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Facts and Figures

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Publications

  • 153 publications in 2016
  • 3990 career publications
  • 154,165 career citations

Funding

  • $3.7 million of total research funding (2016-17)
  • $1.6 million of CIHR funding
  • $6.7 million of faculty salary awards since 2005
  • $2.9 million of CFI funding since 2005

External Awards

  • 14 Premier’s Research Excellence Awards (PREA)/Early Researcher Awards (ERA)
  • 8 Canada Research Chairs
  • 5 American Heart Association Awards
  • 4 NCIC/CCS Research Scientist Awards
  • 2 NCIC/CCS Harold E. Johns Awards
  • 2 Boehringer Ingelheim Young Investigator Awards
  • 1 Royal Society of Canada Fellow
  • 1 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement
  • 1 Peter Lougheed/CIHR New Investigator Award
  • 1 CIHR/CMAJ Top Canadian Achievements in Health Research Award
  • 1 Government of Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award
  • 1 Canadian Diabetes Association Young Scientist Award
  • 1 IMHA Quality of Life Award in Oral Health
  • 1 International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for Basic Research in Biological Mineralization
  • 1 International Association for Dental Research Salivary Researcher of the Year
  • 1 Genetics Society of Canada William F. Grant and Peter B. Moens Award of Excellence
  • 1 Merck-Frosst Award in Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • 1 Canadian National Committee IUPAC Award
  • 1 Chemical Institute of Canada Fellowship
  • 1 Fred Beamish Award of the Canadian Society for Chemistry
  • 1 CLC Senior Scientist Award for Excellence in Lipid and Lipoprotein Research in Canada
  • 1 Jean Davignon Distinguished Cardiovascular Metabolic Research Award, Pfizer Canada
  • 1 Partners in Research Biomedical Science Ambassador Award
  • 1 Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1 Paediatric Chairs of Canada Paediatric Academic Leadership - Clinician Investigator Award
  • 1 Ken Standing Award
  • 1 Fred P. Lossing Award
  • 1 Donald B. Zilversmit Memorial Lecture and Award for Outstanding Research (5th Int. Symposium on Chylomicrons in Disease)
  • 1 Mandarin Profile Grant Award
  • 1 American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society Charles S. Neer Clinical Science Award

Awards from Western and Associated Institutes

  • 18 Dean’s Awards of Excellence
  • 6 Faculty Scholar Awards
  • 5 WORLDiscoveries Vanguard Awards
  • 4 Lawson’s Dr. Joseph Gilbert Contribution of the Year Awards
  • 4 WORLDiscoveries Vanguard Awards
  • 2 Florence Bucke Prizes in the Faculty of Science
  • 2 Distinguished University Professorships
  • 2 Dept. of Medicine Research Awards of Excellence
  • 2 Scientist of the Year Awards (CHRI)
  • 2 Alumni of Distinction Awards for Excellence in Basic Science Research
  • 2 William H. Magee Awards
  • 1 Distinguished Research Professorship (Faculty of Science)
  • 1 Hellmuth Prize
  • 1 Alumni Award for Professional Achievement
  • 1 Stiller Centre Prize
  • 1 Wolfe Senior Research Fellowship in Steroidal Hormones in Health and Disease
  • 1 Wolfe Senior Research Fellowship in Tumor Suppressor Genes
  • 1 Division of Experimental Oncology Award of Excellence in Research and Teaching
  • 1 Schulich W.W. Wood Award (outstanding contribution to undergrad dental program)

Undergraduate Students

  • 10 Honors degrees offered
  • 40-50 Biochemistry Honors BSc students graduate each year
  • ~2400 students in 20 undergraduate Biochemistry courses:
    • Year 2 students: ~1500
    • Year 3 students: ~600
    • Year 4 students: ~300 

Graduate Students

  • 78 MSc and PhD students currently enrolled (46% PhD)
  • 15-20 students graduate each year 
  • Our graduate students have received 5 of the past 10 awards given to the most outstanding PhD thesis in medical research at Western

Departmental Facilities

  • 6 open-access facilities comprise the London Regional Proteomics Centre (LRPC)
  • $28 million total investment from infrastructure funding
  • $1.8 million total investment from institutional funding
  • $1.5 million total maintenance funding