Congratulations to Dr. Joan Tranmer, who was awarded a 1-year CIHR-SPOR PIHCI Network Knowledge Synthesis grant for the project entitled 'Evaluation of primary health care integration strategies for adults with chronic conditions: A systematic review'. Joan will be working with researchers, knowledge users, patient representatives and decision makers from Ontario (R. Birtwhistle, D. Edge, E. VanDenKerkhof, P. Huras, T. Custers, C. Hamilton-Kuby, J. Mackenzie) and Newfoundland and Labrador, (J. Lukewich, S. Asghari).

December 2016. Congratulations to Dr. Marian Luctkar-Flude, who was awarded a Women's XChange $15K Challenge Award for her project entitled 'Breast Cancer Recovery Tools for engaging women and enhancing follow-up care and recovery following breast cancer treatment'. Marian will be working in collaboration with a group of women from Breast Cancer Action Kingston (BCAK) and Dr. Roland Grad from McGill University. The project aims to improve the health and well-being of women following breast cancer treatment.

May 6, 2016. Congratulations to Dr. Joan Almost, who was awarded a 2-year 'Research for the Workplace' research grant from the Ministry of Labour for her project entitled 'A Study of Leading Indicators for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems in Healthcare'.

May 3, 2016. Congratulations to Idevania Costa, who is the recipient of a Canadian Frailty Network 2016 Interdisciplinary Fellowship Award. Ide is a PhD student in the Queen's University School of Nursing. She completed her Masters of Nursing at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to Canada to pursue her doctoral studies. Her research interests include strategies to improve health care for people living with chronic conditions, and her doctoral  dissertation focuses on the development and implementation of an education model to give patients with diabetes-related wounds the confidence and knowledge to engage in the management of their condition. Her PhD supervisor is Dr. Deborah Tregunno.

April 11, 2016. Congratulations to Dr. Joan Tranmer who was awarded a Garfield Kelly Cardiovascular Research and Development Fund research grant for her project entitled “Determining the risks associated with shift work and incident hypertension in Ontario adults: a population based study”. The funding will help Dr. Tranmer and her team to study the possible link between shift work and incident hypertension in the adult population in Ontario. The study will make use of adminstrative and health data held by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).  

March 23, 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Christina Godfrey, who was awarded a Queen's Research Opportunities Funds - International Funds, for her proposal entitled 'Building Skills in Evidence Synthesis to Advance Health Care'. This 2-year project will support new collaborations with individuals and institutions in Africa and assist and support healthcare teams in the rigorous process of evidence synthesis and critical appraisal of literature. Support will be offered to teams consisting of librarians, clinicians, researchers and graduate students: the skills gained through this mentorship will support the innovative use of evidence for healthcare decision-making and knowledge implementation.

February 2016. Congratulations to Drs. Rosemary Wilson, Mona Sawhney, Dana Edge, Elizabeth VanDenKerkhof and their team on receiving funding from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). This funding will support the development of e-learning resources on the topic of 'Nurse practitioner prescribing of controlled drugs and substances for individuals with multiple comorbidities/chronic disease, individuals needing palliative and/or end-of-life care, or individuals with addictions.'