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Congratulations Dr. Bill Payne

The Department of Family Medicine would like to congratulate Dr. Bill Payne on receiving the St. Joseph's Health Care President's Leadership in Mission Award presented February 5, 2015.

T4s and other records are coming your way! Please verify and update your home address
Human Resource Services at Western is preparing a number of documents to send to you at your home address including your tax forms (mailed by February 28, 2015), your Pension Plan Statements (April 2015) and your Total Compensation Statement for full-time employees (May 2015).

RESET IT Study (REmission Studies Evaluating Type 2 Diabetes – Intermittent Insulin Therapy)

RESET IT is a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to determine whether intermittent intensive insulin therapy (IIT) is an effective therapeutic strategy that can preserve pancreatic beta-cell function and maintain glycemic control early in the course of type 2 diabetes.

Letter to the Editor
Dr. Tom Freeman writes Letter to the Editor urging Canadian Family Physician to welcome the patient-centred case report format, recognizing that it celebrates patients, their family physicians, and 50 years of research evidence.

Centre for Studies in Family Medicine_Research Committee (CSFM_RC)

We have added 11 new members to the CSFM_RC since our mandate in the fall of 2014 to expand our membership.

February 2015 Research and Publications
The Department of Family Medicine at Western University is at the forefront of research in primary health care. Among the areas of focus for research are patient-centered care, clinical practice guidelines, health promotion, population health, care of the elderly, health services and information technology.

March 2015 Research and Publications
The Department of Family Medicine at Western University is at the forefront of research in primary health care. Among the areas of focus for research are patient-centered care, clinical practice guidelines, health promotion, population health, care of the elderly, health services and information technology.

Enhancing Collaboration between Primary Care and Public Health seminar

The Enhancing Collaboration between Primary Care and Public Health seminar held on February 11, 2015 was a great success. Dean Strong introduced the session, and MPH students, Family Medicine residents, faculty and staff members participated in this interactive seminar, facilitated by Dr. Ruta Valaitis, McMaster University and Dr. Tom Freeman.

Department Research Trust Fund

The Department of Family Medicine has some research funding available for Family Medicine faculty, residents and graduate students. Up to $5,000 for faculty, $1,000 for residents and $1,500 for Masters and PhD students is available. Applicants can apply at any time throughout the year: funding announcements will be made in March, May and November.

Family Medicine Research Incubator

All faculty and staff are welcome to attend the next Family Medicine Research Incubator hosted by CSFM Director, Dr. Merrick Zwarenstein, and Research Associate, Cathy Thorpe on Wednesday, April 15th, from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.m, in Room 1120, WCPHFM.

Annual Clinical Day in Family Medicine

Annual Clinical Day in Family Medicine is taking place May 13th, 2015 at Four Points by Sheraton, in London, Ontario. Offered by the Citywide Department of Family Medicine, the day is of Interest to Family Physicians, Family Medicine Residents, Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and Allied Health Professionals.

April 2015 Research and Publications
The Department of Family Medicine at Western University is at the forefront of research in primary health care. Among the areas of focus for research are patient-centered care, clinical practice guidelines, health promotion, population health, care of the elderly, health services and information technology.

Drs. Ted Osmun, George Kim and senior medical student Emily Harrison publish article in Canadian Family Physician

Drs. Ted Osmun, George Kim and senior medical student Emily Harrison have published an article in Canadian Family Physician's Teaching Moment. Patients with multiple comorbidities: Simple teaching strategy is available online and outlines a simple method for teaching medical students and residents how to approach patients with multiple illnesses.

Family Medicine Research Incubator

Interested in sharing research ideas? Have an idea you'd like to develop with department colleagues? Simply want to join in the discussion? All faculty and staff are welcome to attend the next Family Medicine Research Incubator hosted by CSFM Director, Dr. Merrick Zwarenstein and Research Associate, Cathy Thorpe on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in room 1120, WCPHFM.

May 2015 Research and Publications

The Department of Family Medicine at Western University is at the forefront of research in primary health care. Among the areas of focus for research are patient-centered care, clinical practice guidelines, health promotion, population health, care of the elderly, health services and information technology.

Program Spotlight: Care of the Elderly

As the population continues to age and live longer, the complexity of care for the elderly patient has become increasingly challenging. We are currently searching for vibrant Family Medicine preceptors with an interest in care of the elderly who may be keen on offering supervision, teaching and mentoring in any capacity to our learners.

Master of Clinical Science in Family Medicine (MClSc) provides Dr. Lemmese Al Watban with the cornerstones from which to launch her career

Dr. Lemmese Al Watban’s education has spanned over 15 years and two countries. Armed with a MClSc in family medicine, she looks to the future and aspires to have a strong role in teaching and in faculty development.

Lynn Dunikowski, director of the Canadian Library of Family Medicine, retires
After more than 30 years, Lynn Dunikowski, director of the Canadian Library of Family Medicine (CLFM), is set to retire at the end of June. Canadian Family Physician acknowledges Lynn's contribution in a poignant tribute.

TUTOR_PHC

Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research – Primary Health Care (TUTOR_PHC) just wrapped up its annual Symposium that welcomed the 12th cohort of interdisciplinary primary health care research trainees to participate in workshops on primary health care, interdisciplinary research teams, grant generation, mixed methods, knowledge translation, and engaging with policy makers.

Family Medicine Research Incubator

Interested in sharing research ideas? Have an idea you'd like to develop with department colleagues? Simply want to join in the discussion? All faculty and staff are welcome to attend the next Family Medicine Research Incubator hosted by CSFM Director, Dr. Merrick Zwarenstein and Research Associate, Cathy Thorpe on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in room 1120, WCPHFM.

Resident Project Day

Registration is now closed for Resident Project Day. We look forward to celebrating the success of our resident projects on Wednesday, June 10, as our Family Medicine residents present their projects and commend their achievements at the WCPHFM. Join the conversation #FMRPD15

Join us as we celebrate Resident Graduation

The Department of Family Medicine cordially invites you to a celebratory dinner in honour of our graduating residents. The graduation reception and dinner is at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2015 in Great Hall, Somerville House at Western University. Ticket sales close June 11, 2015.

Public Health and Family Medicine Seminar

You are invited to attend the upcoming Public Heath and Family Medicine seminar: Evidence versus Experience: Does the Periodic Health visit have a future? Drs. Stephen Wetmore, Mark Speechley and Ava John-Baptiste will speak on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 12 noon - 1:00 p.m. in WCPHFM, Room 4006.

See the Line

See the Line returns August 12 with a full day of events focused on concussion research and awareness. Register today to learn more about concussion identification, evaluation and treatment, and the latest research happening in London and across North America.

June 2015 Research and Publications

The Department of Family Medicine at Western University is at the forefront of research in primary health care. Among the areas of focus for research are patient-centered care, clinical practice guidelines, health promotion, population health, care of the elderly, health services and information technology.