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  • Serenading students
    Mike Boffa, PhD, serenaded his students to the sounds of "Sweet Collagen" in preparation for their exams. Set to the music of Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," Boffa's version was definitely a hit.

  • Celebrating a decade of medical education excellence
    2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Campus. In this edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Dr. Strong speaks about the development of the Campus and the tremendous impact it has made.

  • CIHR funding supports numerous School researchers
    Thirteen different research projects received a major funding boost from the Canadian Institutes of Heath Research. David Litchfield, Vice Dean, Research and Innovation says this success is a reflection of the excellence of the School's research teams and the funding will support research and training in a number of areas aligned with the strategic plan.

  • A special thanks to Dr. Bertha Garcia
    Family, friends and colleagues gathered to thank Dr. Bertha Garcia for her many years of dedication in her role as Vice Dean, Education. Although stepping away from this position, Dr. Garcia will continue in her academic role at the School.

  • Powerful practice
    200 psychiatry residents from Canada, the US and around the globe gathered in London to hear from world-renowned experts on every aspect of their practice from depression, to sleep disorders and ADHD. The week-long course featured a mix of situation-based practice and in-depth review.

  • Autism and The Little Prince
    For Dr. Genevieve Eastabrook, the classic children's book The Little Prince holds a special place in her heart. The main character reminds her of her brother, Thomas, who lives with autism and served as the main source of inspiration for her recent publication about the book's connection to the disorder.

  • Shelley McKellar, PhD, explores the drama and impact of the world's first heart transplant
    December 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant. In a recent publication, Shelley McKellar, PhD explored what this clinical first meant and what it can tell us about medical innovations across the ages.

  • Annual Bootcamp an international affair
    The Anatomy and Radiology Contouring Bootcamp for Radiation Oncology Residents, led by Dr. David Palma, attracts radiation oncology residents from around the world. For three days, residents experience lectures, hands-on learning, share ideas and gain new perspectives on how to do things.

  • Dr. Homer Yang, appointed Chair/Chief Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
    Dr. Homer Yang has been appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, effective January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2023.

  • Susanne Schmid, PhD, appointed Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
    Susanne Schmid, PhD, has been appointed as the Associate Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022.

  • Interim leadership for Psychiatry announced
    London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care London and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are actively engaged in a search for a new Chair/Chief of Psychiatry. While that process is ongoing, a collaborative model has been undertaken to fill the interim leadership of the Department of Psychiatry.

  • Blending her passions of arts and science
    An MSc Candidate in the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Baha finds it humorous to see how shocked people are when they find out she completed her undergraduate studies in music education.

  • Demystifying frontotemporal dementia
    Unwavering determination earned PhD Candidate Tamara Tavares first place at Western's Three Minute Thesis competition in 2017. Through her success, she has raised awareness of frontotemporal dementia at the University level and beyond.

  • Rugby study shows metabolite changes in the brain
    Researchers at Robarts Research Institute have shown that a regular season of play can cause changes in the brain that are similar to changes caused by concussion, though less severe.

  • R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives: Grey Bruce Health Services
    In the fourth installment of the R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives, we follow faculty member and neurologist Dr. Bryan Young and Family Medicine resident Dr. Lauren Bouillon at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound.

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Seth Climans, Neurology
    Dr. Seth Climans grew up in Richmond Hill and Vaughan, but after graduating from high school he came to Western University and completed his Bachelor of Medical Sciences. Visits to the hospital where his mother worked exposed him to health care environments first planting the seed of curiosity about a career in medicine.

  • Faculty Development Mini Fellowships - Call for Submission for $5,000 grants
    Career development grants up to $5,000 available to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty members from London, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Campus and Distributed Academies who wish to take advantage of professional development opportunities to acquire new skills and knowledge.

  • Hair samples provide window into stress experienced by refugees
    For the first time, researchers have been able to correlate a group’s self-reported feelings of stress and trauma with biological evidence of that stress. A study co-authored by Drs. Stan Van Uum and Michael Greff analyzed the concentration of cortisol – the so-called stress hormone – in the hair of refugees who had fled the Syrian war.

  • Research uncovers new link between head trauma, CTE and ALS
    Dr. Michael Strong, and Alex Moszczynski, PhD have uncovered a unique neurobiological pathway triggered by head trauma which underlies both chronic traumatic encephalopathy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also called ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

  • 2018 Awards of Excellence - Nominations now open
    Every year, the Awards of Excellence honours the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and provides an opportunity to recognize and encourage the ongoing development of the outstanding talent found here. Please submit your nomination by February 26, 2018.

  • Alumni of Distinction Awards - Nominations now open
    Annually, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Alumni of Distinction Awards celebrates and honours alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the School, Western University, the community and/or their profession. Please submit your nomination by Monday, March 5, 2018.

  • Living Well @ Western
    Living Well @ Western provides wellness opportunities to Western’s employees, including postdoctoral scholars and graduate students. A new service is being launched, 'Bringing Living Well to You', that brings a ‘coach’ to your worksite to provide a 10 to 15 minute wellness activity.

  • Social Media Round-Up - January 2018
    Catch up on the best twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including Alison Allan, Doug Jones, Brooke Edwards, David Rodenhiser and many others.

  • Branding quick reference guide
    Unsure of the correct way to use the School name or logo placement? Check out the Branding Guidelines which will provide you with all the details.

  • A lifelong pursuit in public health
    The field of public health is something Ryan McConnell has been passionate about since his childhood, even if he didn’t realize it until later in life. His interest began inadvertently at a young age when his grandmother and grandfather were both diagnosed with cancer in the same calendar year.

  • Celebrating and thanking donors for their support
    Annual donations, multi-year pledges and estate gifts continue to make a difference, enriching student awards and bursaries and supporting the overall mission of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

  • Windsor Star highlights a decade of medical education in Windsor
    In celebration of the10th anniversary of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Campus, the front page of the Windsor Star featured stories from leaders, students, faculty and alumni to demonstrate the impact the School has had on health care in Windsor.

  • History of Medicine professor answers the question, can your heart be mechanically replaced?
    Shelley McKellar, PhD, explores the history of artificial hearts in her new book. Just in time for Valentine’s Day she discussed the allure and uncertainty of this technology and society's fascination with replaceable parts on CBC London Morning.

  • LHRD Exchange
    This exciting new addition to London Health Research Day aims to foster conversation and influence policy regarding diversity and inclusivity in health research, and will feature talks from Dr. Janet Smylie, Greta Bauer, Alysha Croker, Shantal Feltham, and your fellow trainees.

  • Dean's Report 2017 - Now available
    The Dean's Report is an annual performance review that presents a comprehensive overview of the successes we as a School have achieved over the past year. It also provides updates and data pertaining to the School's operations & administration, education programs, financial accessibility, research, awards, international efforts, and social responsibility.

  • Selection Committee Updates
    Interested in knowing the status of various selection committee activities? You can visit the School's Human Resources for a monthly update. Please note the information is updated at the beginning of each month.

  • Cheers to Us: A Toast to 2018
    On January 26, Epidemiology and Biostatistics celebrated the new year. Cheers to Us: A Toast to 2018 featured good food, good people and good trivia (even if Google occasionally disagreed).

  • Tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including tweets from Gary Tithcott, Frank Beir, Jane Thornton , Saman Maleki, Alison Allan and more...

  • Upcoming events
    Awards of Excellence - Windsor, Beer Tasting Event at Forked River Brewing Company, London Health Research Day and many other activities.

  • Selection Committee Updates
    Interested in knowing the status of various selection committee activities? You can visit the School's Human Resources for a monthly update. Please note the information is updated at the beginning of each month.

  • The Paralympics demonstrate the importance of Rehabilitation Medicine
    The Canadian Paralympic Team that recently sent a record number 55 athletes to compete in the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The delegation included 25 first-time Paralympians and 19 previous medal winners who collectively participated in all of the sports on offer: para alpine skiing, para ice hockey, para snowboard, para nordic (cross-country and biathalon) and para wheelchair curling.

  • Working Groups get underway
    More than 100 faculty, staff and students submitted their names to participate in one of the School’s budget and operationally focused Working Groups. During the next few months, the six groups, each with 10 members, will be working to assess and make recommendations on items relating to budget, organizational structure and other areas.

  • Staff & Faculty Summer BBQ
    Let's celebrate summer and enjoy time with friends and colleagues at the 2018 Staff & Faculty BBQ. Pick up your BBQ lunch inside the Physics & Astronomy Atrium then head outside and enjoy the sunshine. Everyone is encouraged to picnic on the grass by the McIntosh Gallery so be sure to bring a blanket, seating will also be available inside if desired. Planning is underway for a BBQ at the Schulich Medicine - Windsor Campus.

  • Western reduces tuition for international PhD students to same level as domestic PhD students
    With global excellence its defining goal, Western University is reducing tuition for international PhD students to the same level as domestic PhD students effective September 1, 2018. This new tuition equality strategy will enable Western’s world class faculty, which includes 66 Canada Research Chairs, to recruit not only the best Canadian students, but also the best international students.

  • Tweets of the Month
    Catch up on the best twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including Mike Ott, George Kim, Frank Beier, Gary Tithecott, Katherina Baranova and many others

  • Upcoming Events
    Conversation & Coffee with the Dean, Schulich & Dentistry Alumni Cocktail Reception-Toronto, London Health Research Day, Awards of Excellence, Staff & Faculty Summer BBQ, and many other activities.

  • How the brain is folded provides researchers with accurate marker to predict psychosis
    By using images of the brain to look at how its outer surface is folded on itself, researchers can predict which high-risk patients will develop psychosis with more than 80 per cent accuracy. Before now, there has been no way to examine young people before they become ill to reliably identify who will develop acute psychosis and who will not.

