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NS-PIHCI Newsletter | December, 2015
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In this issue

1. NS-PIHCI website launch
2. Help us complete our records
3. Upcoming Events
4. Contact us
5. Staffing Announcements


 

New Website
NS-PIHCI is excited to announce that our website is live!  Questions, comments and other feedback can be sent to nspihci@dal.ca
Visit our website!
Membership Registry
Thank you for your continued membership in NS-PIHCI.  To complete our records we are collecting some additional information which will help us to stay in touch and identify opportunities for collaboration between researchers with similar interests.  You can provide this information 2 ways:
1. Visit our website and fill out the form on the Join NS-PIHCI page
2. Email nspihci@dal.ca to have a form emailed to you
Upcoming Events
One of the NS-PIHCI’s goals is to develop and foster innovative primary health care research.  We will be hosting a series of informal “Project Incubator” discussions to encourage the development of research questions and connections between members with similar interests.  The first series continues the conversations begun at the October 8 Information Day:
  • Integrated Care: Addressing the needs of priority populations (Jan. 12)
  • High-system users: Tackling the issues (Jan. 19)
  • Complex needs across the life course: Children and Youth (Jan. 26)
All Project Incubator discussions will occur from 12 - 1 pm by teleconference and in person (8th floor, Abbie J. Lane Building, 5909 Veterans Memorial Lane). Let us know if you plan to attend any of these sessions by emailing nspihci@dal.ca.  

Member Updates

We want to hear from you!  Members are encouraged to inform NS-PIHCI of recent publications, successful grant applications or other activities.  We will highlight these events on the news section of our website.
Staffing Announcements
Beverley Lawson, Network Director, has been a Research Associate at Dalhousie Family Medicine for over 17 years. In this time, she has been witness to the reform and growth in primary health care and has helped to play a part in the local growth of primary health care research. Her experience and insights accumulated over the years and ongoing working relationships with many provincial and health authority stakeholders will be an asset to NS-PIHCI.
 
Jessica Nowlan has joined NS-PIHCI as the Network Manager.  Jessica has been working with NS-PIHCI since 2014 and,as the Coordinator, guided NS-PIHCI through its development phase.  Jessica has experience working with large research projects and previously worked on a national cohort study.
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