December 22, 2016 Dr. Michael Motolko has been appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Ophthalmology in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and its teaching hospitals effective December 1, 2016 to November 30, 2021.
December 21, 2016 Anatomy Day at the Schulich Medicine — Windsor Campus brought together medical and secondary school students, along with health care professionals, for a day of learning opportunities all focused on a future in health care.
December 20, 2016 Dr. Andrea Lum has been extended as Chair/Chief, Department of Medical Imaging in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and its teaching hospitals effective January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017 or until a new Chair/Chief is appointed.
December 19, 2016 Get the 360 view of the new Dentistry Simulation Laboratory including more than 5,000 square feet of leading-edge simulation technology designed to develop the skill and precision vital to the practice of dentistry.
December 14, 2016 Since 2008, scores of Schulich Medicine – Windsor Campus students have counted themselves among the lucky ones who have benefited from Lana Lee’s passion for education, pragmatism and thorough approach to teaching.
December 12, 2016 Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti has been renewed as Chair/Chief of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London effective October 1, 2016 to August 31, 2021.
December 12, 2016 A team of researchers at Western University is playing with molecular-Lego by adding an engineered enzyme to the revolutionary new gene-editing tool, CRISPR/Cas9. Their study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), shows that their addition makes gene-editing more efficient and potentially more specific in targeting genes.
December 08, 2016 Marjorie Johnson, who teaches in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, is among the university’s most decorated instructors. She holds the university’s ‘Big 3’ teaching honours: the Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching, a 3M National Teaching Fellowship and a teaching award from the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations.
December 06, 2016 It was an idea born out of necessity; a smart-phone app that allows healthcare providers to message each other about patient care in a secure and confidential way. PageMe is a first-of-its-kind app, developed in partnership with Dr. Brian Rotenberg.
December 02, 2016 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry professor Jamie Kramer was appointed the new Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Neuroepigenetics this morning. These chairs recognize the country’s best scholars across disciplines and represent national and international leadership in their fields.
November 21, 2016 Congratulations to Dr. Amit Garg. The Young Investigator Award is presented annually to an individual 45 years of age or younger with an outstanding record of achievement and creativity in basic or patient-oriented research related to the functions and diseases of the kidney.
November 16, 2016 As the inaugural RAD in this region, Dr. Webster is looking forward to continuing to support rural medical education. He has been a faculty member with Schulich Medicine & Dentistry for the past decade, mentoring many learners in his Owen Sound urology practice.
November 14, 2016 Western University recently honoured its long-serving, part-time employees at a celebration for faculty and staff who have been working at the University for 25 years or more. Six Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty and staff members were recognized at the event.
November 04, 2016 Drs. Davy Cheng and Abdel-Rahman Lawendy have been named Geographic Leaders. Dr. Cheng will assume the role of Geographic Leader for China while Dr. Lawendy will assume the role of Geographic Leader for the Middle East.
October 27, 2016 More than 25 years of hard work and dedication to the international and national paediatric health care communities has earned Dr. Michael Rieder the Paediatric Chairs of Canada’s 2016 Paediatric Academic Leadership – Clinician Investigator Award.
October 27, 2016 Abe Oudshoorn, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, is the recipient of the 2016 Western Humanitarian Award for his ongoing work addressing the issue of homelessness in London and on a national level.
October 24, 2016 Famed medical researcher Dr. Henry Barnett, co-founder of the Robarts Research Institute, who served as its first scientific director, died peacefully in the company of family on October 20, 2016. He was 94.
October 17, 2016 The day of the week elective surgery is performed in Ontario does not impact a patient’s risk of mortality, according to a new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Western University.
October 13, 2016 Led by Eric Arts, PhD, an international study 15 years in the making has shown that it’s ‘survival of the wimpiest’ among subtypes and strains when it comes to understanding the spread of HIV/AIDS around the world, a virus that has killed an estimated 35 million people since the 1970s.