  • Dr. Frank Beier appointed Chair, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
    Dr. Frank Beier has been appointed as Chair, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Schulich of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, and effective April 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023. Dr. Beier earned his Diploma in Biology from the University of Erlangen in 1991, and went on to earn his PhD in Biology, Cell Biology/Genetics in 1995. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary from 1996 to 2001.

  • Ruth Lanius re-appointed as the Harris-Woodman Endowed Chair
    Dr. Ruth Lanius has been re-appointed as the Harris-Woodman Endowed Chair in Psyche and Soma at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University from April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2023. Dr. Lanius graduated from the University of British Columbia with a combined MD/PhD in neuroscience in 1996, and continued training at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University where she specialized in psychiatry.

  • Tweets of the Month
    Catch up on the best Twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including Alison Allan, Gary Tithecott, BrainsCAN, David Rodenhiser, and others.

  • Tips and Tricks
    If social media is an important part of your communications. You will benefit by viewing the most current processes and services used here at The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

  • Upcoming Events
    Mini Medical School, See the Line, Schulich Dentistry Alumni Cocktail Reception, Family Medicine's 50th Anniversary Celebration Lecture and many other activities.

  • In the media: PTSD: Beyond Trauma
    Dr. Ruth Lanius' imaging research was featured as part of a Nature of Things documentary exploring the real stories and the science behind PTSD...

  • Thank you for participating in #BellLetsTalk Day
    Thanks to you, Bell Let's Talk Day had a total of 131,705,010 overall interactions and raised $6,585,250. In case you missed it, we've gathered some of our most impactful tweets from the day...

  • Understanding the brain mental health Lena Palaniyappan
    For Bell Let's Talk Day, Dr. Lena Palaniyappan sat down with us to discuss ending stigma around mental health and how his research may help early detection, diagnosis and treatment in the future...

  • Recognize an outstanding alumnus today
    Annually, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Alumni of Distinction Awards celebrate and honour alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the School, Western University, the community and/or their profession The deadline for nominations is March 10...

  • Take a 360° tour of the new Dentistry Simulation Laboratory
    Welcome to the new state-of-the-art Dentistry Simulation Laboratory. This newly-renovated space features more than 5,000 square feet of leading-edge simulation technology including true-to-life models, dental mannequins, digital x-rays and teaching cameras, all designed to develop the skill and precision vital to the practice of dentistry...

  • Tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students including tweets from Dr. George Kim, Tomi Nano, and David Rodenhiser, PhD...

  • Upcoming events
    Get up to date information about upcoming Conversation and Coffee dates with the Dean. RSVP for the Talent Management Conference: Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence by January 27...

  • The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics toasts to 2017
    In late January, students, faculty, and staff from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics met for a celebration of the new year. The department remarked on a few of their achievements, and Drs. Greta Bauer, Janet Martin and Guangyong Zou were recognized for their recent accomplishments...

  • New exhibition celebrates the career of Dr. Henry Barnett
    Dr. Henry Barnett and the history of Robarts Research Institute are being celebrated in a special exhibit at Western Libraries...

  • Call for volunteers: London Health Research Day
    London Health Research Day is seeking volunteers for its upcoming event on Tuesday, March 28. Volunteers will assist with greeting guests, registration, presentation support and event logistics. The registration deadline for volunteers is March 6...

  • Researchers: supervised injection sites needed in London
    A recent paper, co-authored by Ayden Scheim, PhD Candidate, indicates there is an urgent need for supervised injection sites in London...

  • The Centre for Translational Cancer Research hosts first annual networking night
    In early February, a mix of clinicians, scientists, researchers and trainees gathered at Bellamere Winery for CTCR Colleagues Collaborate networking night...

  • Tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students including tweets from IESC Western, Dr. Marlys Koschinsky and the Department of Family Medicine...

  • Upcoming events
    The annual Paterson Lecture Series featuring Martin Chalfie, PhD, takes place on March 30. Registration for the Schulich Medicine Education Conference on May 5 is now open. The Awards of Excellence nomination period closes on March 6...

  • Informative and Insightful discussions at coffee sessions
    During the past four Coffee & Conversation sessions, Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean, has been able to share news about the School and engage in insightful discussions about the concerns of faculty...

  • The Chair's Blog
    Dr. James Calvin has released part two of the three-part blog series that discusses quality improvement initiatives on clinical teaching units...

  • Communications Request Form
    The Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Communications Team is implementing a new process for communications requests. The Communications Request Form is an online form which will help begin the planning process and provide a brief outline of your upcoming project...

  • In case you missed it: Complexity, Competency & Care
    Let Lorelei Lingard, PhD, Sayra Cristancho, PhD, Mark Goldszmidt, MDCM, PhD, and Saad Chahine, PhD, provide the answers to three important questions that continue to impact medical education and patient care today...

  • The 2016 Dean's Report is now available
    The annual performance review presenting a comprehensive overview of the successes achieved during the past year...

  • In the media: Drugs for enlarged prostate can up depression, self-harm risk in rare case
    CTV National highlighted new research from Western University and ICES Western that showed a common class of medications used to treat men with enlarged prostate does not boost the risk of suicide, but in rare cases can cause depression and thoughts of self-harm...

  • History of Medicine success
    Twelve Schulich Medicine students, whose research ranges from prosthetic limbs to Japanese medical experiments, were award recipients at recent History of Medicine events...

  • March tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students including tweets from Dr. Javeed Sukhera, the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping and Dr. Michael Ott...

  • Tips and tricks: How do I...?
    Information Services is pleased to announce a new 'How Do I...?' video. The latest video is 'How to Spot a Phishing Attempt'...

  • Upcoming events
    Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Celebration of Excellence Dinner. Purchase today. RSVP for Developmental Disabilities Research Day on May 4. Save the date for the annual See the Line concussion research and awareness symposium on August 16...

  • Department Profile: Division of Autopsy Services, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    The Division of Autopsy Services at London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital sees about 600 cases per year. And although not every case is comparable to a murder mystery novel, the cases that the division processes on a daily basis provide a vital service to the London community and beyond...

  • Prosci Change Management
    Shulich Medicine & Dentistry is offering Refresher Sessions for those who were previously trained in Prosci Change Management methodology. In the fall of 2017, information sessions for staff and leaders not yet familiar with Prosci will be offered outline the training opportunities available in 2018...

  • Windsor faculty member among Canadian astronaut finalists
    Windsor faculty member, Dr. Adam Sirek has been selected as one of 17 finalists in the race to become Canada's next astronaut...

  • Detecting dementia takes top spot at 3MT competition
    Tamara Tavares, a PhD Candidate at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, took the top spot in Western’s sixth annual Three Minute Thesis competition last week, tackling the complex world of frontotemporal dementia, a hereditary neurodegenerative disorder...

  • In the media: The fight against concussions
    Former NHLer Eric Lindros is on a mission to keep his kids—and yours—safe from concussions...

  • Marking the Vimy Centennial
    In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Dr. Vivian McAlister writes about the contributions of the Canadian Army Medical Corps during this nationally defining moment...

  • Awards of Excellence - Windsor Campus photo gallery
    The Awards of Excellence - Windsor Campus event featured an evening full of celebration, laughter and new memories...

  • Tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including tweets from Lorelei Lingard, David Rodenhiser, Frank Beier, Lisa Saksida and more...

  • Tips and tricks for Cascade
    Western's upgrade to Version 8 of Cascade was successfully completed on April 9, 2017. A new Cascade user manual has been created to help answer some of your questions about the new interface...

  • Upcoming events
    Last chance to register for Developmental Disabilities Research Day. Registration will close end of day Thursday, April 27. Registration for the Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting Alumni Reception closes on Friday, April 28...

  • Canadian Medicare 2017: Historical Reflections, Future Directions
    As a board member of the Associated Medical Services, Dr. Mithu Sen is proud to join them in celebrating their 80th anniversary in May 2017. We’re pleased to share a five-part series of Op-Ed pieces they’ve written for the Globe and Mail...

  • Celebrating Medical Excellence: London 2018
    Mission statements from our Medicine Classes 2017-2020 are featured in a video introduction shared at the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Ceremony in Quebec City. We're excited to be hosting the 2018 event next year in London...

  • Mansour Haeryfar and colleagues unlock the ‘shocking’ truth about TSS
    Once thought of as a hero, now also a villain - that’s the way researchers are now looking at a cytokine called interleukin IL-17A and its role during certain infections that lead to Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)...

  • Chinese delegates travel to Western University for Medical Education Symposium
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry welcomed delegates from Nanjing Medical University on May 16, where new collaborative goals for the future and emerging practices in medicine were discussed...

  • Ten students heading to Kenya with the Global MINDS Summer Institute
    Congratulations to Michelle Quaye and Gunjan Mhapankar, Medicine Class of 2020, on being chosen as two of the 10 Western University students taking part in the first ever Global MINDS Summer Institute in Machakos Town, Kenya...

  • Tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including tweets from Elizabeth Mazza, Alison Allan, Susanne Schmid, George Kim, Glenn Bauman and more...

  • Tips and tricks for Outlook
    Progress continues with the School-wide migration from GroupWise to Outlook. Information about training sessions, resources and how-to documents can be found on the IS website...

  • Upcoming events
    On August 16, learn the latest in sport related brain injury evaluation and treatment. See the Line includes a full-day CME, as well as an afternoon Community Symposium that will educate you on the latest in concussion research...

  • Submit your entry today for the Pictorial Calendar contest
    The annual Pictorial Calendar contest is open to all Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni, faculty, staff and students. Submit a .jpg image of your work, along with the title and photo settings or medium, to comms@schulich.uwo.ca by Thursday, August 31 for your chance to be featured in the 2018 calendar...

  • In the media: T Cells that drive Toxic Shock in mice identified
    Mansour Haeryfar explains how overzealous activity by mucosa-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells in response to bacterial toxins can lead to illness instead of stopping it...

