BRIC NS Student Poster Award

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.”

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BRIC NS Student Research Award Winners

Recipients and supervisors
BRIC NS Student Research Award Winners and their supervisors (L-R): Dr. Lois Jackson, Holly Mathias, Dr. Amy Bombay, Jad Sinno, Dr. Ruth Martin-Misener, Jaimie Carrier, Sydney Breneol, Dr. George Kephart, Alysia Robinson (Absent from photo: Dr. Janet Curran)

BRIC NS, in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, was pleased to present 5 Student Research Awards on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at the Dalhousie University Club. 

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BRIC NS seeks community input on research


Members of the public joined some of Nova Scotia’s leading primary healthcare researchers to help set the direction for future initiatives in this vitally important area of health research. BRIC NS, Building Research for Integrated Primary Healthcare, hosted the citizen-engagement event in the community room of the Barrington Street Superstore in Halifax on April 26, 2017.

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Spring Project Incubator

BRIC NS held its first Project Incubator of 2017 on Monday, March 27.  With a focus on project development, particularly for projects that will be submitted to one of the upcoming SPOR PIHCI Network funding opportunities, groups divided into three key priority areas:

  1. Meeting mental health care needs in the community through primary healthcare
  2. Chronic disease management
    • Self-management
    • Coordination through a central location (such as a wellness centre)
  3. Community focused care for seniors and those approaching the end of life

Moving ideas into action, outcomes for the meeting included:

  • The development of core project teams and ownership for projects
  • Fine tuning of research questions
  • The outline of plans and next steps
  • Identifying which other team members are needed (e.g. knowledge users, patients, clinicians, policy makers, other research expertise, etc.)

Projects looking for new team members, ways to spread the research, and/or are moving on to the next phase of development were also presented.

Attendees are encouraged to connect with BRIC NS as they move their projects forward.