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Vanier scholar to explore stakeholder perspectives of pharmacogenomic testing in primary care

Alexandra Cernat, a current student in the Health Policy PhD program was awarded the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her research centered in primary care. The Vanier scholarship program is the Government of Canada’s most prestigious scholarship for doctoral students and supports students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement […]

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McMaster family medicine faculty recognized for excellence in primary care

Three Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) awards have been presented to five faculty members in McMaster University’s department of family medicine.  The awards celebrate physicians who advance family medicine, serve their community and provide exemplary lifelong care to their patients while making significant contributions to the health and well-being of their community.  “As much […]

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Family medicine welcomes first Canada Research Chair

Family medicine welcomes first Canada Research Chair, Gina Agarwal. McMaster University Department of family medicine

Dr. Gina Agarwal, professor of family medicine at McMaster University, has been named the Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Vulnerable Individuals in Primary Care. CRC positions aim to spur research development from world-class scholars in Canada and are highly prized positions, with just over 800 positions awarded for health researchers across the country, and even […]

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McMaster Family Medicine residents win top national awards

McMaster Family Medicine residents win top national awards

In recognition of their excellence in leadership, commitment to scholarship and advocacy of primary care, four McMaster Family Medicine residents have been honoured with awards presented by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP). “We celebrate and congratulate our residents for these prestigious achievements,” says […]

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McMaster researchers celebrated at 12th annual Innovation Showcase

McMaster’s top innovators were celebrated at yesterday’s Innovation Showcase. Held at McMaster Innovation Park, the event featured thought-provoking panel discussions and presentations from McMaster researchers and startup companies about their ground-breaking discoveries and  how they are addressing a market need. The event closed with an awards ceremony to recognize the winners of the McMaster Innovator […]

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Remembering Graham Swanson, a passionate family physician and educator

Three people stand in front of a maroon banner that says McMaster University Health Sciences on it

Dr. Graham Swanson, an associate clinical professor of family medicine passed away on October 19, 2022. Former colleagues describe Swanson as a passionate family physician and educator, a strong supporter of the department and community-based education, and an empathetic, inspired and creative human being. His impact can be felt in many corners of the department. […]

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Project brings new view on health profile of people in Canadian prisons

A project led by Dr. Fiona Kouyoumdjian from the McMaster University Department of Family Medicine (DFM) will help clinicians, policy makers, and the public better understand the health profile of people in federal prisons and support high quality health care for this population. The project, which was awarded $820,000 by the Public Health Agency of […]

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