October 12, 2016 Dr. Judith Belle Brown will receive the 2016 Family Medicine Researcher of the Year Award, and has been invited to make a special presentation during Family Medicine Innovations in Research and Education Day, held in conjunction with Family Medicine Forum 2016 in Vancouver, on November 9, 2016.
October 11, 2016 Dr. Michael Motolko has been extended as Acting Chair/Chief, Department of Ophthalmology, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, effective October 1, 2016.
October 05, 2016 Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti has been renewed as Chair/Chief of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London effective September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2021.
October 03, 2016 The Marty Kelman and Gilda Tanz Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award recognizes leadership through community involvement, superior interpersonal and communication skills, academic excellence and an established interest in advancing knowledge.
September 28, 2016 Dr. Stewart Harris has been reappointed as the Ian McWhinney Chair of Family Medicine Studies for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021.
September 22, 2016 The Interdisciplinary Initiative (IDI) in Applied Indigenous Scholarship at Western University invites applications from faculty members for the Winter School in Indigenous Cultural Competency, taking place in December.
September 21, 2016 Dr. Saverio Stranges has been appointed as Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2021.
September 20, 2016 With the much-debated assisted-dying bill C-14 now law, Western University is inviting community members to attend a lecture and panel discussion which will address the ethical, legal and health care outcomes of the new law.
September 20, 2016 Sarah Svenningsen, PhD'16, received the inaugural John P. Robarts Award and the 2016 Collip Medal. She is pursuing a career in respiratory research with the hope of changing patient outcomes for the better.
September 20, 2016 Thanks to the Medical Innovation Fellowship, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. Nicholas Power has moved his creative approach to treating urostomy patients a step closer to reality.
September 16, 2016 Congratulations to Dale Laird, PhD, on his induction as a Fellow into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). The CAHS praised Laird as, “the foremost researcher in the study of cell to cell communication and connection to over a dozen diseases raising the awareness that connexin-linked diseases are amongst the most common inherited diseases in society.”
September 15, 2016 BMSc student Mary Wang was recently named one of 25 Global Winners in the Undergraduate Awards competition, an academic awards program that celebrates the world's brightest undergraduate students.
September 14, 2016 Congratulations to Teresa Nunez de Villavicencio Diaz and Farzad Asadi Jomnani on receiving the PhD scholarship, and to Yuwei Jiang and Ashley Makela on receiving the MSc Transfer to PhD Scholarship for Graduate Research.
September 13, 2016 Dr. Robert Stein has been appointed Assistant Dean, Learner Equity & Wellness, Undergraduate, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2019.
September 09, 2016 Dr. Gary Tithecott has been re-appointed Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2021.
September 07, 2016 From crafting a global definition of probiotics to developing novel therapies used by millions, Dr. Gregor Reid has significantly advanced our knowledge of how beneficial microbes, especially bacteria, contribute to health. Recognizing his role as a world leader in probiotics research, Dr. Reid has now been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada.
August 31, 2016 Researchers in London, Ontario have shown that your morning cup of coffee could be adversely affecting diagnosis and treatment for high blood pressure. The research team from Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute measured how occasional coffee consumption in individual patients impacted the action of calcium channel blockers, a commonly prescribed class of blood-pressure lowering medication.
August 17, 2016 Dr. Gerry Cooper has been extended as Associate Dean for the Windsor Campus in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2018.
August 10, 2016 It was the belief that she could shake it off and get back in the game that ended 17-year-old Rowan Stringer's life. She died after being hit in the head twice in less than a week while playing high school rugby. Her parents Gord and Kathleen Stringer tell their story to a sold-out crowd of 700 athletes, coaches, parents and community members today at See the Line, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's annual event focused on concussion research, education and awareness.
August 03, 2016 Dr. Stephen Wetmore has been extended as Chair/Chief of the Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph's Health Care London effective September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.
