The message below is a special letter of thanks to all CFPC members from the Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette. The letter acknowledges the dedication of family doctors across the country and your ongoing efforts to support patients and communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. The message includes a link to an uplifting musical performance that was produced remotely and features Her Excellency.
This message is sent on behalf of Dr. Lesley Fellows, Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs
The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (Task Force) is seeking to identify potential candidates for membership http://canadiantaskforce.ca/
Dr. Tamara Carver followed an unusual path to the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University. She completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Concordia University in the Department of Exercise Science, specializing in clinical exercise physiology. After earning her PhD from McGill’s Faculty of Education in 2014, she was presented with an opportunity to do her postdoctoral studies in the Department of Family Medicine.
Dr. Nadia Sourial had long contemplated the idea of pursuing her PhD, but wanted to be sure of its purpose prior to embarking on the journey. After working with Dr. Howard Bergman, former Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, and Dr. Isabelle Vedel, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director for the Master's program in the Department of Family Medicine, for eight years as a biostatistician, and gaining experience working at Health Canada in Ottawa, Dr.
First of all, McGill PBRN would like to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of all the clinicians and health professionals who are on the front line to take care of us in this historic pandemic context that we all live in. So, on behalf of the entire McGill PBRN team, THANK YOU!
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health has awarded a CAD$3.5 million operating grant to Dr. Treena Wasontí:io Delormier of McGill University’s School of Human Nutrition. The grant will help to establish a Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) over the next five years in the province of Quebec.
Time commitment is estimated at .5 days per week (averaged over the year) - .1 FTE Experience in the field of global health is essential
Reporting directly to the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, the role of the Director of the Global Health Programs is to:
Dr. Samira Abbasgholizadeh-Rahimi is an unstoppable force motivated by one thing: having a positive impact on health care systems both in Canada and abroad. Dr.
Having been born and raised in Montreal and accustomed to living in a big city, Dr. Francois Venne describes himself as someone who is “Very urban.” After completing his MD degree at Université de Montréal, Dr. Venne began exploring his options for residency. “Val d’Or charmed me,” he says.
We are very excited to share our brand-new website with you: Online Health Information Aid. This health literacy resource is the result of years of hard work and the passion of an amazing team.
The research literacy website, entitled Understanding Research/Comprendre la recherche is now online.
An important and unexpected benefit of the McGill Family Medicine Innovations in Learning (FMIL) international distance blended learning program for GP teachers in China has been the creation of an online community. The 12-month distance blended education program for 25 Chinese GP teacher participants in 3 cities in China: Wuhan, Zhengzhou and Qinghai was completed last year.
During this time of crisis, FMIL has quickly stepped up to help our Department through the next few weeks (and potentially months) of the COVID outbreak. Here’s what they have done so far, and are planning: