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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.