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2013 Core Research Program

In August of 2014, CFN announced six awards funding patient-centred research projects, under its Core Research Program 2013. Click here for a summary listing of the research projects, principal and co-investigators and host institutions (en français), or scroll down to view each individual project.

The six projects funded were selected from 19 full applications resulting from an initial 60 letters of intent received.  Funding will go to 16 Principal Investigators from 11 host institutions across Canada. Additional investigators and research collaborators, and universities, hospitals and local health authorities across Canada, the United States and abroad are also involved.  The projects will also provide cross-disciplinary training and educational experiences for students, post-docs/fellows and working professionals.

Projects Funded

For more details on any of the projects, please click on the project names below:

Improving the decision process about location of care with the frail elderly and their caregivers (CORE 2013-56)

Principal Investigator:

France Légaré, MD, PhD, CCFP, FCFP -- Université Laval

iGAP‐ Improving General Practice Advance Care Planning (CORE 2013-13)

Principal Investigators:

Michelle Howard, PhD, MSc -- McMaster University

Doris Barwich, MD -- University of British Columbia

Daren Heyland, MD, MSc, BSc -- Queen’s University/Kingston General Hospital

Doug Klein, MD, MSc, BSc, CCFP(PC) -- University of Alberta

Improving DECIsion‐making about goals of care for hospitalized, elDerly patiEnts: a “multi‐incubator unit” study (iDECIDE) (CORE 2013-30)

Principal Investigators:

John You, MD, MSc, FRCPC -- McMaster University

Daren Heyland, MD, MSc, FRCPC -- Queen's University/Kingston General Hospital

Dev Jayaraman, MD, MPH -- The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Jessica Simon, MBChB, FRCPC -- University of Calgary

Reengineering the Discharge of Elderly Patients from Intensive Care (CORE 2013-12)

Principal Investigators:

Henry Stelfox, BMSc, MD, PhD -- University of Calgary

Sean Bagshaw, MD, MSc, FRCPC -- University of Alberta

Peter Dodek, MD, MHSc -- University of British Columbia

Alan Forster, MD, FRCPC, MSc -- Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Robert Fowler, MDCM, MSc -- University of Toronto

François Lamontagne, MD, MSc -- Université de Sherbrooke

Alexis Turgeon, MD, MSc -- Université Laval

The Carer Support Needs Assessment (CSNAT) Intervention: Supporting Family Caregivers of Palliative Patients at Home (CORE 2013-01)

Principal Investigators:

Kelli Stajduhar, PhD, MSN, BN, RN -- University of Victoria

Richard Sawatzky, PhD, MSc, BSc, RN -- Trinity Western University