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Research grants

The following lists the grants held by members of the Primary Care Research Unit.

2015

Lee J, Marcel E, Goldstein J, Chignell M (PIs), Rockwood K, Sirois MJ, Nolan M, Tierney MC. Frailty assessment of Older Canadians Using Emergency Services with Tablet Technology (FOCUS –TT). TVN Frailty Measures, Implementation Study, $99,186, 2015-2016.

Pritchard K (PI), Tierney MC,Cescon D, Brezden-Masley M, Esler C, Enright K, Mamdani M, Lebovic G, MacLusky N, Trudeau M. Cognitive Sequelae of Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy for the Treatment of Breast Cancer. AHSC AFP Innovation Fund $105,797.87, 2015-2017.

2014

Lee J (PI), Chignell M, Kiss A, Naglie G, Ryan D, Tierney MC. PREDICT: Predicting Emergency Delirium with an Interactive Computerized Tool (PrEDICT). Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Catalyst Grant, $106,745, 2014-2015.

Chertkow H (PI), Tierney MC. Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, $55,000,000, 2014-2019.

Charles J (PI), Seddon G, Moorhouse A. Medically Complex Demonstration Project: ED Care Coordination. OMA and MOHLTC, $185,000, 2014-2015.

2013

Dunn S (PI), Ahmad F, Cleverly S, Ginsburg O, Lofters A, Moravac MC, Ferguson L, Nuttall R, Burns R, Wyatt M, Ali F, Douglas D, Heller L, Kucharski E, Del Giudice L, Poon H, Shan N. Toward Equity in Cancer Screening: Multicultural Tools and Strategies for Improving Breast and Cervical Screening Among Canadian Newcomers. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Knowledge Dissemination Grant, $25,000, 2013-2014.

Jaakkimainen RL (PI), Barnsley J, Bronskill SE, Butt DA, Del Giudice L, Durbin J, Glazier RH, Ivers NM, Keller E, Leaver CA, Tepper JD, Tu K, Upshur REG. Measuring wait times along the pathways of care in primary care. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant, $448,802, 2013-2016.

Lunskym YJ, Carlucci R, Gonzales AN, Neitzert MC, Balogh RS, Cobigo V, Isaaces BJ, Lin E, Ouellette-Kuntz H (Co-PI), Barry K, Blugerman T, Casson RI, Farrell SJ, Morris S, O'Shea MA, Paprica A, Southiere AM, Stemp S, Sullivan WF, Weisberg S, Barnsley J, Bullock HL, Durbin J, Jaakkimainen RL, Martin L, Weiss JA. Health Care Access Research in Developmental Disabilities. Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI), $600,000, 2013-2016.

Tu K (PI), Leaver CA, Barnsley J, Butt DA, Glazier RH, Hemmelgarn BR, Ivers NM, Jaakkimainen RL, Lau F, Thorpe KE. Do EMRs in Primary care Improve Care and outcomes? (EPIC). Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant, $100,000, 2013-2014.

Einstein G (PI), Tierney MC . Neuropsychological Functioning of Women with Prophylactic Oophorectomy. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant, $393,143, 2013-2017.

Einstein G (PI), Tierney MC. Cognition and estrogen deprivation in BRCA women with prophylactic oophorectomy. Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, $371,897, 2013-2016.

Domb S, Shachak A (Co-PIs). Simulation-based Training for Enhancing Primary Care Providers’ Competence in Computerized Settings. SIM-One, Simulation Research and Innovation Grant Program, $25,000, 2013-2014.

2012

Trudeau M, Del Giudice L (Co-PIs), Eisen A, Cheung M, Singh S, Smith A, Stewart J, Harth T, Krol H, Leahy A, Weiser K. Breast cancer transition care: a multidisciplinary, interprofessional and virtual follow-up network for cancer survivors. AHSC AFP Innovation Fund $100,000, 2012-2014.

Bombardier C, Jaakkimainen RL (Co-PI), Ahlywalia V, Bernatsky SR, Ivers NM, Paterson M, Thorne CJ, Tomlinson GA, Tu K. Creating an information system from a Primary Care Electronic Medical Record Administrative data Linked Database to improve Rheumatoid Arthritis Surveillance and Quality of Care. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant, $337,240, 2012-2015.

Lipscombe L (PI), Austin PC, Hux JE, Jaakkimainen RL, Kryzanowska MK, Paszat LF, Rochon PA, Tinmouth JM. The Influences of Diabetes on Cancer Screening and Prognosis. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant, $215,140, 2012-2015.