August 03, 2016 Acclaimed actor Idris Elba is the featured guest for the 2016 Leaders in Innovation Dinner, hosted by Robarts Research Institute. This year’s dinner celebrates research excellence in the field of chronic lung disease.
July 27, 2016 Fellows of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) are elected on the basis of their demonstrated clinical, scientific and professional accomplishments as well as volunteer leadership and service to the CCS and/or cardiovascular community.
July 25, 2016 Dr. Geoffrey Pickering has been re-appointed as the Barnett-Ivey Heart & Stroke Chair in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2020.
July 21, 2016 From developing state-of-the-art techniques to image bones and joints while in motion, to helping more people receive a kidney transplant, researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry have been awarded close to $30 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). More than half of that funding was awarded to five projects through CIHR's new foundation grants.
July 19, 2016 In this powerful video Rowan Stringer's parents and Lisa MacLeod, MPP, share Rowan's story as they work together to champion for concussion education. Join them at See the Line on August 10, 2016.
July 18, 2016 Dr. Michael Myers, MD'66, will give a thought-provoking Dean's Distinguished Lecture on physician and medical student suicide - an area of research he specialized in and is known nationally and internationally for.
July 18, 2016 Dr. Michael Rieder, has been appointed as Interim Chair/Chief of the Department of Paediatrics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph's Health Care London, effective October 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018.
July 14, 2016 Robarts Research Institute is pleased to announce that Drs. Malcolm Sears and Stephen Holgate are co-recipients of this year’s prize. The renowned researchers have made it their mission to better understand asthma with the aim of informing practice for better therapy and management.
July 13, 2016 Dr. John Yoo has been extended as Chair/Chief of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018.
July 08, 2016 Dr. Jane Rylett has been extended as Chair of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.
July 07, 2016 Western University and the University of Windsor today re-signed an Affiliation Agreement for the operation of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Campus for another 10 years.
July 06, 2016 The importance of youth-focused mental health programs in our communities has come sharply into focus over the last several months after the recent cluster of youth suicides in Woodstock, Ontario.
July 05, 2016 Dr. Jefferson Frisbee has been appointed as Chair of the Department of Medical Biophysics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021.
June 30, 2016 Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti has been extended as Chair/Chief of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.
June 27, 2016 Congratulations to the 10 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry employees who were recently honoured at the Western University long-service award ceremony. This award marks an impressive milestone of 25 years of service at Western.
June 22, 2016 A new study from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is helping to explain why the long-term use of common anticholinergic drugs used to treat conditions like allergies and overactive bladder lead to an increased risk of developing dementia later in life. The findings show that long-term suppression of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine results in dementia-like changes in the brain.
June 16, 2016 Dr. Davy Cheng has been extended as Chair/Chief, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, until June 30, 2017
June 16, 2016 Jonathan Sanderson is graduating this month with a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He looks back on four years of community building, memorable people and one unforgettable hockey game.
June 16, 2016 BMSc Student Katherina Baranova has always loved learning. This week as she crosses the stage at convocation with 350 of her peers in the Bachelor of Medical Sciences Program, she does so with that same unwavering thirst for knowledge.
June 13, 2016 Congratulations to Jane Rylett, PhD, on her appointment as one of 15 Chairs of the CIHR inaugural College of Reviewers. The newly appointed Chairs will oversee strategies aimed at attracting and retaining outstanding peer reviewers.
June 09, 2016 Dr. Jeffrey Nisker has been awarded the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) Award of Excellence. Dr. Nisker was recognized for his outstanding contribution to, and leadership in the field of reproductive medicine and science.
June 07, 2016 Dr. Mark Awuku, associate professor, Department of Paediatrics, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor on June 17. He is also being awarded the Danielle Grenier Member Recognition Award for 2016 from the Canadian Paediatric Society.
June 07, 2016 Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, has been appointed to a two-year term as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada.
June 06, 2016 The School has identified several Countries/Regions of Emphasis and recommends the establishment of Geographic Leaders to assist in developing focused engagement plans: Brazil/Latin America, China, East Africa and the Middle East.
