April 21, 2017 Congratulations to Jerry Battista, PhD, who has been honoured with the The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) 2017 CAP-COMP Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal for Outstanding Service to Canadian Physics.
April 13, 2017 Tamara Tavares, a PhD Candidate at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, took the top spot in Western’s sixth annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition last week, tackling the complex world of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), a hereditary neurodegenerative disorder.
April 07, 2017 In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Dr. Vivian McAlister writes about the contributions of the Canadian Army Medical Corps during this nationally defining moment.
April 06, 2017 Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Blayne Welk (Division of Urology) said the use of medications finasteride and dutasteride – for the treatment of an enlarged prostate – doesn’t increase the risk of suicide, but has shown a slight increase in the risk of depression and self-harm in some individuals. His research was published in JAMA Internal Medicine this past month.
April 06, 2017 As educators, researchers, innovators and leaders, this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients are making a difference at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. It is with great pride that we recognize and honour their achievements.
April 06, 2017 Congratulations to Tamara Tavares, PhD Candidate, Neuroscience, and Dr. Shane Smith, MSc Candidate, Surgery, for respectively placing first and second in the 2017 Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT) at Western University held on April 5.
April 05, 2017 After serving as Vice Dean, Research and Innovation, for five years at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, Dr. Denise Figlewicz has accepted a new role as Assistant Vice President, Research Enhancement and Development at Wayne State University effective April 18, 2017.
March 31, 2017 Dr. Mithu Sen has been re-appointed as Assistant Dean, Faculty Equity and Wellness, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective March 1, 2017 to February 28, 2020.
March 31, 2017 Congratulations to Haider Hassan, a Biochemistry PhD student in the lab of Joe Torchia, PhD, Departments of Biochemistry and Oncology, for receiving the 2017 WORLDiscoveries Scholarship for Commercialization/Entrepreneurship. Hassan has been recognized for his ingenious project on rapid detection of Ebola virus in blood.
March 24, 2017 Dr. David Hess has been appointed as the Sheldon H. Weinstein Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2020.
March 20, 2017 Dr. Stephen Wetmore has been re-appointed as Chair/Chief of the Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and its teaching hospitals effective February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2022.
March 16, 2017 Hinissan Pascaline Kohio,Tamara Tavares, Shane Smith, Janice Gomes, Nileeka Balasuriya, Aymon Ali, Divy Kochar and Rebecca Kozak will move on to the next round of the 3MT competition on Monday, March 20.
March 16, 2017 Anita Woods, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology has been awarded Western University's highest honour for inspiring active and deep learning in her students. Woods is the 2017 recipient of the Western Award for Innovations in Technology Enhanced Teaching.
March 14, 2017 On Friday May 12, Ugandan physician, world-renowned HIV/AIDS researcher and author Dr. Peter Mugyenyi will receive a Doctor of Science, honoris causa (D.Sc.) as part of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's MD convocation.
March 10, 2017 Dr. Richard Bohay has been extended as Acting Director, Dentistry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 or until a new Director is appointed.
March 06, 2017 In April 2015, the Undergraduate Medical Education program received full accreditation status for eight years from CACMS/LCME. The five standards identified in April 2015 as non-compliant or compliance with monitoring have been revised to satisfactory or satisfactory with a need for monitoring.
March 03, 2017 Dr. Margaretha Rebel has been extended as Chair/Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London effective February 1, 2017.
March 03, 2017 Jeff Carson saw a picture-perfect opportunity to spin his lab work into a new company. The Medical Biophysics professor, whose research focuses on biomedical imaging applications, including photoacoustic tomography to detect breast cancer, recently applied his skills in multispectral imaging and launched Spectral Devices Inc. Located in Western’s Research Park, the company is developing a vast array of filtered lenses to be used in everything from agriculture and aerospace, to industrial automation and satellites.
March 03, 2017 Western postdoctoral fellow Molly Henry, part of Jessica Grahn’s Music and Neuroscience Lab at the Brain and Mind Institute, was recognized with the Association for Psychological Science Rising Star Award, which identifies outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD. Henry’s focus is on how the synchronization between brain rhythms and environmental rhythms shapes auditory perception.
