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Although we accept proposals for fellowships and seed funding that have a national scope, there is also an AK-NEAHR focus in Quebec, through McGill and Montréal universities. Participatory Research at McGill (PRAM), a research centre at the Department of Family Medicine in McGill University, coordinates this Québec AK node. Dr. Ann Macaulay, PRAM’s director, is a co-principal investigator of the AK-NEAHR. PRAM support projects and training that promote participatory research and community engagement in health care.
Aboriginal health research has been at the heart of PRAM since its inception, most notably through a long-term research partnership with the Mohawks of Kahnawake for the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project.
PRAM supports a group of interested medical students working to increase Aboriginal content in the undergraduate medical curriculum and to increase the number of places for Aboriginal candidates in Quebec medical schools. In 2010, the Faculty of Medicine set up an Indigenous Curriculum Committee. With broad McGill and Aboriginal membership from inside and outside the university, this committee works to incorporate core medical competencies on Aboriginal patients and communities into all four years of the undergraduate medical school curriculum.
PRAM also collaborates with the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal on an initiative to examine the service needs of the urban Aboriginal population in Montreal.
The longstanding dedication of PRAM researchers to Aboriginal health is reflected in a sizeable body of academic work. These publications are available for download from PRAM.