  • Profiles of Excellence: Dale Laird, PhD
    Dale Laird, PhD, explains the role of gap junctions in disease and how his lab is trying to understand this function in order to inform treatment...

  • Two Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Trainees awarded 2017 Vanier Scholarships
    Dr. Marat Slessarev and Charles Yin, have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canada’s most prestigious scholarship for doctoral students...

  • Dr. Narinder Paul appointed Chair/Chief, Department of Medical Imaging
    Dr. Narinder Paul has been appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Medical Imaging in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2022...

  • Dr. Kevin Fung appointed Chair/Chief, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
    Dr. Kevin Fung has been appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2022...

  • Tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including tweets from Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Rob Leeper, Alison Allan and more...

  • Tips and tricks for email signatures
    The School-wide migration from GroupWise to Outlook requires you to update your email signature. Step-by-step instructions and resources for updating your email signature are available on the IS website...

  • Upcoming events
    The Pulse will be taking a break for the summer months. Thank you to those who contributed to this year's content. The Pulse will return in September. On August 16, learn the latest in sport related brain injury evaluation and treatment from See the Line...

  • Homecoming Weekend: Pseudoscience Expert Panel Discussion
    Dive into the facts vs. fiction of evidence-based medicine with a stellar panel of clinicians and researchers focusing on pseudoscience and its effect on human health. Featuring Drs. Jennifer Gunter, Marina Salvadori, Mark Speechley, Saverio Stranges....

  • In the media: Have researchers found a way to reverse pot's harmful effects?
    Steven Laviolette, PhD, and Justine Renard, PhD, made national headlines this month for their latest research identifying the mechanism in the brain responsible for the negative psychiatric effects of THC on the adolescent brain...

  • Register today for the 2017 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine Symposium
    The day includes presentations by experts in the fields of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of multiple sclerosis, a panel discussion moderated by André Picard, health columnist with The Globe and Mail, and a keynote lecture by the 2017 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine recipient, V. Wee Yong, PhD...

  • Celebrating White Coat with the MD and DDS Classes of 2021
    We welcomed the incoming Medicine & Dentistry Classes of 2021 to Western on August 29. Students received their white coats to mark the start of a new professional identity...

  • Your September desktop background download is now available
    A special thank you to Marc Lawrence, BMSc'18, for the September desktop background...

  • Robarts takes centre stage at See the Line
    Robarts scientists Rob Bartha, PhD, Arthur Brown, PhD, and Greg Dekaban, PhD, along with trainees from their labs, presented current concussion projects and showcased the Institute's world-class facilities as part of See the Line on August 16...

  • Tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including tweets from Alison Allan, Stephen Wetmore, Family Medicine, George Kim and more...

  • Upcoming events
    The History of Medicine Office is pleased to present the 2017 Visiting Speaker Series, featuring Jeffrey Baker, MD, PhD, Duke University. Dr. Baker will present "Autism and Its Transformations – The History of a Contested Diagnosis" on October 3...

  • Cancer researchers rewarded for innovation with Movember Discovery Grants
    Congratulations to Alison Allan, PhD, and John Ronald, PhD, awarded Movember Discovery Grants based on novel research projects that have the potential to make a significant difference in prostate cancer research...

  • Lloy Wylie advances compassionate care thanks to AMS Phoenix Grant
    A thematic grant from AMS Phoenix is allowing Lloy Wylie, PhD, and her team at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to advance compassionate care for marginalized populations by creating educational initiatives and providing supports for health care staff...

  • Student Awards: Celebrating research at Schulich Dentistry
    Schulich Dentistry celebrated the research, innovation and collaboration of faculty and students at its annual Research Day on October 11. The event featured student poster presentations from dental students and graduate trainees. With more than 300 faculty participating, several students and trainees were awarded prizes for their outstanidng research...

  • Your October desktop background download is now available
    Thank you to the talented Theodore Lo, Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry, for the October desktop background...

  • Conditions of Appointment for Physicians Document - Town Halls
    Join Dr. Davy Cheng, Vice Dean Faculty Affairs, for one of these important Town Halls. November 14, 7:00-8:00 a.m., B2-119, Victoria Hospital or November 24, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Shuttleworth Auditorium, St. Joseph's Hospital.

  • Tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including tweets from Adam Kassam, David Fischer, Jane Thornton , Saman Maleki, Alison Allan and more...

  • Tips & tricks for proper pumpkin disposal
    As we approach Halloween, Kevin Inchley, Associate Director, Facilities, is offering available options for pumpkin disposal.

  • Scientists take part in Reddit AMA
    Drs. Greg Gloor, Gregor Reid, Jeremy Burton and Jean Macklaim participated in a Science AMA (Ask Me Anything) Series following the publication of their “The Gut Microbiota of Healthy Aged Chinese Is Similar to That of the Healthy Young” study...

  • Profiles of Excellence: Multiple Sclerosis Researchers
    Ravi Menon, PhD, Steven Kerfoot, PhD, and Dr. Sarah Morrow are using molecular biology, advanced imaging techniques and clinical testing to unravel the mysteries of multiple sclerosis...

  • 2018 Awards of Excellence - Nominations Now Open
    Every year, the Awards of Excellence honours the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and provides an opportunity to recognize and encourage the ongoing development of outstanding talent found here. Please submit your nomination by February 26, 2018...

  • 2018 Alumni of Distinction Awards - Nominations Now Open
    Annually, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Alumni of Distinction Awards celebrates and honours alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the School, Western University, the community and/or their profession. Recognize the outstanding accomplishments of a peer, classmate or colleague and join us in celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of our alumni. Deadline for nomination is Monday, March 5, 2018...

  • Your November desktop background download is now available
    Thank you to the talented Melissa Huynh, Resident, Urology, for the November desktop background. Download the November desktop background today...

  • Living Well @ Western
    Living Well @ Western provides wellness opportunities to Western’s employees, including postdoctoral scholars and graduate students. A new service is being launched, Bringing Living Well to You, that brings a ‘coach’ to your worksite to provide a 10-15 minute wellness activity...

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry toques are back - Get yours today
    The snow is falling and the holidays are almost here. Schulich Medicine & Dentistry toques make great gifts for your departments, colleagues, families and friends. You can choose between two different options. Contact Communications to place your order...

  • Upcoming events
    The Paterson Lecture Series will be presented by Martin Chalfie, PhD, one of the world’s most celebrated scientists on December 14...

  • Everything you ever wanted to know about branding at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry
    Have two-ish minutes and questions about proper branding? Watch this quick video to find out everything you need to know about branding at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry...

  • Advancing the Alzheimer's cause: The Prado Lab, Robarts Research Institute
    The Prado lab is working hard to understand the biology behind Alzheimer's disease. A recent publication in the Journal of Neuroscience shows a promising new potential therapeutic target that could decrease cognitive dysfunction in the disease...

  • SWAG sales changing
    The School is changing its approach to SWAG sales. It will no longer hold an inventory of swag items. All existing inventory will be available for sale while quantities are available. Moving forward, the School will identify a signature swag item annually and it will be available for purchase by departments and individuals...

  • Join us for the Schulich Medicine Education Conference
    Join us for the Schulich Medicine Education Conference on Friday, April 1st, 2016. This conference will provide a wonderful opportunity for you to share best practices and acquire new knowledge and skills, as well as meet new colleagues and reconnect with friends and peers from London, Windsor and the region...

  • Strategic Planning survey – Results and iPad winners shared
    Nearly 800 faculty, staff and students answered the call and responded to the Strategic Planning survey. Congratulations to Aaron Fenster, PhD and Amanda Wen, Medicine Class of 2018, on each winning an iPad after participating in the survey. A summary of the survey has also been produced that provides an overview of some of the responses...

  • Half of transgender Ontarians do not feel comfortable with their family doctor
    Greta Bauer, PhD, has released a study showing that approximately half of transgender Ontarians are not comfortable discussing transgender-related health issues with their family physician...

  • In the media: "Pot vs. tobacco: Which is the true cancer risk?"
    Steven Laviolette, PhD, believes the medical community needs to conduct more research into marijuana's potential health benefits...

  • Tweets of the month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter. Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students during the month of January...

  • Tips and tricks
    Want to get the most use out of your iPad? Join Sergio Rodriguez on February 18 as he discusses recommended accessories, useful apps, little-known features, and time-saving shortcuts to help you...

  • Upcoming events
    Don't forget to join us on January 27 for the Operations Town Hall in DSB 1002. Other upcoming events include: London Health Research Day and Discover Robarts. Send your nominations for the Alumni of Distinction Awards...

  • Rachel Belanger, Commitment to the Community
    Rachel Belanger finds intrinsic value in volunteering. Her studies keep her busy, but she still has time to give back to her community. She had her first volunteer experience before even setting foot on Western University’s campus, building houses in the Dominican Republic…

  • Student Profile: North de Pencier, MD'19
    Imagine yourself and a group of high school students are dropped off in the Arctic wilderness with only canoes and camping gear. Your destination is more than 1,300 kilometres away and you’ll be asked to handle all medical emergencies. Are you panicking yet? North de Pencier, Medicine Class of 2019, would probably be celebrating because it means another summer as a canoe guide is about to begin…

  • The power of translational research: Corby Fink, Robarts Research Institute
    As part of a team studying and tracking cancer immunotherapy, Corby Fink, PhD Candidate, Department Microbiology and Immunology, gets an insider’s view of the unique scientific detective work taking place at Robarts...

  • Distributed Education Profile: Dr. Kirsten Blaine
    Dr. Kirsten Blaine is a paediatrician in Stratford that works with Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Distributed Education program. She relishes the opportunity to serve her community and provide the School’s trainees with the knowledge they need to excel as doctors and individuals…

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Supriya Singh, PGY2, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Second-year orthopaedics resident Dr. Supriya Singh chose the residency program at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry believing it was the strongest surgical training program in Canada. Although she is only in her second year, the program has provided her with the opportunity for personal growth, both inside the operating room and out…

  • Department Profile: Internationalization, Silke Klenk and Jess Jamieson
    From their small office in the Clinical Skills Building, the Internationalization Office is helping to change lives across the globe. Silke Klenk and Jessica Jamieson collaborate with various Offices, Departments and Research Centres throughout the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry as they embark on their mission to coordinate the School’s commitment to internationalization...

