’s health.

What does the future look like?

Lifelong health and longevity can be improved through early risk assessment, prevention, and intervention (i.e. precision health). By focusing our efforts on health strategies addressing women’s and children’s unique health needs, we will have a tremendous impact on the health of the population as a whole.

“95% survival rate for unborn babies with an abnormally fast heart rate, thanks to research done by members of the institute. Previously, half of babies with the condition died before birth.”