Rezmovitz J (PI), MacPhee I, Tinos B. Preparing Residents for Procedures Using IPAD Technology. Education Scholarship Grant, $5,000, 2012.

2011

Durbin J, Barnsley J (Co-PI), Berta WB, George L, Jaakkimainen RL, Lin E, McMurray DJ.Informational Continuity between Primary Health Care and Mental Health Care. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Planning Grants - Priority Announcement: Health Services and Policy Research, $21,549, 2011-2012.

Tu K (PI), Ivers NM, Jaakkimainen RL, Tu JV, Zwarenstein MF. Feedback GAP: a trial of Goal-setting and Action-Plans to increase the effectiveness of audit and feedback interventions in primary care. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant, $151,954, 2011-2012.

Cheung M, Singh S, Matyas Y, Del Giudice L, Deol R, Harth T. The cancer survivorship ambulatory clinic: a multi-disciplinary, interprofessional, and virtual follow-up network for cancer survivors. Sunnybrook’s Ambulatory Service Strategy Fall Competition, $200,000, 2011.

Baxter NN, Bierman A, Del Giudice ME, MacKinnon M, Paszat L, Rabeneck L, Sutradhar R, Tinmouth J, Urbach D. . Identifying barriers to colorectal cancer screening to facilitate targeted approaches to participation. Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OIRC), Personalized Medicine Research Fund, 2011.

2010

Bartlett-Esquilant G (PI), Ahmed S, Chan D, Costea I, Dawes M, Grad R, Jaakkimainen L, MacGibbon B, Pluye P, Rodriguez R, Tannenbaum C. Empowering patients: Making the personal health record accessible and relevant for primary care. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Catalyst Grant - Primary and Community-based Healthcare, $99,995, 03/2010-02/2011.

Jaakkimainen L (PI), Glazier RH, Barnsley JM, Tu K. Using an existing electronic medical record (EMR) to determine wait times from Primary Care. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Catalyst Grant - Primary and Community-Based Health Care. $99,981, 03/2010-02/2011.

Lunsky YJ, Sullivan WF, Balogh RS, Issaces BJ, Lin E, Ouellette-Kuntz H (Co-PIs), Barry K, Neitzert MC, O'Shea MA, Barnslet J, Jaakkimainen RL. Indicators of Primary Care Provided to Persons with Developmental Disabilities in Ontario. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Partnerships for Health Systems Improvement (PHSI), $346, 533, 2010-2013.

Tu K, Jaakkimainen L (Co-PIs), Tierney MC. Validation of Administrative Data Algorithms to determine Population Prevalence and Incidence of Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy and Parkinson's Disease. Public Health Agency of Canada, $599,677.00, 2010-2013.

Tierney MC (PI), Charles J, Naglie G, Jaakkimainen L, Moineddin R, Upshur REG, Shulman K. Computerized cognitive testing of older adults in primary care. Alzheimer Society of Canada. $110,000, 2010-2012.

Baxter NN, Bierman A, Del Giudice ME, MacKinnon M, Paszat L, Rabeneck L, Sutradhar R, Tinmouth J, Urbach D.Identifying barriers to colorectal cancer screening to facilitate targeted approaches to participation. Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute, 2010.

2009

Nickell LA, Tracy S, Upshur R, Charles J, Del Giudice L, Zwarenstein M, Bajcar J.Interprofessional Model of Practice for Aging and Complex Treatments (IMPACT PLUS). HealthForceOntario Interprofessional Care/Education Fund, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. $475,000, 2009-2010.

Urbach DR (PI), Baxter NN, Del Guidace LM, Moineddin R, Sutradhar R. The effect of screening colonoscopy use by primary care physicians on colorectal cancer incidence and mortality. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant - Priority Announcement (IHSPR), $84, 598, 2009-2010.

Nathan P, Henderson T, Daugherty T, Grunfeld E, Del Giudice L. Canadian family physicians’ attitudes and knowledge regarding the care of adult survivors of childhood cancer: A survey study. Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO), Seed Funding Grant, $14,904, 2009.

2008

Baxter NN, Del Giudice L, Paszat L, Rabeneck L, Sutradhar R, Urbach D. The young adult survivors of cancer study. CIHR Operating Grant. $577,989, 2008-2011.

