The Pulse - November 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Schulich Dentistry builds on unique approach to care and teaching
Schulich Dentistry has a commitment to develop in dental professionals, the knowledge and skills to provide exemplary care to the diverse communities that they serve. The latest project, the construction of a new General Anesthetic (GA) Suite, not only speaks to these values, it sets the Schulich Dentistry program apart from all others. (Read More)

"Mini" medical school with a big impact
It may be mini but for 170 people this fall, Mini Medical School provided a big opportunity to interact with world-leading researchers and their work. A diverse crowd, that this year included community members, students from local high schools and our own medical and BMSc program's, as well as Schulich Medicine & Dentistry staff filled the classroom . . . (Read More)

Supporting the future of health
Adelstein Brown believes that by investing in students, your investment will be repaid over decades as those students develop and become leaders in their profession. This belief has transpired into two fully funded awards for students and residents at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. (Read More)

Science met Hollywood at star studded affair
The Leaders in Innovation Dinner was a star-studded event in more ways than one. Assuming the honours were Dr. V. Reggie Edgerton, the 2012 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize recipient and noted "research rock star", as well as Alec Baldwin, stage and screen actor, author and philanthropist. (Read More)

The Future of Medical Education
The Department of Family Medicine and the Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network (SWOMEN) hosted the fourth annual Joint Teaching Retreat at the Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn on November 2 and 3. More than 100 faculty, preceptors, staff and presenters attended the two-day conference . . . (Read More)

Busting a Move
What does the Young MC, hit song BustaMove, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Team Building and Community Outreach committee, Richard Simmons and breast health care have in common? They are all ingredients to an exciting event taking place in London on April 6, 2013, called BustaMove for Breast Health. (Read More)

Highest NATO honour for medical achievements in Afghanistan
Each year for the past six years Dr. Vivian McAlister has packed up his scrub caps and headed to the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. There, along with other Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty members Dr. Ray Kao, Critical Care, Dr. Brian Church, Anesthesia, and Surgery resident Dr. Rich Hilsden, they have established the highest survival rate for war victims recorded to date. (Read More)

A heroic commitment
For many people, Barbara Turnbull is a hero. As a teenager she was tragically gunned down during a convenience store robbery, and left clinging to life. A long struggle toward recovery ensued as she learned how to breathe again without a respirator and adjusted to life paralyzed from the neck down. (Read More)

And the Bronze Medal goes to…
If this were an Olympic sport, the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Stairclimb Team would be standing on a podium collecting the bronze medal. Our intrepid team raised $6,190, placing it third on the Stairclimb leader board for money raised for the United Way of London & Middlesex. (Read More)

Get to know your visual identity
In an effort to create ease of use with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry brand, we have created a helpful Power Point presentation, a Brand Standards Quick Reference Guide, and a Graphic Standards Guide for you to keep at your work station to answer those frequently asked questions. (Read More)

Honouring Mentors
October 23 marked the Mentorship Awards and Kick Off Evening for a program which has become a cornerstone of student wellness at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Each year, more than 50 clinical faculty members devote time and experience to medical students through the mentorship program. (Read More)

The earlier, the better for media relations…
So what's one of the first things you should do when you learn your manuscript has been accepted for publication? Call media relations! Gone are the days when there was lots of time between getting that note and seeing your research in print. (Read More)

Western still tops in best student experience
It's quite the streak for Western with 11 straight years as tops in Canada when it comes to the most satisfied students, according to The Globe and Mail's 2013 Canadian University report. (Read More)

The impact of clinical trials
What happens after a study is published? How about an $82 million to $138 million US annual savings and a 47 percent drop in arthroscopic knee surgery in Florida alone . . . (Read More)

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