The Pulse - August 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry meets the big screen - the School launches six new videos

Today marks the launch of six brand new videos profiling the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, its dedication to social responsibility, and four of its unique education programs: Undergraduate Medical Education, Post-graduate Education, Dentistry and Graduate Studies... Read More

Leaders in Innovation Dinner to feature actor and social activist Martin Sheen

The annual Leaders in Innovation Dinner, celebrating research excellence at Robarts Research Institute, has gained a reputation for linking the stars of Hollywood with the stars in the research world. This year, Martin Sheen will be the special guest as we celebrate innovation in cardiovascular research... Read More

Alumni of Distinction award recipients

The School's annual Dean's Gala recognizes the achievements of our alumni through the Alumni of Distinction Awards. These prestigious awards are given to people who are leaders in their field, live the values of the School, and are making the human experience better for others... Click here to view the 2013 recipients.

J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine awarded to Dr. Salim Yusuf

In the last decade, the cardiovascular death rate in Canada has declined by 40 per cent, largely due to research advances in diagnostic and surgical procedures, drug therapies and prevention efforts. This year, the Taylor Prize in Medicine goes to a researcher who has undoubtedly played a role in that improvement: Dr. Salim Yusuf... Read More

Celebrating our commitment to community with Sharon Rasul and Dr. Robert Hammond

As faculty, staff and students of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, we value social responsibility and the importance of giving back to our local and global communities. Over the next year, we will be profiling individuals and their community work. Click here to learn how Sharon Rasul and Dr. Robert Hammond give back to the community.

Student-led Oral Health, Total Health named a finalist in Pillar Awards

Oral Health, Total Health's Sharing Smiles Day was named a finalist for an Innovation Award in the 2013 Pillar Community Innovation Awards for their work to make our community brighter... Read More

A mock disaster, fake injuries and an enriching learning experience: MedQuest Health Career Exploration Program

The sun was shining in Walkerton, but there was trouble on the horizon. You just had a feeling something bad was going to happen, and it did. The scream of the fire truck and ambulance sirens filled the air... Read More

A gift among friends

Dr. John Evans, a longtime friend of Dr. Henry Barnett, donated $100,000 to support a research chair named in Barnett's honour to help accelerate stroke research... Read More

A summer exploring dental research

Designed to promote exposure to dental research, each year the Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) takes in first, second and third year students, giving them the opportunity to work under faculty supervisors and participate in a verity of research projects... Read More

Progress for postdocs

Blake Butler, PhD, studying the effects of deafness on the auditory cortex with Dr. Steven Lomber, is the incoming president of the Postdoctoral Association at Western (PAW), and has a lot of ideas for the coming year... Read More

Website redevelopment - website maps underway

The website redevelopment has successfully completed the "discovery phase" of the project. After conducting numerous surveys, stakeholder engagement sessions and group meetings, the Team has gathered enough information to move into the mapping phase... Read More

Saudi Arabia dental students tour Schulich Dentistry facilities
As one of Canada's preeminent medical and dental Schools, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has a garnered attention from fellow medical and dental school across the globe; one such school being Saudi Arabia's University of Hail... Read More

New process for the Operations Update
Starting this month, the Operations Update will be sent out to all faculty and staff at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. The report, a monthly summary of the initiatives being undertaken by the various areas of the School, will be available online... Read More

We Speak survey results
In late 2012, Western University undertook the We Speak survey. The results of the We Speak survey are now available via a Dean's Video Newsletter and PowerPoint file summarizing the findings... Read More

2013 Research Town Hall - September 24
Dr. Denise Figlewicz, Vice-Dean, Research & Innovation, invites members of the research community to join her for the 2013 Research Town Hall. Dr. Figlewicz will discuss the role of the Research Office and how its staff can assist in enhancing the culture of research at the School... Read More

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry hosted Nanjing Medical University
The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry hosted a delegation from Nanjing Medical University, July 22-23. President Chen Qi, and six colleagues, met with Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and London health care leaders throughout the two-day visit... Read More

Inaugural See the Line event a resounding success
It was a sobering moment; Dr. Ann McKee showed slides of athletes, who died after receiving a concussion. She was making a point to the 500 plus athletes, coaches, parents and health professionals who gathered for the inaugural See the Line Concussion Research Community Information Symposium... Read More

CIHR funding tops $8 million for Western University research
Thirteen research projects at Western University received funding totalling more than $8 million. The projects at Western, primarily at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, cover a wide spectrum of health issues including deafness, pancreatic disease, cancer, and assisted reproductive technologies... Read More

Put some 'SWAG'ger in your step this fall
Tired of your old mug or tumbler glass? Have a speaker coming and just don't know what to get them? Great news, the Communications Team has ordered a number of newly branded items available for faculty and staff to purchase... Read More

It's never too early to prepare for the holidays
With summer quickly coming to an end, our attention is turning to the most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season. This year, two different holiday cards will be available for order by individuals or departments... Read More

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