Glazier R (PI), Barnsley J, Guttmann A, Hogg W, Jaakkimainen L, Manuel D, Rhodes A, Schull, Steele L, Stewart M, Stuken T, Thind A, Tu K, Upshur REG, Zwarenstein M. Examining the impact of primary care reform in Ontario on access to and quality of care. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant, $716,724, 2008-2012.

Jaakkimainen L. After the SARS epidemic: How would a major infectious disease affect community based family physicians in the Greater Toronto Area? Canadian College of Physicians Janus Research Grant. $10,430, Aug. 2008 - Dec. 2009.

Jaakkimainen L, Del Guidice L. Primary care and cancer: A quantitative analysis using administrative data. Ontario College of Family Physicians Research Grant. $4,983 July 2008 - June 2009.

Nickell LA, Charles J, Del Giudice L, Tracy CS, Upshur REG, Zwarenstein M, Bajcar J. Project IMPACT: Interprofessional Model of Practice for Aging and Complex Treatments. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, $250,038, 2008-2009.

Shah B (PI), Jaakkimainen L. Evaluating an intervention to share type 2 diabetes care between family physicians and specialities. Banting and Best Diabetes Centre (BBDC) Research Grant, $19,965, 07/2008-06/2009.

2007

Tierney MC (PI). Hot flashes, estrogen, cognition and mood. Women's Health Summer Experience Award. Women's College Research Institute, $10,000, 2007.

Tierney MC (PI). Longitudinal assessment of participants of the Sunnybrook Memory Study. Canada Summer Jobs, $4,200, 2007.

Del Giudice L, Amin P, Syed S, Barbera L. Health Care Utilization and Location of Death of Patients in Ontario with End-Stage Chronic Non-Malignant Conditions. Physicians’ Services Incorporated Foundation (PSI), $8750, 2007.

2006

Bierman A (PI), Abramson B, Angus J, Anderson, Bayoumi, GA,Booth G, Dunn J, Dunn A, Dusek J, Ferris L, Hawker G, Glazier R, Jaakkimainen L, Khanlou N, Krzyzanowski M, Lin D, McDonald L, Manuel D, Moineddin R, Rabeneck L, Rhodes A, Rochon P, Stewart D, Stukel S. Project for an Ontario Women's Health Report Card (POWER): Improving health and promoting equity for the women of Ontario. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care - Ontario Women's Health Initiative, $4,289,300, 03/2006 - 06/2009.

Grunfeld E, Levine M, Julian J, Maunsell E, Beaulieu MD, Coyle D, Sussman J, Del Giudice L, et. al. Randomized trial of a patient-centred strategy to facilitate transition of breast cancer survivors' routine follow-up from specialist to primary care. National Cancer Institute of Cancer/Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance, $740,662, 2006-2010.

2005

Cheng S, Fitch M, Del Giudice L, Meharchand J, Ung Y, Zeldin R. Time to Treat Initiative for Lung Cancer Patients and PERLA (Patients with Early Resected and Locally Advanced) Lung Cancer Clinic– Linking the Community to the Regional Cancer Centre. Change Foundation Grants Program, $100 000, 2005.

Ritvo P (PI), Del Giudice L, Ferris L, Katz JD, Klar N, Paszat L, Rabeneck L, Upshur R, Weitzman EA. Addressing Gender Differences in Colorectal Cancer Screening" Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant, $199 412, 2005-2007.

2004

Tierney, MC (PI), MacLusky N, Snow G, Iazzetta J, Oh P, Greenblatt E. Special partnership grant from the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) $100,000, 2004-2007.

Tierney MC & Cott C. Understanding risk and harm prevention from the perspective of cognitively impaired older persons. Alzheimer Society of Canada. $61,006, 2004-2007.

Jaakkimainen L, Rhodes A, Guttmann A, Manuel D, Barnsley J, Upshur R, Berta W, Bondy S, Del Giudice L, et. al. Primary Health Care in Ontario: A practice atlas. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Primary Health Care Transition Fund. $749,454, 2004.

Del Giudice ME, Verma S, Piliotis E. Primary Care Physicians’ Practices, Knowledge, Needs and Attitudes Towards Providing Follow-up Care for Long-term Cancer Survivors. University of Toronto, Dean’s Fund, New Staff Grant. $8,140, 2004.

2003

Tierney MC (PI), Naglie G, Jaglal S, Charles J, Szalai JP, Cott C, Oandasan I, Lee J. Canadian. Further development and validation of prospective risk factor models for harm in cognitively impaired older people who live alone Institutes of Health Research, $587, 080, 2003-2007.

