April 27, 2017 Female surgeons and residents from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry gathered in operating rooms at London Health Sciences Centre’s University Hospital, Victoria Hospital and St. Joseph’s Health Care London this week to add their voices to a global rallying cry for women surgeons.
April 27, 2017 Suzanne Bernier, PhD, was a dedicated researcher and mentor whose passion for musculoskeletal science was contagious. The 10th Annual Suzanne Bernier Memorial Lecture in Skeletal Biology celebrates her legacy. It will feature keynote speaker Lori A. Setton, PhD.
April 27, 2017 Congratulations to the 2017 Alumni of Distinction Award recipients: Drs. Robert Bourne, MD’71; Jack Harris; Zain Kassam, MD’09; Peter Leung, PhD’79; Paul Romanson, DDS’72; Cecil Rorabeck, MD'68, DSc'09; David Spence, BA’65, MD’70; and Shawn Steele, BA’01, DDS’05, JD'13.
April 25, 2017 Western’s Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping (CFMM) is the recipient of a $2.7 million Platform Support Grant from the Canada Brain Research Fund, as part of $29 million in funding announced today by Jane Philpott, Minister of Health.
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.
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.
December 18, 2015 Western News presents its 5th annual Newsmakers issue, a celebration of the campus spirit. Check out how Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researchers are reshaping the future of concussion research and care.
December 18, 2015 Researchers at Western University have published the first study in the world showing a decline in the incidence of dementia at a whole population level which they believe is connected to the overall decline in strokes.
December 16, 2015 The annual Emergencies in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Bootcamp is quickly becoming an international affair. The 2015 event attracted nearly 30 residents and 20 faculty from across Canada and the United States.
December 16, 2015 Congratulations to Martin Duennwald, PhD, and Drs. Michael Strong, Christen Shoesmith and Marvin Chum on receiving funding from ALS Canada for their research on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
December 10, 2015 Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs is now accepting applications for the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program 2016, which will take place in summer 2016. The deadline for interested supervisors to submit a project description is January 10, 2016.
December 10, 2015 Dr. Lawrence Jacobs has been appointed as Assistant Dean, Windsor Faculty Affairs, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017.
December 02, 2015 In a recent commentary piece, Dr. Chris Watling, associate dean of Postgraduate Medical Education, remarks on the several stressors that medical students encounter throughout their education, and the interventions that have been put in place to help alleviate some of this pressure.
November 30, 2015 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Anatomical Pathology resident Dr. Matthew Cecchini is looking into the improved survival rates for lung cancer patients who lack the retinoblastoma (RB) protein, normally a tumour suppressor.
November 23, 2015 Dr. Anthony Jevnikar, co-director of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program and director of the Matthew Mailing Centre for Translational Transplant Studies, is being recognized for his dedication to improving the lives of kidney transplant recipients throughout his career.
November 13, 2015 The votes are in and the top five favourite game-changing Ontario research discoveries were announced on November 12. Voted on by the public, two of the discoveries were made by Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Fred Possmayer, PhD, and Sir Frederick Banting.
November 11, 2015 The Caring Canadian Award recognizes Canadians who have made a significant, sustained and unpaid contribution to their community. Dr. Wright received the award from Governor General David Johnston during a ceremony in Toronto.
November 09, 2015 Co-directed by Matthew Teeter, assistant professor in the Departments of Medical Biophysics and Surgery, the Western Medical Innovation Fellowship immerses talented young scientists, engineers and clinicians in a training and research environment to drive the development of novel medical technologies.
November 05, 2015 Eric Arts, PhD, is leading Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s contribution to the newly established European AIDS Vaccine Initiative (EAVI2020) — a C$33.2 million initiative that will bring together leading researchers from around the world to develop an effective HIV vaccine.
October 29, 2015 Drs. Douglas Fraser, Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro and Manuel Montero Odasso are this year's Dean's Research Grant Initiative recipients. The overall goal of the Initiative is to fund projects that will deliver results that will put Schulich Medicine & Dentistry on the map, in the short- and long-term.
October 28, 2015 The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has received full accreditation status for eight years for its UME program. We are proud of the eight-year accreditation status that was earned as a team effort from faculty, staff, residents, health-care partners, graduates and our students through strong leadership and tireless collaboration.
October 22, 2015 Schulich Dentistry celebrated the research, innovation and collaboration of faculty and students at its Annual Research Day this month. Congratulations to the student poster presentation award recipients.
October 22, 2015 Melanie Kok, PhD'15, and Eric Sonke, MSc'15, have been awarded with two of the three Governor General's Academic Gold Medals presented at Western University. For more than 140 years, these medals have been become the most prestigious award that students at Canadian schools can receive.
October 21, 2015 When Dr. Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro first traveled to West China Hospital, Sichuan University in 2010, he never imagined the powerful partnership he would come to build with members of its Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation.
October 20, 2015 We are ready to begin the first chapter of our strategic planning process to refresh the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry strategic plan, now at the mid-point of its 10-year life cycle.
October 13, 2015 Dr. Christopher Watling, Associate Professor, Departments of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Oncology and Scientist, Centre for Education Research and Innovation, has been renewed for another five year term as Associate Dean, Post Graduate Medical Education in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.
October 09, 2015 Dr. Elizabeth Osuch, Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medical Biophysics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, and Scientist in Neurosciences and Imaging at the Lawson Health Research Institute, has been re-appointed as the Dr. Joseph Rea Chair in Mood Disorders at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.
October 01, 2015 Charles McKenzie, PhD, and Timothy Regnault, PhD, have received $3.7 million in funding from the NIH as part of its Human Placenta Project. The researchers will develop a new technology based on MRI that will allow them, for the first time, to monitor changes in placental metabolism as pregnancy unfolds.
September 28, 2015 Researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry have completed the first study demonstrating that medical residents are associated with a reduction in emergency department wait times and patients leaving without being seen in a medium-volume community hospital.
September 24, 2015 After a successful review, the Centre for Education Research & Innovation, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University has been renewed for a four-year term ending August 31, 2019.
September 17, 2015 Congratulations to Courtney Hambides, Lisa Metselaar, Diana Lee and Judith Thomas on receiving a 2015 Western Award of Excellence — Western University's highest honour for staff member achievement.
