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December 2014 Newsletter
Researchers at Western University’s Schulich 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...
Dr. George Kim leads distributed education development at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Dr. George Kim, MD’03, has always believed in the value of relationships. This belief will guide him as he leads the redevelopment of the School’s distributed education program... Creating ImPaKt for HIV/AIDS research Eric Arts, HBSc’90, PhD, unveiled plans for a new research facility combining sophisticated imaging technology with a world-class biocontainment facility — a first in Canada... Western positions itself among world leaders in bone and joint research The new Musculoskeletal Health Cluster includes researchers from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Robarts Research Institute... 2014 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine awarded to world leaders Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD and Dr. John Q. Trojanowski are a collaborative force to be reckoned with. They are also Robarts Research Institute's 2014 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine co-recipients... Homecoming 2015 and Alumni of Distinction Awards Homecoming 2015 is on the horizon. Plan to join us for an exciting weekend that includes the annual Alumni of Distinction Awards Ceremony... Dr. Harinder Sandhu steps down as Vice Dean and Director, Schulich Dentistry On January 1, 2015, Dr. Harinder Sandhu, Vice Dean and Director, Schulich Dentistry will be stepping down from his leadership role at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry... 2014 Leaders in Innovation Dinner — Celebrating research innovations with Victor Garber and Peter Mansbridge Award-winning actor and native Londoner Victor Garber was the special guest at Robarts Research Institute’s 2014 Leaders in Innovation Dinner last week, alongside Peter Mansbridge who emceed the evening... The Department of Family Medicine helps to address family doctor shortage in China Throughout the next three months, Western University will be hosting delegates from the Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China with the aim of helping to solve one of China’s greatest healthcare challenges... Commitment to the community — Harpreet Singh Chahal and Mei Wen Harpreet Singh Chahal, BMSc'13, and Mei Wen, BMSc'14, share their commitment to the community... Roth Chair honours the late Dr. Jim Roth A renowned physician. An inquisitive scientist. A tough athlete. And a proud Western alumnus. Dr. Jim Roth summed up everything it meant to be "purple and proud"... Dr. Robert Petrella to lead hockey-inspired fitness research Thanks to a Men's Health & Wellbeing Challenge Grant from the Movember Foundation, Dr. Robert Petrella, PhD'97, is beginning a pilot project called "Hockey Fit" to help motivate sports fans to live healthier lifestyles... Dr. Cathy Faulds installed as President of the Ontario College of Family Physicians Dr. Cathy Faulds, MD'86, was recently installed as President of the Ontario College of Family Physicians... Contribution from alumni create new space for Graduate Orthodontics The Division of Graduate Orthodontics opened its doors to a remodeled and updated clinic space in September... Welcome Tracey Rutledge, new Executive Director of Alumni and Development Tracey Rutledge has joined the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in the position of Executive Director, Alumni Relations and Development... In Memoriam — Dr. Ralph Brooke It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Dr. Ralph Brooke on Tuesday, September 30... The business of surviving and thriving — Guessy Wang, Dentistry Student Guessy Wang, Dentistry Class of 2017, has made a business of surviving and thriving. With an ever-changing address in pursuit of her studies, Wang had to be proactive in getting to know new environments and unfamiliar faces... In the right place — Omar Zghal, Medicine Student Omar Zghal always wanted to go to medical school. Blessed with a skill and love of science which he coupled with a strong work ethic, he achieved his goal two years ago... Stepping out of her comfort zone – Chantel Kowalchuk, BMSc Student Chantel Kowalchuk’s experience as a BMSc student has taken her out of her comfort zone, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. During the past four years, she has experienced life in a city just south of the Arctic Circle, worked with a former race car driver and discovered what she is really passionate about... Inspired by discovery — Kyle Biggar, PhD, Postdoctoral Trainee Most people go through a process of trial and error to figure out what they want to do with their life. Not Kyle Biggar, PhD. Inspired by discovery, the answer of where life would take him was always obvious — at least to him... Excited by the progressive field of radiology — Dr. Harry Marshall, MD/PhD’14, Resident After completing his BMSc and MD/PhD degrees at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, it made sense for resident Harry Marshall to continue his training here within the growing field of radiology... Alumni Announcements Announcements and updates from our alumni community... Ted Osmun receives Canada's 2014 Family Physicians of the Year Award Dr. Osmun's dedication to rural family medicine earned him the prestigious honour of being named one of the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s 2014 Family Physicians of the Year...