CFPC celebrates two Université de Montréal pioneers of family medicine research in Canada

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While there are many worthy candidates for this honour, only 20 researchers have been selected.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is pleased to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its Section of Researchers. To acknowledge this important milestone, and recognize those health professionals who have dedicated their work to family medicine research, the College will honour two Pioneers of Family Medicine Research at Université de Montréal for their respective contributions to advancing health care in Canada and around the world.

“While there are many worthy candidates for this honour, 20 researchers have been selected who meet the criteria of what it means to be a pioneer within their respective fields of work,” says CFPC President, Garey Mazowita, MD, CCFP, FCFP. “These pioneers have demonstrated the value of research that is informed by doctor-patient relationships, continuity of care, community and population connections, and commitment to teaching - the very attributes that family doctors bring to Canadians on a daily basis."

“We are proud to celebrate the Top 20 Pioneers – and all family medicine researchers – for their important work,” says CFPC Executive Director and CEO, Francine Lemire, MD CM, CCFP, FCFP, CAE. “I commend the Section of Researchers for their dedicated work to advocate for family medicine research since 1995. Collectively, they have created a community of practice in family medicine that has inspired health professionals to work together, learn from one another, and make positive advancements to the discipline of family medicine and family practice.”

Amongst these top 20 Pioneers of Family Medicine Research in Canada are two from Université de Montréal:

Dr Marie-Dominique Beaulieu, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec

Recognized for her dedication to family medicine research and its promotion while serving as President of the CFPC, department chair, and other leadership roles

Dr Janusz Kaczorowski, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec

Recognized for his use of cities as the unit of randomization, specifically with the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP)

About the College of Family Physicians of Canada

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) represents more than 34,000 members across the country. It is the professional organization responsible for establishing standards for the training and certification of family physicians. The CFPC reviews and accredits continuing professional development programs and materials that enable family physicians to meet certification and licencing requirements and pursue lifelong learning interests. It also accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools. The College provides quality services, supports family medicine teaching and research, and advocates on behalf of family physicians and the specialty of family medicine.