September 16, 2015 Congratulations to Saad Chahine, PhD, and Mark Goldszmidt, MDCM, MHPE, FRCPC, for receiving a $25,000 Royal College/AMS CanMEDS Research Development Grant for their research on investigating the use of cognitive diagnostic assessment in the development and assessment of entrustable professional activities. This work is important because it will advance how the assessment community is thinking about valid and reliable workplace-based assessment.
September 16, 2015 Congratulations to Georgia Nikoloudaki and Martin Prusinkiewicz on receiving the Dean’s PhD Graduate Stipend, and to Brennan Dirk and Patricia Johnson on receiving the Dean’s MSc to PhD Transfer Stipend...
September 14, 2015 Dr. Michael Motolko, MD has been appointed as Acting Chair, Department of Ophthalmology in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective September 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016.
September 11, 2015 The Dr. Alan Hudson and Robert W. Noakes Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award recognizes a second-year medical student who demonstrates perseverance, collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit, and shows outstanding potential as a future leader and innovator of health care in Canada.
September 10, 2015 Dr. Guangyong Zou, PhD has been appointed as Acting Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics for theSchulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016.
September 08, 2015 Dr. Emil Schemitsch has been appointed as Chair of the Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and Chief of the Department of Surgery for London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, effective January 1, 2016.
September 08, 2015 This international award recognizes the School’s commitment to student engagement and the valuable role students play in shaping teaching and learning experiences within the Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) program.
September 02, 2015 The Schulich Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Program is celebrating Dr. Awuku’s extensive and significant contributions to the Windsor Program as he steps down from his role as Assistant Dean, Faculty and Governmental Affairs.
September 01, 2015 Marlys L. Koschinsky, PhD, is the new Scientific and Executive Director for Robarts Research Institute. In this role, Koschinsky will provide strategic leadership to world-class, innovative scientists.
August 31, 2015 When Celina Dharamshi, MPH Class of 2015, was deciding where to complete her 12-week practicum placement, she wanted an experience that would give her the chance to apply the public health skillset she acquired in the classroom. She traveled to Tanzania to work with the Aga Khan Primary Medical Centre Mwanza.
August 28, 2015 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Mitchell Baran, HBA’59; LLD’11. He was a great friend and supporter of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Robarts Research Institute.
August 24, 2015 On August 25, siblings, Eric, Medicine Class of 2019, and Dora, Dentistry Class of 2019, will receive their White Coats together at the first combined White Coat Ceremony at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.
August 19, 2015 In this role, Dr. Venance will work with residency programs, program directors, clinical departments and the PGME Office to facilitate the transition of the postgraduate training programs to a competency-based medical education framework.
August 19, 2015 Fourteen members of the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry community will form the School’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee.
In their role they will work closely with Dr. Margaret Steele, who is leading the strategic planning process and Anne Becker of Pathways Consulting.
August 19, 2015 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region is investing $7.5 million in funding for 24 new research project grants and fellowship awards related to innovative solutions for breast cancer. Congratulations to Alison Allan, PhD, on receiving one of these grants.
August 17, 2015 It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Walter Teteruck, chair, Continuing Dental Education, and professor emeritus, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.
August 10, 2015 Dr. Andrea Lum has received an extension on her appointment as Chair, 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.
August 07, 2015 Adrean Angles has a special connection to the Indigenous communities in Southwestern Ontario. He is using his personal connection, as well as his passion for the field of medicine, as motivation to help make a difference at the School.
August 05, 2015 Two Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni have been named Western University 2015 Alumni Award of Merit recipients. Congratulations to Dr. John Kelton, MD'73, and Dr. Danielle Martin, MD'03, on this accomplishment.
July 29, 2015 Nicole Barra, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, received this award for her fellowship proposal “Perinatal Exposure to Nicotine Leads to Long-Term Obesity in Women: Elucidating the Underlying Molecular Mechanisms”.
July 28, 2015 Dr. Robert Hegele, Frank Beier, PhD, Terry Peters, PhD, and Dr. J. Geoffrey Pickering, are among 23 researchers who received grants totalling $23.5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Foundation and Open Operating Grants.
July 27, 2015 Dr. Daniel Pepe, a first-year resident in the Division of General Surgery, received the Dr. Murray Girotti Resident Teaching Award at the Department of Surgery’s annual Departmental Resident Celebration event on June 22.
July 24, 2015 Dr. John Denstedt has received an extension on his appointment as Chair/Chief, Department of Surgery in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London...
July 22, 2015 Congratulations to several Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty and alumni who are the recipients of 2015 London & District Dental Society (LDDS) Awards, which were announced on April 16 at the LDDS Awards Dinner.
July 13, 2015 On June 29, Dr. John Denstedt represented Schulich Medicine & Dentistry at Second Military Medical University’s (SMMU) 2015 Graduation and Degree-Conferring Ceremony in Shanghai, China. Dr. Denstedt also signed a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of Western University with SMMU.
July 08, 2015 Sanjiv S. Gambhir, MD, PhD, has revolutionized the field of cancer diagnostics, developing imaging on the molecular and nanoparticle level and translating that research for clinical diagnostics and cancer management.
July 06, 2015 Dr. Stewart Harris, professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Bonnie Schmidt, BSc’86, PhD’93, are among 100 new Order of Canada appointees that were announced on July 1. Schmidt has also been selected as the recipient of this year’s Dean’s Distinguished Lecture award and will give a thought-provoking presentation during Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Homecoming 2015 events...
July 06, 2015 Celebrating its 10th year, the Medical Learning in Community Settings (MedLINCS) program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has continued to enrich learners and communities in Southwestern Ontario through a variety of partnerships and activities. Dr. Amanda Wilhelm, MD’14, is an excellent example of the elective’s lasting impact on rural-regional medicine in the area and its role in training the next generation of health care professionals.
June 25, 2015 On Wednesday, June 24, Dr. Victor Han received an Honorary Diploma at Fanshawe College's convocation ceremony. The Diploma recognizes his work that has enriched the lives and careers of Fanshawe’s students and alumni.
June 23, 2015 Catherine Nevin, MSc Candidate in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, has been named among nine university scholar recipients of the Ontario Women's Health Scholars Award. Nevin's work centres on how to better predict which infants are at risk for cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, autism and schizophrenia.
