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Dalhousie Family Medicine Researchers are co‑PIs on THREE successful Programmatic Grants funded for over $2 million each!

Posted by J. Bradford on June 28, 2018 in News

Dalhousie Family Medicine Researchers are co-PIs on THREE successful Programmatic Grants funded for over $2 million each!  These grants are awarded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) through the Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) Networks.

Congratulations to Fred Burge, Mathew Grandy, and Emily Gard Marshall co-Investigators on three recently funded CIHR SPOR PIHCI Programmatic grants.  These grants are the result of successful partnerships with other Dalhousie University researchers and Nova Scotia Health Authority knowledge user and decision maker investigators. Each project includes the active participation of at least four provinces and was funded for $2 million or more over a four-year period inclusive of matching funds from several partners, including Dalhousie Family Medicine   Drs. Burge, Grandy and Marshall are all members of BRIC NS, a research network developed through SPOR to support primary and integrated health care in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia’s full partnerships on these projects is monumental. All three projects involve the research team working collaboratively with NSHA, patients, clinicians, and community primary care practices to improve care for patients with complex needs. As the work gets started, each team will include additional NS clinician, researcher, and patient team members.

Project Titles:

Case management in primary care for frequent users of healthcare services. NS investigators: F. Burge, L. Edwards (co-PIs), T. Sampalli, R. Gibson. Led by QC (C Hudon) with SK, NS & NL.

Screening for Poverty And Related social determinants and intervening to improve Knowledge of and links to resources (SPARK) Study. NS investigators: F. Burge, L. Jackson, R. Gibson (co-PIs), E. Marshall, L. Edwards, T. Sampalli. Led by ON (A. Pinto) with SK, MB, NS & NL.

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. NS investigators: M. Grandy, F. Burge. Led by ON (M. Griever) with QC, NS, MB & AB.