BRIC NS Student Seminar Series

The BRIC NS Student Seminar Series is an opportunity for students to present their completed or in-progress research.  Presenters cover a wide range of topics and disciplines, with the common thread of primary and integrated health care research running throughout.  Everyone is welcome! For more information: bricns@dal.ca

When:    July 10, 2019 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Where:   Room 140, Collaborative Health Education Building, 5793 University Ave., Halifax
Remote attendance is available through Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/870649277

This seminar will cover two topics.  Keisha Jefferies will present “A Critical Examination of Leadership Experiences Among African Nova Scotian Nurses in Healthcare Practice.”   Alysia Robinson will present “The Effect of Community of Discharge on Length of Stay for Unplanned Hospitalizations: An indicator of Community Care Integration?”

About the speakers

Keisha Jefferies is a registered nurse and PhD candidate in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University. Her research uses Black Feminist Theory and Critical Discourse Analysis to unapologetically interrogate systems of oppression through discourse, social and cognitive interactions. By situating the social constructs of race, class and gender as central to the analysis, she aims to uncover how leadership is perceived and experienced amongst African Nova Scotian nurses in health care practice. As an emerging Black Feminist scholar, Keisha uses a combination of theory and praxis to challenge health inequity and social injustice against Black people in Canada. Keisha has clinical experience in neonatal nursing and breastfeeding as well as international health policy and research experience. Her research is funded and supported by Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, Killam Trust, Research Nova Scotia, Johnson Scholarship Foundation, BRIC NS and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and School of Nursing at Dalhousie.

Alysia Robinson has recently defended her Master’s thesis in in the department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University. She also holds an Honours Bachelor in Health Sciences, French Immersion, from the University of Ottawa. Her interests are in health services research and primary health care. Her thesis is part of a larger program of research assessing community variation in negative health system outcomes, with her thesis looking at community variation in long lengths of stay in hospital across Nova Scotia

Congratulations to Ryley Urban, winner of the 2019 BRIC NS Student Poster Award

PHCRD 2019 - Student Poster Award final
Beverley Lawson, Director of BRIC NS, presents the 2019 Student Poster Award to Ryley Urban.

Congratulations to Ryley Urban, currently pursuing her Master’s in Industrial Engineering at Dalhousie University!  Ryley is the winner of the third annual BRIC NS Student Poster Award for her poster “Panel reallocation model for providers in Rural Nova Scotia.”  The prize is presented at Primary Health Care Research Day.

Eighteen posters were up for consideration, presented by undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students, representing three universities.  Thank you to all of our applicants and judges.

BRIC NS is pleased to offer an award for best student poster given at Primary Health Care Research Day. To be eligible, the abstract must be accepted by the Primary Health Care Research Day Program Committee. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree program at a Nova Scotia university or community college.  Applicants must be first author on posters and must present their own work and not that of an advisor.  Reviewers assess the overall quality of the poster’s content and the presenter’s ability to successfully and succinctly present the subject matter.

LEARN Series: Reducing Employee Stress using the RIGHT Way of Leadership

Please join us on April 17th for a co-presented lecture with the Industrial and Organizational Psychology program at Saint Mary’s University.  BRIC NS Student Research Award recipient Duygu Biricik Gulseren will present her research on leadership and employee stress.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn about BRIC NS.

LEARN-Duygu Biricik Gulseren April 17 2019

Details:

Reducing Employee Stress using the RIGHT Way of Leadership
Duygu Biricik Gulseren
Wednesday, April 17th | 2:00 – 3:15 pm
4th Floor, Sobey School of Business

All welcome, please RSVP to cncohs@smu.ca 

BRIC NS Student Seminar Series

The BRIC NS Student Seminar Series is an opportunity for students to present their completed or in-progress research.  Presenters cover a wide range of topics and disciplines, with the common thread of primary and integrated health care research running throughout.  Everyone is welcome!

When: April 3, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Where: Room 315, Collaborative Health Education Building, 5793 University Ave., Halifax

For remote attendance options please email bricns@dal.ca.

