Special Feature: Get to know the McGill Practice-based Network (PBRN)

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Published: 30Sep2019

The McGill Practice-based Research Network (PBRN) was pleased to support research projects during the 2018-2019 academic year. Indeed, as part of the calls for projects of Réseau-1 Québec (R-1 QC), the PBRN supported the submission of :

  1. Three projects for the call for protocol development projects, two of which received a grant of 5,000$ dollars each from R-1 QC and the McGill University Department of Family Medicine. The winning projects are:
    Screening for iron deficiency, with or without anemia, among vulnerable children 0-5 years old: a feasibility study, directed by Patricia Li and Josiane Cyr
    Facilitators, Barriers and Potential Interventions for Pediatric to Adult Transition from the Perspective of Clients and Clinicians, led by Peter Nugus and Diana Ramos

    During the year, both projects benefited from a mentoring process and an online course (PBRN: Introduction to Research and Scholarly Activity). The protocols are thus ready to be submitted on September 30, 2019. They will also be able to apply for the call for research projects on innovations for the year 2019-2020.
     
  2. Three projects for the call for research projects on innovations: of the four scholarships of 20,000 dollars awarded by R-1 QC, two were awarded to McGill's PBRN projects. The selection was based on the excellence and relevance of the project. The winning projects are:
    Improving primary health care access for vulnerable populations: Spread of a peer-support navigational intervention, led by Jeannie Haggerty and Miriam Abdelnour
    How to better address the needs of patients with dementia and their caregivers in primary care, directed by Vladimir Khanassov and John Kirk

For the 2019-2020 year, we would like to encourage other projects, so we remind you of the important dates for these competitions:

Call for development projects

  • Deadline for submission of the letter of intent (LOI) forms: October 9, 2019
  • Deadline for applications: November 6, 2019
  • Expected date of notice of decision: end of January 2020
  • Funding start date: February 1, 2020
  • Funding end date and deadline for providing the final research protocol: September 30, 2020

Call for research projects on innovations

  • Deadline for submission of the letter of intent (LOI) forms: October 9, 2019
  • Deadline for applications: December 4, 2019
  • Expected date of notice of decision: end of February 2020
  • Funding start date: April 1, 2020

*For inquiries, please contact pbrn.fammed [at] mcgill.ca (Nadjib Mokraoui), PBRN Coordinator.