Research at DFCM


Being part of DFCM’s Research Program means being connected to national and international leaders in family medicine research and having access to a wealth of data through UTOPIAN, DFCM’s practice-based research network. DFCM's Research Program is dedicated to supporting faculty interested in conducting research, building research infrastructure, and developing research excellence.  


Impacting Health through Research
Learn what the research program is doing, the types of research being done at DFCM and the supports we offer for our faculty, learners and staff.

Resources for Researchers

Valuable Tools
Peruse the tools available to you in the research process for data collection, research dissemination and more.

Services for Researchers

Building Your Project the Right Way
Take advantage of services we offer for your research preparations, from application support to methodology design and more.


Connecting Research with Frontline Clinical Care
UTOPIAN brings together DFCM researchers and primary care practices to answer important healthcare questions and translate findings into practice.

Faculty Research Positions

Supporting our Investigators
We support researchers with funding and protected research time. Learn more about the four types of Investigator Awards.


Taking Family Medicine Research to New Heights
A searchable database of our researchers.

2019 DFCM Research and Advocacy Program/UTOPIAN Retreat

The DFCM Research and Advocacy Program/UTOPIAN Retreat took place on Friday, December 6, 2019, with over 55 participants representing the majority of all DFCM sites and programs. The Retreat was an opportunity for attendees to help guide the Research and Advocacy Program and UTOPIAN into the future. The objectives of the Retreat were to propose ideas on how to strengthen the Research and Advocacy Program and UTOPIAN and to explore possible thematic research areas that can potentially go beyond the research perspective and be of interest to all the DFCM programs.

Click here for the full report.

Do you need assistance with your research project metholodogy/biostatistics?

The DFCM Research Program offers a wide range of biostatistical and research methodology support services including assistance writing grant applications, designing studies, data management, data analysis, and dissemination of findings.

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DFCM City Wide Research Rounds

DFCM City Wide Research Rounds are bi-monthly, two-hour interactive events focusing on primary care research and research practices. Research Rounds are open to all Family Medicine / Community Medicine / Primary Care researchers, faculty, residents, students, and staff. 

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