October 11, 2018
Following approval of the Hospitals Boards of Directors, Medical Affairs would like to announce that Dr. Chandlee Dickey has been appointed Chief of the Department of Psychiatry commencing October 15, 2018 to October 14, 2023. You can read more about Dr. Dickey in the shared formal announcement.
October 10, 2018
Thanks to a recent grant from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Dr. Rob Petrella, Professor at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and a team from the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine will be initiating a community-based exercise program combining high-intensity exercise with mind-motor training with the goal of looking for ways to improve cardiovascular health and cognitive function.
October 09, 2018
For more than 125 years, the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. The prestigious medal was awarded to three Western graduates this year, including Dante Capaldi, PhD, and Robert Koch, MESc, from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
October 04, 2018
In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, researchers have found that mutation of a gene called ATRX may lead to increased risk of developing pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer in females. The study marks the first time a sex-specific genetic risk factor for pancreatic cancer has been identified.
October 03, 2018
It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of faculty member Dr. Marcelo Kremenchutzky on Monday, October 1, 2018.
September 25, 2018
The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) welcomed Dr. Jay Rosenfield, Vice-Dean of Medical Education at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry as the new Council President. Dr. Rosenfield has served on Council since 2004 and was Vice-President last year.
September 25, 2018
Effective September 1, 2018, the responsibilities related to the Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences role will be overseen and managed by Candace Gibson, PhD, who will be the Acting Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences. She will be supported by Susanne Schmid, PhD, Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and Jeff Frisbee, PhD, Chair, Medical Biophysics, and Chair of Chairs of the basic science departments.
September 21, 2018
Thanks to a recent grant from AMS Healthcare, Dr. Javeed Sukhera, assistant professor in Psychiatry and Paediatrics is taking his training out of the classroom and into the digital domain.
September 21, 2018
Dr. Michael Rieder has resigned as Chair/Chief of the Department of Paediatrics and Chief of Staff of the Children’s Hospital at LHSC to return to his research and clinical practices, effective September 30, 2018. Dr. John Yoo will assume the role of Interim Chair/Chief of the Department of Paediatrics.
September 20, 2018
14 trainees are recipients of the 2018-2019 Translational Breast Cancer Research Studentships, a program aimed at enhancing translational research projects focused on the understanding, prevention, tracking and/or treatment of metastatic breast cancer.
September 18, 2018
Congratulations to Susan Simpson, Neuroscience Program Coordinator, who was named a 2018 Western Awards of Excellence recipient, the highest honour for staff member achievement.
September 14, 2018
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has named Dr. Jane Thornton as the recipient of the prestigious Murray Stalker Award for 2018. Dr. Thornton is a resident physician, researcher and advocate for physical activity for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.
September 13, 2018
Congratulations to four of the newest fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Drs. Geoffrey Pickering, Janet Pope, Frank Prato and Emil Schemitsch. CAHS Fellows are nominated by their peers and selected in a competitive process based on their internationally recognized leadership, academic performance, scientific creativity and willingness to serve.
September 13, 2018
Dr. Carol Herbert, who served as Dean of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry from 1999 to 2010, and philanthropists Jim and Louise Temerty, strong supports of research at the School, are among those being celebrated this fall when Western University bestows honorary degrees on seven Canadian luminaries at the 312th Convocation.
September 06, 2018
Congratulations to Logan Van Nynatten, Medicine Class of 2020, one of this year's recipients of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award for Medical Students. The Award is given annually to second-year medical students from across the country who have an established track record of community leadership, superior communication skills and demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge.
August 31, 2018
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Larry Jacobs has been appointed as Associate Dean, Windsor in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective September 1, 2018 until August 31, 2023.
August 28, 2018
Lorelei Lingard, PhD, has been awarded the 2018 Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education. This international honour recognizes Lingard's contributions to medical education policy in Canada and around the world.
August 27, 2018
On November 19, 2018, Susan and David Axelrod will join scientists, researchers and community members for the 2018 Leaders in Innovation Dinner hosted by Western University’s Robarts Research Institute. This year’s dinner celebrates research excellence in the field of epilepsy.
August 08, 2018
Western University continues to monitor the situation concerning Canada and Saudi Arabia. The University's primary focus is how this situation may affect the students involved and our campus community.
August 03, 2018
Dr. Davy Cheng will serve as Acting Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for the period October 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
July 27, 2018
Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Jeffrey Dixon, PhD, who was honoured by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) as the 2018 recipient of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Oral Biology.
July 23, 2018
Three Schulich Medicine & Dentistry trainees are among the recipients of the 2018 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, the Government of Canada’s most prestigious scholarships for doctoral students. Congratulations to Jason Lee, PhD Candidate, Cory Lefebvre, MD/PhD Candidate, and Roger Hudson, PhD Candidate.
