October 20, 2016 John Ronald, PhD’09, holds up his wellworn, ear-marked copy of the Emperor of All Maladies. The book, a biography of cancer, brings the reader through a journey of how far we’ve come in the treatment of this complex disease; from crude surgeries to very sophisticated targeted therapies.
July 05, 2016 We are pleased to announce that 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.
May 05, 2016 Recently, Drs. Jeff Carson, Aaron Fenster, Mamadou Diop, Kevin Jordan, and Jerry Battista were all successful in their Collaborative Health Research Projects (NSERC partnered) grant applications!
March 29, 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...
February 16, 2016 Dr. Hanif Ladak, joined by Postdoctoral Fellow Mai Elfarnawany, PhD and Science Associate Ning Zhu, PhD, was awarded highly sought after imaging time using the synchotron in Saskatoon, SK.
January 13, 2016 Launched in 2014, the Rowe Scholar program (Reach out for Western’s Education) was co-founded by Alex Rowe and Rachel Dales, two London high schoolers at that time, along with Physics and Astronomy professor Eugene Wong.
November 05, 2015 Dr. Matt Teeter is Co-Director of the Western Medical Innovation Fellowship which immerses talented young scientists, engineers and clinicians in a training and research environment to drive the development of novel medical technologies.
September 14, 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.
July 06, 2015 I am pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Bartha, PhD has been appointed as Acting Chair, Department of Medical Biophysics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
May 04, 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 23, 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...
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 Western 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.
February 20, 2015 The Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering recognizes outstanding Canadian teams of researchers from different disciplines who have combined their expertise to produce achievements of outstanding international significance in the natural sciences and engineering in the last six years.
December 04, 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 27, 2014 Medical Biophysics graduate, Ken Tichauer, is now Assistant Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. His supervisor was Dr. Keith St. Lawrence and he recently had a paper published in Nature Medicine.
November 20, 2014 Our Medical Biophysics Clinical MSc/PhD CAMPEP accredited degree program has been renewed for five years, certified by the Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs.
November 04, 2014 With millions of Canadians suffering from pain and reduced mobility, and hundreds of millions more around the world, Western University announced today a bold investment that will position it as a global leader in bone and joint research.
October 22, 2014 When Paula Foster, PhD, was completing her MSc in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Guelph, she had the opportunity to work on a project with the Ontario Veterinary College that involved magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
October 22, 2014 It's hard to imagine a PhD student in medical biophysics getting really excited about imaging a mango, but that's what happened during Assistant Professor Aaron Ward's new graduate course...
September 23, 2014 Awarded to Terence M. Peters for: Pioneering contributions in CT imaging and in bringing computer-assisted intervention (CAI) techniques into clinical practice, particulary for the heart, brain, spine and abdomen.
September 15, 2014 Four Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researchers, Jane Rylett, Robert Bartha, Manuel Montero-Odasso, and Dr. Michael Borrie 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 10, 2014 The Aerobika Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) Therapy System, developed by Trudell Medical Group and clinically tested at Robarts Research Institute, has earned Gold at the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA).
September 10, 2014 Robarts Research Institute scientists Marco Prado, PhD, and Robart 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.
September 09, 2014 Often too busy at work in labs, lecture halls, and libraries to plot their career paths, graduate students now have a unique set of online training resources to help them make the leap into the work world and to succeed in any career.
September 05, 2014 Jeff Gaudet, Department of Medical Biophysics, have received the Dean’s MSc Transfer to PhD Stipend for Graduate Research. Gaudet’s thesis proposal is entitled Imaging Cancer Immunotherapy: Development of MRI for In Vivo Tracking of Cell-based Therapies. His supervisor is Paula Foster, Department of Medical Biophysics.
September 05, 2014 We are pleased to welcome our 18 new graduate students into the Department. The students were welcomed by Graduate Chair, Dr. Grace Parraga in brief meetings throughout their first week and will take part in a fun-filled orientation day on Friday, September 12th. Welcome to Medical Biophysics at Western!
August 05, 2014 Change has been a constant for Mohamadreza Najiminaini, PhD.
It started early in his life when, due to the war, his family was forced to move from their home in Tehran to a rural area that offered safety and comfort. Years later, he pulled up his roots again to come to Canada. He landed in London as a PhD student co-supervised by Jeff Carson, assistant professor with the Department of Medical Biophysics.
April 14, 2014 Robarts Research Institute imaging scientists Robert Bartha, PhD, and Nevin McVicar, PhD Candidate, are using a novel MRI technique to show the exact pH in specific areas of the brain. This opens up a whole new way of measuring disease progression and guiding treatment specifically for things like stroke and brain cancer.
April 14, 2014 The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry congratulates Jerry Battista, Department Chair, Department of Medical Biophysics, and Brad Urquhart, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology on being awarded the Western University Award for Excellence in Teaching.
January 22, 2014 While more than 120,000 Canadians have pacemakers – and an estimated 25,000 new ones are implanted each year – these patients are unknowingly putting themselves at risk of a lower standard of care down the road.