DFCM welcomes first Patient & Family Engagement Specialist

DFCM is pleased to welcome Ms. Dana Arafeh as the Department’s first Patient & Family Engagement Specialist. The role, shared with the Joannah and Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition (Lawson Centre), will support DFCM to grow our capacity for engaging patients and families, and move toward routinely doing so in all areas of our work. 
Feb 19 / 2021

Peer support program supports youth through mental health and addictions crises in the ED

If you have a health crisis, where do you turn to for help? For many young Canadians, the emergency department (ED) is the first port of call.
Feb 4 / 2021

Dr. Peter Selby appointed Interim Vice-Chair, Research

The University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) is pleased to announce Dr. Peter Selby has been appointed Giblon Professor and Interim Vice-Chair Research. Dr. Selby succeeds Dr. Eva Grunfeld, who has led the Research Program since 2008.
Jan 20 / 2021

Dr. Philip Berger: Advocate, ally and Officer of the Order of Canada

Throughout his 40-year career as a family doctor, Dr. Philip Berger has used his voice to advocate for those who are unable to do so for themselves. In him, many vulnerable and disadvantaged communities have found an advocate and ally, whose colourful methods have often split opinion. Now, in recognition of this long-standing advocacy and commitment to bring the social determinants of health to the forefront of medical care, Berger has been named as an Officer of the Order of Canada – one of Canada’s highest civilian honours.
Jan 18 / 2021