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Message from the Scholarship Director


Welcome to Department of Family Medicine Research Hub at the University of Calgary. 

The Research Hub was established to foster, facilitate and coordinate scholarship activities with full-time academic, clinical and community faculties, residents and staff in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary.

The Department has four scholarship priority areas, all culminating in improved patient care:

  • Medical Education
  • Indigenous Health
  • Clinical Services
  • Immigrants, Refugees and Vulnerable Populations

Members of our department have many opportunities to develop research and scholarly skills through a variety of academic activities that Research Hub facilitates. Our resident scholarship activities ensure that residents acquire the skills to become lifelong learners and to keep up-to-date. The activities include evidence-based medicine teaching; journal clubs; quality improvement projects (QI); Research Day; original research projects; systematic review projects; and research electives. Our faculty support activities consists of facilitating grants preparation; manuscript preparation; conducting research; and management of research stuff and funding.

We welcome any questions or collaborations in the area of Family Medicine research.


Tanvir Turin Chowdhury, MBBS, MSc, PhD 
Scholarship Director
Phone: 403-210-9228


Publications, Presentations & Grants 


In the 2016/17 academic year (Jul 1-Jun 30), with data reported to May 31, 2017, DFM faculty are credited with:

  • 98 scholarly publications
  • 221 total presentations, with 94 specific to research
  • $2,749,961.50 in research grants awarded and administered through the DFM



In the 2017-18 academic year (July 1-June 30), with data reported to May 31, 2018, DFM faculty and physicians with academic appointments with the Department are credited with:

  • 88 scholarly publications
  • 145 total presentations, with 53 specific to research, 46 specific to education, 6 specific to professional
  • Over $3 million in research grants awarded and administered through the DFM


  Last Updated: April 6, 2018