About the Research Program

DFCM’s Research Program was established in 1995 to create a critical mass of Family Medicine researchers; provide faculty with protected research time; develop research excellence and productivity; and build an infrastructure to support research. Our program includes:

  • An Research Investigator Awards Program that includes funding for Clinician Scientists, Clinician Investigators, New Investigators, and Graduate Research Studies;
  • Research mentorship opportunities;
  • A range of resources and services including, grant application preparation/submission, grant budget preparation/administration, biostatistical/methodological support, and an internal voluntary grant application review process, and Qualtrics survey software;
  • DFCM’s Practice-Based Research Network, UTOPIAN: a platform on which DFCM faculty and its learners from all sites can become involved in clinically important research that will have direct impact on the care of their patients.


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Dr. Eva Grunfeld Vice-Chair Research eva.grunfeld@utoronto.ca 416-978-7738 352
Dr. Paul Krueger Associate Program Director paul.krueger@utoronto.ca 416-978-7969 360
Dr. Rahim Moineddin Senior Biostatistician rahim.moineddin@utoronto.ca 416-946-5860 358
Dr. Mary Ann O'Brien KT-Net Project Scientist maryann.obrien@utoronto.ca 416-978-7994 356
Dr. Frank Sullivan UTOPIAN Director utopian.director@utoronto.ca 416-978-5113 348


Julia Baxter Research Program Coordinator family.healthcare@utoronto.ca 416-978-7951 354
  Research Administrator dfcm.research@utoronto.ca 416-946-3223 359
Bojana Petrovic CanImpact Research Associate dfcm.cancerresearch@utoronto.ca 416-978-7518 350
Chris Meaney Biostatistician Research Administrator christopher.meaney@utoronto.ca 416-978-5602 346
Ivanka Pribramska UTOPIAN Coordinator dfcm.utopian@utoronto.ca 416-978-7017 373
Carly Ladouceur UTOPIAN Administrative Assistant carly.ladouceur@nygh.on.ca 416-756-6541 373
Saddaf Syed UTOPIAN Project Facilitator saddaf.syed@nygh.on.ca 416-756-6000 x6414  
Rabiya Siddiqui UTOPIAN Project Facilitator rabiya.siddiqui@nygh.on.ca 416-756-6000 x6078  
Babak Aliarzadeh UTOPIAN Data Manager babaka@cpcssn.org    
Sumeet Kalia UTOPIAN Data Analyst sumeet.kalia@nygh.on.ca    


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