March 01, 2017 The award recognizes commitment to medical education at the undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development levels, taking into account valuable contributions made toward teaching, evaluation, educational leadership and course coordination.
February 27, 2017 In her role, Dr. MacDougall will work to develop strong local and global partnerships, engage patients and their caregivers in research activities, and foster trans-disciplinary approaches to research.
February 24, 2017 Dr. Alison Allan has been appointed as Interim Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry effective February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018 or until a new Chair has been appointed.
February 22, 2017 A new study by Ayden Scheim, a PhD candidate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Schulich Medicine and Dentistry, suggests there is a need for supervised injections sites in London, Ontario.
February 17, 2017 Dr. Timothy Doherty has been reappointed as Chair/Chief of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London effective February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2022.
February 15, 2017 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researchers Paula Foster and Greg Dekaban are one step closer to being the first in Canada to use MRI cell-tracking in humans to determine the fate of cell-based immunotherapies for cancer. Thanks to a grant from BioCanRx announced today, the team at Robarts Research Institute will be able to move their research into human trials.
February 14, 2017 To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’re revisiting some of our favourite stories about the heart. From the lab to the clinic and even the bookshelf, our faculty members are busy exploring matters of the heart.
February 10, 2017 Dr. Luciano Sposato has been appointed The Kathleen & Dr. Henry Barnett Chair in Stroke Research, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2022.
February 09, 2017 When it comes to addressing mental-health issues in developing countries and marginalized communities, the solution needs to reflect the multi-faceted nature of the problem, according to one Western researcher.
February 09, 2017 The YMCA of Western Ontario this week announced its 2017 Women of Excellence. Congratulations to Dr. Marina Salvadori who was honoured for her contributions to Health, Science & Technology
February 03, 2017 Dr. Michael Rieder and Mitch Rothstein were part of a recent study that looked at how certain personality traits have the potential to contribute to the development of successful and effective physicians.
February 03, 2017 Dr. James Johnson has been re-appointed as the Graham King Research Chair at the Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre within the Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2022.
January 30, 2017 Alan Wildeman announced late last week that he will be stepping down from his position as President and Vice Chancellor at the University of Windsor. During his tenure, Wildeman has been a strong supporter of the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry -Windsor Campus.
January 27, 2017 First-year medical student Kyla Vanderzwet will be trading in her backpack and textbooks for ski goggles and poles this week as she represents Canada in Nordic Skiing at the Winter Universiade in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The Universiade is a multi-sport event that brings together thousands of University athletes from around the globe.
January 20, 2017 Travel to Machakos Town, Kenya from May 21 to June 3, 2017 with Global MINDS @ Western this summer! In its first year of operation, the Summer Institute will focus on finding new and disruptive solutions to mental health challenges in East Africa.
January 17, 2017 A new undergraduate research training program called the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (DUROP) will be launched in summer 2017. The deadline for interested supervisors to submit a project description is Thursday, January 26, 2017.
January 11, 2017 Dr. Jeffrey Reiss has been appointed Interim Chair/Chief, Department of Psychiatry in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and its teaching hospitals effective January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.
January 10, 2017 The Meritorious Service Decorations recognize Canadians for exceptional deeds that bring honour to the country. Lee pioneered the development of CT Perfusion technology, which has transformed the way stroke is assessed and treated around the globe.
April 21, 2017 Dr. Palma is a Radiation Oncologist and Clinician-Scientist, and is working alongside Drs. Kevin Fung and Alexander Louie, along with graduate and postgraduate trainees to create a web tool that will allow patients who have oropharyngeal(tonsil or base-of-tongue) cancers better determine the treatment option that they feel most comfortable receiving — chemotherapy and radiation or transoral robotic surgery.
April 21, 2017 Congratulations to Tamara Tavares, PhD Candidate, Neuroscience, and Dr. Shane Smith, MSc Candidate, Surgery, for respectively placing first and second in the 2017 Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT) at Western University held on April 5.