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Each year, pilot funding for faculty member’s projects is available from the department. These funds are intended to help further develop research capacity and help faculty develop projects related to primary health care. These pilot projects are designed to support the development of future research projects that are larger in scale. During the two years of the pilot project funding, projects are typically submitted for external funding.

Department of Family Medicine Pilot Funding Recipients 2017/18

Community Physicians
Project Name Investigators Amount Funded
Body image in primary care: What it means and how patient care is designed to support it? Larkin Lamarche (PI),
Cathy Risdon,
Aly Bailey,
Glenda Pauw
Achieving continuity of care for people at the time of release from the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre: Barriers and opportunities Fiona Kouyoumdjian (PI),
Jessica Jurgutis,
Justine Cole,
Dan Edwards,
Lori Regenstreif,
Tim O’Shea,
Dale Guenter,
Ellen Amster
TransEd: Delivery of training modules to address the transgender healthcare education gap in healthcare curriculum Michael Lee-Poy (PI),
Colleen McMillan
AFP Physicians
Project Name Investigators Amount Funded
Managing requests for hastened death: How can we educate physicians to provide high quality care for their patients, family members and themselves? Tejal Patel (PI),
Danielle O’Toole,
Joshua Shadd,
Alexandra Farag,
Meredith Vanstone, Lawrence Grierson
Direct Observation: Learner Perceptions and Behaviours in Seeking and Avoiding Feedback Heather Waters (PI),
Meredith Vanstone,
Jonel Miklea,
Allyn Walsh
Testing and Improving a Training Module for Advance Care Planning Among Primary Care Clinicians and Trainees Dale Guenter (PI),
Michelle Howard,
Erin Gallagher,
John You,
Aditya Nidumolu
Prevalence and characteristics of the women who develop gestational diabetes (GDM) in an urban primary care obstetrical care centre Morgan Black (PI),
Tejal Patel,
Gina Agarwal
Routine Pregnancy Screening for Women on Opioid Substitution Therapy (PREG-O) Robin Lennox (PI), Elizabeth Shaw $5,000

Past Funding

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