Dr. Jordan Littman and Dr. Roland Halil

Dr. Jordan Littman and Dr. Roland Halil

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Simone Dahrouge PhD - Vice Chair, Research

Top Accomplishments

  • 130 publications, 254 presentations
  • 24 successful grant applications, 13 as Principal Investigator
  • $14.7M in new funding
  • $15.1M in active research dollars

The CFP Best Original Research Article

Dr. Jordan Littman, a 2015 graduate, and Dr. Roland Halil, a DFM faculty member, are the recipients of the CFP Original Research Article of the Year for, Potential effects of rational prescribing on national health care spending: More than half a billion dollars in annual savings. This is in fact the second year in a row that a DFM member has won this award! Dr. Michael Kirlew was the recipient of the same award in 2016 for, Acute rheumatic fever in First Nations communities in northwestern Ontario Social determinants of health “bite the heart.”

The Ottawa Practice Enhancement Network (OPEN) poised to support partnerships and optimize care

In late 2017, the DFM announced the creation of the Ottawa Practice Enhancement Network (OPEN) in the Champlain region. This is a grassroots and participatory initiative that involves the collaborative engagement of primary care providers, experts in quality improvement, researchers, patients and local health planners to establish local priorities and optimize care. Our influence on an expanding evidence base is sure to grow in 2018 as this exciting project unfolds.

“In addition to contributing to improved healthcare delivery, this initiative will help grow the presence of the CT Lamont Primary Healthcare Research Centre and the DFM, and enhance our reputation as innovators in primary care research.”

Dr. Simone Dahrouge,
Vice-Chair, Research

PRIME Grant recipient presents findings at NAPCRG 2017

The PRIME Grant assists DFM members to undertake a scholarly or research project through funding and support from our CTLC researchers and their many resources. Dr. Charles Adamson, a 2016 recipient, developed a study in collaboration with several colleagues entitled, Meditation to Improve Empathy and Resilience in Family Medicine residents. The study seeks to determine if episodic meditation has a positive influence on medical resident empathy and resiliency. Preliminary results suggest that residents generally find the practice useful, but have trouble finding the time to meditate. Dr. Adamson presented these findings at a poster session at NAPCRG 2017 in Montréal, QC.

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