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Each year, pilot funding for faculty member’s projects is available from the department. These funds are intended to help further develop research capacity and help faculty develop projects related to primary health care. These pilot projects are designed to support the development of future research projects that are larger in scale. The projects should be designed to produce findings that can be used to support the development and submission of future research projects, which will be externally funded.

Awarded Department of Family Medicine Pilot Funding Applications 2018-2019

Community Physicians/Faculty Researchers
Project Name Investigators Amount Funded
Exploring care for younger residents with physical disabilities in long-term care James Milligan (PI), Joseph Lee $4,979
Evaluation tools for a palliative approach to care: a systematic review Michelle Howard (PI), Joshua Shadd, Daniel Carter Ramirez, Erin Gallagher, Samantha Winemaker $5,000
Learning needs of family physicians and trainees on eating disorders Karen Trollope-Kumar (PI), Gina Agarwal, Cynthia Lokker, Sonia Seguin $5,000
Rationale for Specialist Palliative Care Consultations Among Family Physicians Working in Long-Term Care Amit Arya (PI), Aditya Nidumolu, Michelle Howard, Sheelagh Willett, Aleksandra Grzesczuk, Lorand Kristof, John Davey, Naheed Dosani, Ravi Bhargava, Martin Chasen $4,905
AFP Physicians
What makes a good peer support worker to support people who inject drugs after hospitalization? Robin Lennox (PI), Larkin Lamarche $4,980
Exploring health care providers based solutions for deprescribing legacy drugs Amanda Ramdyal (PI), Larkin Lamarche, Housne Begum, Dee Mangin $ 4,852
Indigenous Teaching Through Art Initiative Joyce Zazulak, Amy Montour (Co-PIs), Lorrie Gallant $5,000
Developing desired and appropriate contraception education and services for women in the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre: A participatory qualitative research project Fiona Kouyoumdjian (PI), Jane Tooley, Jessica Jurgutis, Jessica Liauw, Larkin Lamarche, Meredith Vanstone, Robin Lennox, Brigid Dineley $5,000

Documents and Information

Past Funding


McMaster University Department of Family MedicineMichael G. DeGroote School of Medicine