Both Kirsten Johnson and Isabelle Vedel were awarded the FRSQ chercheur-clinicien Junior 1 bursary for 2013. This four-year FRSQ Junior 1 award is extremely competitive and only those who have excellent credentials are successful. This program is designed to facilitate the recruitment of qualified clinical researchers who would like to begin or continue an independent career in health-care research. The FRSQ hopes the program will promote continuity in clinical research in Québec, particularly in health-care institutions affiliated with FRSQ research centres, and ensure that new knowledge derived from basic research can benefit patients as quickly as possible. The department of family medicine now has 7 clinician-scientists and Ph.D. researchers who hold FRQS bursaries, a remarkable achievement.
Dr. Isabelle Vedel,  is currently a post-doctoral fellow conducting health service research in chronic disease management (health care services organization, health management, information technology). She currently works at Solidage, the McGill University – Université de Montréal Research Group on Frailty, Aging and Chronic Diseases, which is part of the Health Services Research Axis at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, and at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management. As well, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill.

She teaches courses on integrated care and mixed method reviews at the Université de Montréal and McGill. She has participated in various committees, including the peer review committee at the CIHR and the expert committee at the World Health Organization.

Dr. Kirsten Johnson holds the position of Lecturer at the McGill University Faculty of Medicine and works as an attending staff in the Emergency Department at the Royal Victoria Hospital which is one of the McGill University Health Centres in Montreal. She also provides medical care to Canada’s northern Cree and Inuit communities, working at the Centre Hospitalier de Chisasibi and the Ungava Bay Tulattavik Health Center respectively. Dr. Johnson received her MD from the University of Calgary and specialized in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine at McGill University. She subsequently obtained her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health and a diploma from the Humanitarian Studies Initiative, a collaborative program between HSPH, Tufts, and MIT.




April 26, 2013