NS-PIHCI Newsletter | March, 2016
View this email in your browser

In this issue

1. Funding opportunities
2. Network support
3. Events
4. Kudos
5. Send us your updates
Funding Opportunities
CIHR will be launching the funding opportunities described in the table below this year.  These opportunities are specifically available to members of Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations Networks across the country.  Each project must involve at least one other PIHCI Network and must have 1:1 matching funds.

We encourage you to start building research teams, updating your CVs and reaching out to NS-PIHCI now, in preparation for these funding opportunities. 

Network Support for Projects
NS-PIHCI is pleased to offer support for Network Projects applying to PIHCI funding opportunities.  Support is based on available resources and includes:
  • Identifying team members in other PIHCI networks
  • Collecting Canadian Common Cvs
  • Help to identify which data sets are required and/or available
  • Help creating budgets/budget justifications
  • Reviewing proposals
  • And more
Get more information and download the support form.
Research Opportunities for Primary Health Care and Health Informatics
NS-PIHCI, in partnership with CoR-PHC and the Faculty of Computer Science, is holding a workshop to discuss:
  • NS-PIHCI and its eHealth requirements
  • How Health Informatics and Digital Health can be leveraged to provide innovative primary health care solutions
  • Opportunities for collaborative research
When: Tuesday, March 29 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Where: Slonim Room, Goldberg Computer Science Building, Dalhousie University
Everyone welcome!

Other events:

MSSU Seminar Series: Mar. 15 & Apr. 19 from 1 - 2 pm

Congratulations to NS-PIHCI members Fred Burge and Beverley Lawson for their recent publication in Current OncologyIn collaboration with researchers from Ontario’s Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research in British Columbia, the study looked at patterns of health care among almost 60,000 cancer patients in Nova Scotia, Ontario, and British Columbia during their last six months of life.  Read more about the study: In-home nursing care for the dying reduces overall health costs.
Send us your updates
We want to hear from you!  Send us your news about recent publications, funding decisions, events and opportunities for collaborative research.  Contact