Issue 12 – September 26, 2022

Sabrina Wong accepts a new position at the NIH!

Process to select new NPA will be discussed at the next Steering Committee

Very recently, Sabrina Wong was appointed the Scientific Director, Division of Intramural Research at the NIH National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). She is excited to build the Intramural program that uses the research lenses of health equity, social determinants of health, population and community health, prevention and health promotion, and systems and models of care.

The SPOR PCRN Executive Committee with input from the Steering Committee will decide how and what process it wants use in choosing a new Nominated Principal Applicant. To ensure there is no gap in leadership, Onil Bhattacharyya has graciously agreed to step in as an interim NPA, with the support of the Executive Committee. Onil co-led the PIHCI Network Coordinating Office in the previous iteration of funding.

Sabrina Wong, Viv Ramsden and Catherine Hudon elected by peers as Fellows to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Three SPOR PCRN leads elected to the CAHS!

The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) recently announced the 2022 Fellows that were elected by their peers to the CAHS. Election to fellowship in the Academy is considered one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community and carries with it a covenant to serve the Academy and advance the future well-being of health sciences irrespective of the Fellow’s specific discipline.

Congratulations for Sabrina Wong, Viv Ramsden and Catherine Hudon for being elected to this prestigious fellowship!

SPOR PCRN is hiring a Senior Administrative Coordinator!

Accepting applications until Sept 30

The Senior Administrative Coordinator will coordinate and report on research activities across the PCRN. The incumbent will assist the Executive Committee in administrative aspects of the Network, overseeing human, financial and facility resources and performing various administrative duties; analyzing financial information and performing various financial related tasks; ensuring administrative policies, procedures and systems are followed; assisting with reports for the Executive and Steering Committees; and managing special projects and events.

Due to the complexity involved in managing a pan-Canadian network across provinces and territories, the following skill set in the individual is strongly preferred: demonstrated experience in research management, excellent administrative skills, experience working with interdisciplinary research teams, and expertise in working with clinicians, policy makers, scientists and patients. Completion of an undergraduate degree with a Master’s in a relevant discipline is a strong asset.

The incumbent will report to the Executive Director (based in Montreal) and the Chair of the Steering Committee (based in Vancouver). The individual will be a key member of the SPOR PCRN Management Team, members of which are based across the country. With excellent team spirit and a sense of camaraderie, the incumbent could be based anywhere in Canada, but with a preference for British Columbia. Training will be provided through an onboarding period. This is a one-year term position with possibility of renewal.

For more information and to apply:—Research-Coordinator–SPOR-Primary-Care-Research-Network_JR9458-2

Deadline for applications: September 30

Yukon SPOR Unit Health Summit

Save the date! Registration details to follow

The Yukon SPOR Support Unit will be hosting their first ever annual health summit on November 9 and 10. The summit will be an opportunity to prioritize all ways of knowing, being, and doing. They will be discussing First Nations’ health priorities in the Yukon; OCAP and trust building; and First Nations data sovereignty. They have also invited colleagues from SPOR Units across the country to demonstrate unique knowledge translation approaches that were adopted in past projects. They hope to spark ideas and a vision for how to build the health research community within the Yukon. More info to follow and in the attachment.

Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) Network Summary Report

Phase 1 report and infographic published

We are very pleased to share a recently published report and infographic which summarize the accomplishments and impacts of the PIHCI Network during Phase 1 of our funding from CIHR. The successes and strengths of the Network that are highlighted demonstrate how far we have come, and form the foundations on which we which we will continue to build. Special thanks to the SPOR Evidence Alliance for their help in developing these materials! 

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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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