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  • 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.

  • NAPCRG Award Leslie Meredith

    December 02, 2020
    Congratulations to Leslie Meredith, Program Manager, Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, who was awarded the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Outstanding Research Coordinator Award.

  • Pandemic Planning for Primary Care

    December 02, 2020
    The COVID 19 pandemic has many family physicians taking on additional roles and responsibilities in a rapidly changing health care landscape. Family physicians are working out how to re-configure their practices, identify what qualifies as essential care and how to adapt to virtual visits.

  • Honour: Dr. Carol Herbert

    November 30, 2020
    Former Dean of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Dr. Carol Herbert, has been awarded Canada's highest civilian honour for her contributions to clinical and academic medicine.

  • In the Media

    October 21, 2020
    Dr. Jane Thornton co-hosted the Season One, Episode 12 MSK Matters podcast. Listen here. Dr. Thornton also participated in a British Journal of Sports Medicine blog posted on October 7 titled, Opportunities for Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) in a Post COVID-19 world.

  • Hockey FIT goes West

    September 25, 2020
    Dr. Rob Petrella and the Hockey FIT project were featured in the London Free Press on August 12. The Hockey FIT program will be starting up in British Columbia, followed by Alberta and Saskatchewan.

  • Canada's rural residents

    September 25, 2020
    Dr. Maria Mathews’ work on out of pocket expenses for rural patients accessing health care outside of their communities was featured in Canada’s National Observer on September 14.

  • Announcement: Leadership Roles at CSFM

    May 01, 2020
    The Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that the director of the Centre for Studies and Family Medicine (CSFM) and the Director of Research in the Department of Family Medicine is Dr. Amanda Terry. This position was effective May 1 2020.

  • TUTOR-PHC Trainee Selection

    February 24, 2020
    TUTOR-PHC will be holding its annual Symposium to launch the program year from April 27 – April 30, 2020 at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre in London, Ontario. The TUTOR-PHC program is led by Co-Primary Investigators Judith Belle Brown and Amanda Terry, as well as 27 Co-Investigators from a breadth of primary health care disciplines, representing 14 universities and 5 provinces across Canada. To date, TUTOR-PHC has trained 217 interdisciplinary, primary health care researchers from across Canada and internationally. TUTOR-PHC trainees gain enhanced evidence informed decision making & leadership skills to help them become the primary health care leaders of tomorrow.

  • TUTOR-PHC NAPCRG 2020

    January 29, 2020
    The TUTOR-PHC NAPCRG Networking event took place November 17 in Toronto at the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting 2019. Over 45 alumni, trainees and mentors of the program attended the event including department of Family Medicine-connected representatives: Co-Primary Investigators Judith Belle Brown and Amanda Terry, Kathryn Nicholson, Jaky Kueper and Kyleigh Schraeder. Attendees had the opportunity to build relationships, discuss potential collaborations and network with researchers from across Canada and internationally.

  • Announcement: Dr. Sonja Reichert

    November 25, 2019
    I am pleased to announce that Dr. Sonja Reichert has been appointed as the endowed Dr. Brian W. Gilbert Canada Research Chair, effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024

  • FORGE AHEAD update

    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.

  • TUTOR-PHC Applications 2019

    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.

  • In the Media: Heart and Mind study

    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.

  • In the Media: Heart and Mind study 2019

    October 23, 2019
    Researchers are recruiting a new round of seniors willing to hop on a stationary bike for science.

  • The real low-down on diabetes

    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.

  • Hockey Fans in Training

    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.

  • Announcement: Dr. Robert Petrella

    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.

  • TUTOR-PHC Symposium 2019

    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

  • 2019 Awards of Excellence

    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.

  • Hockey FIT Expansion

    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.

  • WalkMORE Program

    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.

  • Two-Eyed Seeing

    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

  • Department Spotlight: Maria Mathews, PhD

    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.

  • Heart and Mind Study update

    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.

  • Media Release: Chronic disease management new study

    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.

  • TUTOR-PHC NAPCRG 2019

    February 28, 2019
    The TUTOR-PHC NAPCRG Networking event took place November 17 in Toronto at the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting 2019.

  • Dr. Stewart Harris reappointed CDA Chair

    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.

  • PORTL-PHC

    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.

  • Diabetes Clinical Trials Update

    January 10, 2019
    The 4th Annual Diabetes Clinical Trials Update (CTU) is coming to London, Ontario on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

  • 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.

  • Family Medicine Forum 2017 Presentations

    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.

  • Moira Stewart, PhD, recognized by North American Primary Care Research Group

    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.

  • CSFM and Department of Family Medicine Present at NAPCRG 2017

    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.

  • Indigenous health care leaders meet in London to share successes in diabetes care and prevention

    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.

  • TUTOR-PHC Now accepting applications

    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.

  • In the News Hockey FIT

    September 18, 2017
    Dr. Rob Petrella's Hockey FIT (Fans In Training) program has recently been featured on CTV London and CBC London morning.

  • Annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series

    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.

  • TUTOR-PHC Symposium May 2017

    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.

  • Judith Belle Brown, PhD, appointed Vice President of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG)

    July 21, 2017
    The Centre for Studies in Family Medicine congratulates Judith Belle Brown, PhD, for her appointment to Vice President of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG).

  • Commitment to the Community: Dr. Evelyn Vingilis - Inspiring young girls through STEM

    July 21, 2017

  • Celebration of Success Breakfast June 15

    June 23, 2017
    Faculty and Staff of the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine enjoyed a delicious breakfast buffet to celebrate another great year of success.

  • Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day 2017

    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.

  • Dr. Stewart Harris' team receives the Sandra Letton Quality Award

    June 23, 2017
    The Centre for Studies in Family Medicine congratulates Dr. Stewart Harris and his team on receiving the prestigious Sandra Letton Quality Award.

  • Announcement: Dr. Stephen Wetmore re-appointed Chair/Chief Department of Family Medicine

    March 23, 2017

  • Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day Wed May 31, 2017

    March 07, 2017

  • Celebrating our achievements_Narlon Boa Sorte Silva

    February 17, 2017

  • Shannon Sibbald, PhD receives scholarship from the Case Centre

    February 02, 2017

  • Dr. Jane Thornton selected as a participant for 2017 Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference

    February 02, 2017

  • Celebrating our achievements_Kyleigh Schraeder

    December 14, 2016

  • Dr. Tom Freeman paper on emigration patterns of Canadian physicians

    December 14, 2016

  • Second Annual United Way Chili Lunch Fund Raiser

    November 11, 2016

  • Take Your Kids to Work at CSFM

    November 11, 2016

  • Announcement: Dr. Stewart Harris reappointed as Ian McWhinney Chair

    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.

  • Second Annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series

    September 22, 2016

  • Family Medicine Researcher of the Year Award - Dr. Judith Belle Brown

    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

  • CFPC 2016 Outstanding Family Medicine Research Article Award - Dr. Stewart B. Harris

    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).

  • Announcement: Dr. Stephen Wetmore extended as Chair/Chief Department of Family Medicine

    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.

  • Recognizing our Achievements_Magda Catani

    June 21, 2016
    Congratulations to Magda Catani who recently celebrated 25 years of service at Western.

  • Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day 2016

    June 21, 2016
    Many thanks to our organizers, Sandi Richard-Mohamed and Leslie Meredith for another successful Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day.

  • Department Spotlight: Dr. Pauline Boeckxstaens

    May 17, 2016
    Dr. Pauline Boeckxstaens from Ghent, Belgium joins the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine as a post-doctoral fellow.

  • Dr. Stewart Harris receives Order of Canada May 13, 2016

    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.

  • Western Email System Changes-How will it impact you?

    May 04, 2016

  • Department Spotlight: Sheila Porter, RN

    April 19, 2016
    Sheila Porter, RN, is retiring after more than 15 years working as a clinical trials coordinator with Dr. Stewart Harris and the diabetes team.

  • FORGE AHEAD research program

    April 19, 2016
    FORGE AHEAD research program gains momentum with 11 partnering communities across Canada.

  • Awards of Excellence Recipients

    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.

  • Diabetes Evaluation Framework for Innovative National Evaluations (DEFINE)

    March 14, 2016
    Dr. Stewart Harris launched the Diabetes Evaluation Framework for Innovative National Evaluations (DEFINE)in the spring of 2015.

  • Putting Patients in the spotlight

    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.

  • Family Medicine Celebrates Dr. Ian McWhinney

    September 23, 2015

  • CFPC Recognizes Top 20 Pioneers in Family Medicine Research

    August 18, 2015

  • Dr. Stewart Harris named to the Order of Canada

    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.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Judith Belle Brown - Schulich Award of Excellence recipient

    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.

  • ICES Western Faculty Scholar Announcement - Bridget Ryan, PhD.

    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.

  • AstraZeneca donates $500,000 to forge health care improvements in Canada's indigenous communities

    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.

  • Alzheimer Research Project in Woodstock

    January 28, 2015
    Alzheimer research project in Woodstock is looking for participants over 55 to take part in six-month study

  • Trillium 2015 Registration and Call for Abstracts - Now Open

    December 09, 2014
    Registration and abstract submissions now available online.

  • Third Edition of Patient-Centred Medicine: Transforming the Clinical Method

    May 14, 2014

  • Congratulations Dr Bridget Ryan

    May 05, 2014
    Congratulations to Dr. Bridget Ryan, Assistant Professor, Dept of Family Medicine, Dept of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • Congratulations Hellmuth Winner Dr. Stewart Harris

    April 25, 2014
    Congratulations Dr. Harris!

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

    September 17, 2021
    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 17, 2021
    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.

  • Family Medicine Forum_2015

    September 17, 2021
    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.

  • Launch of DEFINE website

    September 17, 2021
    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.