Logan Lawrence will present “Developing a tool for assessing policy capacity: A case study of nurse practitioners in primary care in Nova Scotia.”

Rachel Ollivier will present “Exploring Postpartum Sexual Health in Nova Scotia Using Feminist Poststructuralism.”

About the speakers

Logan Lawrence is a PhD candidate in Dalhousie’s PhD Health program. His doctoral research involves testing and adapting a framework for studying policy capacity in Nova Scotia’s health system. He has received financial support for his studies from the Killam Trust, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Maritime SPOR Support Unit, and Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship. He also currently holds a Health Systems Impact Fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, which enables him to work with the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and learn the craft of health policy-making. Logan’s enjoyment of understanding different facets of ideas extends outside of academia: reading and writing, cooking and eating, playing and listening to music, being active and making quiet. He holds a Master of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie, and originally hails from Alberta.

Rachel Ollivier is a first-year PhD in Nursing student at Dalhousie University. She completed her BScN degree in 2016 at UBC Okanagan and has clinical experience in acute medicine and surgery, with a current position as a Registered Nurse on the Adult Surgical Unit (Women’s Health) at the IWK Health Centre. Rachel’s areas of research interest include global health, women’s health, and maternal health. She has previously completed nursing and research placements in Zambia and Tanzania.

 

Congratulations to Mike Reid for acceptance in TUTOR-PHC

Congratulations to BRIC NS member Mike Reid, who has been accepted into the TUTOR-PHC program,  a one-year certificate program in primary health care research skills and interdisciplinary theory and processes.  BRIC NS provides financial support to one graduate student member for participation in the program.  You can read about his research below:

Mike Reid
Mike Reid

“There is a growing body of research in Nova Scotia highlighting high levels of community variation in health outcomes like unplanned repeat hospitalizations and long lengths of stay across the province. This research has also shown that this variation persists despite adjustment for a wide variety of factors (age, sex, disease, multimorbidity, etc.). These findings have led us to believe that there must be something about how the formal and informal support systems in specific communities interact with each other that is having a profound effect on the health outcomes of Nova Scotians. We refer to these interactions as “community systems of health”. My master’s work, along with a number of other studies have given us a good idea of where these variations in community systems of health are occurring. Through the TUTOR-PHC program as well as my doctoral work I will explore the question of how and why Nova Scotia’s community systems of health are resulting in different health outcomes across the province.”

BRIC NS Student Research Award

Applications for the 2019 BRIC NS Student Research Award are closed.

In partnership with the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, the BRIC NS Student Research Award is offered as a supplementary award to the Scotia Scholars Award.  A minimum of two awards of $1500 will be given to Master’s/PhD students working on a research project in primary and integrated health care.

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BRIC NS Student Seminar Series

The BRIC NS Student Seminar Series is an opportunity for students to present their completed or in-progress research.  Presenters cover a wide range of topics and disciplines, with the common thread of primary and integrated health care research running throughout.  Everyone is welcome!

When: February 6, 2019 from 1:45 – 3:00 pm
Where: Room 140, Collaborative Health Education Building, 5793 University Ave., Halifax

For remote attendance options please email bricns@dal.ca.

Martha Paynter will present “Perinatal health outcomes of criminalized women in Canada.”

Brianna Richardson will present “Parental Prevention of Newborn Pain: Exploring educational strategies for promoting parental involvement in infant procedural pain management.”

About the speakers

Martha Paynter is a registered nurse, activist, and scientist. She is a staff nurse at the IWK Health Centre Family Newborn Care Unit and a PhD Candidate in Nursing at Dalhousie University. She holds a Master of Development Economics and Master of Science in Health Research Methodology. She worked for almost a decade in health services and policy management for the Departments of Health in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Her doctoral dissertation examines the health outcomes of women in Canada who have experienced criminalization and incarceration during pregnancy, birth and postpartum periods. Ms. Paynter is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Killam Trust, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, BRIC NS, Canadian Nursing Foundation, IWK Health Centre, and Dalhousie. In 2012, she founded Women’s Wellness Within (WWW), a registered non-profit organization that provides support, education and advocacy with criminalized women who are pregnant or parenting young children in Nova Scotia.

