Welcome to the new BRIC NS leadership team!

The BRIC NS team is delighted to share exciting updates on the future of BRIC NS.  BRIC NS, along with the other SPOR PIHCI Networks, has applied for funding to form a pan-Canadian Primary Care Network. The results of this funding competition will be known in early spring 2022. BRIC NS will continue to focus on research support and development, capacity building, and engagement in the province. In addition, we will have more responsibility for pan-Canadian activities in the new Primary Care Network.
 
Dr. Emily Gard Marshall, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Dalhousie University, who participated in writing the initial BRIC NS grant and has acted as co-Investigator and BRIC NS Management Committee member, will oversee the management and operations of BRIC NS going forward. Dr. Ruth Lavergne, Canada Research Chair in Primary Care in the Department of Family Medicine at Dalhousie University, is the new Nova Scotia Co-Investigator in the SPOR Primary Care Network. Working together, Drs. Marshall and Lavergne will ensure that BRIC NS continues its work of supporting primary and integrated health care research in Nova Scotia and contributes to the mission and goals of the pan-Canadian network. Success in the SPOR Primary Care Network funding application will also include a greater role for the Nova Scotia practice-based research network known as MaRNet led by Dr. Matt Grandy. Dr. Fred Burge, who has acted as the Science Lead and Nominated Principal Investigator for BRIC NS since 2015, is retiring and stepping down from his role. We are thankful for his continued support and guidance over the next few months as we make these transitions.
 
As always, reach out to us at bricns@dal.ca if you have any questions or if we can support you in your primary health care research.

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