  • Founder's Day presentation
    Celebrate Founder's Day on Monday, March 7, with a special lunchtime presentation on A New Paradigm for Transgender Health in Canada by Greta Bauer, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics...

  • Video - Dr. Penny MacDonald discusses Parkinson's research
    In this edition of the Profiles of Excellence Series, Dr. Penny MacDonald discusses her research into the connection between dopamine depletion in the striatum and cognition problems for patients with Parkinson’s...

  • Schulich Medicine Education Conference – Featuring Dr. James Rourke
    Dr. James Rourke, former assistant dean, returns to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to deliver the Conference's keynote presentation. He will speak about the development of rural medicine at the School and the lessons he's learned along the journey. Learn more and register today...

  • FSRE Grant Recipients
    Faculty Support for Research in Education (FSRE) grants facilitate and enable scholarship in education that has the potential to improve the state of knowledge and inform educational practice. Dr. Lisa Shepherd, Saad Chahine, PhD, Sayra Cristancho, PhD, Dr. Victor Ng, Dr. Mark Goldszmidt, Dr. Anita Florendo-Cumbermack and Dr. Chris Watling are the recipients of three new FSRE awards...

  • In the media: "Former military tool to target prostate cancer"
    Hon Leong, PhD, is using Gulf War technology to create a less invasive method for detecting prostate cancer in at-risk men...

  • February Tweets of the month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter. Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students during the month of February...

  • Tips and tricks for Cascade Publishing
    Having trouble with publishing in Cascade? If you notice your news articles or events are not displaying, make sure the correct start date has been included before you click publish...

  • Upcoming events
    Join us at our upcoming events, including: the Schulich Medicine Education Conference and the Operations Town Hall. The nomination deadline for the Awards of Excellence is March 7...

  • Thank you for joining us for Founder's Day
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry celebrated Western University’s Founder’s Day on March 7 with a special lunchtime presentation. Ayden Scheim, a PhD Candidate, Trudeau Scholar, and Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, discussed current issues, controversies, research and policies in health and health care for transgender people...

  • Graduate Teaching Assistants Collective Agreement
    In January, an agreement was reached with the Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA). The new agreement was ratified by the GTA Union on January 18 and by the University’s Board of Governors on January 28. The new agreement is effective as of September 1, 2015...

  • Schulich Medicine students are proud to present the 61st annual Tachycardia
    Join in on the fantastic medical, musical comedy that is guaranteed to get your heart racing. The three shows will take place Friday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m...

  • In the media: Obese women in Canada make less money than non-obese women
    Dr. Sisira Sarma and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researchers compare the outcomes of obese women and non-obese women in the workforce, including labour market participation, hourly wages and personal annual income (via Global News)...

  • Family Medicine top residency choice for Schulich Medicine students in 2016 CaRMS match
    For the third year in a row, Family Medicine is the top residency choice for Schulich Medicine students. The 2016 Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) results were delivered to students on March 2, and more than 40 per cent of the Class of 2016 chose Family Medicine...

  • March Tweets of the month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter. Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students during the month of March...

  • Upcoming events
    The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Day will take place on Thursday, April 7. The Windsor Program Celebration of Excellence Dinner will take place on April 12, 2016, purchase your tickets online today...

  • Eugene Wong, PhD, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Oncology: Commitment to the Community
    Eugene Wong, PhD, professor, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Oncology, found the ROWE Scholar Program, a peer-tutoring program that connects high school students who have an immediate family member battling cancer and are struggling with math and science with a Western University student tutor...

  • Department profile: Office of Distributed Education
    As part of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Distributed Education program, undergraduate and postgraduate learners are afforded vital opportunities for hands-on learning throughout their medical education. For the Office of Distributed Education, this means that the majority of their work is focused off-campus...

  • ODA President's Cup Hockey Classic supports DOCS program
    Schulich Dentistry's hockey team, The Mighty Dents, played a winning game against its University of Toronto rivals this month. The game raised more than $1,500 for the School's Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) program...

  • CaRMS update
    The CaRMS R1 second iteration, which occurred on April 12, resulted in a complete match for all Schulich Medicine & Dentistry programs. Students also found success matching to a number of programs at the School and across the country...

  • Conditions of Appointment for Physicians and Town Hall meetings
    Under the leadership of Dr. Margaret Steele, vice dean, Hospital and Interfaculty Relations, the Conditions of Appointment for Physicians Document has been updated and endorsed by the Clinical Teachers Association. Read about this process, view the document and plan to attend a Town Hall at which the document will be discussed and your questions will be answered...

  • Changing lives in Africa with probiotics
    Gregor Reid, PhD, professor in the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Surgery, has received $1.45 million from the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund for his project that will help provide food and income to those living in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda...

  • Social media guidelines
    School-affiliated social media sites and groups provide a dynamic extension of our community. Take a moment to refresh your knowledge of the social media guidelines and standards...

  • Tips and Tricks for branding - new nomenclature
    As part of the School's Distributed Education strategic planning work, new nomenclature has been established for the School's Distributed Education program and the Windsor Campus. There are new guidelines to assist you in your work...

  • Upcoming events
    Tickets are selling out quickly for the Awards of Excellence event on May 19. Don't miss this chance to celebrate with your colleagues. Mark your calendars for the annual See the Line event on August 10, 2016...

  • Advocating for cutting-edge concussion research
    Eric Lindros, former NHLer and See the Line Honorary Chair, stopped by Robarts to get an update on the Institute's cutting-edge concussion research. He spent the morning touring Robarts and getting an inside look at work being done in the labs and imaging facility...

  • Improving health care for women and children in Africa
    David Cechetto, PhD, professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, has received $8.9 million in funding from Global Affairs Canada for his program Training, Support and Access Model for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Rwanda and Burundi...

  • Technology delivers personalized treatment to patients with tremors
    For patients who suffer from Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, writing a grocery list or taking a drink from a cup can be a daily struggle due to disabling arm tremor. Now, technology developed by a research team led by Dr. Mandar Jog, professor, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, provides a personalized therapy that is giving new hope for these patients...

  • Save the date for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Summer Staff & Faculty BBQ
    Yee-haw! Save the date for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Summer Staff & Faculty BBQ on Friday, July 15 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. This year we've gone country, so dust off the cowboy boots and get ready for some ol'fashioned fun. Keep an eye out for more details...

  • May Tweets of the month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter. Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students during the month of May...

  • Cascade Editing: Tips & Tricks
    Did you know that you can set Cascade folders and pages to not publish? This will stop incomplete content from being published accidently or links to unpublished pages or folders appearing in your top or side navigation...

  • Upcoming events
    Join us for the annual See the Line event on August 10. Confirmed speakers include Dr. David Mulder Chief Surgeon of the Montreal Canadiens and Lisa MacLeod, MPP for Nepean-Carleton. Registration for the Community Symposium is now open...

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry celebrations to continue on Reunion Weekend
    Western University announced changes to this year's Homecoming celebrations. Previously planned events and activities at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry will still take place during Reunion Weekend (September 30 - October 2)...

  • Celebrating Bhagi Singh
    Family, friends and colleagues gathered together to celebrate the tremendous career and accomplishments of Bhagi Singh, PhD. The new professor emeritus spent the day at a research symposium held in his honour and then attended a celebratory dinner...

  • Celebrating 50 years of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residents, faculty and staff celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery with a Gala Dinner at the London Hunt and Country Club on June 11. Guests were entertained with speeches by past Division Chairs Drs. Cecil Rorabeck, Robert Bourne and Peter Fowler - the inaugural Orthopaedic Surgery resident...

  • Commemorating 25 years of excellence in neuroscience
    The Neuroscience Program celebrated the success it has had over the past quarter of a century by bringing together students, graduate trainees, postdoctoral fellows, faculty members and alumni at its Neuroscience 25th Anniversary Research Day on May 27...

  • Actively giving back - Ride for Heart and Walk for Arthritis
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty, staff and trainees were involved in two important causes this month, giving back to the programs that support their research. Here's the collection of top tweets from both events...

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry launches Summer School for international medical students
    This summer, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Internationalization Office and Undergraduate Medical Education will be welcoming 20 international senior medical students to attend the first annual Summer School - a pilot project hosted in partnership with the Western English Language Centre...

  • Dr. Margaret Steele takes on new role at Memorial University
    Dr. Margaret Steele, MD'87, Vice Dean, Hospital & Interfaculty Relations, has accepted a new role as Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University...

  • Dr. Davy Cheng has been extended as Chair/Chief of the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
    Dr. Davy Cheng has been extended as Chair/Chief, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, until June 30, 2017...

  • Dr. Jack McLister begins term as President of the Ontario Dental Association
    Dr. Jack McLister, DDS'75, a faculty member at Schulich Dentistry for close to four decades, will serve as President of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) for the 2016-17 year. The professional association represents more than 9,000 Ontario dentists...

  • Dr. Michael J. Strong appointed Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada
    Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, has been appointed to a two-year term as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada...

  • June tweets of the month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter. Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students during the month of June...

  • Upcoming events
    The Pulse will be taking a hiatus for the summer months. Thank you to those who contributed to this year's content. During the coming months, we will be planning exciting new content to share with you in the fall...

  • Scientific symposium tackles chronic lung disease
    Take part in an investigative look into chronic lung disease at the 2016 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine Symposium on November 10. You will hear from the 2016 Taylor Prize co-recipients Drs. Stephen Holgate and Malcolm Sears...

