Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Awards

CIHR is pleased to announce the 2016 Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award recipients. This new salary award program is designed to build capacity for, and support the creation of, Learning Health Systems – accountable healthcare organizations that mobilize research for transformation and impact, particularly to improve patient experience and outcomes, and quality of life for persons with chronic conditions.

The Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award program is led by the CIHR Community Based Primary Health Care Signature Initiative (CBPHC) and the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR), in partnership with the following CIHR institutes:

  • CIHR Institute of Aboriginal People's Health (IAPH)
  • CIHR Institute of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Health (ICRH)
  • CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA)
  • CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD)
  • CIHR Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR)

As well as with the following external partners:

  • Health Quality Ontario (HQO)
  • New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF)

There were 20 Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award recipients funded. The award is offered to early- to mid-career health services and policy researchers holding active licensure as a health professional that are clinicians first but need protected time to engage in research that is critical to advancing change. The Salary Award recipients receive $75,000/year for 4 years and were required to have matched funding from the health system partner organization where they are embedded in the amount of $25,000/year (cash) toward salary and $50,000/year (cash or in-kind) toward research costs. The total CIHR investment is $5,850,000 over 4 years.

Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award - Eastern Canada

Tracey Rickards
Sealing the cracks for priority populations with the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre

Erna E Snelgrove-Clarke
Maternal Obesity in Atlantic Canada: Implementing evidence into clinical practice

Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award - Western Canada

Keith Ahamad
Engaging primary care through research and education as the key to improving access to evidence-based addiction and treatment in Canada

Brian Brooks
Neurobiopsychosocial outcomes of post-concussion syndrome in youth: diagnosis, prognosis and treatment

Gilaad G Kaplan
Innovating Healthcare Delivery to Manage the Rising Prevalence of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: A Partnership with Alberta Health Service's Strategic Clinical Network in Digestive Health

Martha H Mackay
Transitions in Care: Improving Outcomes for Cardiac Patients

Henry T Stelfox
Journey out of Intensive Care: Reengineering Return to the Community

Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award - Central Canada

Patrick Archambault
Supporting the creation of a LEARNing INteGrated health system to mobilize context-adapted knowledge with a Wiki platform to Improve the transitions of frail Seniors from emergency Departments to the cOMmunity: the LEARNING WISDOM program

Amit Garg
Living kidney donation

Sara J  Guilcher
Characterizing care transitions for complex populations using patient-centred episodes of care and evaluating solution-focused targeted interventions

Catherine Hudon
Frequent users of health services with chronic conditions likely to require ambulatory care: better identifying clients at risk to better intervene

Naana A Jumah
Addressing Transitions in Care: An Indigenous-based, Integrated Care Pathway for Opioid Dependence in Pregnancy in Northwestern Ontario

Tara Kiran
Measuring quality of care for patients discharged from hospital to home

Geoffrey C Nguyen
A national network to improve access and quality of care for those with inflammatory bowel disease

Marie-Josée Sirois
Assessing the effectiveness of the "CEDeComS intervention" on reducing functional decline in seniors presenting with minor injuries

Carolyn Snider
Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Interventions for Youth Injured by Violence

Jill M Tinmouth
Improving colorectal cancer screening in Ontario: An embedded health services research program

Ian Zenlea
Improving care transitions between the hospital and community for youth with obesity

Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award - Oral health care

Craig Dale
Advancing patient-oriented oral care delivery and outcomes in critically ill adults

Robert J Schroth
Improving access to oral health care and oral health care delivery for vulnerable young children in Manitoba

"The Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award complements CIHR's huge investment in SPOR (Strategy for Patient Oriented Research). It's intended to build capacity for creating learning health systems in Canada. We want to increase the number of scientists embedded within the health system that have both the credibility of being a clinician and the skills to carry out research that improves healthcare as it is delivered on the ground."

Robyn Tamblyn, Scientific Director, CIHR-Institute of Health Services and Policy Research

"Our role at HQO is to find solutions to healthcare challenges. We need to be able study the system and find ways to improve health quality across the province. Clinician researchers are a critical piece of the puzzle. They live and breathe the health system where they practice and have the capacity to generate the evidence needed to support system transformation."

Joshua Tepper, President and CEO Health Quality Ontario

"CIHR – Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis is dedicated to building research capacity among clinician-researchers in Canada. These much-needed individuals are essential to health care communities today where multidisciplinary teams work together towards better health outcomes for patients. Encouraging and supporting clinician-researchers is an important contribution toward the end goal of improving health care delivery for Canadians."

Hani El-Gabalawy, Scientific Director, CIHR – Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis
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