The Pulse - December Holiday Edition

Monday, December 16, 2013

Celebrating holiday traditions

From merging two holidays together and decorating family trees to enjoying Christmas-related outdoor activities and attending Mass, faculty and staff celebrate holidays in very special ways. Enjoy reading each other's rituals and memories passed down through cultures and generations. We hope this holiday season will be filled joyous traditions new and old. Happy Holidays! Read More

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Schulich Medicine & Dentistry at its best

In celebration of an exciting year at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, we are featuring some of your favourite articles featured in past issues of The Pulse, or on the School's home page during 2013. We hope you enjoy reading the stories of our amazing, faculty, staff and students as we honour Schulich Medicine & Dentistry at its best.

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Stories about our students

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has a diverse, talented and exceptional student body. Check out some of the favourite student and trainee stories below:

Brad Rostas - Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's renaissance man

Jason Zimmerman - Schulich Dentistry researcher on the rise

Patricia Hizo-Abes - A Clinician Scientist in the making

Damien Pike receives international research prize from Radiological Society of North America

Rhada Joseph - Change starts at home

A year of excellence in research

2013 marked an exciting year at the School. With countless groundbreaking advances and discoveries, ranging from identifying a genetic mutation in ALS to clinical trials of an HIV vaccine, we have a lot to celebrate. View some of our most read research stories below:

Scientists discover a novel opiate addiction switch in the brain - Dr. Steven Laviolette, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Digital App Developer and ICOI Diplomate Status Recipient - Dr. Les Kalman, Schulich Dentistry

Study finds tired surgeons do not have more complications during - Dr. Christopher Vinden, Department of Surgery

Studies show vedolizumab is an effective treatment for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis - Dr. Brian Feagan, Robarts Research Institute

Robarts Researchers win a Movember Discovery Grant - Dr. Greg Dekaban, Robarts Research Institute

Holding an award of excellence


The year was packed with a number of awards recognizing the outstanding efforts of our faculty, staff and students. View some of the top awards stories:

Celebrating the 2013 Awards of Excellence Winners

Dr. Andrew Leask awarded EULAR Abstract Award

Dr. George Athwal recognized as one of the top 28 North American Shoulder Surgeons

Dr. William Wall Receives Medical Achievement Award from the David Foster Foundation

A few of our favourites

As members of the Communications Team, we feel fortunate to get to know so many faculty, staff, students and alumni. Here are a few of our favourites from the year:

Michael Taylor Wins Western's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

Promising results from HIV vaccine trials - Dr. Chil-Yong Kang

The twin Powers of surgery - Drs. Adam and Nicholas Power

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

It's all about you

A new feature introduced into The Pulse this year was our department and program profiles. Check out our top read profile:

Meet Strategic Technology Commons

Awards of Excellence - Save the date

The annual Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Celebration of Excellence will be held on May 21, 2014. Nominations for the Awards of Excellence will open on January 10, 2014. Read More

Commitment to Community - sharing a passion for helping others

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry volunteers Alexandra Farag, Joseph Megyesi and Hilary Brown share a passion for helping others. All three participate in initiatives aimed at making a difference in people's lives and giving back to the community. Read More

Calling all judges - London Health Research Day 2014

Join us as a judge on March 18, 2014 at London Health Research Day. Read More


Orientation 2013 Video
Master of Public Health Video
Breast Cancer research by Moshmi Bhattacharya
Graduate Studies Profile