  • Spirit, smiles and selfies take centre stage at the 2016 White Coat Ceremony
    The Schulich Medicine & Dentistry community welcomed more than 200 incoming Medicine and Dentistry students at the 2016 White Coat Ceremony on August 30...

  • The newest edition of Rapport Magazine is now available
    This year's edition of Rapport Magazine features two of our medicine alumni, twin sisters Drs. Jennifer Coulson and Jaclyn Ernst. Also featured is Katie Moisse, who completed her PhD at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and is now a journalist in New York, as well as Janson Chan, Dr. Karin Van Ryswyk and the renowned medical and research leader Dr. Robert Hansebout...

  • Two centuries of the stethoscope − how much longer will it survive?
    Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, Hannah Chair, History of Medicine, Queen’s University, is the guest lecturer at the 2016 History of Medicine Visiting Speaker Series taking place on October 18, 2016. In this Q&A, Dr. Duffin shares her passion for medical history and the inspiration behind her lecture: The Stethoscope at 200: A Revolutionary Device Now Obsolete?...

  • September tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff, students and alumni including Dr. Chris Watling, Han Yan, Medicine Class of 2017, and Frank Beier, PhD, during the month of September...

  • Most common branding mistakes
    The new school year has arrived and it's the perfect time to do an inventory of your School-branded documents. Make sure your branding is current, and check out this list of the most common branding mistakes...

  • Upcoming events
    Event season is upon us. Join Schulich Medicine & Dentistry for our exciting upcoming events: The Dean's Distinguished Lecture: The Heartbreak of Physician Suicide - October 1; Community Lecture - October 1; Dr. Edwin Seaborn Lecture & Plaque Unveiling - November 1...

  • Henry Barnett, Robarts founder and philanthropist, dies at 94
    Famed medical researcher Dr. Henry Barnett, co-founder of the Robarts Research Institute, who served as its first scientific director, died peacefully in the company of family on October. He was 94...

  • Attacking the asthma problem
    International leading researchers Drs. Stephen Holgate and Malcolm Sears have transformed approaches to the treatment and management of asthma. They will present their influential work and receive the 2016 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine on November 10...

  • Plaque unveiling in celebration of Dr. Wesley Dunn
    Faculty, staff and community members came together earlier this month to celebrate Dr. Wesley Dunn and his longstanding commitment to Dentistry. The glass plaque, honouring Dr. Dunn, was unveiled in the waiting room of the Main Adult Dental Clinic...

  • Send us your submissions for our guide to holiday entertainment
    We are compiling a list of our favourite holiday pastimes. Do you have a favourite book, movie, family game or song that puts a little more cheer in your holiday celebrations? Send us your submission with a brief explanation about what it means to you to comms@schulich.uwo.ca by December 2...

  • Showcasing the stethoscope’s evolution
    Faculty, medical students, local historians and community members came together on October 18 to listen to Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at Queen’s University, at the second annual Visiting Speaker Series presented by the History of Medicine Office...

  • Hospital and Lawson email system changes
    London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph's Health Care London, Lawson Health Research Institute and HealthCare Materials Management System are changing email systems from Novell GroupWise to Microsoft Outlook in November...

  • October tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students including Gary Tithecott, David Palma and Dan Hardy...

  • Tips & tricks for proper pumpkin disposal
    As we approach Halloween, keep in mind that there are proper methods for disposing of pumpkins. Kevin Inchley, Facilities, highlights some of the best ways to dispose of your pumpkins...

  • Upcoming events
    Head over to MSB lobby on October 28 for Cupcake Day in support of the 2016 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry United Way campaign. The Dr. Edwin Seaborn lecture and plaque unveiling will take place on November 1...

  • You can keep warm all winter long
    Purchase your one-of-a-kind Schulich Medicine & Dentistry toque and keep warm all winter long. These toques are only $24 and come in two different styles, with a pom-pom and without...

  • Your last chance to register: Schulich Dentistry Simulation Laboratory grand opening
    Get an up-close look at the cutting-edge technology that is helping to educate Schulich Dentistry students to be the health care leaders of tomorrow. R.S.V.P. to comms@schulich.uwo.ca by Thursday, November 24...

  • Nature Reviews Cancer: Looking back at 50 years of gap junctions and cancer
    Dale Laird, PhD, and his colleagues from around the globe look back at the progression of our understanding of gap junctions and cancer and highlight important unanswered questions, controversies and therapeutic opportunities in the field...

  • Eye on the future
    At the age of 65, with a 28-year ground-breaking, life-saving imaging research program in his rear view, Ting-Yim Lee, PhD, is looking to the future...

  • Advancing medical physics, one page at a time
    In a collaborative effort, faculty members, trainees and alumni worked on the book series Advances in Medical Physics, which offers findings in medical radiation science and technology...

  • Send us your submissions for our School guide to holiday entertainment
    We are compiling a list of your favourite holiday pastimes. Do you have a favourite book, movie, family game or song that puts a little more cheer in your holiday celebrations? Send us your submission with a brief explanation about what it means to you to comms@schulich.uwo.ca by December 2...

  • November tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students including tweets from Chris Watling, Tim Bussey and Gary Tithecott...

  • Tips and tricks for naming conventions
    Our School brand is more than just a logo, even the words and phrases used to describe our organization are part of our brand. Take a minute to refresh your memory of the School's official naming conventions...

  • Upcoming events
    Recognize the accomplishments of a peer, classmate or colleague and nominate someone today for an Alumni of Distinction Award. United Way Candy Gram orders close on December 2. Email unitedway@schulich.uwo.ca to place your order...

  • The R.E.A.L. Life: Hanover Family Medicine and Obstetrics
    In this final installment of the R.E.A.L. Life Series, we get an insider’s view of the Hanover Medical Clinic and Hanover & District Hospital. Follow faculty member Dr. Rochelle Dworkin and residents Drs. Alethea Anderson and Andy Walus as they complete patient visits, and discover how the School's learners are trained to manage a broad spectrum of patient care...

  • Celebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Marjorie Johnson, Alexander Moszczynski, Kamila Premji, Jacqueline Kueper, James Armstrong and Yohan Kim...

  • Your stories
    Each year, the Communications and Marketing Team has the privilege of telling the stories of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry students, faculty, staff and alumni. Here are a select few...

  • Western researchers outline the global HIV/AIDS fight
    To commemorate World AIDS Day 2016, five of the top HIV/AIDS researchers, Stephen Barr, Chil Yong Kang, Jimmy Dikeakos, Eric Arts and Michael Silverman, share what they think is the key to eradicating the epidemic...

  • A last minute gift idea for your friends and family
    Give your loved ones the gift of warmth this winter and purchase a Schulich Medicine & Dentistry branded toque. You can choose between two different options. Each toque is $24.00. Contact comms@schulich.uwo.ca to place your order...

  • Recognize your peers with an Award of Excellence
    The Awards of Excellence honour the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Nomination forms are now available and can be accessed on the Awards of Excellence web page. Only online nominations will be accepted...

  • Closed for the holidays
    A reminder that Western University's campus will be closed on Friday, December 23, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. through to 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Have a safe and happy holiday break...

  • Most memorable social media moments in 2016
    We had a lot to talk about on Twitter and Facebook in 2016. These top 10 social media posts capture some of your most exciting moments related to research, education, events and more...

  • Top three YouTube videos from 2016
    From lung imaging to Distributed Education and concussion awareness, find out why the School's playlist continues to be the "most watched" on Western University's YouTube channel...

  • Memorable events from 2016
    Take a look back and reminisce about some of the most memorable events from 2016. Highlights from the Awards of Excellence, See The Line, The Dean's Gala and Leaders in Innovation...

  • Omar Zghal - In the right place
    Omar Zghal, Medicine Class of 2017, always wanted to go to medical school. Blessed with a skill and love of science that he coupled with a strong work ethic, he achieved his goal two years ago...

  • Meet Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo - Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Robarts scientist
    Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo joined the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology as an Associate Professor in December, and is setting up his lab at Robarts. His research aims to understand the physiology of cognition and behaviour, focusing on how the brain transforms visual signals into coordinated motor behaviour and how this process is influenced by attention...

  • Steven Kerfoot, PhD - A new way of looking at Multiple Sclerosis
    Hard work, coincidence and a little bit of luck. That combination is what brought Steven Kerfoot, PhD, back to Canada to lead a lab team studying immune response in Multiple Sclerosis...

  • ONDRI Department Profile - A province-wide team with a common goal
    Meet the Ontario Neurodegenerative Research Initiative team. ONDRI is unique a province-wide collaboration between Ontario’s world-class neurodegenerative disease researchers and clinicians, patient advocacy groups and the industrial sector carried out in partnership with the Ontario Brain Institute...

  • Resident spotlight: Dr. Samantha Benlolo - Embarking on a new adventure
    Dr. Samantha Benlolo joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology because she was prepared for a change that would inspire her professional and personal growth. The first-year resident explained Schulich Medicine & Dentistry offers the necessary resources to continue her training while giving her the opportunity to create strong relationships with new colleagues and patients...

  • Video: Dean's Video Newsletter - Faculty Recruitment
    In this edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean, discusses recent faculty recruitment and shares why this is an important part of advancing research and training...

  • Upcoming events
    Please join us for the upcoming Operations Town Hall from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Monday, February 9, 2015. A reminder that the February 2 deadline for London Health Research Day abstract submissions is quickly approaching...

  • Discovering the pathways of a curious mind - Andrea Di Sebastiano, PhD
    A curious mind is what inspires Andrea Di Sebastiano's fascination with the brain. It also fosters her dedication to the lab and research excellence...

  • Bringing new life into transplant research - Dr. Terry Zwiep
    When Dr. Terry Zwiep isn’t covering night and weekend shifts at the hospital, or making plans for the baby he and his wife are expecting in a few months, you can find him in the lab working toward his Master of Science (MSc) in Surgery...

