Welcome to the DFMCH Research Services Hub!

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Research Services Portal


The portal helps faculty and residents give their research and scholarship ideas the best chance possible to become meaningful, publishable, and feasible proposals supported by department resources. This portal is more than an application: it’s a process that aims to enhance understanding, using basic questions to clarify and sharpen the research questions in a way that aligns with clinic operational and scholarship agendas that underpin successful projects.

The portal is here to “ASSIST” you in your research and scholarship needs and growth/development:

Ask for a Consultation: From study design questions to analysis and grant funding opportunities - a research services team member will reach out to discuss your needs.

Submit a Research Request: Once you have a research idea, you can initiate a request to develop your proposal.

Sharpen your Study or Project Design: The portal guides you through a thinking process to help you refine your ideas and assess your project’s readiness for success before you hit the “Submit” button.

Incorporate a Binocular View: The portal helps you examine the perspectives of both the clinic/clinicians and researchers, leading you to a proposal that satisfies the needs and requirements of both.

Seek Out Collaborators: You can request to be connected with other researchers and faculty who share your interests, both within our department and beyond.

Transform Patient Care: Completing the portal process will make your proposal more likely to be supported by both clinic and department resources, which increases your chances of conducting and publishing your work so that it can have a positive impact on patient care.