BRIC NS Student Research Award Winners

Recipients and supervisors

Photo: 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 (Dr. Janet Curran is absent).

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.

Primary Healthcare Research Day

Registration is now open for Primary Healthcare Research Day 2017!

Primary Healthcare Research Day, now in its fourth year, is an opportunity for learners, decision-makers, citizens, and researchers from a variety of disciplines to come together and celebrate primary healthcare research happening across the province.  Research Day is presented by Collaborative Research in Primary Health Care (CoR-PHC).  The day is focused on the role that research has in improving primary healthcare service and delivery.

BRIC NS is pleased to offer and award for best student poster given at Primary Healthcare Research Day.

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BRIC NS Student Award

BRIC NS is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation to offer the BRIC NS Student Research Award as a supplementary award to the Scotia Scholars Award.  Two awards of $1500 will be given annually to Master’s/PhD students working in primary and integrated health care research in an area related to the mandate of BRIC NS.

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BRIC NS success in CIHR competition

BRIC NS is pleased to share the results of the CIHR Knowledge Synthesis and Comparative Program and Policy Analysis competitions.  Integrating end of life care to help people stay in the community: The essentials for success (Knowledge Synthesis) and Integrating Paramedics and Primary and Palliative teams to Optimize Patient Time in the Community at the End-of-Life (Comparative Program and Policy Analysis) are being led by BRIC NS members.

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