  • Keeping up with the kinases - Robert Gros, PhD
    Robert Gros, PhD, is a scientist by more than just name and trade. His passion and curiosity are also defining characteristics. “As a medical researcher, I have one of the most interesting jobs,” he said. “It is continually changing and I continue to learn and evolve"...

  • Resident Spotlight: Gaining inspiration through his work, his family, and his challenges - Dr. Vlad Diaconita
    Within a few days of his clerkship rotation, Dr. Vlad Diaconita knew he wanted to pursue a career in Ophthalmology. His inspiration stems from working with a diverse team, improving the quality of health of patients, and simply enjoying work in the Ophthalmology field...

  • Department Profile: Telling a story through data - Evaluation, Data & Project Management
    Stories can bring facts to life. They can help you make sense and order out of a collection of facts. They make it easier to remember key points and can paint a picture of what the future looks like. The UME Division of Evaluation, Data & Project Management has been tasked with the challenge of using data to tell our School’s story...

  • Video: Schulich Medicine & Dentistry - Bachelor of Medical Sciences Profile
    Explore the Bachelor of Medical Sciences program at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry...

  • Upcoming events
    The Dentistry 50th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration is quickly approaching. Join the fun on March 10. Guest registration for London Health Research Day is now open...

  • Welcoming our newest faculty and staff members
    We are pleased to welcome the newest faculty and staff members of the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry team. This list includes all new faculty and staff from December through February...

  • Jagan Sivakumaran - Standing out in a flood of faces
    Flashback to Jagan Sivakumaran’s first days as a Bachelor of Medical Science student as he opens the door to his first crowded lecture hall. A flood of faces, along with the realization that everyone is there to do the same thing he is. And suddenly, it’s not about how he’s going to fit in – it’s about how he will stand out...

  • Caroline Schild-Poulter, PhD - Cultivating curiosity for the fundamentals of science
    Caroline Schild-Poulter, PhD, has that scientific ‘it’ factor: an unhindered sense of curiosity. With a zeal for fundamental research, she is working to explain some of the human body’s most enduring mysteries...

  • Dr. Lillian Barra - Uncovering the link between joints and heart health
    Dr. Lillian Barra is interested in discovering why there is an increased risk of heart disease in patients living with rheumatoid arthritis, as well as what the underlying cause and mechanisms might be. Dr. Barra received $325,000 in funding from The Arthritis Society for a three-year period for her project...

  • Resident Spotlight - Residents honoured with Sisters of St. Joseph Award of Excellence
    Drs. Golnaz Naderkhami, Siobhan Telfer and Marie Dion, all residents with the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, have been honoured with a Sisters of St. Joseph Award of Excellence. They have been recognized for embracing the values of St. Joseph’s Health Care London and making a difference with a positive attitude, sense of teamwork, and patient-centred focus...

  • Clinical Skills Learning Program - Educating, practicing and evaluating
    On any given week, the Clinical Skills Learning Program (CSLP) delivers between 40-80 individual events with between 100-300 standardized patients that work over the course of that week. With the number of projects this eight-person team handles tripling over the past five years, it’s safe to say that the CSLP has their work cut out for them...

  • Video: Experience Discovery Week
    Discovery Week is a one-week placement for first-year medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry...

  • Upcoming events
    Join us for the Operations Town Hall on Monday, April 20. Register today for the London Celebration of Excellence on Wednesday, May 20...

  • Lauren Flynn, PhD - When two worlds of research collide
    Lauren Flynn, PhD, has made the most of her joint appointment by concentrating on a number of new interdisciplinary projects that involve her research on human fat and stem cells...

  • Dr. Mostafa El-Beheiry - Resident Spotlight: At the forefront of surgical education
    For second-year resident Dr. Mostafa El-Beheiry, coming to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry made complete sense both academically and geographically. Dr. El-Beheiry was initially attracted to the School’s General Surgery program because of its distinguished surgical training and outstanding group of mentors, and as an avid traveler he gladly accepted the move to London...

  • Shannon LeBlanc - Turning a head trauma into triumph
    Several years ago, Shannon LeBlanc suffered a serious head injury. LeBlanc and her family believe that errors made during the initial diagnoses led to multiple side effects. This experience motivated LeBlanc to enrol in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Master of Public Health program...

  • Dr. Wei-Yang Lu - Taking neuroscience beyond the brain
    Dr. Wei-Yang Lu is taking neuroscience beyond the brain by studying a common signaling molecule found outside the central nervous system. His research could impact our understanding of neuro-immune regulation and inflammatory responses in the body...

  • Human Resources - The backbone of our School
    The Human Resources Department serves as the backbone to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry by supporting the biggest resource the School has – its human capital. This talented team is made up of 10 members with varying roles in faculty and staff coordination, payroll, organizational effectiveness and administration...

  • Video: Profiles of Excellence
    Profiles of Excellence: Mansour Haeryfar, PhD, is working to establish immunotherapy as a first-line treatment option for patients with cancer through the discovery of novel therapeutic approaches involving T-cells...

  • Events
    Register today for the Celebration of Excellence Dinner as we honour the 2015 recipients of the Awards of Excellence on May 20. Save the date for the upcoming See the Line - Community Symposium on August 12...

  • Boosting the School’s cool factor in the new millennium
    Schulich Dentistry entered the 21st century ready to rock and roll. The decade began in high gear and didn't slow down, with major achievements and milestones around every corner. Read about the people, new programs and world events from this lively decade in our history...

  • Celebrating the Medicine Class of 2015 with Erica Lee
    Eight years ago, after a particularly difficult MCAT experience, Erica Lee, Medicine Class of 2015, wasn’t sure she was meant to be a doctor. But this month, she graduates as a four-year class president with a bright future in emergency medicine...

  • Celebrating the Medicine Class of 2015 with Phil Tremblay
    With a passion for family medicine and the city of Windsor, Phil Tremblay, Medicine Class of 2015, is graduating from the Schulich Medicine – Windsor Program intent on practicing in his hometown community. He looks back on his four years at the School and the incredible relationships formed with his classmates and faculty...

  • Dr. Lakshman Gunaratnam - Protecting patients who experience kidney failure
    Dr. Lakshman Gunaratnam, assistant professor in the Departments of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology, is on a mission to improve the outcomes of acute kidney injury and acute kidney failure — conditions that affect approximately five to 10 per cent of hospitalized patients around the world...

  • Resident spotlight: Dr. Rebecca Zener - Training for the thrill of adventure
    Dr. Rebecca Zener’s life doesn’t lack adventure. The fourth-year radiology resident has visited more than 50 countries and participated in unique recreational activities. Now, her training combines her love for travel with her passion to improve global health...

  • Ian Connell - Navigating life and lab
    Rowing season is back in session for Ian Connell, PhD Candidate. As a member of Western University's varsity rowing team and national-level competitor, Connell is just as at home on the open water as he is in a lab. As a trainee in the Department of Medical Biophysics, he has developed a new and improved radiofrequency coil for the 7-Tesla MRI scanner...

  • Information Services - Who ya gonna call?
    If the Information Services department, had a theme song it would probably sound a lot like the popular 1980’s film Ghostbusters tune. Who ya gonna call? HelpDesk Support! Whenever we require technology support, Information Services is willing to work on a solution...

  • Video: Experience Discovery Week
    In honour of Discovery Week 2015 we are featuring the Discovery Week video. Experience the one-week placement for first-year medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry...

  • Tips and tricks for GroupWise vacation auto-reply
    Wondering how to add an auto-reply message to your GroupWise email account while away from the office for a period of time? This month's technology tip will take you through the quick step-by-step process...

  • Events
    The Operations Town Hall is quickly approaching on June 2. Registration for the annual See the Line event on August 12 is now open. Registration is now open for all the exciting upcoming Homecoming events this September...

  • Homecoming 2015 Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer announced
    Bonnie Schmidt, PhD’93, has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Dean’s Distinguished Lecture award. Schmidt is the President and Founder of Let’s Talk Science...

  • Celebrating the Dentistry Class of 2015 with Jeremy Goldberg
    Jeremy Goldberg graduated in June with a Doctor of Dental Surgery. He looks back on four years of life-changing experiences, memorable people and incredible learning opportunities...

  • Celebrating the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Convocation with Baraa Al-Khazraji
    Baraa Al-Khazraji has experienced a tremendous amount of growth and success in the past five years. Since completing her undergraduate education in 2009, she has added the titles “trainee”, “nominee”, “award winner”, “wife” and “mother” to her list of roles and accomplishments. On June 11, she added one more: PhD...

  • Celebrating the BMSc Class of 2015 with Madison Turk
    During the past four years, Western University has become Turk’s second home, her hockey teammates have become her soul mates, and she successfully completed the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry...

  • Meet new Robarts scientist John Ronald
    John Ronald, PhD, joined the Department of Medical Biophysics in June, and he is setting up his lab at Robarts Research Institute. We spoke to him about his current research and what he's looking forward to as a scientist at Robarts...

  • Video: Profiles of Excellence - Lloy Wylie
    Lloy Wylie, PhD, studies health systems in underserved communities. In this edition of the Profiles of Excellence series, the assistant professor in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Interfaculty Program in Public Health discusses the importance of developing patient and community-focused systems to improve health in aboriginal and refugee populations...

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Benson Thomas - Immersed in a humbling experience
    Dr. Benson Thomas is a third-year resident in the Internal Medicine program. His ongoing research and training at the School is a humbling and rewarding experience, and he enjoys the friendly environment amongst the residents. Dr. Thomas also enjoys spending time with friends and family and, like many of us, watching marathons on Netflix...

  • Video: We Act: The Next Steps
    Dr. Michael J. Strong, dean, is joined by several colleagues from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to discuss the next steps in the ongoing We Act process...

