The Pulse - April 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Profiles of Excellence: Innovation and Inspiration - Dr. Cindy Hutnik

In this fourth video feature of Profiles of Excellence: Research at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Robarts Research Institute, Western University, watch as Dr. Cindy Hutnik, discusses the leading causes of blindness: glaucoma and macular degeneration. In this video feature, Dr. Hutnik reveals her current research, treatment methods and her hopes for the future. Dr. Hutnik is a clinician specializing in patients with glaucoma at the Lawson Health Research Institute, and has been a recipient of over 15 research awards and millions of dollars in research grants. Most recently, she was honoured with the YMCA Women of Excellence Award for Health, Science & Technology award. Uploaded by Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Watch Now

Countdown to Undergraduate Medical Education Accreditation 2015

The countdown to Accreditation 2015 for our Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Program has begun... Read More

Learn how accreditation impacts you - watch this month's edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter. Click here to watch.

Michael Taylor Wins Western's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition and Provincial People's Choice Award
Exploring which populations in Canada between immigrants and aboriginals maintain higher diabetes rates, Michael Taylor's 3MT competition presentation titled: 'Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes: An Immigrant Story' (click here to watch) was awarded first place at Western University's competition held on April 16... Read More

Awards of Excellence - Winners Announced

Nominations poured in highlighting Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's top researchers, educators, leaders and staff. The various selection committees had quite the task at hand, choosing a winner from all of the excellent nominations received... Read More

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Renaissance Man

A filmmaker, singer and trained teacher, Brad Rostas, Schulich Medicine Class of 2016 can best be described as a renaissance man. Recently he took his artistic abilities and talent and applied it to a whole new landscape - the production of Schulich Medicine's annual admissions video... Read More

Celebrating Sharing Smiles Day 2013

Congratulations to our Schulich Dentistry students who organized Sharing Smiles Day 2013, held Saturday, April 20. The event was a success with omore than 120 volunteers, including students, faculty, dentists and hygienists from the community, as well as 80 participants with special needs... Read More

 Website redevelopment underway

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry website redevelopment is underway with the launch of a new user survey open to everyone. In the coming weeks, we will be distributing a stakeholder survey and conducting stakeholder engagement sessions for faculty and staff... Read More

OMFS Accreditation Site Visit Receives Positive Preliminary Feedback
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) program has completed its inaugural accreditation report. This has taken place as it has reached its full enrollment of six students (one per year) since its inception six years ago. An important element of the program's accreditation process is a site visit which was conducted recently... Read More

Keeping Hope Alive
Determined to make a difference, the Schulich Medicine - London Program, Class of 2013 dedicated their fundraising efforts to the Mission Services' Rotholme Women & Family Shelter to help keep hope alive... Read More

Paying it Forward in Windsor
For the Class of 2013 - Windsor Program, giving back to a community who has been so welcoming and given so much to them was a priority and something very close to their hearts... Read More

OneForm Simplifies Staff Hiring Process
Successfully launched and put into operation at the beginning of April, OneForm, as it has been named, focuses on the staff hiring process for all regular full time, regular part time, temporary full time and contract extension positions... Read More

Invitation to Participate in Convocation
Please join the MD Class of 2013 at their Convocation Ceremony on Friday, May 17, 2013. If you would like to participate in the ceremony, you can register online here by filling out the Western University Faculty Registration Form... Read More

Busting a Move Pays Off
The School's Breast for Success Team participated in the city's very first BustaMove for Breast Health event on April 6 and their efforts definitely paid off. Following nearly six months of personal and team fundraising activities, the 22 member team raised more than $31,000 for breast health care in this community... Read More

All Fore a Good Cause
It's a day of fun and sun with friends on the links of Ridgetown Golf & Country Club - the best part, it's all for a good cause, as proceeds from the 24th annual Kiwanis Robarts Golf Day support high priority research initiatives at Robarts Research Institute... Read More

Improved Service with One45
All faculty and staff should be aware that effective May 1, 2013, when seeking one45 support they will be required to consult the online support portal within one45. The portal contains more than 400 easy to use, frequently requested "question and answer" profiles... Read More

Tips & Tricks




Learn about the
new process for ordering business cards

Mark your calendar for
upcoming events
including a Strategic Plan Town Hall, the
Gary Ferguson Memorial Golf Tournament
and more

Watch the Dean's
April Video Newsletter exploring UME accreditation

Check out photos
from recent events including Dr. Henry Barnett's garden dedication