INSPIRE PHC - Primary Health CAre Program:INnovations Strengthening PrImary Healthcare REsearch
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PHC Research Rounds
Years 2017 - 2013






Lead: Dr. Moira Stewart


INSPIRE-PHC OSSU acts as the Ontario arm of the Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research- Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC).  Travel costs and limited fellowships for Ontario trainees are provided.

TUTOR-PHC is a one-year, pan-Canadian, interdisciplinary research capacity building program that has been training primary and integrated health care researchers and decision-makers from family medicine, nursing, psychology, epidemiology, social work, education, policy and many other disciplines since 2003.

The innovative curriculum of this one-year certificate program in primary health care research skills and interdisciplinary theory & processes includes:

  • An on-site Symposium in the Spring of 2017
  • Two 3-week online research skill development workshops
  • Two 7-8-week online interdisciplinary discussion groups
  • Fall: present your own research project and receive interdisciplinary feedback
  • Winter: work with an interdisciplinary team to create a research proposal

For more information please visit  or contact Rob Van Hoorn at 


As well, INSPIRE-PHC participates in the OSSU Working Group for Capacity Building and its initiatives. 
Two initiatives to date are:

  1. Creation of a Masterclass on the Use and Conduct of Patient-Oriented Research which aims to prepare individuals to champion the conduct and use of patient-oriented research (POR) in Ontario’s health system.  See  for more information.

  2. A call for proposals for online approaches to capacity building for patient oriented research.  Full applications have been received and are under consideration. Decisions will be made in December 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact  or 519-661-2111x22012