June 19, 2015 Dr. Susanne Schmid, associate professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, has been appointed to the position of the Director of the Neuroscience Graduate Program, at Western University effective July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018
June 12, 2015 Jeremy Goldberg is graduating this month with a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He looks back on four years of life-changing experiences, memorable people and incredible learning opportunities.
June 11, 2015 Baraa Al-Khazraji has experienced a tremendous amount of growth and success in the past five years. Since completing her undergraduate education in 2009, she has added the titles “trainee”, “nominee”, “award winner”, “wife” and “mother” to her list of roles and accomplishments. Today, she will add one more: PhD.
June 11, 2015 During the past four years, Western University has become Turk’s second home, her hockey teammates have become her soul mates, and she has successfully completed the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) program at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.
May 28, 2015 We are pleased to announce that Bonnie Schmidt, PhD’93, has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Dean’s Distinguished Lecture award. Schmidt is the President and Founder of Let’s Talk Science...
May 21, 2015 Western postdoctoral scholars put their research on the clock during a 3 Minute Research (3MR) Competition, hosted as part of the 2015 Postdoctoral Research Forum May 7 in the Great Hall, Somerville House.
May 21, 2015 Shauna Devine, a visiting research fellow at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry,is among the first to look at medicine during the Civil War period through a more contextual – and, as such, forgiving – lens.
May 21, 2015 Department of Surgery research associate Rabindra Bhattacharjee and professor Patrick Luke are part of team working toward extending the life of kidney transplants through the use of carbon monoxide-releasing molecules.
May 15, 2015 I am pleased to announce that Dr. Rob Hegele, Distinguished University Professor, Departments of Medicine (Division of Endocrinology) and Biochemistry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Scientist at Robarts Research Institute, Western University, has been re-appointed to the position of the Jacob J. Wolfe Distinguished Medical Research Chair in Human Gene Function, at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.
May 13, 2015 Eight years ago, after a particularly difficult MCAT experience, Erica Lee, Medicine Class of 2015, wasn’t sure she was meant to be a doctor. But this month, graduates as a four-year class president with a bright future in emergency medicine.
May 12, 2015 With a passion for family medicine and the city of Windsor, Dr. Phil Tremblay, Medicine Class of 2015, is graduating from the Schulich Medicine – Windsor Program intent on practicing in his hometown community. He looks back on his four years at the School and the incredible relationships formed with his classmates and faculty.
May 07, 2015 Western University has taken another bold step toward positioning itself as a global leader in research and innovation in musculoskeletal (MSK) health by establishing The Bone and Joint Institute.
May 04, 2015 Seven faculty members recently traveled to Chengdu, China to take part in the West China-Kilborn Surgical Symposium — a collaborative initiative of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and the West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University...
April 30, 2015 From the neonatal unit and operating room to the classroom and community, the six 2015 Alumni of Distinction Awards recipients have made a tremendous impact on the lives of people around the world...
April 29, 2015 Dr. Nancy E. Lane, an internationally-recognized musculoskeletal scientist, is the featured speaker for the eighth annual Suzanne Bernier Memorial Lecture in Skeletal Biology, hosted by Schulich Medicine & Dentistry on Tuesday, May 5.
April 23, 2015 A new study from Western University shows that whole-body vibration platforms, which are used extensively in health clubs and rehabilitation clinics, may be causing significant damage to joint tissues.
April 16, 2015 Congratulations to Lori Lowes, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, on receiving the 2015 Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Graduate Student Award of Merit...
April 16, 2015 As a trauma orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Abdel-Rahman Lawendy is frequently confronted with high-stake situations. He recently had the opportunity to put his skills in this area to use during a relief work mission to Yemen disaster and conflict zones...
April 15, 2015 Our 2015 UME Accreditation visit ended just a few short hours ago. Throughout the nearly four days of meetings and interviews, we have had the opportunity to share information about the strengths of our UME Program and School, while highlighting the many accomplishments of our faculty, staff, residents and students.
April 13, 2015 See the Line - concussion research and awareness - returns with an exciting lineup of events including a full-day Continuing Medical Education (CME) session and a Community Symposium featuring the latest concussion research from world-class medical experts...
April 13, 2015 I am pleased to announce that Donald Welsh, PhD, professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and scientist at Robarts Research Institute, has been appointed to the position of the Cecil and Linda Rorabeck Chair in Molecular Neuroscience and Vascular Biology, at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.
April 09, 2015 Three Western University research teams have been awarded Collaborative Health Research Project (CHRP) grants, the most ever granted to Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry researchers in a single year.
April 09, 2015 Dr. Penny MacDonald, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, and Stephen Lomber, PhD, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, are Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s newest Canada Research Chairs
April 08, 2015 Seven Schulich Medicine & Dentistry discoveries are being recognized as life-changing breakthroughs, and they need your vote as part of the Game-Changing Research at Ontario's Universities initiative.
April 08, 2015 Robarts Clinical Trials Inc. – a global academic clinical research organization with offices in San Diego, California, Amsterdam N.L. and London, Ontario – announced a relocation to the Bell Canada Building in downtown London, effective January 1, 2016.
March 23, 2015 Drs. Golnaz Naderkhami, Siobhan Telfer and Marie Dion, residents with the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, have been honoured with a Sisters of St. Joseph Award of Excellence. They have been recognized for embracing the values of St. Joseph’s Health Care London and making a difference with a positive attitude...
March 19, 2015 Dr. Dixon is an internationally recognized researcher who put Western on the map for bone and joint biology. Honoured with the university's top award for faculty, Dr. Dixon joins an elite group of faculty members recognized for exceptional scholarly careers.
March 13, 2015 For some children with cerebral palsy, constraint therapy is an extremely effective way to regain movement in a spastic limb. For some children, however, the therapy which involves physically restraining their dominant limb, can be a particularly frustrating experience with little or no clinical outcome...
March 13, 2015 The Windsor Program Awards of Excellence celebrate the commitment and dedication of faculty, staff and students. As mentors and role models, the recipients this year are distinguished by their leadership skills, and embodiment of the values of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry...
March 12, 2015 Six winners representing six different faculties have been awarded Western’s highest honour for the “highest calling." including Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry's Charles Trick...