Brianna Richardson graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Prince Edward Island in May 2016 and that Fall entered the Master of Science in Nursing program at Dalhousie. She was accepted for early entry in the PhD program at Dalhousie and is currently in her second year as a doctoral student with the School of Nursing under the supervision of Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo and Dr. Ruth Martin Misener. Her doctoral research focuses on examining how eHealth learning influences parental involvement in procedural pain care with their newborn babies.

BRIC NS Student Seminar Series

The BRIC NS Student Seminar Series is an opportunity for students to present their completed or in-progress research.  Presenters cover a wide range of topics and disciplines, with the common thread of primary and integrated health care research running throughout.  Everyone is welcome!

When: November 28, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Where: Room 313, Collaborative Health Education Building, 5793 University Ave., Halifax

For remote attendance options please email bricns@dal.ca.

Noelle Ozog will present “Attitudes towards influenza vaccination during wait times in the emergency department.”

Ryley Urban will present “Reallocation Model for Rural Nova Scotian Primary Care Clinics, and impact on Access.”

About the speakers

Noelle Ozog graduated from Western University with a BHSc in 2012, followed by a compressed time frame BScN in 2014. She has spent her nursing career in the emergency department, and has worked in Ontario, BC and Nova Scotia. She currently working casually at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department while completing her MScN full time, under the supervision of Dr. Audrey Steenbeek. Her thesis is focused on exploring opportunities for influenza prevention presented by the interconnected nature of primary and emergency health care.

After completing a Bachelors of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering, Minor in Business Administration at University of Windsor, Ryley Urban has accepted the honour of pursuing a Masters of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering at Dalhousie University.  The Masters study has been fostering her academic passion: Health Care. Stating she “always thought she had the heart to be a nurse, but not the stomach” her current study is a channel for her to contribute to an aspect of society she finds critical, and invaluable.  Currently partnered with a rural Nova Scotian clinic, Ryley is studying current state, and working towards a Panel Reallocation model. This model is to be evaluated for impacts on Access, viewed in metrics of appointment wait time, as well as physician lifestyle, observed though elements such as overutilization and repetitive work.

BRIC NS Members encouraged to apply to TUTOR-PHC Program

Please note that the deadline has passed.

The call for applications for TUTOR-PHC is open to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, mid-career clinicians, and decision makers in primary health care.  As a partner organization, BRIC NS members are given preference in the competition.  BRIC NS encourages any interested applicants to contact us for more information.  The deadline to apply is December 3, 2018.

Please see our guideline document to help prepare your application.

What is the program?

TUTOR-PHC or Transdisciplinary Understandings 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.

Why apply?

  • Primary health care research training
  • Earn University credit & CME credits
  • Valuable feedback on your own primary health care research
  • Mentorship from experienced interdisciplinary primary health care researchers and decision-makers
  • Interdisciplinary team experience

Each trainee will be responsible for a $3000 CND program fee – which includes accommodation / travel to the Symposium.

For more information, please go to the website at: www.uwo.ca/fammed/csfm/tutor-phc

Please contact Project Coordinator, Rob Van Hoorn (tutor@uwo.ca) if you are interested in applying.

BRIC NS Student Seminar Series

When:  October 3, 2018 2:30 – 3:45 pm
Where:  Room 266, Collaborative Health Education Building, 5793 University Ave., Halifax
Remote attendance will be available through Zoom.  Contact bricns@dal.ca for details.

Isaac Bai will present “Primary care prescribing patterns for patients on chronic and high dose opioid therapy: an observational study using electronic medical record data.”

About the speakers

Isaac Bai is a 3rd year pharmacy student at Dalhousie University. His interest is in evidence-based medicine and shared decision making in clinical practice. Originally from Prince Edward Island, Isaac also holds a BSc in biology from University of Prince Edward Island.

Please note that Brianna Richardson’s presentation “Parental Prevention of Newborn Pain: Exploring educational strategies for promoting parental involvement in infant procedural pain management” has been postponed.

All are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.
For more information: bricns@dal.ca