Montreal, October 13, 2017 - With its new Family Medicine Innovations in Learning initiative (FMIL), McGill Family Medicine Department is proud to announce that it is now establishing partnerships across the world and online programs to share years of experience in care, teaching and research.
Internationally, 31 students from the city of Shenzhen in China are now part of the FMIL programs and will welcome two McGill professors in December 2017. Future partnerships include the Faculty of Santa Marcelina in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
To read the complete article by Drs Howard Bergman and Isabelle Vedel, click here.
Dr. Pierre Pluye has been elected Fellow of Canadian Academy of Health Sciences for his innovative work on health information use and outcomes, mixed methods research and mixed studies reviews (integrating qualitative and quantitative evidence). Pierre is MD, PhD, Full Professor in our Department, FRQS Senior Research Scholar, and Director for Method Development, Quebec SPOR SUPPORT Unit.
To read the complete article, click here (in French only).
Reporting directly to the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, the QI Project Director will be mandated to develop a proposal for the Department’s Quality Improvement Program that will be presented to the Chair and the Executive Committee for input and approval. Dr. Neb Kovacina, who is a clinician teacher at St. Mary’s, will receive the support and collaboration of Dr. Isabelle Vedel (quality/practice improvement experience) and Dr. Tibor Schuster (EMR data base analysis). Welcome to the team!
Message from Dr Kovacina:
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The Government of Canada has announced new Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients. This award is Canada’s most prestigious awards for doctoral students.
The Vanier program is funded through the three federal research granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), exemplifying world-class research capacity at an internationally competitive level of funding.
The Government of Canada has announced new Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship recipients. This award is Canada’s most prestigious award for postdoctoral fellows, exemplifying world-class research capacity at an internationally competitive level of funding.
The Banting program is funded through the three federal research granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Dr. Bernard Lapointe, Eric M. Flanders Chair in Palliative Medicine, Director of Palliative Care McGill University and Chief of Palliative Care Services at the Jewish General Hospital has been selected as the 2017 winner of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his sustained and lasting contribution to palliative medicine and to the CSPCP.
The Department of Family Medicine's Dr. Mark Ware is profiled in a feature story in the spring edition of Pain Pathways Magazine, where he explores the potential of marijuana for pain management as well as McGill's online graduate certificate in chronic pain management.
We are pleased to announce the re-appointment of Dr. Howard Bergman as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Bergman has led the department through a period of expansion since 2012, including in its residency program, which is now the largest within the Faculty.
Jon Salsberg will be leaving the Department of Family Medicine to take up a permanent position as Senior Lecturer (associate professor equivalent) in Primary Care, at the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Ireland. Jon’s major task in the first couple years of this new appointment will be to create and launch an MSc/PhD program in public and patient involvement in primary care research.
Congratulations Dr. Alexandra de Pokomandy and Dr. Irina Kudrina on receiving the Lettre d'entente 250 from the Fédération des Médecins Omnipraticiens du Québec. The award is meant to support the career development of family medicine researchers by promoting the development of health research in Quebec.
To read the complete article, please see document attached (in French only).