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The Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) is a University of British Columbia research environment with a focus on innovation, CHHM houses state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, and cutting-edge technologies.


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, critical for prevention of falls and fracture

  • Bone and joint biomechanics and biomaterials engineering

  • Population health and epidemiology

  • Health economics

  • Health promoting behaviour in the built and social environments

  • Fall and Injury Prevention

  • Health promoting behaviour that increases physical activity, while decreasing sedentary behaviour

  • Innovations to reduce infection and the overall burden of orthopaedic surgeries and molecular and cellular physiology of bone, muscle and tendon


Our Upright Open MRI scanner (MROpen, manufactured by Paramed Medical Systems) is located in the Radiology Department at Vancouver General Hospital, and is affiliated with the UBC Research MRI cluster.


Robert H.N. Ho Research Centre

The seven-storey, 69,350 sq ft 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 building.


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