The Pulse - November 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Celebrating Robarts Leadership in Innovation

A series of events featuring the annual Taylor Symposium and Public Forum kicked off a memorable day for Robarts and Western. A little Hollywood glam was added to the day as actor and activist Martin Sheen toured the labs at Robarts and joined the annual Leaders in Innovation dinner. Read more

View photo slideshow from Martin Sheen's tour of Robarts.
View photo slideshow from Leaders in Innovation Dinner.
Watch our Profiles of Excellence video on Robarts' Vascular Biology Group

Patient-centred research funded

Two unique patient-centred research projects at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry have just received a major funding boost. The two projects, led individually by Dr. Alison Allan, associate professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology and Dr. Doug Fraser, associate professor, Paediatrics, received the funding for their innovative patient-centred research projects... Read More

Working together to advance detection and treatment of lung disease

Using unique imaging techniques, Professor Grace Parraga, PhD, and her team at Robarts Research Institute are able to detect the earliest stages of lung disease in patients who present as otherwise perfectly healthy. Her lab is the only place in Canada where imaging research is underway to evaluate early detection of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease... Read More

Shelley McKellar: Exploring spare parts for diseased hearts

Professor Shelley McKellar, PhD, is exploring the development of artificial hearts. Unlike her colleagues, she isn't conducting her research in a lab or an operating room. McKellar is working on the final chapter of her book documenting the history of the artificial heart... Read More

Championing a healthy student experience

Students at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry are usually so busy thinking about other people's health, they often overlook their own well-being. The Learner Equity & Wellness Office steps in to build a healthy and successful educational environment... Read More

A voice for students

For Daniela Kwiatkowski, Medicine Class of 2016 and president of the Hippocratic Council, involvement is a way of life. Between student government, academics and organizing social clubs, the second year student is always on the go... Read More

Accreditation - a team sport

If Accreditation were a sport - there's no question it would be team based. Successful achievement will require the full support and participation from faculty, staff and students across the School. The good news is our team is growing and getting stronger... Read More

Improved performance with an update to SAS

The Schulich Administrative System (SAS) was first introduced to our working lives in 2011. It was designed to consolidate a number of legacy database applications that were used widely to support a variety of administrative processes. Recently, a focus has been placed on structural database design changes resulting in stabilized data and improved performance.... Read More

Commitment to Community - making London stronger and healthier

As volunteers, Stephen Barr, Katrina Leung and Mair Hughes are making the London community stronger and healthier. Meanwhile their experiences are making their own lives richer and more meaningful... Read More

Website redevelopment moves into phase one training

The website redevelopment project has reached an exciting milestone in the project timeline. Phase one participants have begun Cascade training. All phase one participants will be trained on their website before the holiday break... Read More

Shawn Li teams up with Chinese scientists to study chemotherapy

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry cancer researcher Shawn Li, PhD, has been awarded a China-Canada Joint Health Research Initiative grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The grant is valued at $225,000 over three years... Read More

Celebrating Schulich Dentistry

There was a great feeling of celebration at the annual Schulich Dentistry Fall Awards event with more than 29 awards presented to faculty and students... Read More

One day... Two degrees

November 1 is a date Brandon Disher, PhD CAMPEP, won't soon forget. On that day, Disher received his PhD degree in Medical Biophysics, and also became the first graduate of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's newly-accredited CAMPEP Program in Medical Biophysics, receiving two degrees in one day... Read More

Donation offers new possibilities

The Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) program at Schulich Dentistry is known across the London community for improving health and oral care. And now, thanks to a donation of $25,000 from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, DOCS will be able to explore new options to the service they already provide... Read More

Share your stories as we celebrate the life of Dr. Francis Chan

Dr. Francis Chan was a much loved and highly regarded professor at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. Sadly, he passed away in June 2013. In celebration of Dr. Chan's life and commitment, a memory book is being created which will be presented to the Chan family and the recipient of The Francis Chan Distinction Award... Read more or click here to submit your memory.

Medical Imaging teams up to support United Way

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Department of Medical Imaging participated in the United Way Stairclimb this month. The team was small with only four members, but through generous donations by the department, faculty, staff, and family members, was able to raise $623... Read More

New Faculty Lecture Series - introducing new faces and research

It's a chance for faculty, staff and students to learn about the work of their newest colleagues. Hosted by the Research Office, the New Faculty Lecture Series began in September and provides an opportunity for a new faculty member to profile their work in a one-hour lunch time lecture... Read More

South Huron Hospital receives research award

South Huron Hospital proved it truly is the little hospital that does recently, receiving an award for their innovative leading practices in the field of rural research. The hospital, located in Exeter, Ontario received the award from Accreditation Canada... Read More

Streamlined method for requesting support from Information Services

In an effort to create efficiencies and improve service to our faculty, staff and students, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Information Services will be retiring the Teaching and Technology Services email account. Beginning December 2nd, 2013, all email inquiries now being sent to Read More

Just in time for the holidays, we are cutting prices on select School merchandise. Learn More
Check out the latest edition of the Operations Update
View our upcoming events including New Faculty Lecture Series, the Dean's Town Hall, Holiday Parties and more
Watch the photo slideshow of Martin Sheen touring Robarts Research Institute