Issue 14 – November 28, 2022

A New Name for the Network!

Online vote by members determines new name

After an online vote in which dozens of Network members participated (n=66), we are very pleased to announce our new name: the Canadian Primary Care Research Network. Thanks to everyone who participated! Our branding materials, including our new logo, will be available shortly.

Onil Battacharyya elected Nominated Principal Applicant

Dr. Battacharyya replaces Sabrina Wong as NPA of the CPCRN

The CPCRN Steering Committee has elected Dr. Onil Battacharyya as Nominated Principal Applicant for the CPCRN. He replaces Sabrina Wong who stepped down in September following her appointment as Scientific Director, Division of Intramural Research at the NIH National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). Dr. Battacharrya is a family physician, senior scientist and the Frigon-Blau Chair in Family Medicine Research at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Dr. Battacharryya has been involved with the CPCRN since its inception in 2015 and is looking forward to leading the Network to achieve its vision and mission over the course of the next five years.

Welcome to New Network Staff

Senior Administrative Coordinator and Engagement Manager have joined the team

It is with great pleasure that we welcome two new staff members:

Mara Steiner is the Network’s new Senior Administrative Coordinator. Based in British Columbia, Mara will support the coordination of research activities and reporting across the CPCRN and will support various committees, including the Steering and Executive Committees. With her Master of Public Health from the University of Alberta, Mara brings her experience supporting diverse organizations, programs and stakeholders in healthcare and community health settings. Email Mara

Haley Matthews is the Network’s new Engagement Manager as well as the BRIC NS Manager based in Nova Scotia. She works locally managing BRIC NS engagement activities and on a national scale, engaging patient partners in the Pan Canadian Patient Council. She brings a unique perspective to patient engagement work, from her experience and studies in STEMM Education and health services. Email Haley

Recruiting Primary Care Information System Manager

Applications due December 5, 2022

The CPCRN is looking to recruit a manager to support the creation of the Network’s pan-Canadian primary care information system in collaboration with provincial/territorial PBRLNs, research teams and key Network partners (the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network, the Canadian Primary Care Information Network and the Health Data Research Network).

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SPOR National Training Entity’s Official Launch Event

Coming up on November 30

The SPOR National Training Entity will be holding a hybrid launch conference on November 30 at 2pm EST to celebrate its official launch. For more information and to register.

Community of practice and communications platform for the Network – Please join!

PCRN Connect

Please join our community of practice and communications platform PCRN Connect! The goal of PCRN Connect is to provide a space in which Network members can communicate about research initiatives, share knowledge translation activities and opportunities, and develop partnerships and collaborations. Hosted on TimedRight, this initiative is undertaken in collaboration with the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Join today at:

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Follow us on Twitter and YouTube!

CPCRN on social media

Follow CPCRN on Twitter to learn about events and activities taking place across the Network! And subscribe to our new YouTube channel to access all our podcast recordings and where you’ll soon be able to watch all of our Learning Series webinars.

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