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In 2020-2021, the Department of Family Medicine (DFM) at McMaster University will fund up to 9 pilot projects (maximum $5000 each) for research in primary care, including one grant in medical education. The Division of Palliative Care will provide funding  up to a total of $10,000, which may fund one or more projects. These one-year grants are intended to build research capacity in the DFM and help faculty develop projects related to primary health care. Pilot projects are designed to support the development of future research projects supported by granting agencies.

Application Documents and Information


Recipients 2020-2021

Project Name Investigators (McMaster only) Amount Funded
Community Physicians
Access to primary care by homeless individuals in Peel during COVID – Pilot study Clinton Baretto (PI), Caroline Collins $5,000.00
Exploring patient’s and physician’s values and preferences regarding prostate cancer screening: A pilot and feasibility study Leen Naji (PI),Meredith Vanstone, Philippe Violette, Harkanwal Randhawa $4,922.00
Identifying information management inefficiencies in primary care workflows to inform developments of automated solutions Mohamed Alarakhia (PI), Tammy Packer $5,000.00
Preparation of a Population study of family physician drug prescribing behaviour with patients who are depressed. Ron Ireland (PI), Michael Yapko, Andrew Costa, Larry Chambers, Dee Mangin, Denise Marshall $5,000.00
AFP Physicians 
Identifying key recommendations for future public health emergencies in the long-term care sector based on the initial COVID19 pandemic experience. Henry Siu (PI), Lorand Kristof, Fady Akladios, Meredith Vanstone $5,000.00
Developing primary care physician’s competency in multi-disaster preparedness in Aceh, Indonesia and Hamilton, Canada: A comparative phenomenology study Lynda Redwood Campbell (PI), Rosaria Indah, Melissa Govindaraju $5,088.00

Past Funding


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