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Weekly Memo Archive 

WEEK OF February 14, 2014.

(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)
February 27, 2014 Graduate Committee Meeting 2:30pm

The CIHR-Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR)
- each year recognizes leaders in the health services and policy research community. From trainees to senior investigators, we celebrate researchers who are making a difference. We are urging you to promote the experience and talents of your research community by encouraging applications/nominations for the following awards:
CIHR-IHSPR Article of the Year Award ($10,000)
The Article of the Year Award recognizes published research that has significantly contributed to the advancement of the field of health services and policy research in Canada. APPLY NOW!
2013 Winners:
Dr. Malcolm Doupe (University of Manitoba) - Frequent users of emergency departments: developing standard definitions and defining prominent risk factors. Ann Emerg Med. 2012;Jul(1):24-32.
Dr. Tewodros Eguale (McGill University) - Drug, patient and physician characteristics associated with off-label prescribing in primary care. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(10):781-788.
CIHR-IHSPR Rising Star Award ($1,000)
The Rising Star Award recognizes the research excellence or innovative knowledge translation initiatives of graduate students (Masters, PhD and Post-doctoral fellows). APPLY NOW!
2013 Winner s:
Dr. Noah Ivers (University of Toronto) - Audit and feedback: effectors on professional practice and healthcare outcomes.
Dr. Tara Kiran (St. Michael's Hospital) - The Relationship Between Financial Incentives and Quality of Diabetes Care in Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Alexandra Martiniuk (The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Sydney) - Brain Gains: a literature review of medical missions to low and middle-income countries.


Fourth International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges, April 25 - April 27, 2014, Ed Roberts Campus, Berkeley California, USA. This conference will bring researchers, educators, policy-makers, and providers from across disciplines together with members of the judiciary and those with lived experience. The primary aim is to share knowledge and experience, to advance the rights and highlight the needs of families striving to live well with parental mental health challenges. Related objectives include provision of an interactive forum to discuss common experiences, effective and evidence informed support and advocacy strategies, and contemporary, cutting edge research. Early-Bird Registration Deadline is March 10, 2014. For more information and to register for the conference please click here.

Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Distinguished Speaker, Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:30pm in Humphrey Auditorium (HUM 102), Marije aan het Rot, Ph.D., University of Groningen, Netherlands. Topic: Studying Psychopathology In An Interpersonal Context: A Daily Life Approach. For abstract please click here.

Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Distinguished Lecture Series 2013/2014:
Talks are scheduled between 2:30-4:30pm in BIOSCI 1103 and will be followed by refreshments in the Psychology Department Lounge, Craine 214. Details regarding each speaker and their lecture will be posted on the Department website:  


Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity at Simon Fraser University - Dr. Robert McMahon in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada is seeking a qualified Ph.D.-level researcher for a postdoctoral fellow position. The position will be based in the newly established Institute for the Reduction of Youth Violence, which is directed by Dr. McMahon. Start date is flexible between March and June 2014. Funding is available for 2 years, contingent on performance and available funds. Review of applications will begin on February 15; however, the search will continue until the position is filled. For more information and how to apply, click here.


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