June 01, 2016 Dr. Jack McLister, DDS'75, a faculty member at Schulich Dentistry for close to four decades, will serve as President of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) for the 2016-17 year. The professional association represents more than 9,000 Ontario dentists.
June 01, 2016 Western University announced this week that this year’s Homecoming football game has been moved to Saturday, October 22. Previously planned reunion activities at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry will still take place as originally planned on Reunion Weekend (September 30th – October 2nd).
May 30, 2016 Congratulations to the recipients of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) Award of Merit for 2016. This award recognizes service at the component society, specialty section or provincial levels and is presented to an ODA member dentist for outstanding service to the profession for a period of four years or more.
May 19, 2016 For patients who suffer from Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, writing a grocery list or taking a drink from a cup can be a daily struggle due to disabling arm tremor. Now, technology developed in London provides a personalized therapy that is giving new hope for these patients.
May 11, 2016 Dr. Harold Merskey is a champion of patient care, civil rights and psychological pain research. He has devoted his professional career to scientific excellence and is one of the world’s leading pain specialists.
May 11, 2016 Arend Strikwerda, Medicine Class of 2016, graduates with a Doctor or Medicine this month. He is thankful for the people and experiences at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and is looking forward to a bright future in paediatrics.
May 11, 2016 Neuroscientists at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry have developed a new virtual reality ‘toolbox’ that can be used to build video games with a unique capacity for teaching and testing both humans and animal models.
May 10, 2016 New information is available regarding the vote for the Conditions of Appointment for Physicians and Clinical Faculty. Voting will begin on May 11, 2016 and physicians are asked to cast their vote before 5:00 p.m. on May 13, 2016. Votes prior to May 11 will not be counted, and so all physicians (including those who have already voted) are being asked to (re)cast their vote. More information is available on the Human Resources Website. Please familiarize yourself with the updated process.
May 05, 2016 Researchers with the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) hosted at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry published results today that may change the way clinicians treat Canadians with heart disease.
May 05, 2016 A process to update the Conditions of Appointment for Physicians Document began a few years ago, under the leadership of Dr. Margaret Steele, Vice Dean, Hospital and Interfaculty Relations, and with the support of a Steering group of physicians and administrators. In response to the feedback additional changes have been made and Clause 13.2 has been removed.The proposed revised Document is now posted in final form.
May 05, 2016 Faculty at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are working to bring information and resources about geriatric mental health to rural regions in southwestern Ontario. In many of these communities the geriatric population is high, but access to experts in the field is limited.
May 04, 2016 Researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry demonstrate that a chemical found in marijuana called cannabidiol affects the brain in a way that makes it an ideal treatment option for schizophrenia.
April 29, 2016 Lauren Flynn, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, provides a commentary on the importance of the stem cell research taking place at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
April 28, 2016 Congratulations to the 2016 Alumni of Distinction Award recipients, Drs. Jeff Blackmer, Gabriele De Luca, Bruce Hill, Les Kalman, Geoffrey Pickering, Brenda Thomson, and to Dr. Michael Myers, the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Award recipient.
April 28, 2016 Drs. Stephen Lownie and David Pelz are studying a safe way to selectively cool a brain hemisphere, which may increase the number of people who can benefit from newer stroke treatments by doubling the treatment window.
April 26, 2016 The CaRMS R1 second iteration which occurred on April 12 resulted in a complete match for all Schulich Medicine & Dentistry programs. Students also found success matching to a number of programs at the School and across the country.
April 22, 2016 Schulich Dentistry's hockey team, The Mighty Dents, played a winning game against its University of Toronto rivals this month. The game raised more than $1,500 for the School's Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) program.
April 20, 2016 Dr. Julie Hukui has a natural ability to form instantaneous relationships with patients and their families. This skill, partnered with her tireless commitment to providing the best patient-centred care, is what makes her an exceptional doctor.
