The Pulse - October 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Back to Class
Check out our students in action during their first few weeks at school. From the White Coat Ceremonies, to learning how to suture, to receiving dental kits - relive all the excitement!

The Twin Powers of Surgery
It has been said that twins possess a special bond, causing them to finish each other's sentences or even know what the other is thinking or feeling. It's a connection not often found between other siblings. For Drs. Adam and Nicholas Power, Department of Surgery, that bond is unmistakable. (Read More)

Feeding the spark
Many students applied, but only four were chosen. In these chosen four, leaders saw in them a spark of something intangible that elevates good research to greatness. In a new initiative to strengthen the School's graduate student training and to continue to invest in the best, four students have been chosen to receive a Dean's Stipend for Graduate Research. (Read More)

A gift from the heart
Ann Fleming and Lynn Graham are no strangers to philanthropy. And recently they extended their spirit of generosity to Robarts Research Institute - an organization that held a very special place in their father's heart. (Read More)

Leading expert headlines Research Day
Dr. Terry Kenakin, professor, Department Pharmacology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 London Health Research Day on March 19. Considered a true powerhouse in receptor pharmacology, Dr. Kenakin will provide an interesting presentation of special interest to all. (Read More)

Looking through walls and into cells
Glass walls, an open concept, and modern furnishings have created a bright, interactive atmosphere for learning in the newly-renovated Physiology and Pharmacology laboratories. (Read More)

More difficult than bathing a leper?
Contrary to what Mother Teresa claimed, dealing with the media is not more difficult than bathing a leper. I've never tried the latter, but I do deal with media on a daily basis and it's my job to make your experience with journalists as positive as possible. (Read More)

Brand-a-palooza 2012
Coming to a department near you!

Do you have questions or concerns regarding the updated Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry brand? Are you creating items with the logo and School name and constantly questioning if it is correct? (Read More)

Celebrating our own
Drs. Robert Bourne and Cecil Rorabeck are well known for their tremendous contributions to medicine, research and the community. And on October 4, more than 130 family, friends and colleagues gathered to celebrate their recent Order of Canada honours. (Read More)

New Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine
Construction activity is in full swing and on schedule for the new home for the Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health and Department of Family Medicine, located just south of the corner of Richmond Street and Windermere Road. (Read More)

Change starts with you
The United Way Campaign is underway and this year, faculty, staff and students at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry are aiming to raise $135,000 toward Western's goal of $727,000. Your contribution will make a real difference in people's lives and create lasting change in our community. (Read More)

Exploring Competency
Medical competence is a hot topic surrounded by much controversy about how to define competency, how to teach it, and how to measure it. While some debate the pros and cons of competence-based medical education and others explain how to achieve various competencies . . . (Read More)

AAID Conference
Dr. Les Kalman has returned from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry in Washington, DC where he presented two posters on independent research. Both will be featured on the AAID website and mobile app and one has been published in the Implants journal. (Read More)

Interactive Leadership Report
The Interactive version of the Department of Family Medicine's Leadership Report is now available online here and can be viewed on touch devices and iPad. Experience it today!

Paying tribute to the Father of Family Medicine
It is with great regret that the Department of Family Medicine at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry reported the death of Dr. Ian McWhinney, who passed away on September 28, in Saskatoon at the age of 85. (Read More)

Tips & Tricks Events Videos Photos

Get tips and tricks on technology, branding and financial reporting

Teaching retreat, town hall and Alec Baldwin all coming soon

Relive homecoming and see why the School is "Globally Positioned"

Check out photos from the Order of Canada celebration