DoFM Monthly eNewsletter

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November 2019 Newsletter

In this month's eNewsletter: We recognize Yashoda Valliere, a medical student at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, on being awarded one of the College of Family Physicians of Canada Medical Student Scholarships at Family Medicine Forum (FMF), celebrate Family Medicine residents who captured second place in the Resident Simulation Showcase at FMF, and reflect on 50 years of family medicine with Dr. Wayne Weston, professor emeritus.

October 2019 Newsletter

In this month's eNewsletter: We congratulate Dr. Scott McKay on his appointment as Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), learn how Dr. Andrea Sereda is providing care for at-risk people through two street-level programs and is advocating for change on how to combat the country's opioid crisis, and welcome new staff to the Lifestyle Research Team.

 September 2019 Newsletter

In this month's eNewsletter: We honour the legacy of Dr. Ian McWhinney, celebrate the achievements of Drs. Linda Lee, Kamila Premji and Amrita Roy, and learn more about our resident leaders.

 June 2019 Newsletter

In this month's eNewsletter: We celebrate Dr. Robert Petrella on his recent appointment as Professor and Head (Chair), Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia, honour our resident graduates and award recipients, and recognize the success of the Hockey Fans In Training (Hockey FIT) program.

May 2019 Newsletter

In this month's eNewsletter:
    • We meet Dr. Michelle Welch, PGY-3 in Primary Care Rheumatology, the first Rheumatology program of its kind to be offered in Canada, celebrate Dr. Sonja Reichert on her appointment to the Brian W. Gilbert Chair in Primary Health Care in the Department of Family Medicine, and learn about Dr. Craig Olmstead's resident project, which looks at screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms.


    •  April 2019 Newsletter

      In this month's eNewsletter: We recognize the 2019 Awards of Excellence recipients within the Department, celebrate the Public Health Agency of Canada's (PHAC) investment to help expand the Hockey Fans in Training (Hockey FIT) program across the country, and welcome Natalie Au, the newest full-time staff member on the Diabetes Alliance and a rising star in the emerging field of real-world hypoglycemia research.

      • March 2019 Newsletter

        In this month's eNewsletter: Maria Mathews, PhD, praises the collaborative approach championed by the Department of Family Medicine and the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, Dr. Daniel Grushka is announced as the 2019 PARO (Professional Association of Residents of Ontario) Clinical Teaching Award recipient, and Dr. Stephen Wetmore discusses MyChartTM, a patient portal through which patients will have access to results in their electronic chart, coming soon to Southwestern Ontario.

        • February 2019 Newsletter

          In this month's eNewsletter: Dr. Stewart Harris is reappointed as the Canadian Diabetes Association Chair in Diabetes Management, Dr. David Loxterkamp, physician and author, is announced as the 2019 Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series speaker, and Dr. Stephen Wetmore discusses two treatment areas that are currently receiving increasing attention from Family Medicine, Opioid Use Disorder and Chronic Hepatitis C management.

          •  January 2019 Newsletter

            In this month's eNewsletter: We celebrate the success of the CaRMS recruitment days, explore the implementation of a new curriculum in undergraduate medical education, and recognize the Undergraduate Teaching Awards recipients, Dr. Michael Craig (Full-Time Faculty), Dr. Jeffrey Price (Adjunct Faculty), Dr. Craig Kung (Resident).

            • December 2018 Newsletter

              In this month's eNewsletter: We wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season, remember Dr. Joshua Shadd, and look to the new teaching opportunities the redesigned UME curriculum will present to faculty as first year students are immersed in clinical experiences in communities throughout Southwestern Ontario.

              • November 2018 Newsletter

                In this month's eNewsletter: We celebrate our Western team on placing second in the SIM Olympiad competition at Family Medicine Forum, congratulate Judith Belle Brown, PhD for being appointed President of NAPCRG, and recognize Dr. Rochelle Dworkin as Regional Family Physician of the Year.

                • October 2018 Newsletter

                  In this month's eNewsletter: We meet the PhD Candidates conducting their work in Family Medicine, learn more about our resident leaders, celebrate Dr. Rob Petrella and his team and their recent grant from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and hear from Dr. Sharon Koivu and health leaders and advocates, as part of a panel discussion on the opioid crisis impacting our communities.

                  •  September 2018 Newsletter

                    In this month's eNewsletter: We celebrate the achievements of Drs. Henry Becker, Susan McNair and Jane Thornton, see the work of Dr. Stewart Harris carried forward by the Diabetes Alliance, a multidisciplinary research team located at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, and meet the new Family Medicine Interest Group co-chairs.

                    •  June 2018 Newsletter

                      In this month's eNewsletter: We congratulate the Diabetes Research Team on receiving the Dean’s Award of Excellence for Team Innovation for their Indigenous Quality Improvement Program, honour our resident graduates and award recipients, and recognize Dr. Evelyn Vingilis on her Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals.


                       May 2018 Newsletter

                      In this month's eNewsletter: Drs. Tom Freeman, Barbara Lent, John Sangster and Stephen Wetmore reflect on the history of the department, Dr. Moira Stewart, former Director of the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine (CSFM) gives a fascinating presentation on the history of the Centre, and Dr. Robert Petrella and the Lifestyle Research Team welcome visiting researcher and post-doctoral research fellow Elaine Toomey, PhD from The National University of Ireland Galway (NUIGalway).

                    •  April 2018 Newsletter

                      In this month's eNewsletter: The Department of Family Medicine welcomes back Dr. Danielle Martin as the keynote speaker for our 50th Anniversary Celebration Lecture, we meet alumnus Dr. Joshua Shadd and Dr. Saadia Hameed, and recognize the 2018 Awards of Excellence recipients. 

                    • March 2018 Newsletter

                      In this month's eNewsletter: The Department of Family Medicine celebrates 50 years of academic family medicine, we meet Dr. Phil Vandewalle, community physician representative, and recognize Windsor Campus Awards of Excellence recipients.

                    • February 2018 Newsletter

                      In this month's eNewsletter: Hockey Fans in Training (Hockey FIT) receives CIHR funding, Stratford faculty member, Dr. Leanne Peters, is in Pyeongchang, South Korea as the team doctor for Canada's Olympic Women's Hockey team, and Postgraduate Program Coordinator Sharon Story retires from Western. 

                      December 2017 Newsletter

                        • In this month's eNewsletter:
                      Dr. Susan McNair is recognized with the Chief's Recognition Award, we congratulate Drs. Bailey, Cargill, McKay, and Schmidt, recognized by the OCFP as 2017 Awards recipients, and we go behind the scenes at the Central Lambton Family Health Team with faculty member Dr. Firas Al-Dhaher and second-year resident Dr. Cody Jackson.

                        • November 2017 Newsletter

                          In this month's eNewsletter: Moira Stewart is recognized by the North American Primary Care Research Group, the Family Medicine Professional Profile is introduced and championed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and Dr. Susan McNair and the Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Program partners with police.

                          • October 2017 Newsletter

                            In this month's eNewsletter: We meet this year's Family Medicine chief residents, hear about the new Faculty Development Dispatch, and celebrate Family Doctor Week in Canada.

                            • September 2017 Newsletter

                              In this month's eNewsletter: We congratulate our faculty who have received Ontario College of Family Physicians awards, celebrate Dr. Rob Petrella's Hockey FIT program, and meet our new Family Medicine Interest Group co-chairs.