State-of-the-art facilities, equipment and cutting-edge technologies at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) foster a research environment with a focus on innovation. Our research strengths include bone and joint imaging for the early detection of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis; interventions that enhance bone health, cognitive function and mobility and prevent falls and fracture; bone and joint biomechanics and biomaterials engineering; population health and epidemiology, health economics, innovations to reduce infection and the overall burden of orthopaedic surgeries and molecular and cellular physiology of bone, muscle, and tendon.
Is it possible to use CHHM labs, equipment and staff time for my research?
Yes. Staff at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility are happy to address any question you may have, discuss potential applications for our labs and equipment, and work with you to coordinate your project.
Who can use our equipment and access CHHM’s personnel, expertise, and time?
We welcome local, national, or international researchers from:
- Academic institutions
Robert H.N. Ho Research Centre
The seven-storey, 69,350 square foot facility on the Vancouver General Hospital campus is named after a major donor, Robert H.N. Ho. CHHM research laboratories and offices are housed on the upper four floors of the new building. In addition, CHHM has labs within the VCHRI Research Pavilion, and the Centennial Pavilion as well as a Mobile Laboratory.