Patient-centered research for better health and healthcare


April 23, 2014

The DUrAA (Départements d’Urgence Amis des Aînés) project has completed its first phase – a survey of elder-friendly care in Quebec emergency departments. In phase two, four emergency departments will be invited to participate in an in-depth study. The goal is to generate recommendations to improve elder-friendly care in emergency departments. For more information please see: (link to full document).

March 13, 2014

The DIRECT-sc team is pleased to announce that they have received continuation funding for their research program on depression self-care interventions for people with chronic conditions. This funding will support a Collaborative Community Research Component - a series of inter-related studies that will take place in collaboration with community programs that provide services to adults with chronic physical conditions, such as cancer, arthritis, or visual impairment. For more information please see: click here.

December 3, 2013

The FRQS in partnership with the Direction de l'organisation des services de première ligne (Ministère de la Sante et des Services sociaux du Québec) and Pfizer Canada Inc. launched a new knowledge network on primary health care and services, led by Jeannie Haggerty: Réseau-1 Quebec.

For a brief description of the Réseau-1 Québec project, click here.

** Update - Visit the new website at  **


November 25, 2013

The Health Experiences research team of St. Mary's is thrilled to announce the launch of their website The website features the results of the first module: Family Caregiving based on individual interviews with 39 Canadians. This provides an opportunity to see, hear, and read a range of experiences from people who care for someone with a chronic physical illness. The Health Experiences team, lead by Susan Law, will be launching a French version of the website in early 2014. Work is also in progress for two exciting new modules - experiences of breast cancer in women, and immigrant experiences with anxiety and depression.

June 28, 2012
National Post article highlights St. Mary's study
'Nudging doctors towards a paperless future'



Slide show of the July 2013 - June 2014 Research Seminar Series :

Photos of this year's seminar presenters

2014 Research Centre Seminars

Next seminar:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
To be determined



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Alina Dyachenko (for information related to a research project)
Rebecca MacDonald (for information related to research review)
Julia Fong (for all other information)