September 18, 2017 TUTOR-PHC or Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research – Primary Health Care is a one-year, pan-Canadian interdisciplinary research capacity building program that has been training primary and integrated health care researchers and decision-makers from family medicine, nursing, psychology, epidemiology, social work, occupational therapy, education, policy and many other disciplines since 2003.
July 21, 2017 The Department of Family Medicine invites you to the annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series on September 20, 2017 in Room 1150 of the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. Dr. Larry Green, Professor of Family Medicine at The University of Colorado, and the Epperson Zorn Chair for Innovation in Family Medicine and Primary Care, is the 2017 Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series speaker.
July 21, 2017 The annual TUTOR-PHC Symposium took place from May 8 -11 in King City, Ontario. This program has been training primary and integrated health care researchers, clinicians and decision-makers since 2003.
June 23, 2017 The INSPIRE-PHC Program, led by Moira Stewart, PhD, Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, hosted another successful Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day on May 31 in Toronto. There were 115 participants, 58 (poster and oral) research presentations from PHC researchers across the province, a distinguished lecture, keynote panel and two workshops.
September 29, 2016 Dr. Stewart Harris has been reappointed as the Ian McWhinney Chair of Family Medicine Studies for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021.
August 17, 2016 Congratulations to Dr. Judith Belle Brown. This award recognizes a family medicine researcher and member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) who has made original contributions to research and knowledge building for family medicine in Canada. The contribution may encompass any aspect of family medicine research, from clinical to health services to education. The award is supported by the CFPC’s Research and Education Foundation
August 17, 2016 Dr. Stewart Harris received the CFPC 2016 outstanding Family Medicine Research Article Award For “Impact of a quality improvement program on primary healthcare in Canada: A Mixed-method Evaluation”, published in Health Policy 119(2015) 405 – 416, judged to be the best research paper published in a national or international journal during the preceding year (2015).
August 04, 2016 Dr. Stephen Wetmore has been extended as the Chair/Chief of the Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals. London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph Health Care effective September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.
May 13, 2016 Dr. Stewart Harris, Professor, Family Medicine, and Canadian Diabetes Chair in Diabetes Management at Western University, receives the Order of Canada May 13, 2016 at Rideau Hall. Dr. Harris is being honoured for his contributions in developing strategies to manage and reduce diabetes in Aboriginal communities and other vulnerable populations.
Congratulations from all your colleagues at the Centre for Studies in Medicine for this well deserved honour.
April 15, 2016 Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry is pleased to announce the 2016 Awards of Excellence award recipients and the recipient of the Dr. John D. Brown Memorial Resident Award.
The Celebration of Excellence event is May 19, at the Great Hall.
March 14, 2016 Judith Belle Brown, PhD, and her research in patient-centred clinical method along with her work as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine's Master of Clinical Science and PhD program are featured in a recent article.
July 06, 2015 The Centre for Studies in Family Medicine congratulates Dr. Stewart Harris, who was named to the Order of Canada on July 1, 2015. The Order of Canada is one of Canada’s highest civilian honours,recognizes outstanding achievement and dedication to the community and service to the nation.
April 20, 2015 The Centre for Studies in Family Medicine is proud to congratulate Dr. Judith Belle Brown for receiving a 2015 Schulich Excellence in Education Award for Graduate/Postgraduate - Schulich Leader Award.
There will be a Celebration of Excellence on May 20th at The Great Hall. Tickets can be purchased until May 13.
April 13, 2015 Congratulations to Bridget Ryan, PhD, who has been selected as a Faculty Scholar with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) Western for the 2015-2017 Faculty Scholars' Program. Acceptance into this program is recognition of her achievements and leadership to date. We are excited about the opportunities that Dr. Ryan's participation in the Scholars Program will bring not only to her program of research but also to primary care and health services research in the Department of Family Medicine and at Western.
February 23, 2015 Dr. Stewart Harris is collaborating with 12 First Nations communities in six Canadian provinces to identify local health challenges and facilitate better care coordination and improved outcomes for diabetes patients in a community-driven, culturally relevant context.
September 18, 2017 Family Medicine Forum, or FMF, is Canada’s largest and most comprehensive annual conference for family physicians. Members of the Department of Family Medicine and the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine participated in the conference with presentations, workshops and posters that showcased their research.
September 18, 2017 The Diabetes team has launched a new website: Diabetes Evaluation Framework for Innovative National Evaluations (DEFINE).
DEFINE was developed to guide the comprehensive evaluation of diabetes prevention and management initiatives, and to facilitate policy innovations to improve diabetes care and reduce the clinical and financial burden of diabetes.