April 11, 2016 We are pleased to announce the 2016 Awards of Excellence award recipients and the recipient of the Dr. John D. Brown Memorial Resident Award.
It is with great pride that we honour these talented and dedicated individuals. We look forward to celebrating each of them at the Celebration of Excellence event, May 19, at the Great Hall.
April 07, 2016 Derek Gillies, PhD Candidate in the Department of Medical Biophysics, is working to give surgeons a clearer view — and liver patients a better outcome — thanks to a new 2D/3D imaging system.
April 06, 2016 Dr. Alan C. Burton is remembered for his energy and enthusiasm, and the legacy that he created for the Department of Medical Biophysics. On April 7, his memory was honoured with the 25th Alan C. Burton Lecture.
April 06, 2016 Under the leadership of Dr. Margaret Steele, vice dean, Hospital and Interfaculty Relations, the Conditions of Appointment for Physicians Document has been updated and endorsed by the Clinical Teachers Association. Read about this process, view the document and plan to attend a Town Hall at which the document will be discussed and your questions answered.
April 05, 2016 Dr. Peeyush Lala, Professor Emeritus and Past Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and his team have discovered that over-production of a molecule known as decorin by a pregnant uterus is associated with preeclampsia.
April 01, 2016 London Health Research Day took place on March 29, and featured more than 400 poster and feature platform presentations from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's top graduate trainees. Congratulations to the 2016 award winners.
March 28, 2016 Earlier this month, Western University announced that it is beginning the next phase of the project to replace its campus-wide email platform (known as Convergence) to a new cloud-based system called Microsoft Office 365.
This next phase includes moving the Western email accounts (i.e. those ending in @uwo.ca) of all faculty and staff in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. This change will likely impact you...
March 24, 2016 Congratulations to Stefan Everling, PhD, and Grace Parraga, PhD, on being selected as two of Western University's Faculty Scholars. This honour recognizes their achievements in teaching or research.
March 23, 2016 Congratulations to Sohrab Naushad Ali, Jessica Blom, Charmainne Cruje, Kathryn Manning and Ajay Rajaram for earning a spot in the Western University Top 20 3MT Final. The competition will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 24 at the Davenport Theatre in Talbot College. All are welcome to attend.
March 17, 2016 Congratulations to Frank Beier, PhD, professor and assistant chair in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, on receiving $321,264 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund for his research on osteoarthritis.
March 17, 2016 Congratulations to Drs. Robert Gratton and Nicholas Power for receiving two of the five Provincial Innovation Awards from the Innovation Fund Provincial Oversight Committee. The awards will be presented at the Innovation Fund Showcase 2016 on November 17 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
March 17, 2016 A team made up of students and an alumnus mentored by Hanif Ladak, PhD, professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, and Dr. Sumit Agrawal, associate professor and research director, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, earned first place in the Proteus Innovation Competition.
March 14, 2016 The Service Award recognizes outstanding contributions to dentistry through activity or service at a component society, specialty section or provincial level for a period of ten years or more. Congratulations to Drs. Donna Green, DDS’79 and Arthur Worth, DDS’78.
March 08, 2016 How well do you know your school? To help celebrate Founder’s Day at Western University, we’ve put together a list of 10 things that you probably didn’t know happened at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
March 07, 2016 For the third year in a row, Family Medicine is the top residency choice for Schulich Medicine students. The 2016 Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) results were delivered to students on March 2, and more than 40 per cent of the Class of 2016 chose Family Medicine.
March 07, 2016 Congratulations to Dr. Samuel Asfaha, an assistant professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, on receiving $300,000 in funding over three years through the CIHR Clinician Scientist – Phase 2 program.
March 04, 2016 Ryan Renn, Medicine Class of 2016, will be bringing the lessons he’s learned at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry back home to make a positive difference in the health of his First Nations community.
