The Balgrist-Foundation supports research projects with a high innovation potential and that will achieve great patient and health care benefits. We support and promote publications and international cooperation. Moreover the Foundation grants scholarships or enables the employment of important knowledge carriers. It is very important to us that not only the reputation of the University Hospital Balgrist, but also the science location Switzerland profits from our support.
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UCAR (Unit for Clinical and Applied Research)
The Unit for Clinical and Applied Research (UCAR) enables all clinical research groups to achieve outstanding scientific results using optimal methodology at the lowest possible administrative cost within the ethical and legal requirements of GCP (Good Clinical Practice) and the provisions of new human research legislation.
Identification of disease-relevant epigenetic targets for the development of novel therapeutic strategies for the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Osteoarthritis (OA).
Our aim is to identify novel epigenetic changes in patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Osteoarthritis (OA) by high-throughput techniques. Biocomputational analysis will then identify epigenetically regulated key pathways in the pathogenesis of CRPS and OA, which then can be modified to alter the overall disease outcome and to develop novel epigenetic-based therapeutic strategies.
Study Nurse – Spinal Cord Injury Center
Study nurse involved in translational clinical trials for patients suffering from spinal cord injuries.
Integration of the Interosseous Membrane into 3D Preoperative Planning of Forearm Osteotomies
The project aims to improve the quality of the 3D preoperative planning of the forearm and to reduce possible residual limitation of the range of motion (ROM) in the postoperative situation.
Injury Screening & Prevention – Alpine Skiing (ISPA)
The higher ranging goal of this research project is a sustainable lowering of the frequency of traumatic injuries, overuse damages and musculoskeletal disorders amongst competitive youth alpine skiers and, thereby, making an important contribution to development of future top-athletes.
CARD - Computer assisted planning of hemiarthroplasty for complex fractures of the proximal humerus.
The CARD (Computer assisted research and development) team, a team of engineers and orthopaedic surgeons at the Balgrist University hospital, is specialized in computer assisted three-dimensional analysis and correction of complex deformities for several pathological orthopedic conditions.