2018

  • In Memoriam: Dr. Joshua Shadd

    December 18, 2018
    With sadness, we share the news of the passing of Dr. Joshua Shadd, former Assistant Professor in our Department of Family Medicine.

  • In the Media: Western Exercise Study targets hypertension and cognitive decline

    November 29, 2018
    Kinesiology doctoral candidate Narlon Boa Sorte Silva and Western University Family Medicine Professor, Dr. Robert Petrella launch study examining the link between high-intensity exercise, blood pressure reduction and cognitive health with community-based exercise program. Via London Free Press

  • Heart and Stroke Funding Announcement - The Heart and Mind Study

    October 11, 2018
    Congratulations to Dr. Rob Petrella and his LIfestyle Research Team. The Heart and Stroke Foundation has funded The Heart and Mind Study; a three year study examining ways to improve cardiovascular health and cognitive function.

  • In the News: New Public Health Research Debunks "grey Tsumani"

    July 20, 2018
    The Canadian Public Health Association issued a media release for the recent article "Beyond the Grey Tsunami: a cross-sectional population-based study of multimorbidity in Ontario" in the Canadian Journal of Public Health. Citation: Ryan BL, Bray Jenkyn K, Shariff SZ, Allen B, Glazier RH, Zwarenstein M, Fortin M, Stewart M. Beyond the Grey Tsunami: A Cross-sectional Population-based Study of Multimorbidity in Ontario. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2018; July 18. https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-018-0103-0

  • A History of the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine

    June 26, 2018
    The video presentation on the history of the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine is now available.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals

    June 21, 2018
    Congratulations to Dr. Evelyn Vingilis, psychologist and Director, Population and Community Health Unit, and Professor with the Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, on receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals.

  • 50 years of Family Medicine

    April 30, 2018
    The department of Family Medicine is celebrating 50 years. Some highlights of the Department and the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine have been noted in this Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Communication article.

  • INSPIRE_PHC-2 Grant Announcement

    March 19, 2018
    The Centre for Studies in Family Medicine is pleased to announce their participation in a newly funded Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health System Research Fund grant. The project, Primary Health Care as the Foundation for Health Systems Performance, Integration and Sustainability: INSPIRE-PHC-2 is a three year funded grant ($2,087,547) with co-principal investigators Dr. Michael Green from the Centre for Studies in Primary Care, Queen’s University, Department of Family Medicine, and Dr. Richard (Rick) Glazier, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Toronto.

  • Hockey Fans in Training (Hockey FIT) receives CIHR funding

    February 07, 2018
    Dr. Robert Petrella and the entire Hockey Fans in Training (Hockey FIT) team are thrilled to announce that their recent grant application to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research was successful!

  • Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day

    February 01, 2018
    The Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day will be held Wednesday June 6, 2018 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. Please plan to attend this event to learn about primary health care research in Ontario. It is a great chance to share your ongoing or recently completed primary health care related research with an Ontario audience of fellow researchers, patients, clinicians and decision makers.

  • Announcement: Dr. Sonny Cejic and Amanda Terry, PhD, appointed Interim Co-Directors of the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine

    September 25, 2019
    Dr. Stephen Wetmore, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, is pleased to announce the interim directorship of the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, (CSFM). Effective November 1, 2018 through to September 30, 2019, the interim Co-Directors of the CSFM will be Dr. Sonny Cejic and Amanda Terry, PhD.

  • 2018 Awards of Excellence Recipients

    September 25, 2019
    Congratulations to the Diabetes Team at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, recipients of the Dean's Award of Excellence in Innovation Team Award for their quality improvement work with Indigenous communities.