February 23, 2016 We are pleased to announce the results of the recent Collaborative Research Seed Grants competition. Congratulations to Dr. Sung Kim, Marlys Koschinsky, PhD, Dr. Sarah Morrow, Sunil Parapuram, PhD, Dr. Stephen Pasternak and Caroline Schild Poulter, PhD.
February 09, 2016 Congratulations to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researchers Eric Arts and Andrew Pruszynski on being named Canada Research Chairs (CRC). Arts has been named Tier 1 CRC in HIV Pathogenesis and Viral Control, and Pruszynski has been named Tier 2 CRC in Sensorimotor Neuroscience.
February 09, 2016 Congratulations to Frank Beier, PhD, professor and assistant chair in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, on receiving $354,742 in funding over three years from The Arthritis Society for his research on osteoarthritis (OA).
February 04, 2016 Out of a total of 258 grant applications, Patrick O’Donoghue’s grant was one of 27 that were approved by the Canadian Cancer Society. He will receive $200,000 over two years for his project entitled, “Targeting Pathological Phosphorylation in Oncogenic Pathways”.
February 01, 2016 Congratulations to Hon Leong, an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute, on receiving the Prostate Cancer Canada and Movember Foundation Fund 2016 Rising Star Award.
January 29, 2016 Three Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty members have been selected to receive the CAME Certificate of Merit Award for 2016. Congratulations to Drs. Kevin Fung, Sheri-Lynn Kane and Cyrus Hsia.
January 28, 2016 Dr. Bertha Garcia, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has been reappointed as Vice Dean, Education at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, until June 30, 2017.
January 27, 2016 More than 60 per cent of those dealing with mental illness will choose not to seek the help they need, and stigma is one of the main reasons why. Dr. Javeed Sukhera's current research is focused on innovative ways to reduce stigma and the adverse impact of stigma on patient care in health care environments.
January 27, 2016 Wataru Inoue, PhD, studies the effect of chronic stress on the brain and the biological basis for depression. The Robarts scientist sat down with us to discuss ending stigma around mental health and how his research may help diagnose, treat and prevent clinical depression in the future.
January 27, 2016 Maly Bun's oustanding commitment to the United Way has been recognized with the 2015 Labour Appreciation Award. Presented annually, the award recognizes outstanding volunteers within workplaces who contribute to the organization and to their community...
January 25, 2016 Greta Bauer, PhD, has released a study showing that approximately half of transgender Ontarians are not comfortable discussing transgender-related health issues with their family physician.
January 18, 2016 After working as an internationally recognized surgeon and specialist in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology for more than 60 years, Dr. Hugh Allen, MD’48, has received the Order of Ontario.
January 18, 2016 Dr. Andrea Lum has received an extension on her appointment as Chair/Chief, Department of Medical Imaging in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London. Her additional term is from January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016.
January 14, 2016 Congratulations to Dr. Michael Pariser, who is the first resident in Canada to complete a residency in Pain Medicine. Dr. Pariser was honoured at the inaugural Pain Medicine Resident Farewell Dinner, which took place on January 4.
January 12, 2016 Mitchell Canes, Jessica Siu and Daniel Stojanovic, Medicine Class of 2018, received second place in Western University’s World’s Challenge Challenge for their proposed solution to the issue of vitamin A deficiency around the world.
January 11, 2016 Dr. Richard McLachlan, a professor in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, received this prestigious award for his outstanding lifetime clinical and research contributions in epilepsy.
January 11, 2016 Four Task Force Committees have been formed to support planning efforts in connection to the refresh of the School’s 10-year Strategic Plan.
Chaired by members of the Steering Committee, the Task Forces focused on Education, Research, Internationalization, and Simulation will delve more deeply into each of these critical areas of the School’s mission and provide insight into goals and metrics for the future.
Task Force membership information is available on the Strategic Plan website.
January 07, 2016 Western Revealed takes a look at the new partnership between DOCS and Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) that is helping provide free dental care to community members with no dental insurance.