Three Physician Researchers Awarded: 2024 PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation (KT) Fellowship

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The PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship – valued at $300,000 for over two or three years – helps protect a promising physician’s research time, allowing the Fellow to undertake high-impact translational research in Ontario.

Three Physician Researchers Awarded with the 2024 PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation (KT) Fellowship

PSI Foundation is pleased to name three physician researchers as the 2024 PSI Graham Farquharson KT Fellowship recipients:

Dr. Michael Fralick – Sinai Health (Recipient Biography)

Dr. Lauren Lapointe-Shaw – University Health Network (Recipient Biography)

Dr. Kamila Premji – University of Ottawa (Recipient Biography)

Please visit their recipient biographies for more information on each of these Fellows and how they will be using PSI funds to conduct high-impact knowledge translation research. We thank all stakeholders for supporting PSI with the 2024 competition.

PSI’s Commitment to Funding Early Career Physician Researchers in Ontario

Since the launch of this award in 2012, PSI has invested over $7.1 million in funding 23 physician researchers in Ontario with the PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship.

Dr. Robin Walker, PSI Chair, highlights the productivity of this funding stream.

“What we have learned from funding early career physician researchers (as opposed to just project grants) is that it is a highly effective way of building careers and the funded researchers become very productive. Measured by publications, the same funds given to a researcher provide a much larger return on investment than when given to a single project. We benefit from the researchers tending to have a stronger bond with PSI when we have supported their career in this manner.”

Continuing KT Research Funding to Improve the Health of Ontarians

Knowledge translation research is aimed at taking research discoveries and moving them into the real world to improve health outcomes. PSI’s KT Fellowship program focuses on translational research that is multi-disciplinary and multi-method, focused on improving the processes of care and/or outcomes of medical care for Ontarians.

“Translational research has been identified as a major need to ensure research findings become translated to effective interventions at the bedside and system-wide,” says Dr. Walker. “We expect that PSI will continue to strongly support this area.”

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