March 12, 2015 Professor Michael Kovacs is part of a Canada-wide team of scientists addressing the shortage of medical radioisotopes, used more than 5,000 times per days in nuclear imaging procedures to diagnose cancer and heart disease.
March 11, 2015 Ask questions. Discover answers. Create change. This is the process virologist Nathan Wolfe, the 2015 London Health Research Day Lucille & Norton Wolf Health Research Lecture Series keynote speaker, has followed since the beginning of his career in science...
March 06, 2015 The 2015 CaRMS match results had a strong local connection with 42 per cent of Schulich Medicine students pursuing their postgraduate medical education at Western University, and a majority of students continuing their education in the Southwestern and Central regions of Ontario...
March 05, 2015 Researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry hope their systematic review of almost 12,000 patients will raise awareness among physicians about the need for more extensive testing for atrial fibrillation, or heart rhythm disturbances, following a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).
March 02, 2015 It is with great sadness that we share the news that well-known London businessman and philanthropist, Norton Wolf, has died. Wolf was known in the community for his generous support of health, education and the arts.
February 20, 2015 Dr. Stewart Harris, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor, is collaborating with 12 First Nations communities in six provinces across Canada to identify local health challenges and facilitate better care coordination and improved outcomes for diabetes patients in a community-driven, culturally relevant context.
February 20, 2015 Psychology professor Daniel Ansari and Medical Biophysics professor Michael Kovacs were named two of 34 recipients of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) awards recognizing the work of outstanding Canadian scientists and engineers.
February 18, 2015 Schulich Dentistry students have received international research awards from the Salivary Research Group and the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) in recognition of their innovative work. Congratulations to Yuliya Mulyar and Eduardo Moffa...
February 12, 2015 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) program is featured in the newly released Community Transformation Report from the Council of Ontario Universities (COU)...
February 12, 2015 I am pleased to announce that Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo has been appointed to the position of Provincial Endowed Academic Chair in Autism, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.
February 12, 2015 Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics professor Manuel Montero Odasso explores how walking speed and variability of seniors with mild cognitive impairment can be used as a predictor of dementia’s progression, leading to earlier detection and treatment...
February 09, 2015 Dr. George Kim, assistant dean, Rural, Regional and Community Engagement, is pleased to announce five new Regional Academic Directors (RAD) for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Distributed Education Network...
February 06, 2015 Dr. Michael Strong has been re-appointed to a second term as Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, beginning July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2021.
Dean Strong’s re-appointment was advanced at the recommendation of the Schulich Decanal
Selection Committee, which has now received the formal endorsement and approval of the President and Board of Governors.
February 03, 2015 To his friends, family and proteges, Ramsay Gunton was a man who merited superlatives. An exemplary leader on the sports teams he captained. An avid angler. An excellent administrator. A superb physician, an outstanding mentor and a ground-breaking cardiac researcher. (Via the London Free Press)
February 03, 2015 Aaron Ward, PhD, will receive a total of $446,856 between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2017 for his research titled “Multi-Modality Radiomics for Personalized Prostate Cancer Care”...
January 30, 2015 Dr. Richard Bohay has been appointed to the position Interim Director, Schulich Dentistry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University from January 26, 2015 to December 31, 2016.
January 29, 2015 Robert Bartha hopes his latest research will allow him to travel back in time when it comes to aggressively attacking neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, ALS and Parkinson’s.
January 27, 2015 The Western University community joined others across Canada and around the world today in mourning the passing of Canadian businessman, philanthropist and Western’s Chancellor Joseph L. Rotman
January 23, 2015 It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Ramsay Gunton, distinguished medical scientist, former professor of medicine and academic administrator at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and a long-time supporter of Western University and Robarts Research Institute.
January 22, 2015 For many, ginseng remains a basic herb, used as a simple supplement to boost immune systems or battle fatigue. But Western researcher Ed Lui is showing therapeutic uses for the traditional plant may reach much further...
January 21, 2015 ONDRI is a research program studying how to improve the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), frontotemporal lobar degeneration and vascular cognitive impairment in an Ontario-wide collaboration.
January 20, 2015 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry received a financial boost today in the quest to demonstrate how stem cells sourced from your body’s fat can assist in wound healing and musculoskeletal regeneration.
January 16, 2015 It is with sadness that we report the passing of Dr. Colin Nisbet, respected faculty member with Schulich Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Program and Emergency Room Physician at Windsor Regional Hospital.
January 12, 2015 Shawn Li, PhD, and postdoctoral fellow Kyle Biggar, PhD, were recently published in the prestigious journal, Nature Reviews, for their work identifying the role that non-histone protein methylation plays in a variety of disease and biological processes.
December 19, 2014 Researchers at Western University have teamed up with colleagues at the University of Toronto, Queen’s University and the Africa Mental Health Foundation to develop a new model of recovery from mental illness in a low-income region of Kenya.
December 15, 2014 Researchers at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry have been awarded $26.3 million in funding from the Government of Canada to host and establish the Canadian Arrhythmia Network as a Networks of Centres of Excellence...
December 15, 2014 Throughout the past 15 years, Terry Peters' work has focused on user interfaces, human factors and imaging technology to help guide surgeons. This work has recently expanded, as he is helping Schulich Medicine & Dentistry foster an international relationship with researchers in China...
December 11, 2014 How will we remember 2014? Probably through one or more of these faces.
Today, Western News presents its 5th annual Newsmakers issue, a celebration of the campus spirit we have to offer at Western. Each Newsmaker contributed to campus conversations – both important ones and entertaining ones...
December 03, 2014 Dante Capaldi was amongst 60,000 other delegates as he represented Schulich Medicine & Dentistry at the 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago, Illinois this week...
November 28, 2014 Congratulations to Dr. Cathy Faulds on being installed as President of the Ontario College of Family Physicians. Dr. Faulds is a part time faculty member in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Department of Family Medicine and graduated with her Doctor of Medicine degree from the School in 1986...
November 27, 2014 As the most recent recipients of The Jonathan & Joshua Memorial Graduate Scholarship, Nole Hiebert and Tamara Tavares are one step closer to achieving their goals in mental health research...
November 27, 2014 On December 1, 2014, leading HIV/AIDS researchers will come together for a panel discussion where they will share their knowledge and provide insight into the latest breakthroughs in their research...
