The Pulse - January 2014

Check out the latest edition of The Pulse featuring the outcome of our medical match-up, the opening of the GA Suite, student profiles, research innovation, award announcements and more...

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    Schulich Medicine students enjoy the taste of victory at the hands of Queen's

    Wearing a purple Western Mustang's jersey, Dr. Richard Reznick, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Director, School of Medicine at Queen’s University, was in enemy territory after losing a friendly homecoming bet to Dr. Michael Strong in September. Since the Western Mustangs beat the Queen’s Golden Gaels, our School had been eagerly anticipating this medical match-up prize of a guest lecture from Dr. Reznick

  • Introducing Schulich Dentistry's General Anesthetic Suite
    Schulich Dentistry celebrated the opening of its brand new General Anesthetic Suite this month. The Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, joined Schulich Medicine & Dentistry in unveiling the state-of-the-art facility to media and key community partners of the School.

  • Website redevelopment project comes to life
    The Schulich Medicine & Dentistry website redevelopment is moving into an exciting stage of the project timeline. All Phase One websites have been built as fully functioning sites in CASCADE, our new content management system

  • Celebrating our Commitment to the Community with students Tehmina Ahmad, Liwei Zhou, and Drs. Les Kalman and Rick Quinn
    A passion for helping communities in need connects Tehmina Ahmad, Liwei Zhou and Drs. Les Kalman and Rick Quinn. All four participate in initiatives aimed at making a difference and channelling their health care expertise into advocacy roles in communities around the world

  • 2014 Awards of Excellence call for nominations TITLE
    Nominate your colleagues and peers for the 2014 Awards of Excellence. Celebrate the strength of our people and help to recognize and encourage the ongoing development of the outstanding talent found at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry

  • Innovation in personalized medicine rewarded
    Dr. Richard Kim, Department of Medicine, was recently recognized for his personalized medicine program. The honour was received during the Innovation Fund Showcase at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

  • The power of three
    Part travel agent, part logistics coordinator, part negotiator and always smiling; the Administrative Team for the Dean's Office is ready for anything

  • New year, new swag
    This year, we’ve added two new items of swag, now in stock and ready for purchase: pearlescent white pens and stainless steel coffee mugs. Both make a great gift for speakers, conferences, or yourself

  • Personal experiences are learning opportunities for many
    Personal experiences are learning opportunities for many For Dino Alexopoulos and Kevin Dueck, both Medicine Class of 2016, reflecting on significant personal or professional experiences usually involves a pen and paper. This month their reflections have also landed them on the glossy pages of a magazine

  • Exploring new directions with Ilka Heinemann, PhD
    Ilka Heinemann, PhD, and her team at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry spend their time trying to give structure to things that are literally invisible, and by doing so have proven a long-standing belief about how nature works is actually wrong

  • Finding the silver lining – Kate Dillon, BMSc student, reflects on her journey to the medical sciences
    As Kate Dillon waits to hear back about medical school interviews this week, she is reflecting on all of the things that have brought her here. A rugby accident in grade nine that left her partially paralyzed for 18 hours led her to pursue the medical sciences

  • CIHR Reform Transition Planning Workshop
    s a result of CIHR Open Suite reforms and subsequent transition period (2014-2016), all health researchers need to be aware of the options open to them in terms of CIHR funding over the next few years. A workshop on navigating the nuances of the transition period and the eligibility requirements to the Foundation Pilots was held

  • Name our hashtag - social media contest call for submissions
    The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is hosting a “name our hashtag” contest. We are looking for a new School hashtag to represent us in social media conversation. Submit your creative hashtag ideas before February 13

  • Resident spotlight: Dr. Taryn Taylor, MD Class of 2010
    From climbing Mount Kilamanjaro to pursuing doctoral studies in medical education at CERI, Dr. Taryn Taylor is definitely keeping busy as she continues with her residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Celebrating our Commitment to the Community with students Tehmina Ahmad, Liwei Zhou, and Drs. Les Kalman and Rick Quinn
    A passion for helping communities in need connects Tehmina Ahmad, Liwei Zhou and Drs. Les Kalman and Rick Quinn. All four participate in initiatives aimed at making a difference and channelling their health care expertise into advocacy roles in communities around the world

  • 2014 Awards of Excellence call for nominations
    Nominate your colleagues and peers for the 2014 Awards of Excellence. Celebrate the strength of our people and help to recognize and encourage the ongoing development of the outstanding talent found at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry

  • Building a stronger community
    Long days spent in a lab. Nights hunched at a computer. For a graduate student, finding the time to fit anything into the day aside from research can be a challenge. However, the students who make up the Strong Bones, Strong Minds, Strong Muscles committee work hard to make volunteering a priority

  • Researchers help start something BIG in London
    The Brain Injury Group (BIG) London includes more than two dozen professionals studying everything from the biomechanics of why concussions occur to how to prevent them

  • Veritas – coming soon
    Veritas, the latest in a long line of extraordinary productions by our undergraduate medical education student admissions teams will be released in just a few short weeks