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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
November 10, 2017 Family Medicine Forum, the largest annual conference for family physicians will be held from November 8 to 11 in Montréal, Quebec at the Palais des Congrès. Many of our research and clinical faculty and research staff from the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine and the Department of Family Medicine will be presenting posters, workshops or education sessions.
November 09, 2017 Congratulations to Moira Stewart, PhD, recipient of the 2017 Maurice Wood Award for Lifetime Contribution to Primary Care Research from the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Stewart, renowned for her work in primary care, is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
November 07, 2017 Faculty and staff from the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine and the Department of Family Medicine will be attending and presenting at NAPCRG this year in Montreal from November 16 to 21.
October 27, 2017 Health care and community leaders from over a dozen indigenous communities across the country have gathered in London this week to launch a national roll-out of strategies for diabetes prevention and care.
September 18, 2017 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 and decision-makers from family medicine, nursing, psychology, epidemiology, social work, occupational therapy, education, policy and many other disciplines since 2003.
July 21, 2017 The Department of Family Medicine invites you to the annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series on September 20, 2017 in Room 1150 of the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. Dr. Larry Green, Professor of Family Medicine at The University of Colorado, and the Epperson Zorn Chair for Innovation in Family Medicine and Primary Care, is the 2017 Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series speaker.
July 21, 2017 The annual TUTOR-PHC Symposium took place from May 8 -11 in King City, Ontario. This program has been training primary and integrated health care researchers, clinicians and decision-makers since 2003.
June 23, 2017 The INSPIRE-PHC Program, led by Moira Stewart, PhD, Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, hosted another successful Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day on May 31 in Toronto. There were 115 participants, 58 (poster and oral) research presentations from PHC researchers across the province, a distinguished lecture, keynote panel and two workshops.
September 29, 2016 Dr. Stewart Harris has been reappointed as the Ian McWhinney Chair of Family Medicine Studies for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021.
August 17, 2016 Congratulations to Dr. Judith Belle Brown. This award recognizes a family medicine researcher and member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) who has made original contributions to research and knowledge building for family medicine in Canada. The contribution may encompass any aspect of family medicine research, from clinical to health services to education. The award is supported by the CFPC’s Research and Education Foundation
August 17, 2016 Dr. Stewart Harris received the CFPC 2016 outstanding Family Medicine Research Article Award For “Impact of a quality improvement program on primary healthcare in Canada: A Mixed-method Evaluation”, published in Health Policy 119(2015) 405 – 416, judged to be the best research paper published in a national or international journal during the preceding year (2015).
August 04, 2016 Dr. Stephen Wetmore has been extended as the Chair/Chief of the Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals. London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph Health Care effective September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.
May 13, 2016 Dr. Stewart Harris, Professor, Family Medicine, and Canadian Diabetes Chair in Diabetes Management at Western University, receives the Order of Canada May 13, 2016 at Rideau Hall. Dr. Harris is being honoured for his contributions in developing strategies to manage and reduce diabetes in Aboriginal communities and other vulnerable populations.
Congratulations from all your colleagues at the Centre for Studies in Medicine for this well deserved honour.
April 15, 2016 Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry is pleased to announce the 2016 Awards of Excellence award recipients and the recipient of the Dr. John D. Brown Memorial Resident Award.
The Celebration of Excellence event is May 19, at the Great Hall.
March 14, 2016 Judith Belle Brown, PhD, and her research in patient-centred clinical method along with her work as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine's Master of Clinical Science and PhD program are featured in a recent article.
July 06, 2015 The Centre for Studies in Family Medicine congratulates Dr. Stewart Harris, who was named to the Order of Canada on July 1, 2015. The Order of Canada is one of Canada’s highest civilian honours,recognizes outstanding achievement and dedication to the community and service to the nation.
April 20, 2015 The Centre for Studies in Family Medicine is proud to congratulate Dr. Judith Belle Brown for receiving a 2015 Schulich Excellence in Education Award for Graduate/Postgraduate - Schulich Leader Award.
There will be a Celebration of Excellence on May 20th at The Great Hall. Tickets can be purchased until May 13.
April 13, 2015 Congratulations to Bridget Ryan, PhD, who has been selected as a Faculty Scholar with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) Western for the 2015-2017 Faculty Scholars' Program. Acceptance into this program is recognition of her achievements and leadership to date. We are excited about the opportunities that Dr. Ryan's participation in the Scholars Program will bring not only to her program of research but also to primary care and health services research in the Department of Family Medicine and at Western.
February 23, 2015 Dr. Stewart Harris is collaborating with 12 First Nations communities in six Canadian provinces to identify local health challenges and facilitate better care coordination and improved outcomes for diabetes patients in a community-driven, culturally relevant context.
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.
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.
September 25, 2019 Family Medicine Forum, or FMF, is Canada’s largest and most comprehensive annual conference for family physicians. Members of the Department of Family Medicine and the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine participated in the conference with presentations, workshops and posters that showcased their research.
September 25, 2019 The Diabetes team has launched a new website: Diabetes Evaluation Framework for Innovative National Evaluations (DEFINE).
DEFINE was developed to guide the comprehensive evaluation of diabetes prevention and management initiatives, and to facilitate policy innovations to improve diabetes care and reduce the clinical and financial burden of diabetes.