July 20, 2018
An examination of chronic diseases among Ontarians has uncovered that the volume of multimorbidity is derived from adults as young as 35 years old. Multimorbidity has been associated with increased physician and specialist appointments, medication use, emergency department use and hospitalization.
July 13, 2018
Dr. Shelley McKellar has been appointed to the Associated Medical Services Inc. Healthcare Board of Directors.
July 11, 2018
From using CRISPR to alter the gut microbiome to looking at how the brain rewires itself in deafness, researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry are the recipients of $11.3 million in project and bridge grant funding announced by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) this week.
Announcement: Dr. Tracey Crumley appointed as Interim Chair/Chief Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
July 10, 2018
Dr. Tracey Crumley has been appointed as the Interim Chair/Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, St. Joseph’s Health Care and London Health Sciences Centre effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 or until the position is filled.
July 09, 2018
An unexpected result discovered by neuroscientists won’t prevent Alzheimer’s disease, but it potentially rules out a major treatment focus that drug manufacturers – and researchers around the world – have been targeting for years in the fight against the debilitating disease.
July 09, 2018
Congratulations to all the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry undergraduate and graduate programs on their successful results from the Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP) in 2018. This review is undertaken once every seven years and is completed by the Quality Assurance Council of Ontario.
July 06, 2018
Candace Gibson, PhD has been extended as Assistant Dean, Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education (BMSUE), Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
July 03, 2018
The Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award program provides funding to new researchers to recognize, promote and support work that is innovative, impacts positively on the learning environment and has potential to be of significance to society.
June 28, 2018
Congratulations to Alumna Dr. Andrea Sereda, BSc '03, MD ’07, who was named as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2018. The recognition honours Canada's outstanding leaders under 40 years of age.
June 27, 2018
Dr. Gregor Reid, a pioneer in the field of human microbiome and probiotics research, has been awarded with the 2018 Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM) Murray Award for Career Achievement.
June 27, 2018
Congratulations to the 23 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty and staff who were recently honoured at the Western University long-service award ceremony. This award marks an impressive milestone of 25 years of servicing Western
June 25, 2018
Congratulations Dr. Evelyn Vingilis, psychologist and Professor with the Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, on receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals.
June 25, 2018
In this memorandum, Provost & Vice-President (Academic) Janice Deakin, PhD, outlines the process for appointing an Acting Dean while the full search for the next Dean of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is undertaken.
June 25, 2018
Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti has been named Geographic Leader for Asia, Internationalization, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, from July 1, 2018 until June 30, 2021.
June 20, 2018
Today, the Honorable Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced that Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, has been appointed as the President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research effective October 1, 2018. Dr. Strong will step down from his role as Dean effective September 30, 2018.
Announcement: Dr. Bob Kiaii re-appointed as Ray and Margaret Elliott Chair in Surgical Innovation, Department of Surgery
June 14, 2018
Dr. Bob Kiaii has been re-appointed as the Ray and Margaret Elliott Chair in Surgical Innovation in the Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023.
June 12, 2018
Paramedics in Calgary and surrounding areas are now able to increase capacity in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system, thanks to the CANet-funded project, CASMER, Community Alternatives for Syncope Management in the Emergency Room. CANet is housed at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
June 11, 2018
Researcher led by Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo has shown that our brains are pre-wired to perceive wrinkles around the eyes as conveying more intense and more sincere emotions. This eye-wrinkle feature, called the Duchenne marker, occurs across multiple facial expressions, including smiles, expressions associated with pain, and—as found by these researchers—expressions of sadness.
May 29, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Chandlee Dickey for being appointed as the Chair/Chief, Department of Psychiatry 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 October 15, 2018 to October 14, 2023.
May 24, 2018
Stephen Barr, PhD, and his team are studying the origins of a gene that first emerged in marine life hundreds of millions of years ago. This gene gives rise to an anti-viral protein that has the potential to block HIV and is providing insight into both how the viruses and the immune system has evolved.
May 22, 2018
Discovery Week has been creating opportunities for medical students to experience rural and regional health care across southwestern Ontario for the past two decades. Again this year, 170 first year medical students from Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will be in close to 30 communities across the region to receive hands-on learning experiences.
May 15, 2018
As many of you may have heard, Dr. Tarek Loubani, a faculty member at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry was injured by a gunshot yesterday while providing medical care in the Gaza Strip. Dr. Loubani has been in contact with us today and is safe and doing well.
May 09, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Clive Friedman, adjunct professor, for being recognized with the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) Distinguished Service Award. This award is given to recognize outstanding contributions to the dental profession, the dental community or the oral health of Canadians at large.
May 08, 2018
Emma Ali, Medicine Class of 2018, is graduating this month with pride, gratitude and optimism about her future in family medicine. She feels well prepared to pay it forward and embrace all the exciting challenges she will encounter as a trainee, mentor and physician.
May 07, 2018
Congratulations to Gilles Lajoie, PhD, professor in the department of Biochemistry, who was recently awarded the CNPN-Tony Pawson Proteomics Award from the Canadian National Proteomics Network.
May 07, 2018
Congratulations to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry professor Shawn Li, PhD, whose CRC in the Molecular and Epigenetic Basis of Cancer was renewed and moved from a Tier 2 to a Tier 1.
May 04, 2018
On May 2, Dr. Davy Cheng, Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs, and Chair, Conditions of Appointment for Physicians Steering Committee, announced that final approval of the 2017 Conditions of Appointment for Physicians (CAP) document was obtained from Western University’s Board of Governors on April 26, 2018.
April 30, 2018
On April 6, Madeline Arkle and Amanda Sauvé, Medicine Class of 2018 from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry participated in the annual Indigenous graduation ceremony that the University hosts.
April 23, 2018
Steven Laviolette, PhD, and his team at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry have shown that the recall of traumatic memories enhances the rewarding effects of morphine, shedding light on the neurobiological link between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and opioid addiction.
April 20, 2018
Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni and partners top the list of Western University’s 2018 honorary degree recipients. Congratulations to Dr. Alastair Buchan, Dr. Jon Kelton, MD’73, Dr. Jonathan Meakins, MD’66, and Eric Lindros, who serves as the Honorary Chair of See the Line.
April 18, 2018
The Government of Ontario is working with medical schools to create more specialized residency spots this upcoming school year for graduates who did not match to a residency position, ensuring that all unmatched graduates are placed.
April 16, 2018
Dr. Lanius’ research interests focus on studying the neurobiology of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods.
April 13, 2018
Congratulations to Nicole Campbell, PhD, who as one of Western's Teaching Fellows, will provide educational leadership to the university community through research on teaching and learning.
April 12, 2018
More than 97 per cent of Schulich Medicine students have matched to a postgraduate residency training program after the two iterations. This year, the majority of Schulich Medicine students matched to family medicine programs. Additionally, all Schulich Medicine postgraduate medical education programs have filled their positions.
April 11, 2018
Congratulations to Douglas Jones, PhD, who has been named as the 2018 Ronald G. Calhoun Science Ambassador Award recipient from Partners In Research, a national organization committed to improving communication to the general public on the benefits of medical and health research.
April 09, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Lena Palaniyappan who was awarded the Rising Star Award from the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS).
April 04, 2018
Researchers at Western University and McMaster University are developing an innovative lung imaging method that provides a unique window on asthma that is aimed at guiding and personalizing treatment for Canadians with severe, poorly controlled asthma.
April 04, 2018
Dr. Michael J. Strong announces a new leadership structure for Schulich Dentistry, and the incumbents who will be forming the leadership team. This new structure replaces the previous one in Dentistry effective April 4, 2018.
April 02, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Bertha Garcia, who has been named as the recipient of the Leadership in Education Award from the Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP). The award recognizes a member of the CAP-ACP who has made a significant contribution to the Association’s educational mission.
April 01, 2018
Dr. Frank Beier has been appointed as Chair, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Schulich of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, and effective April 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023.
March 29, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Timothy Doherty, Chair/Chief of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation for being named the 2018 Award of Merit Recipient from the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Doherty is being honoured for his contribution to the field of Physiatry.
March 28, 2018
Congratulations to the 2018 PARO (Professional Association of Residents of Ontario) Award Recipients from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Dr. Parham Rasoulinejad, assistant professor, Department of Surgery; Dr. Daniel Pepe, PGY3, Department of Family Medicine; and Amanda Sauvé, Medicine class of 2018.
March 27, 2018
Four professors are the latest recipients of Distinguished University Professorships (DUP), including Dale Laird, PhD, from the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology. Western also selected 15 Faculty Scholars to recognize their significant achievements in teaching and research, including four from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry: Qingping Feng, PhD, Physiology and Pharmacology; Lauren Flynn, PhD, Anatomy & Cell Biology (joint appointment with the Faculty of Engineering); Steven Laviolette, PhD, Anatomy & Cell Biology; and Dr. Walter Siqueira, Dentistry and Biochemistry.
March 27, 2018
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Margaretha Rebel has been appointed as Associate Dean, Office of Learner Equity & Wellness, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2023.
March 16, 2018
Dr. Adam Kassam, Chief Resident in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, reflects on how the Paralympics can inspire medical professionals and inform medical education.
March 16, 2018
Starting in Fall Term 2018, all current and new international PhD students will be charged the same tuition as their domestic counterparts.
March 16, 2018
A 3D-printed stethoscope costs $3 to produce and can be a lifesaver in areas of the world where other medical technology is scarce. Dr. Tarek Loubani and his team developed open-source software that makes the technology both affordable and accessible.
March 13, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Homer Yang, Chair/Chief of the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine who has been named as a Gold Medal Award winner from the Canadian Anesthesiologist’s Society. The medal is the highest award of the Society given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to anesthesia in Canada through teaching, research, professional practice or leadership.
March 13, 2018
Dr. Alison Allan has been appointed as Chair, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective February 1, 2018 until June 30, 2023.
March 12, 2018
Congratulations to the three trainees at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Robarts Research Institute who placed as Top 20 finalists for Western University's campus-wide Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition - Jacqueline Chevalier, Ariel Frame and Claire Vannelli.
March 07, 2018
Four early career researchers across four different departments at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry were awarded Early Researcher Awards from the Government of Ontario. Congratulations to Kelly Anderson, PhD, Jimmy Dikeakos, PhD, Stephen Renaud, PhD, and John Ronald, PhD. These awards give funding to new researchers to build their research teams investigating important health care questions related to cancer, HIV, mental illness and pregnancy complications.
March 05, 2018
Congratulations to Judy Bornais, a professor in University of Windsor’s Nursing program, and a faculty member and educator at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Campus, who was recognized as a 3M National Teaching Fellow by STLHE.
March 05, 2018
On March 1, medical students from across Canada learned their residency match results as the first iteration of the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) process became available.
February 20, 2018
The Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet), housed at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and its partners announced funding of 10 research grants, including two at Western, totaling over $4.4 million with an additional $10 million in matching funds
February 16, 2018
Schulich Dentistry underwent an accreditation process in 2017, receiving approved accreditation status across the four dental education programs – Doctor of Dental Surgery, Internationally Trained Dentists, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Graduate Orthodontics.
February 15, 2018
Congratulations to the 2018 Award of Excellence recipients for their outstanding contributions and leadership to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Campus.
February 14, 2018
Just in time for Valentine's Day Shelley McKellar, PhD, explores the history of mechanical hearts in her new book, Artificial Hearts. McKellar, the Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, says we live in a society where people have a fascination with the idea of replaceable parts.
February 13, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Mithu Sen, Assistant Dean, Faculty Equity & Wellness, for her peer-reviewed international American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) 'Best in Class' Award for Innovation, Resilience, and Wellness in Faculty.
February 09, 2018
Faculty Support for Research in Education (FSRE) grants facilitate and enable scholarship in education at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry that has the potential to improve the state of knowledge and inform educational practice in medicine, dentistry, or the basic sciences.
Announcement: Researcher receives inaugural Early Career Award from the Society for Neural Control of Movement
February 02, 2018
Congratulations to Andrew Pruszynski, PhD, who is recognized for outstanding contributions that have significantly advanced understanding of the neural control of movement.
January 31, 2018
Congratulations to David Cechetto, PhD, who will be appointed to the Order of Ontario later this month. Cechetto is being honoured for his pioneering research and for his work in the health care sector in Rwanda.
January 29, 2018
For Dr. Genevieve Eastabrook, the classic children's book The Little Prince holds a special place in her heart. The main character always reminds her of her brother, Thomas, who lives with autism and was the main source of inspiration for her recent publication about the book's connection to the disorder.
January 24, 2018
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) today announced more than $8.6 million in research funding through their project grants program for 13 projects across Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute
January 19, 2018
Youth affected by the Syrian war were part of a study conducted at Robarts Research Institute to measure cortisol levels in their hair, a biomarker to assess their stress levels and the impact of an intervention programs being offered to them through humanitarian aid.
January 17, 2018
Dr. Michael J. Strong is pleased to announce that Dr. Susanne Schmid has been appointed as the Associate Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022.
January 15, 2018
Dr. Michael Strong and his team at Robarts Research Institute have uncovered a unique neurobiological pathway triggered by head trauma which underlies both Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also called ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
Funding: Researcher receives New Investigator Grant in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health
January 10, 2018
Congratulations to Stephen Renaud, PhD, who will be studying the role of immune cells in the uterus in regulating placental blood flow and fetal health.
January 03, 2018
Dr. James McAuley, a professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and researcher at Western’s Bone & Joint Institute, died Dec. 28 following a battle against a brain tumour. The university’s flag will be lowered today at 11 a.m. in his memory.
January 02, 2018
Dr. Fowler is an internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Surgery at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. He was the co-founder and former medical director of the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic at Western and has served as Chief Medical Officer to Canadian National teams at Commonwealth and Olympic Games.
January 02, 2018
The London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care London and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry have undertaken a collaborative model to fill the interim leadership of the Department of Psychiatry which will include Dr. Sandra Northcott as Interim Chief of Psychiatry at St. Joseph’s and Drs. Sarah Jarmain and Bill Sischek as Interim Co-Chief’s at LHSC.