November 26, 2014 The Ontario Government has announced new funding to help establish the new Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine (OIRM), a research, development and commercialization institute dedicated to the translation of stem cell research in curative therapies for major degenerative diseases...
November 20, 2014 Dr. Sigolene Meilhac, PhD, a Scientist from Institut Pasteur, Paris, France will be presenting a talk entitled, "The cell orchestra of heart morphogenesis" at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology Seminar Series...
November 19, 2014 Using the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s renowned family medicine program as a model, academic and clinical leaders from Nanjing Medical University will be gaining first-hand knowledge of how to set up effective family medicine training programs at home.
November 14, 2014 Dr. Rieder completed his MD at the University of Saskatchewan in 1980 and completed his residency training in paediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University in Detroit. He received his PhD in Biomedical Pharmacology from the University of Toronto in 1992...
November 14, 2014 Researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry are using cutting-edge genetic mutation-analysis software developed in their lab to interpret mutations in tumour genome that may provide insight into determining which breast cancer tumours are more likely spread to other parts of the body and which ones won’t.
November 06, 2014 Joan Binnendyk, educational developer, Postgraduate Medical Education, recently gave a presentation on PME's Transition to Residency program at the International Conference on Residency Education and received the award for Best “What Works” Paper...
November 03, 2014 The university is investing $5 million to support a team of all-star researchers from across five faculties to provide them with additional personnel, resources and infrastructure to attract, retain and mentor future leaders. The new cluster includes 70 researchers from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Robarts Research Institute and other faculties across campus.
October 21, 2014 PhD Candidate Anusha Ratneswaran is taking her research pursuits halfway around the globe thanks to a prestigious Collaborative Scholarship from the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI).
October 20, 2014 Congratulations to Schulich Dentistry’s Dental Outreach Community Services (DOCS) program for receiving the 2014 Partnered Community Hero Award from the Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre...
October 09, 2014 A simple step developed by a Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researcher may alleviate the potential damage to multiple organs often associated with dialysis, an important treatment for countless patients with kidney disease...
October 06, 2014 Dr. Stewart Harris' current and previous research, as well as clinical involvement in diabetes care provides a strong base to fulfill a research agenda focused on health services, primary care, population health and First Nations...
October 06, 2014 Dr. Williamson completed his MD at Western University in 1977, and received his D.Psy from the University of Toronto in 1984. He joined the University of Toronto in 1984, as an Assistant Professor and then joined the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University in 1988...
October 01, 2014 It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Dr. Ralph Brooke on Tuesday, September 30. Dr. Brooke served as Dean of the School of Dentistry at Western University for 15 years – from 1982 to 1997...
September 26, 2014 Congratulations to Terry Peters, PhD, on receiving the 2014 MICCAI Enduring Impact Award at the MICCAI annual conference this month. The award recognizes his pioneering contributions in CT imaging and his work in bringing computer-assisted intervention (CAI) techniques to clinical practice...
September 26, 2014 As the first recipient of the Dr. Dana Winterburn Memorial Award, Dr. Alison Fine, MD'13, is carrying on the passion of her late mentor, an exceptional doctor, faculty member and Aboriginal health advocate...
September 23, 2014 On April 1, 2015, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the Lawson Health Research Institute will host the fourth-annual London Health Research Day — the largest research day of its kind in Ontario. This year, “virus hunter” Nathan Wolfe will be joining us as the keynote speaker...
September 19, 2014 The Elfrid Berzins Award is presented by the Women’s Athletic Alumnae (WAA) of Western University to honour individuals who have made a significant contribution to athletics at Western and who have been outstanding examples for women…
September 19, 2014 Microbiology and Immunology PhD student Matthew Woods was recently awarded the International AIDS Society and the French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis Young Investigator Award in Melbourne, Australia, for his work around HIV research...
September 19, 2014 Congratulations to our Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty, Lorelei Lingard, PhD, Ruth Martin, PhD, and Dr. Bryan Richardson, who were inducted this week as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).
September 17, 2014 Dr. Amardeep Thind has been appointed as Director, Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from September 1, 2014...
September 15, 2014 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry professor and Lawson Health Research Institute scientist Dr. Paul Adams is part of a research team which has received $2.2-million to investigate whether new iron genes contribute to the wide diversity of clinical expression in genetic hemochromatosis.
September 12, 2014 With a friendly chimpanzee greeting, Jane Goodall took the stage at Alumni Hall on September 11. The renowned primatologist enthralled an audience of more than 2,000, sharing her inspiring personal journey, and reflecting on her experiences in the wild...
September 12, 2014 Four researchers from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry are leading the charge as part of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), a collaborative research program focused on tackling the challenge of dementia and other neurodegenerative illnesses.
September 11, 2014 Two Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry trainees have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canada’s most prestigious scholarship for doctoral students. Congratulations to Ayden Scheim, PhD Candidate, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Dibakar Mondal, PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering...
September 10, 2014 The newly elected Fellows were chosen by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Election to the academies of the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences.
September 09, 2014 New funding from the Arthritis Society announced this week will directly benefit two Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researchers working on projects that have promise to deliver practical solutions for people with arthritis.
August 25, 2014 It’s the start of a four-year journey toward fulfilling a dream. For the 171 new medical students receiving their white coats this week, Schulich Medicine’s traditional White Coat Ceremony represents the official start of their medical training and serves as a symbolic welcome into the profession of medicine...
August 19, 2014 The evening will celebrate research innovations in neurological disorders and the achievements of the 2014 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine recipients, Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, and John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD...
August 14, 2014 A new partnership makes the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry the new home for the Canadian chapter of the Sports Legacy Institute. Combining Western University’s leading expertise in medical research and education, with SLI Canada’s established reputation for concussion awareness, sets a new standard for the quality of education, research and healthcare related to concussions in sport.
August 11, 2014 Jim and Louise Temerty understand the power of the math involved. That’s why the Canadian philanthropists couldn’t pass up supporting a Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Western-led research collaboration seeking to unlock the secrets of neurodegenerative diseases...
July 31, 2014 The Distinguished Researcher Award honors an AANEM member who has made continuous significant contributions to clinical neurophysiology research. Dr. Doherty, the 2014 Distinguished Researcher Award recipient, is the consummate clinical neurophysiologist, bringing together basic physiology and new signal processing techniques to advance the field of NM and EDX medicine...
