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.
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.
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.
BRIC NS, in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, held a reception on September 20 to honour the recipients of the 2018 BRIC NS Student Research Award. The award is given annually to graduate students working in primary and integrated health care research to provide financial support while they complete a thesis-based project. Winners are chosen by a panel of reviewers based on the quality of the application, strength of the patient engagement and knowledge translation plans, and relevance to BRIC NS priorities.
The BRIC NS Student Research Award is just one of the ways that BRIC NS is working to build capacity in primary and integrated health care research. The Award is supplemental to the NSHRF Scotia Scholars competition and is open to students at any Nova Scotia University. This year’s winners are students and Dalhousie University and Saint Mary’s University.
The recipients and their projects are:
Duygu Biricik Gulseren (PhD, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Saint Mary’s University): Prevention of physiological stress in the workplace: The RIGHT way
Keisha Jefferies (PhD, Nursing, Dalhousie University): The Health of the Black Community and the Role of African Nova Scotian Nursing Leadership
Noelle Ozog (Master of Nursing, Dalhousie University): Feasibility of an influenza vaccination program during low acuity “wait times” at the QEII emergency department
Martha Paynter (PhD, Nursing, Dalhousie University): Perinatal health outcomes of criminalized and incarcerated women in Canada
Brianna Richardson (PhD, Nursing, Dalhousie University): The effect of an eHealth learning platform on parental confidence and involvement with healthy newborn pain management: A randomized control trial
Congratulations to Brianna Richardson of Dalhousie University’s School of Nursing! Brianna was the winner of the BRIC NS Student Poster Award at Primary Health Care Research Day 2018 for her poster, “Evaluation of eHealth Resources for Parents of Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review.”
We are extremely happy to report that BRIC NS researchers and knowledge users were partnered in three of the four successful applications to the CIHR SPOR PICHI Programmatic Grants competition.
In total, 12 pan-Canadian teams (at least four provinces partnered in each) submitted final applications for $1 million CIHR funding (plus $1 million matching contributions) over four years. Nova Scotia was the lead for one of these projects and a partner in four. CIHR funded four projects (33.3% success rate).
Nova Scotia’s full partnerships in each of the three listed funded projects is monumental. All three involve working collaboratively with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, patients, clinicians, and community primary healthcare practices to improve care for patients with complex needs.
Case management in primary care for frequent users of healthcare services. Led by QC (C Hudon) with SK, NS & NL. NS investigators include L. Edwards, T. Sampalli, R. Gibson, F Burge.
Screening for Poverty And Related social determinants and intervening to improve Knowledge of and links to resources (SPARK) Study. Led by ON (A Pinto) with SK, MB, NS & NL. NS investigators include L Jackson, F Burge, E. Marshall, R. Gibson, L Edwards, T Sampalli.
SPIDER-NET, A Structured Process Informed by Data, Evidence and Research-Network: An approach to support primary care practices in optimizing the management of patients with complex needs. Led by ON (M Griever) with QC, NS, MB & AB. NS investigators include M Grandy, F. Burge.
Congratulations to all and a huge thank you to those offering matching funds in the form of cash and in-kind contributions. These include:
Dalhousie Family Medicine
Dalhousie Faculty of Health (Schools of Nursing, and Occupational Therapy)
Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation
Dalhousie Vice President’s Research Office (VPR)
Doctors Nova Scotia
NSHA Research, Innovation and Knowledge Translation Office
NSHA Primary Health Care, Family Practice and Chronic Disease Management
Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME)