Awards & Recognition

Congratulations to Department of Family Medicine members!

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SHC Family Medicine Team

ACFP Outstanding Family Practice Award

South Health Campus Teaching Centre wins ACFP Patient’s Medical Home – Outstanding Family Practice Award 2022

This award goes to a clinic or family practice that demonstrates outstanding leadership in the areas of patient and community care while exhibiting excellence in the application of the principles of the Patient’s Medical Home. The South Health team is recognized for meeting the needs of their patient community and working collaboratively with allied health providers, other specialists, and other health care providers. 
 

Congratulations to the South Health Campus family medicine team, who also recently celebrated the clinic’s 10th anniversary!


Dr. Turin Chowdhury – 2022 NAPCRG Mid-Career Researcher Award

Dr. Turin Chowdhury, Associate Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health Sciences is the 2022 recipient of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Mid-Career Researcher Award. This international award recognizes outstanding research accomplishments and significant recognition of an individual in primary care research.

Turin is a leading researcher in work that is embedded in communities, collaborative, and employs community engagement and partnerships. He is focused on doing research involving immigrants and refugee communities on issues of equitable access to primary care and  promoting health literacy through community organizing. His program of research is designed for the community. It takes place in the community. And it is carried out with members of the community.

"It is an honour to be recognized by NAPCRG with this award. The recognition that research can be inclusive and is made better with the involvement of communities and the groups who are affected by it is inspiring. I believe that this award will lead to more work of this kind and finding new ways to engage and empower the community members to participate in the research process, and sharing of results.”

Dr. Chowdhury has served as the Department of Family Medicine’s Research Director from 2014 to 2021. Since 2022, he has been the department’s Research Continuing Professional Development director with a focus to develop research culture and capacity at the community family physician level. In doing so, he has created and delivered 20 national and international workshops focused on the development of research skills. He has nearly 250 peer-reviewed publications and is the first author or senior author on over half of those. Many of the publications had student and mentee involvement, reflective of his commitment to training and mentoring of next generations of researchers.

Dr. Chowdhury has received research funding for more than 40 projects as a principal or co-investigator from national (Canadian Institute of Health Research [CIHR], Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council [SSHRC], Heart and Stroke Foundation, and Public Health Agency of Canada [PHAC]), the federal government (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC]), and international funding bodies. He is also a founding and organizing member of the Newcomer Research Network at the University of Calgary, which focuses to bring the academics, learners, service provider organizations, policy makers, and grassroots communities to advance knowledge and intercultural practices with immigrants / racialized communities.

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Dr. Chowdhury is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health Sciences. He is also a member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute and the O'Brien Institute for Public Health.

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Dr. Turin Chowdhury


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Dr. Lara Nixon - O'Brien Institute Societal Impact Award

Dr. Nixon, associate professor with the DFM, has dedicated herself to participatory research with older adult communities to explore evidence-based and community-endorsed solutions to advocate for Older people with experiences of homelessness. Read more.


Congratulations to Dr. Divya Garg and Dr. Pamela Roach on receiving awards from the Taylor Institute for Excellence in Teaching!

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Dr. Turin Chowdhury wins 2022 Calgary Education Award

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Dr. Chowdhury - 2022 City of Calgary Education Award Recipient

The City of Calgary's 2022 Education Award goes to Dr. Turin Chowdhury. Turin strives to improve access to healthcare for immigrants and refugees; he brings together researchers, community organizations, policy makers and students to design health education programs for newcomers.

 

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Dr. Pam Roach named Canada Research Chair

Dr. Pam Roach, assistant professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health Sciences, has been awarded a Tier 2 CIHR Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health Systems Safety.

In the relatively short time since she has joined our department, the DFM has benefited immensely from Dr. Roach’s presence and her contributions in the areas of Indigenous Health research, and her knowledge and guidance in creating health and medical education programs that improve outcomes for Indigenous patients. 

Canada Research Chairs are a prestigious accomplishment, recognizing the achievements and the pursuit of research excellence of their holders. Dr. Roach could not be more deserving of this honour and we are so excited to see the ways in which her research continues to impact and inspire change within our department and beyond!

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ACFP Awards

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Congratulations to DFM's 2021 Alberta College of Family Physician award winners for Excellence in Family Practice:

  • Dr. Kerri Treherne - Family Physician of the Year Award
  • Dr. Divya Garg - Recognition of Excellence
  • Dr. Ernst Greyvenstein - Recognition of Excellence
  • Dr. Mike Spady - Recognition of Excellence
  • Dr. Christopher Beavington - Outstanding New Professional Award
  • Dr. Nasser Barakat - Family Medicine Resident Leadership Award
  • Logan Haynes - Rising Star Student Leadership Award

For more info on the awards and the winners, click here.

AFMC Gold Humanism Award

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Congratulations to Dr. Martina Kelly, DFM’s Undergraduate Education Director, who is the recipient of AFMC’s Gold Humanism Award and Lecture. This award recognizes leaders and exceptional mentors in academic medicine who emphasize the importance of humanistic qualities within healthcare.  

More info here.

CSM Alumni of Distinction Award

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Congratulations to Dr. Rabiya Jalil, who is a 2022 recipient of a Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) Alumni of Distinction Award. Dr. Jalil is recognized for her service to community and dedication to serving the health and wellbeing of underserved populations. 

Read more here.