July 30, 2014 Congratulations to Lindsay Oliver and Jennifer Au on being selected as this year’s recipients of the Masters and Doctoral Scholarships sponsored by the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex.
July 22, 2014 When it comes to heart disease, Dr. Ross Feldman says women are often in the dark. Historically, it was thought heart disease was a men’s-only disease, however, data has shown that post-menopausal women are just as likely as men to get heart disease...
July 14, 2014 Three outstanding individuals have been recognized with the 2014 Schulich Dentistry Alumni of Distinction Awards. Congratulations to Theresa Hofstede, DDS’91, Dr. Nii Otu Nartey, and Arthur Worth, DDS’78.
July 09, 2014 Robarts Research Institute is pleased to announce that Drs. John Q. Trojanowski, and Virginia M.-Y. Lee, leading Alzheimer’s researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, are co-recipients of the 2014 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine...
July 08, 2014 Effective immediately, the Department of Pathology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University will now operate under a new name: Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine...
July 04, 2014 Dr. Richard Cherry has been appointed as Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019...
June 30, 2014 It has been said, “the heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, and gives you a sense of meaning, joy and passion.” For Mellissa Mann, PhD, that pursuit was science, and specifically genetics...
June 27, 2014 We are pleased to announce the following Department Chief appointments which come into effect July 1, 2014. The appointments have received approval of the Hospitals Boards of Directors and Medical Affairs...
June 26, 2014 Congratulations to Dr. Surinder Singh Khurana, DDS’06, on winning a 2014 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award. The alumnus is building on his experience at Schulich Dentistry to help newcomers to Canada gain access to professional training...
June 26, 2014 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researchers will receive more than $3.5 million in funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Discovery Grants program. Minister of Science and Technology, Ed Holder made the announcement at Western University.
June 26, 2014 They are innovators, entrepreneurs, advocates, mentors and leaders, and they all exemplify the values of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. This year, the five recipients of the Alumni of Distinction Awards - Medicine are being recognized for their outstanding contributions and distinguished careers...
June 25, 2014 Congratulations Dr. George Kim on being appointed as Assistant Dean, Rural & Regional Community Engagement, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019...
June 20, 2014 The See the Line Symposium returns with an outstanding line-up of speakers. Dr. Robert Cantu will be the featured keynote speaker. He will be joined by Ravi Menon, PhD, Robarts scientist and professor, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and Kevin Shoemaker, PhD, professor, Faculty of Health Sciences...
June 20, 2014 Congratulations to the 2014 internal graduate awards winners. Ten students from Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs were recognized this year for research excellence and outstanding contributions to their programs...
June 19, 2014 With a belief that curing HIV/AIDS is an achievable goal, one of the most important researchers studying the deadly disease in the world today is coming to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. Eric Arts, PhD, has been recruited to Western from top-ranked U.S. institution Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) to serve as the new chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry...
June 18, 2014 A study led by Dr. Elizabeth Osuch of the Department of Psychiatry has shown that there are functional brain differences between people who deliberately self-harm and those who don’t. The finding, which was reported in the journal Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, helps increase understanding of why pain, which should be aversive, becomes reinforcing for some people.
June 17, 2014 It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Dr. (Thomas) Stephen Eakins. Dr. Eakins was a Radiologist with St. Joseph's Health Care and London X-Ray Associates (LXA) for many years. Known for his fantastic sense of humor and warm demeanor...
June 12, 2014 There is a tendency in the business world to get caught up in the small details,” said Daniel Pichini, BMSc-HBA graduate. “But when you’re looking under a microscope and seeing the basis of how the world works, it forces you to see the bigger picture.” Pichini will graduate with two degrees this spring.
June 12, 2014 Phaedra Henley says that spending time in developing communities has changed the way she sees her own life.
Henley, who is graduating with her PhD in Pathology from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, conducted field work in two Canadian First Nations communities as well as a large slum community in Kenya.
June 09, 2014 November has become known as the month when men grow mustaches to raise funds for prostate cancer and other men’s health issues. Movember and Prostate Cancer Canada have just announced the 2014 recipients of research grants. Dr. Glenn Bauman, the chair of the Department of Oncology is a co-investigator in a Movember Team Grant valued at almost $5 million.
June 06, 2014 A new study out of Western University has found a significant decline in speeding-related fatalities and injuries among young men in Ontario since the province’s tough extreme speeding and aggressive driving laws were introduced in 2007. The study found a sustained reduction of about 58 speeding-related injuries and fatalities a month among males aged 16-24. That means about 700 fewer young men have been injured or killed in speeding-related crashes yearly since the law was passed.
June 04, 2014 Research led by David Litchfield, PhD, chair of the Department of Biochemistry is providing new understanding about the pathways that control cell signals, helping to unravel the mysteries of cancer cells.
June 03, 2014 A study led by Dr. Amit Garg of the Department of Medicine has settled the question of whether there is more or less kidney damage when a person is put on a heart-lung machine during coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
May 30, 2014 It was forty years ago when Alan Bocking and Margaret Chan studied medicine at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. On Thursday 29th May, their paths came together at the Prime Minister’s Summit on “Saving every woman every child” in Toronto. They celebrated the announcement of $3.5 billion towards improving the health of mothers and children.
May 30, 2014 Three Master of Public Health (MPH) students are taking their education abroad this summer, as they complete their 12-week practicums for the program. All three received funding through the Western International Global Opportunities Awards...
May 28, 2014 Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain has a special interest in Alzheimer's disease and chaired a symposium on The Advancement of Psychosocial Care and Research in Dementia with Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Dr. Vladimir Hachinski giving the keynote address.
May 26, 2014 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is pleased to host two faculty development special presentations by visiting clinician and educator Dr. Malgorzata Kaminska, Rural and Regional Coordinator, Department of Academic Family Medicine, University of Saskatchewan...
May 26, 2014 Today marks the first day of Discovery Week -a unique learning experience which has 170 first year medical students from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry spreading out to communities throughout Southwestern Ontario to interact with health care professionals and their patients.
May 21, 2014 Robarts Research Institute scientists Marco Prado, PhD, and Robert Bartha, PhD, are among the first to receive funding from the Weston Brain Institute, established with $50 million dollars in funding from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation.
