Established in 2001, the Initiative on Medication Management, Policy Analysis, Research & Training (IMPART) is an initiative for excellence in evidenced based research that informs decision makers on evaluation, funding, prescribing, and utilization management of pharmaceutical products and programs. End Users of IMPART's research include decision makers in the health care system, patients, health care professionals, health care organizations, third party insurers and government.
IMPART is an expansion of the Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics Research Center established in 1993.
The IMPART team would like to congratulate three of their graduate students who were recently recognized with awards from various organizations accross Canada:
Andrea Scobie was awarded a Canadian Institute of Health Research(CIHR) Doctoral Reseach Award.
Shanna Trenaman has been accepted into the CIHR Training Program in Bridging Scientific Domains for Drug Safety and Effectiveness (DSECT program) out of McMaster University. This program brings together biosciences, clinical therapeutics, population health, epidemiology, biostatistics, and health services and policy research to better understand choosing, using, and losing medications within the context of medication safety and effectiveness. This program includes financial support for completion of a Master's Thesis.
Jill Duncan was awarded a fellowship though the Pharmaceutical Policy Research Collaboration (PPRC), whose members are leaders from Canada's research and policy communities. This program provides financial support to attend the 2011 CAHSPR Conference and two PPRC invitation-only meetings where fellows have the opportunity to present their research and participate in the unique knowledge translation activities of the PPRC.
Research from the IMPART team is featured in the January 27th edition of the National Post. See original paper here.
Congratulations to Dr. Ingrid Sketris, Recipient of the AFPC-Pfizer Research Career Award for 2010.
The formal presentation of the Award by a Pfizer Canada representative took place at the AFPC Awards Banquet during AFPC Conference in Richmond, BC, June 2-4, 2010.
Dr. Ingrid Sketris