  • Tips & tricks: GroupWise 2014
    The Information Services team upgraded the GroupWise servers to version 2014. The updated application includes many new features. Learn more about GroupWise 2014...

  • Events
    Join us at the Faculty & Staff Fiesta on July 22. A reminder that lunch will only be served to those who register through the online system...

  • Great food and fun at the faculty and staff fiesta
    A beautiful summer afternoon offered the perfect environment for colleagues to socialize, build team spirit and celebrate the contributions that our faculty and staff make on a daily basis...

  • Lina Dagnino, PhD, Profiles of Excellence - Research Feature
    Lina Dagnino, PhD, researches skin biology and stem cells. Her expertise includes cellular and molecular biology, as well as developmental genetics. In this edition of the Profiles of Excellence series, Dagnino discusses her research into the mechanisms behind blistering diseases, skin cancer and wound healing...

  • Terry Peters, PhD, Robarts Feature - The heart of the matter
    Peters is one of three recipients at Robarts to receive a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Foundation Grant, totaling more than $6.6 million over seven years. Cardiac surgery is just one of four research themes Peters will be working on with his specific funding of more than $2.2 million...

  • Celina Dharamshi, Master of Public Health - Student Spotlight
    When Celina Dharamshi, Master of Public Health Class of 2015, was deciding on where to complete her 12-week practicum placement, she was looking for an experience that would give her the opportunity to apply the public health skillset she acquired in the classroom in a real-world setting...

  • Stephen Sims, PhD, Celebrating our Commitment to the Community
    Stephen Sims, PhD, a cellular physiologist in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, is a longstanding member of the Water Life Initiative: an organization that aims at ensuring the continued health and vitality of the water system within the District of Muskoka...

  • Dr. Roisin Dooley, Resident Spotlight
    Growing up in a small town in Northwestern Ontario, Dr. Roisin Dooley was fortunate to have Aboriginal role models in medicine — a factor that made her goal of becoming a physician more achievable. Now, as a first-year resident in obstetrics and gynaecology, Dr. Dooley hopes to serve not only as a role model herself, but also as an educational resource on Aboriginal issues in her field of work...

  • From the desk of George Kim: Meet Dr. Susan Munro, co-regional director of Kent-Lambton
    Dr. Susan Munro will join Dr. Michel Haddad in providing leadership in all educational programs and processes across the medical education spectrum in the Kent-Lambton...

  • Strategic Planning Steering Committee Announcement
    Fourteen members of the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry community will form the School’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee. In their role they will work closely with Dr. Margaret Steele, who is leading the strategic planning process, and Anne Becker of Pathways Consulting...

  • Important notice: UpToDate no longer available
    Based on financial considerations, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Western Libraries have mutually agreed to no longer support the UpToDate Point of Care Tool. This is effective August 31, 2015...

  • Schulich Dentistry’s 50th anniversary celebration weekend is less than two weeks away
    Throughout the year, we have celebrated 50 extraordinary years of dentistry with numerous events and activities, and profiles of our faculty, staff, students and alumni. And now the peak of the celebration is quickly approaching...

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry unveils first free public health casebook
    The new Western Public Health Casebook compiles 13 of the best cases from the practicum experiences of the inaugural class, covering topics from prenatal genetic screening in Ontario and preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh, to examining the economic burden of the mosquito-transmitted disease chikungunya in the Americas...

  • Phase Three of the website redevelopment project on track
    All Phase Three departments, divisions and programs have completed Cascade training and have begun migrating content onto their new websites. The final website launch is anticipated for late October...

  • Tweets of the Month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter, but you may not have noticed. Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students...

  • Upcoming events
    The Dentistry 50th anniversary celebration is right around the corner on September 11 and 12. Homecoming 2015 offers the chance to relive your story from September 24 to 27...

  • Four Schulich Medicine & Dentistry graduate trainees receive 2015 Dean’s Scholarship for Graduate Research
    Congratulations to Georgia Nikoloudaki and Martin Prusinkiewicz on receiving the Dean’s PhD Graduate Stipend, and to Brennan Dirk and Patricia Johnson on receiving the Dean’s MSc to PhD Transfer Stipend...

  • WesternU - Helping Syria
    Together Western University and its people are committed to doing what we can to assist refugees fleeing Syria. Several initiatives are already underway...

  • Rebuilding Postgraduate Medical Education Programs in Afghanistan
    From the selected works of Dr. Vivian McAlister: Universities in Afghanistan have always been at the centre of political debate. For long periods during the conflict, universities were unable to function. Loss of physician-educators, safe hospital learning environments and university support resulted in the collapse of the postgraduate medical education system...

  • Dr. Dale C. Smith joins us for the inaugural History of Medicine Visiting Speaker Series
    Dr. Smith will deliver the inaugural Visiting Speaker Series lecture: Caring for the Wounded: How the Great War Medical Experience Shaped Post-War American Surgery. Get to know Dr. Smith in a quick Q&A...

  • September Tweets of the month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter, but you may not have noticed. From homecoming celebrations to surviving the first weeks of med school, catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students during the month of September...

  • Tips and tricks: Phishing attempts
    Don't get caught by a phishing scam. September is typically a high volume month for phishing attempts as we have many new and returning students back on campus. Learn how to protect yourself with this month's tip from Information Services...

  • Upcoming events
    The History of Medicine Visiting Speaker Series is right around the corner on October 21. Join us for the Leaders in Innovation Public Forum coming up on November 18. Mark your calendars for London Health Research Day 2016 on March 29, 2016...

  • Department Profile: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    With the absence of wet labs, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics may not seem as glamourous in comparison to others, but the fascinating computer-based world of epidemiology and biostatistics has a lot to offer...

  • Dentistry Strategic Planning - Town Hall and Retreat
    As the next step in the Dentistry strategic planning process, we will be hosting two events to present the drafted Schulich Dentistry Strategy Map, as well as a new Vision and Strategic Goals. The Town Hall on Monday, November 16 is open to faculty and staff. The Retreat on Saturday, November 28 is open to faculty, staff, students and community members to attend. Learn More...

  • Website redevelopment project successfully launches Phase 3 sites
    The Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Communications Team successfully launched 36 websites on October 27. The Phase 3 launch was the largest website launch to date, and completes the final phase of this three year project...

  • Schulich Cares United Way pledging and upcoming events
    The United Way employee campaign has been moved online — no more paper pledges. The online giving tool replaces the need for paper pledge forms, increasing efficiency and confidentiality while providing a user friendly experience. You will have received an email from onlinegiving@uwlondon.on.ca with a secure link to your personal giving page...

  • Inaugural lecture at History Of Medicine Visiting Speaker Series a success
    Faculty, staff, students and community members enjoyed an exciting three part story on post-war American surgery presented by Dr. Dale C. Smith. Dr. Smith's expertise, enthusiasm and eloquent delivery captivated audience members, as he intertwined history with important medical values of professionalism and doctoring...

  • October Tweets of the month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter, but you may not have noticed. Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students during the month of October...

  • 10 quick tips for spotting phishing emails
    As cyber safety awareness month comes to an end, brush up on these 10 quick tips for spotting phishing emails in your inbox...

  • Upcoming events
    Join us for the Leaders in Innovation Public Forum coming up on November 18. Save the date for the Dean's Faculty and Staff Holiday Party on December 8. Mark your calendars for London Health Research Day 2016 on March 29, 2016...

  • Catch up on what's making headlines this month...
    Martin Short tours Robarts Research Institute; Western joins international search for HIV/AIDS vaccine; Western team’s study is ‘a world first’; The race to find ‘biomarkers’ that can predict dementia; New rapid test for E. coli improves food safety...

  • Adventures in Global Health: Sam DeKoven, Anine Yu and Jennifer Zhang
    In a world of increasing globalization, it’s important for medical students to be immersed in different countries, cultures and world views...

  • Senate Committee on Renewal - Town Hall Meeting
    The Senate Committee on Renewal will hold a Town Hall meeting for faculty, staff and students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry on Monday, November 30, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Dental Sciences Building, Room 1002...

  • Dr. Eric Arts discusses the race to develop an HIV vaccine
    With HIV in the headlines, Eric Arts, PhD, discusses his work to develop an HIV vaccine as part of the international initiative EAVI2020...

  • New fellowship puts innovation at forefront
    Drs. Nick and Adam Power, Ali Tavallaei and Matthew Teeter, PhD, all play a role in the new Western Medical Innovation Fellowship. The fellowship immerses talented young scientists, engineers and clinicians in a training and research environment to drive the development of novel medical technologies...

  • Send us your submissions for a special holiday scrapbook in The Pulse
    Send us your favourite holiday photo of family, friends and fun as we compile a photo gallery of "Holiday Memories" from faculty, staff and students across Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, to be shared in the Holiday edition of The Pulse on December 15. Send your photos to comms@schulich.uwo.ca by December 11...

  • Tweets of the month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter, but you may not have noticed. Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students during the month of November...

  • Tips and tricks
    Have you updated your iPhone to iOS9? If so, you may want to read this helpful tip to avoid unnecessary data overages. Find out how to turn off Wi-Fi Assist and save yourself some costly data charges...

  • Upcoming events
    Join us at the faculty and staff holiday party on Tuesday, December 8. Registration for the upcoming 2016 Discover Robarts series, now in London, Chatham and Windsor, will begin in December...

  • Dean’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program 2016 applications now open
    Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs is now accepting applications for the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program 2016, which will take place in summer 2016. The deadline for interested supervisors to submit a project description is January 10, 2016...

  • Upcoming Operations Town Hall: Wednesday, January 27
    Mark your calendars for an Operations Town Hall meeting, featuring Betty Holme and Kevin Inchley, that will take place for faculty, staff and students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry on January 27, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Dental Sciences Building, Room 1002. More details to come in the New Year...

  • Challenge accepted
    Gordon Thompson meets the NHLPA Concussion Project challenge head on with an extraordinary donation of $100,000...