May 20, 2014 Researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry have shown how the bacteria primarily responsible for causing strep throat can be used to fight colon cancer. By engineering a streptococcal bacterial toxin to attach itself to tumour cells, they are forcing the immune system to recognize and attack the cancer.
May 20, 2014 Dr. Carys Massarella, MD’90, knew by age 8 she was in the wrong body.
“I tried for a very long time to live as a man. To anyone looking on, I was living the dream. I had a wife, two children, a respected, privileged, well-paying position in society,” she says. “But eventually I could not go on as I was. I sought help and started down a new path."
May 15, 2014 Inspired by the launch of the Windsor Program, Colin Mascaro, Medicine Class of 2014, spent four years as class president creating strong bonds among his classmates. He also credits Schulich Medicine & Dentistry for taking him beyond scientific knowledge and inspiring an appreciation for the art of medicine...
May 15, 2014 Dr. Brian Feagan has been named by Expertscape as one of the five foremost experts in the world for Crohn’s disease. Dr. Feagan is a professor in the Departments of Medicine, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and the director of Robarts Clinical Trials at the Robarts Research Institute...
May 15, 2014 Supriya Singh came to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, wanting to get the most out of the experience. Now four years later, as she graduates with a Doctor of Medicine degree, she has clearly fulfilled that wish and in the process, established herself as a leader...
May 14, 2014 Dr. Ting-Yim Lee’s work was the centerpiece of a recent Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) study pointing to medical imaging not only as "one of Canada's research and development strengths," but also as a sound investment for past - and future - federal dollars…
May 12, 2014 Schulich Medicine's new two year subspecialty residency in pain medicine will train experts in the treatment and rehabilitation from acute, chronic and cancer pain conditions. Dr. Pat Morley-Forster has been working for the last seven years to find ways to better train physicians to treat chronic pain, a condition that currently affects one in five Canadians.
May 05, 2014 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) is a great opportunity to take a look around your work station for hazards to ensure it is a safe place for you and your colleagues. Check out our helpful safety tips.
May 02, 2014 Congratulations to Silvia Penuela, PhD, of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology on being awarded a Latin American Leadership Award in Health Research, last night at the London Convention Centre.
April 28, 2014 Growing up in London, the daughter of distinguished pathologist and Western professor Dr. Frederick Winnett Luney, Marion Murray held strong ties to Western’s departments of Microbiology and Immunology, and Pathology.
April 28, 2014 A new study out of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry illustrates the need for a lot more education around pharmacogenetics (PGx) –the study of how a patient’s genes can affect drug reaction and dosage
April 25, 2014 We are pleased to announce that Dr. Adam Maruscak is the 2014 recipient of the John D. Brown Memorial Resident Award. This award recognizes a postgraduate trainee who displays excellence in patient-centred care and reflects that values and practices of the late Dr. John Brown, who always put his patients first.
April 24, 2014 New research led by Alison Allan, PhD, a scientist at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and the Lawson Health Research Institute, shows why breast cancer often spreads or metastasizes to the lung...
April 23, 2014 It is with sadness that we share that Dr. John F. MacDonald passed away on April 22. Dr. MacDonald was one of Canada's pre-eminent neurophysiologists and served as the Scientific Director at Robarts Research Institute from 2008 to 2010.
April 17, 2014 Almost seven years have passed since Ontario’s street-racing legislation hit the books and, according to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researcher Evelyn Vingilis, it has succeeded in putting the brakes on the number of convictions and, more importantly, injuries and deaths among young drivers.
April 08, 2014 The Alumni of Distinction Awards recognize alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the School, the community, and their profession. Nominations for the 2014 awards are now open and will be presented during Homecoming weekend, taking place September 19 – 21...
April 07, 2014 We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Dean’s Awards of Excellence and Schulich Awards of Excellence. The caliber of this year’s winners and nominees clearly demonstrate the breadth of talent and excellence found throughout Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. It is with great pride that we honour these outstanding faculty and staff members. . .
April 04, 2014 The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is excited to present the new School website. The new website was created thanks to the support and feedback from faculty, staff, students and alumni...
April 03, 2014 The proposed London Medical Innovation and Commercialization Network took another step closer to reality Monday night when the city council’s Investment and Economic Prosperity Committee pledged an immediate $5 million in support of the network’s Phase 1...
April 03, 2014 A unique population of microbes in the female breast may lay the groundwork for understanding how this bacterial community contributes to health and disease, according to a Schulich Medicine & Dentistry study...
April 03, 2014 Congratulations to Abdul Naeem, Medicine Class of 2014, on his second place win in the Canadian Healthcare Education Commons (CHESC-CESC) Virtual Patient Challenge. This award recognizes important contributions to e-health and e-learning...
April 02, 2014 Dr. Steven MacDonald has been appointed as Chair/Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and as the inaugural J.C. Kennedy Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery effective May 1, 2014 for a five-year term...
April 02, 2014 Dr. Davy Cheng, Distinguished Professor and Chair/Chief, Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, has received the 2014 Canadian Society of Physician Executives (CSPE) Excellence in Medical Leadership Award...
March 31, 2014 Congratulations to the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry 2014 student research awards recipients. These award programs in medicine and dentistry aim to foster research excellence and encourage students to incorporate research activities into their future career plans...
March 31, 2014 Researchers at Western University have found youth living in rural areas are more likely to sustain concussions from injuries involving motorized vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes, whereas youth living in urban areas suffer concussions mostly as a result of sports...
March 28, 2014 Frank Beier, PhD, of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology has been awarded a new Tier I CRC in Musculoskeletal Research to study the connection between skeletal development and osteoarthritis...
March 27, 2014 Dr. Michael Rieder is among the latest honorees to receive the university’s top award for faculty. The Distinguished University Professorship award acknowledges sustained excellence in scholarship over a substantial career at Western
March 27, 2014 Dr. Cheryl Forchuk, a professor in Western University’s Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing with a cross-appointment in the Department of Psychiatry, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, has been an active faculty member at the School for more than 15 years...
March 25, 2014 Dr. Mithu Sen has been appointed as Assistant Dean, Faculty Equity and Wellness, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from March 1, 2014 to February 28, 2017...