Barnsley J, & Jaakkimainen L. Primary care performance measurement project. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. $145,000, 2003.

Jaglal S, & Jaakkimainen L. An interdisciplinary model for improving the management of osteoporosis in the community: a pilot study. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, $49,984, 2003.

Del Giudice ME, Lewis J, Nickell LA. The natural history of discontinuing HRT in postmenopausal women. JANUS Research Grant, $5,000, 2003.

2002

Jaakkimainen L, Mamdani M, Tu K, Naglie G, Upshur R. Would Communication Improve Prescribing For Seniors? Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. $66,910, 2002-2003.

Jaakkimainen L, & Upshur R. Concordance of health care provider and patient views in the management of anticoagulation. Canadian College of Family Physicians.

Jaakkimainen L, & Upshur R. Pharmacy continuity of care: Would communication improve prescribing for seniors? Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. $66,910, 2002.

Jaglal S, & Jaakkimainen L. Integrated post-fracture care. Ontario Women's Health Council, $189,636, 2002.

2001

Elman D. The effectiveness of unannounced standardized patients in the clinical setting as a teaching tool. ACMC/MRC Committee on Research in Medical Education, $17,925, 2001.

Griever M, Drummond N, White D (for Nortren). Development of a program for hand-held computers to support the office-based management of chest pain. Bales Foundation Research Grant. $5,000, 2001.

Pre-2000

Upshur R, Mamdani M, Jaakkimainen L. Respiratory Infections in Older Adults: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Part of Integrated Health Research Team (led by Mark Loeb): Effects of Socioeconomic Status on Mortality & Health Services Utilization After Initial Admission for Community Acquire Pneumonia in the Elderly. $68,000, 2001-2006.

Upshur R, Mamdani M, Jaakkimainen L. Effects of socioeconomic status on mortality and health services utilization after initial admission for community acquired pneumonia in the elderly. Part of an Integrated Health Research Team led by Mark Loeb. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. $68,000, 2001-2004.

McDowell I, Tierney MC. Understanding cognitive decline: patterns and prognosis - A final follow-up to the CSHA. In total there are over 20 co-investigators with varying degrees of involvement. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (MRC). $3,502,324, 2000-2003. (M.C. Tierney, Site investigator for the Toronto site, $129,306).

Upshur R, Drummond N, Mamdani, M, Manson J, Townsend C, Marshall J, Arnold I, & Jaakkimainen L. Qualitative Study of Perceptions of Anticoagulation. A Concordance Study of Patients, Nurses and Physicians. SAMCOR Trust. $7,000, 2000-2002.

Tierney MC. Understanding cognitive decline: patterns and prognosis - A final follow-up to the CSHA. Site Investigator for the Toronto site of this national study. $129,306 (for the Toronto site), 2000 - 2001.

Jaakkimainen L. Process and outcomes in primary care practice: The Ontario Quebec Study. Medical Research Council of Canada. $115,000, 1999.

Jaakkimainen L. The Varicella Vaccine: A survey of family physicians and pediatricians in Ontario. Physicians Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant. $4,600, 1999.

Tierney MC, Charles J, Jaglal S, Szalai JP, Fisher R, & Snow G. Prediction of harm in cognitively impaired people. Alzheimer's Association (RGI-96-034), $81,620 (US), 1997-1999.

Tierney MC, Hilditch J, Szalai J, MacLusky N, Snow G, Oh P, & Greenblatt E. Estrogen trial to delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Medical Research Council of Canada (MT-15222). $617,447, 1998-2003.

Edelist G (PI), Tierney MC, Wong B, McLean R, Oxorn D, & Szalai J. Fat embolism and cognitive impairment after major joint replacement. Physicians’ Services Incorporated Foundation, $133,000, 1998-2000.

Sawka C (PI), Pritchard KI, Franssen E, Lewis J, Llewellyn-Thomas H, Trudeau M, Del Giudice ME. A physician survey to assess willingness to participate in or to support, a randomised trial of hormone replacement therapy after a diagnosis of breast cancer". Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Research Initiative Grant, $34, 850, 1998-2000.

Tierney MC, Charles J, Jaglal S, & Szalai JP. The prediction of significant harm in cognitively impaired people who live alone. Medical Research Council of Canada. $127,014, 1997-1999 (award declined).