Shaping Academia for the Public Good: Critical Reflections on the CHSRF/CIHR Chair Program

Edited by Louise Potvin and Pat Armstrong

© 2013

With increasing demands for evidence-based decision-making, the academic community must be ready to train researchers who can reduce the gap between health care research and practice. One program dedicated to promoting such training is the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF, now the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement) and Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Chair Program. Participants of these programs were selected to develop innovative research programs that bridge this divide, as well as to mentor the next generation on building partnerships with organizations outside the university through applied research.

The CHSRF/CIHR Chairs have come together in Shaping Academia for the Public Good to draw out valuable lessons learned throughout its first decade. It includes chapters on funding, knowledge transfer, policy frameworks, working with multiple stakeholders, and managing organizational settings, among other topics. Shaping Academia for the Public Good will be a helpful resource for those interested in the potential of new research approaches to improve our healthcare system.

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Shaping Academia for the Public Good will be a helpful resource for those interested in the potential of new research approaches to improve our healthcare system.

Shaping Academia for the Public Good: Critical Reflections on the CHSRF/CIHR Chair Program

Edited by Louise Potvin and Pat Armstrong

© 2013

With increasing demands for evidence-based decision-making, the academic community must be ready to train researchers who can reduce the gap between health care research and practice. One program dedicated to promoting such training is the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF, now the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement) and Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Chair Program. Participants of these programs were selected to develop innovative research programs that bridge this divide, as well as to mentor the next generation on building partnerships with organizations outside the university through applied research.

The CHSRF/CIHR Chairs have come together in Shaping Academia for the Public Good to draw out valuable lessons learned throughout its first decade. It includes chapters on funding, knowledge transfer, policy frameworks, working with multiple stakeholders, and managing organizational settings, among other topics. Shaping Academia for the Public Good will be a helpful resource for those interested in the potential of new research approaches to improve our healthcare system.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.0in x 6.3in
  • Reviews

    “This volume is unique and very important to the continuing development of health services research.  It offers a major advance in how health services research and training is done across Canada and around the world.”


    Allan Best, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia
  • Author Information

    Louise Potvin is Canada Research Chair in Community Approaches and Health Inequality and a professor in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at l’Université de Montréal.


    Pat Armstrong is a Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at York University and co-author of Critical to Care: The Invisible Woman in Health Services.
  • Table of contents

    Preface
    Jonathan Lomas (Canadian Health Services Research Foundation)

    Part 1: Overview of the Book and the Experiment

    Chapter 1: Book Introduction: Reflections on an Experiment in Research Funding
    Louise Potvin (University of Montreal, Social and Preventive Medicine)

    Chapter 2: Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Experimenting with a Non-traditional Research Chair Model
    Erin Morrison (McMaster University, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation/Canadian Institutes of Health Research) and Patricia Conrad (Nova Scotia Department of Health)

    Part 2: Innovations in Research Practices

    Chapter 3: From Knowledge Transfer to Knowledge Management, and to Value Creation
    Réjean Landry (Université Laval, Knowledge Transfer and Innovation) with the collaboration of Nabil Amara (Université Laval, Administrative Sciences)

    Chapter 4: Evidence-Informed Public Policy Decision Making
    Peter Coyte (Chair in Health Services Research from the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation)

    Chapter 5: The Mediating Role of Research in the Socio Health Space
    Louise Potvin (University of Montreal, Social and Preventive Medicine)

    Chapter 6: The Back Roads that Go from a Framework to Policy
    Linda O’Brien-Pallas (University of Toronto, Nursing and Medicine) with the collaboration of Laureen Hayes (University of Toronto, Research Officer)

    Part 3: Novel Ways of Structuring Learning

    Chapter 7: Scaling Up for Systems’ Changes
    Nancy Edwards (University of Ottawa, School of Nursing and Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine)

    Chapter 8: Service Learning Within a Multi Stakeholder Pharmaceutical Program and Policy Arena
    Ingrid S. Sketris (Dalhousie University, College of Pharmacy)

    Chapter 9: Engaged Scholarship: Building Capacity in Advanced Practice Nursing Research
    Alba DiCenso (McMaster University, Nursing)

    Part 4: Organisational Transformations and the Academic Career

    Chapter 10: Managing to Manage: The Daily Practices of a Chair
    Pat Armstrong (York University, Sociology)

    Chapter 11: Promoting Evidence-Informed Management in Health Care Organizations: An Experience in Academic Renewal
    Jean-Louis Denis (University of Montreal, Health Adminstration) with the collaboration of Lise Lamothe (University of Montreal, Health Adminstration) and Anne McManus

    Chapter 12: A Home Away from Home: The Influence of Organizational Setting upon a Chair’s Program
    Paula Goering (University of Toronto, Psychiatry)

    Part 5: Conclusion

    Chapter 13: Lessons Learned from the Chairs Program: An Inductive, Interpretive Analysis
    Lesley Degner

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