March 24, 2014 The Windsor Program Awards of Excellence celebrate the commitment and dedication of faculty, staff and students to the overall mission of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. We are proud to announce the 2013-2014 recipients...
March 20, 2014 Call for nominations is now open for the prestigious Dr. John D. Brown Award for residents. This award recognizes a postgraduate trainee in any area of medicine who displays excellence in patient-centred care and reflects the values and practices of Dr. John Brown, who always put his patients first...
March 17, 2014 On a day when many profess to be Irish, we want to recognize Dr. Paul Adams, a gastroenterologist in the Department of Medicine, who was named an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland...
March 14, 2014 The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Dean, Rural & Regional Community Engagement (RRCE), to be effective July 1, 2014
March 13, 2014 Dr. David Spence, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry professor and Robarts Research Institute scientist, said an inexpensive tool for assessing the arteries inside the head may detect a potentially dangerous hole within the heart of some patients with an unexplained stroke...
March 13, 2014 As a fourth-year Medical Sciences student at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Jonathan Besney never expected to spend his days making crafts. Besney is president of Western’s Crafting for a Cure, one of the newest student clubs on campus...
March 12, 2014 A new study led by Greta Bauer, PhD, of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics has found the majority of transgender patients in Ontario have had a negative experience when it comes to receiving emergency department care...
March 10, 2014 Drs. Mariamma Joseph, Department of Pathology, Claude Kortas, Department of Medicine, and Michele Weir, Department of Pathology, have been selected to receive the 2014 CAME Certificate of Merit Award...
March 06, 2014 For patients currently on kidney dialysis, several medications are prescribed to control such things as diabetes, hypertension and infection. Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Brad Urquhart is looking at how the body reacts to these drugs and how the doses can be optimized by physicians...
March 05, 2014 We extend our congratulations to our students who achieved success in the first round of the match. The CaRMS match results were shared with our students from the Undergraduate Medical Education program at noon today on March 5...
March 04, 2014 For Marie, a trip to the dentist used to mean one thing: pain. It had been 10 years since the 74-year-old retiree had visited a dentist. Last year, Marie sought treatment through the Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) Program. DOCS provides free dental care to low-income families...
March 03, 2014 Dr. Marjorie Johnson speaks in front of a large, packed university lecture hall. Everyone sits silently, absorbing each bit of information with breathless enthusiasm. The next PowerPoint slide comes up on the screen. It reads, 'Problems of the butt?'...
February 28, 2014 Well-known and respected psychiatrist Dr. Praful Chandarana passed away on February 26, 2014. Dr. Chandarana was an associate professor who joined the Department of Psychiatry in 1989...
February 28, 2014 Dr. Michelle Mottola, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, is the founding director of the Exercise and Pregnancy Lab at Western. A certified embriologist, Mottola was the first pregnant woman enrolled in the program in 1994...
February 27, 2014 Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute have been awarded operating grants worth nearly $14.2 million in the latest competition from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)...
February 27, 2014 Until Grade 10, Sarah Felder’s only medical experience came in 10-minute appointments with her family doctor and one-hour appointments on her couch with the television series ER. Needless to say, a health-care career was the last thing on her mind...
February 26, 2014 Ontario’s six family medicine programs have graduated 1,900 more family doctors in the last decade, transforming family medicine and improving access for patients, according to a new report by the faculties of medicine...
February 19, 2014 Robarts Clinical Trials has announced the final results from an international clinical trial involving nearly 2,000 patients with Crohn’s disease. The REACT study found the use of a new management strategy referred to as accelerated step-care as a best practice...
February 13, 2014 This month, Dr. Hegele’s contributions to two publications in both Nature Reviews and the Lancet on the management of a common condition called hypertriglyceridemia, provide a direct link from his research lab right to his patients...
February 07, 2014 Western University is seeking applicants for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Medical Health Informatics. The candidate will be an excellent emerging scientist who has demonstrated research creativity and innovation...
February 05, 2014 Congratulations to six Schulich Medicine students for successful abstract submissions to the annual History of Medicine Days Conference. The national conference features a highly competitive abstract process, with submissions from medical schools across Canada...
January 30, 2014 Dr. Chris Watling, associate dean, Postgraduate Medical Education can now add PhD to a long list of degrees and honours he has achieved. With this achievement, Dr. Watling becomes the first clinician at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to earn a PhD in education and one of a very small group nationally...
January 23, 2014 Most Canadians will be watching Kaya Turski’s aerobatic moves when the freestyle skier hits the slopes of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi next month. Dr. Robert Litchfield, Department of Surgery, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, however, will be eyeing her left knee...
January 23, 2014 In this month's Dean's Video Newsletter, we hear from Dr. Michael J. Strong about the importance of the Conflict of Interest Policy, why you need to sign it and how it can help to guide faculty, clinicians and learners...
January 14, 2014 Research led by Daniel Hardy, PhD, has shown that nicotine during pregnancy, whether from smoking or nicotine replacement therapy, causes a wide range of long-term adverse reactions for the offspring, including an increased risk of obesity by influencing the liver to produce more triglyceride...
January 14, 2014 Schulich Dentistry has become the first dental school in North America to be equipped with a general anesthetic (GA) suite allowing the School’s dental clinic program to expand its scope of services for patients, especially those with physical and/or intellectual challenges...
January 09, 2014 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. David O’Gorman and PhD student Christina Raykha have identified a possible new focus for the treatment of Dupuytren’s disease, a hereditary condition causing hand tissues to contract and fingers to curl permanently onto the palm of the hand...
January 09, 2014 New funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will help a Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researcher unlock a previously underexplored portion of the brain, giving his team a unique look into how certain diseases attack...
January 07, 2014 Due to unprecedented and dangerous wind chill temperatures and blowing snow, Western has cancelled classes for Tuesday. The university will remain open and continue to provide services on campus...
January 02, 2014 Dr. Kenneth Wright has been named to the 2014 Mayor's New Year's Honour List for his humanitarian work. The Schulich Dentistry professor founded the very successful Dental Outreach Community Services (DOCS)...
January 01, 2014 Research from Robarts Research Institute scientist Stephen Ferguson, PhD, has revealed a possible new target for treating movement disorders such as Huntington’s disease (HD) and Parkinson’s disease...
April 27, 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 27, 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.