  • Dr. Lawrence Jacobs has been appointed as Assistant Dean, Windsor Faculty Affairs
    Dr. Lawrence Jacobs has been appointed as Assistant Dean, Windsor Faculty Affairs, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017...

  • Commitment to the Community - Altitude: Healthcare Mentoring
    Erfun Hatam and Alex McDougall, Medicine Class of 2018 are giving back to the local university community as co-leads for the Altitude: Healthcare Mentoring program in Windsor. Surpassing all expectations they have matched 33 University of Windsor first-year undergraduate students with 33 undergraduate medical students...

  • In case you missed it, here's what made headlines this month...
    Drs. Michael Strong and Lisa Fischer weigh in on the "New mindset needed for athletes to stop playing hurt: Experts"; "Only 36 per cent of Canadian primary-care docs think health system works well" Dr. Stephen Wetmore comments; "Syrian refugees touching down in London will need more than winter clothes to wear and places to live" featuring Dr. Lloy Wylie...

  • Tweets of the month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter, but you may not have noticed. Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students during the month of December...

  • Events
    A reminder that the University will be closing for the holidays on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. through to 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 3, 2015...

  • Celebrating our Achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Cathy Faulds on being installed as President of the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP). Dr. Faulds is a part-time faculty member in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Department of Family Medicine...

  • Welcoming our newest faculty and staff members
    We are pleased to welcome the newest faculty and staff members to the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry team. This list includes all the new faculty and staff from August through November...

  • Aaron Johnson – Double the motivation
    It takes a special type of person to go into Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s MD/PhD program. You not only need to be hardworking, focused and driven, but also accepting of long-term goals, as the program takes seven years to complete. It was everything Aaron Johnson was looking for...

  • Meet new Robarts scientist Andrew Pruszynski, PhD
    "Motor behaviour and sensory perception appear and feel effortless, but all this can change in an instant because of trauma or disease," said Andrew Pruszynski, PhD. He joined the team at Robarts this December and is looking forward to working with a group of scientists that appreciate a multidisciplinary approach - leveraging cutting-edge techniques and expertise across a range of disciplines...

  • Dr. Christopher Chin – Home is where the heart is
    Some residents need to travel far from their hometowns to attend the best programs in their field, but not Dr. Christopher Chin. Originally from London, Ontario, the fifth-year resident explained he stayed close to home to take part in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Otolaryngology program, which he argues is the best of its kind in Canada...

  • Staying in Motion with Continuing Professional Development
    It’s fair to say that in this day and age, if you’re standing still you will get left behind. The Continuing Professional Development department is comprised of 14 members who support various program streams. The team is focused on helping people move forward with their professional development and learning...

  • Our top 5 YouTube videos of 2014
    From the ALS Ice Bucket Challenges, to documenting our research discoveries and highlighting our various programs, we've had a lot to share...

  • Upcoming events
    A reminder that the University will be closing for the holidays on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. through to 7:00 a.m. Sunday, January 4, 2015...

  • Holiday gift ideas from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry
    Holiday shopping just got a lot easier with Schulich Medicine & Dentistry gifts. Glass tea mug sets, Cole + Parker dress socks, fleece mittens and more are available for purchase through the Communications & Marketing Department...

  • Student Profile: Guessy Wang - The business of surviving and thriving
    Guessy Wang, Dentistry Class of 2017, has made a business of surviving and thriving. With an ever-changing address in pursuit of her studies – she left home at the age of 12 to attend boarding school in her native China and never looked back – Wang had to be proactive in getting to know new environments and unfamiliar faces...

  • Research Profile: Kyle Biggar - Inspired by discovery
    After completing degrees at St. Francis Xavier University and Carleton University, Kyle Biggar was looking for a postdoctoral fellowship. He was drawn to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s well-integrated research community, high-end facilities, and the research Dr. Shawn Li and his research team were working on in his lab...

  • Department Profile: Facilities - A smooth integration of people, places and processes
    With more than 440,000 square feet of space at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to keep an eye on, the integration of managing our space utilization and allocation, keeping our buildings safe and secure, and coordinating construction projects is no small feat for Kevin Inchley, Senior Consultant, Facilities Department...

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Ranita Manocha - Devoted to making a difference in her patients’ lives
    While the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation may be small, it is the reason Dr. Ranita Manocha decided to continue her studies at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Dr. Manocha enjoys a wide variety of hobbies and interests, but explains that the best part of her day is when she can make a difference in her patients’ lives...

  • Video: Robarts scientists lead the way in Alzheimer's research
    Robarts Research Institute scientists work tirelessly every day to better understand and diagnose Alzheimer's disease, with the aim of developing new tools and treatments to help stop this devastating disease...

  • Events
    The Operations Town Hall has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 9. The Faculty and Staff Holiday party is quickly approaching on Friday, December 12. Coming up in 2015: The Awards of Excellence and London Health Research Day...

  • Department Profile: Master of Public Health - New team fueled by one philosophy
    It can often take some time for new teams to learn how to work well together. But for the Master of Public Health (MPH) program’s administrative team, their common goals and overall philosophy made this transition easy...

  • Research Profile: Alison Hamilton - A fascination with the brain
    When Alison Hamilton was looking for a postdoctoral placement that would allow her to continue her research on Alzheimer's disease, she never imagined it would take her to another continent...

  • Student Profile: Chantel Kowalchuk - Stepping out of her comfort zone
    Chantel Kowalchuk’s experience as a BMSc student has taken her out of her comfort zone, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. During the past four years, she has experienced life in a city just south of the Arctic Circle, worked with a former race car driver and discovered what she is really passionate about...

  • Robarts Profile: Jonatan Snir - Making a mark on Alzheimer's disease
    Jonatan Snir, PhD Candidate in Medical Biophysics, is truly purple and proud. He is nearing the completion of his third degree from Western University, and second from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry with research experience at Robarts...

  • Resident spotlight: Harry Marshall - Excited by the progressive field of radiology
    After completing his BMSc and MD/PhD degrees at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, it made sense for resident Harry Marshall to continue his training here within the growing field of radiology...

  • Video: Dean's Video Newsletter - Research funding
    Dr. Michael J. Strong discusses the changing funding landscape for medical research and ways that the School is providing support and funds to its researchers...

  • Events
    Mark your calendars for our upcoming events. Including the Operations Town Hall on November 18, the Leaders in Innovation Dinner, Symposium and Public Forum on November 20 and the Dean’s Holiday Party...

  • Welcoming our newest faculty and staff members
    We are pleased to welcome the newest faculty and staff members of the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry team. This list includes all the new faculty and staff from May through August...

  • Department Profile: Small but mighty - Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs
    The department of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs is small but mighty. Each member of this close-knit team works together toward a common goal: ensuring that graduate students and postdoctoral scholars receive the best training possible...

  • Student Profile: A spirited journey - Samar Sayedyahossein
    Growing up in the historical Iranian city of Isfahan, Samar Sayedyahossein, PhD Candidate in Physiology and Pharmacology, showed a keen interest in medicine and science from an early age. “At the age of four I made sure all my dolls were vaccinated"...

  • Resident Spotlight: Pathology Resident - Emily Goebel
    While pathology resident Emily Goebel, MD, is not yet on the front lines of patient care, the interesting cases she is exposed to on a daily basis keep her wanting more. Goebel discusses her love of the great outdoors, a good Jodi Picoult novel and the wonderful experiences that the pathology service continues to give her...

  • Robarts Profile: Global Impact - Dr. Aaron Fenster
    Aaron Fenster, PhD, uses the technology he creates to change the lives of people all over the world. He believes that researchers have an obligation not just to advance knowledge, but to also use that knowledge in a way that benefits society...

  • Leaving the world a better place
    With a friendly chimpanzee greeting, Jane Goodall took the stage at Alumni Hall on September 11. The renowned primatologist enthralled an audience of more than 2,000, sharing her inspiring personal journey, and reflecting on her experiences in the wild...

  • Video: The highs and lows of marijuana use explained
    Steven Laviolette and his team have explained why marijuana in small doses can cause paranoia, and higher doses that mimic long-term exposure can result in apathetic and emotionally-blunted behaviour...

  • Tips & Tricks: The importance of data encryption
    Data encryption has become an increasingly important practice, especially when you deal with an abundance of sensitive information. Learn more about data encryption with this month's IT tip...

  • Upcoming Events
    Check out our exciting upcoming events. Dentistry Research Day is quickly approaching, along with the Gairdner Lecture and the Robarts Leaders in Innovation Symposium, Public Forum and Dinner...

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Michael Pariser – Taking aim at pain
    Even before 32-year-old Dr. Michael Pariser officially completes all his medical training, he has become a pioneer in Canadian medicine. The Ingersoll native is one of the first medical residents in Canada to begin training in the newly accredited pain medicine residency program...

  • Robarts Research Institute: Terry Peters, PhD – A view inside the brain
    Can Terry Peters, PhD, give surgeons X-ray vision? Not quite. But he’s working to equip them with the next best thing...

  • Student Profile: Adrienne Elbert – The best is yet to come
    Adrienne Elbert, MD/PhD Candidate, is a 2012 Vanier Scholar, but she’s still looking forward to achieving bigger and better things...

  • Department Profile: Meet the Communications and Marketing Team
    The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Communications and Marketing Team strives to promote the School's research and education excellence through a variety of communications vehicles...

  • Faculty & Staff BBQ photo slideshow
    The 2014 Faculty & Staff BBQ offered the perfect environment for colleagues to socialize, build team spirit and reflect upon the amazing contributions that our faculty and staff make on a daily basis...

  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos
    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken the School by storm. Watch as Dr. Strong, Dr. Tithecott and the Medicine Class of 2017 each accept the challenge...

  • Tips and tricks for branding
    Are you looking to create a quick poster for your upcoming event? Check out these helpful branding tips and tricks from the Communications department...