• Announcement: Alumnus Dr. Kevin Pottie returns to Western as the Ian McWhinney Chair of Family Medicine Studies

    September 17, 2021
    Dr. Kevin Pottie has been appointed as the Ian McWhinney Chair of Family Medicine Studies at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective September 7, 2021 to September 6, 2026.

  • Commentary: Why Women are owning the Podium for Canada at the Tokyo Olympics

    July 26, 2021
    Dr. Jane Thornton writes about Canadian women athletes winning medals at the Tokyo Olympics.

  • Commentary: How the COVID-19 delay of the Tokyo Olympics helped some athletes break records

    July 26, 2021
    "After an unprecedented delay due to a once-in-a-century global health crisis, the Tokyo Games are finally ready to begin. Yet the athletes, like the Games themselves, have changed," writes Dr. Jane Thornton, Assistant Professor at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Canada Research Chair in Injury Prevention and Physical Activity for Health.

  • Commentary: The Tokyo Olympics will be games of all mothers

    July 23, 2021
    The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games highlighted barriers faced by mothers and mothers-to-be as they vie for coveted spots on the Olympic roster. “It is critical sport policies evolve to support the health and well-being of all athletes,” writes Dr. Jane Thornton.

  • Feature: Enhancing care for patients with chronic conditions

    May 26, 2021
    Patients with multiple chronic conditions are often seeing multiple medical specialists, taking a handful of medications and are balancing important and sometimes conflicting health advice. In an effort to improve care, Dr. Moira Stewart and a team of researchers at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine tested a multi-provider case conference as part of their care.

  • Celebrating Canadian Women Physicians Day

    March 11, 2021
    This is the first year Canadian Women Physicians Day is being celebrated on March 11. Five physician leaders including Dr. Jane Thornton, Assistant Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics share their inspirations and hopes for the future of the profession.

  • Webinar: Power of Population Data Science Series

    February 24, 2021
    Chronic disease prevention is a concern of primary care practitioners and the patients they care for. Disease risk estimates help patients and practitioners understand: what is the patient’s risk of developing a disease and what can be done to minimize their risk? Many risk estimators for single diseases (e.g., cardiovascular disease) have been developed; however, risk estimators for multiple diseases have not yet been fully established.

  • TUTOR-PHC Trainee Selection 2021-22

    February 24, 2021
    TUTOR-PHC has selected its trainees for the 2021-2022 program year. Twelve Canadian trainees from 10 institutions across the country were selected, along with six international trainees (from Australia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France and Ireland).

  • In the Media: Dr. Jane Thornton

    February 24, 2021
    Dr. Jane Thornton was recently interviewed by Dr. Brian Goldman on CBC’s White Coat, Black Art on The Dose.

  • Award: Dr. Sonny Cejic

    February 24, 2021
    Congratulations to Dr. Sonny Cejic for receiving the Chair/Chiefs Award to a Family Physician. The Citywide Department of Family Medicine annually presents Recognition Awards to celebrate the achievements and contributions of our colleagues that benefit the Department.

  • Award: Drs. Daniel Grushka and Kyle Carter

    February 05, 2021
    Drs. Daniel Grushka and Kyle Carter have been selected as the recipients of the 2020 Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society (CPOCUS) Educator of the Year Award for the development of the FamPOCUS curriculum. The course introduces Family Medicine residents to POCUS and its applications within an ambulatory setting.

  • In the Media: Hockey FIT

    January 28, 2021
    Dr. Rob Petrella and his Hockey FIT team are in the news in in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

  • Dr Stewart Harris 25 years of service

    January 28, 2021
    Congratulations to Dr. Stewart Harris on 25 years of service at Western and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Harris is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, with cross appointments in the Departments of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, and a Research Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute. Dr. Harris joined the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine in 2000.

  • Announcement: Applications for Dr. Ian McWhinney Chair in Family Medicine

    January 13, 2021
    The Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University is seeking applications for the Dr. Ian McWhinney Chair in Family Medicine. Candidates must hold an MD or equivalent and practice as a family physician. Candidates must also hold certification or be eligible for certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario. The Dr. Ian McWhinney Chair in Family Medicine was established to honour Dr. McWhinney who was the first Professor of Family Medicine in Canada and the first Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. The Chair has a term of five years, renewable once.