November 25, 2019 A Western based project has led to significant improvements in health outcomes for people living with diabetes in Indigenous communities across Canada. The FORGE AHEAD project was launched in response to data showing the incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes was significantly higher among Indigenous populations and that people living in Indigenous communities were less likely to receive adequate care.
October 25, 2019 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, clinicians and decision-makers from family medicine, nursing, psychology, epidemiology, social work, occupational therapy, education, policy and many other disciplines since 2003.
October 24, 2019 The Heart and Mind study, led by Dr. Robert Petrella and funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, is investigating the effects of high-intensity interval training on dementia risk in older adults with hypertension. The study has recently enrolled a second wave of 60 new participants. Media coverage by CTV News.
September 24, 2019 With the aim of improving the safety and health outcomes of people with diabetes, scientists at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry have launched a new international research initiative to develop risk prediction models for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) — a serious and costly adverse event associated with the use of certain standard diabetes medications.
June 18, 2019 In partnership with local hockey teams and YMCA branches, researchers at Western University are looking to improve the health of adult male hockey fans through a 12 week, off-ice, exercise and healthy lifestyle program. Hockey Fans In Training (Hockey FIT) is run by certified coaches, helping sports fans make sustainable lifestyle changes to improve their health.
June 17, 2019 Please join in congratulating Dr. Robert Petrella on his recent appointment as Professor and Head (Chair), Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia, effective October 15, 2019. Fortunately for us, Dr. Petrella will continue to lead his Lifestyle Research Team, and research program in the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine at Western as part of this new appointment, and will continue as a part-time clinical academic in our own department.
May 15, 2019 TUTOR-PHC held its annual Symposium from May 6 to May 9, 2019 in London, Ontario at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre. The Symposium is the start of the year-long TUTOR program. This is the 16th year of the TUTOR-PHC program – the only interdisciplinary primary health care research training program in Canada
April 25, 2019 As educators, researchers, innovators and leaders, the 2019 Awards of Excellence London and Windsor Campus recipients are making a difference at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Mariam Hayward, Mauricio Marin, and Drs. Samuel Appavoo, Matthew Dibartolomeo, Nicole Freeman, Sarah-Ann Hanik, David Huffman, Dema Kadri, Zeke Milkovic, Tatjana Milovic, Donald Neal, Ken Uffen, and Patricia Valcke, were all recognized with awards.
April 22, 2019 Today, Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament, announced that the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) will be investing up to $2.5 million over three and a half years to help expand Western University’s Hockey Fans in Training (Hockey FIT) program across the country.
April 20, 2019 Dr. Rob Petrella and team helped develop a new walking program at London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital, fourth floor Medicine inpatient unit. The program is called WalkMORE and the aim is to help patients maintain activity and reduce complications due to hospitalization.
March 27, 2019 CIHR-funded research projects led by Maria Mathews, PhD, and Lloy Wylie, PhD, incorporate multiple perspectives to advance care and training for Indigenous communities. - by Emily Leighton
March 25, 2019 Maria Mathews, PhD, has worked in rural and remote areas across Canada, and has seen firsthand the challenges associated with living in small communities, far from big health care centres. Today, you can find her in the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, a part of the Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, in London, Ontario, a hub for medical excellence in the region.
March 25, 2019 Funded by The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, The Heart and Mind Study aims to improve the cognitive and vascular health in hypertensive older adults with memory complaints. The interdisciplinary team from the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine (CSFM) is looking to see if there is a difference in cognitive and vascular health outcomes after six months of either moderate continuous or high-intensity interval training on stationary bicycles.
March 25, 2019 Chronic diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), are complex and require thorough care to help manage the condition. Shannon Sibbald, PhD, is leading a study to better understand integrated health care teams for chronic disease management and factors that help successful implementation.
February 26, 2019 Dr. Stewart Harris has been reappointed to his third term as the Canadian Diabetes Association Chair in Diabetes Management at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2023.
January 29, 2019 Our team is pleased to announce the Patient-Oriented Research Training and Learning – Primary Health Care (PORTL-PHC) program is now online. PORTL-PHC is designed to meet the learning needs of stakeholders (patients, researchers, clinicians, and decision-makers) who are interested in engaging in, or using, patient-oriented primary health care research.