Feature Stories

  • Alumna and faculty member scores with Team Canada
    Dr. Leanne Peters, BSc'02, MD'06, a faculty member with Family Medicine, didn't strap on the skates at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, but as the team doctor for the Canadian Women’s hockey team, she definitely felt the same national pride.

  • Diversity Working Groups
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has established a Diversity Working Group. We sat down with Drs. Davy Cheng and Jay Rosenfield the co-chairs, to learn more about the Working Group.

  • Windsor Campus: Recognizing the 2018 Awards of Excellence recipients
    Congratulations to the deserving award winners for their outstanding contributions to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Campus.

  • Funding: CANet funds arrhythmia research projects across Canada
    The Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet), housed at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and its partners announced funding of 10 research grants, totaling over $4.4 million with an additional $10 million in matching funds. Congratulations to Maria Drangova, PhD, and Dr. Jamie Manlucu who received funding as part of this announcement.

  • A stalwart of dental education
    51 years. More than 2,500 graduates. Numerous academic leadership roles. Dr. Stanley Kogon represents the long tradition of extraordinary dental education at Western University.

  • Celebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Maria Drangova, Jaimie Manlucu, Carolyn Adams, Wally Liang, Mithu Sen, Anita Chen, Charles Ho, Josee Paradis, Andrew Pruszynski, Tanya Thornton, all the Windsor Awards of Excellence recipients.

  • Dr. Kari Visscher has combined her passion for art and imaging to create a unique educational tool
    Kari Visscher, MD, cannot remember a time when she was not passionate about art. As a resident, at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, completing her radiology training, she found a way to combine her passion with her career – all while demystifying the often times misunderstood world of imaging.

  • Law firms support concussion research
    Seven London law firms have jointly contributed $130,000 to support concussion research at Robarts. “This gift helps drive a city-wide focus on interdisciplinary concussion research,” said Marlys Koschinsky, PhD, Scientific and Executive Director at Robarts.

  • Making Connections
    Melissa Cookson, Medicine Class of 2019, is an avid participant in learning experiences offered through the Distributed Education program. She welcomes the unique opportunities to enhance her medical knowledge, while developing meaningful community connections.

  • Resident Profile
    Dr. Jennifer Koichopolos was inspired to pursue a surgical residency after completing a surgical rotation during clerkship. “The medicine was exciting and after that everything paled in comparison and I was hooked.” Now, as she achieves procedural-based accomplishments such as her first appendectomy, first colonoscopy, and first chest tube, she has realized that the most rewarding moments are really about seeing patients in clinic when they are well again.

  • Congratulations to the 2018 Awards of Excellence recipients
    As educators, researchers, innovators and leaders, this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients are making a difference at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. It is with great pride that we recognize and honour their achievements.

  • Windsor Campus 10th Anniversary
    The Schulich Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Campus celebrated 10 years of excellence in medical education in 2018. After the Ontario Government identified a need for more medical school spaces in the early 2000s, an incredible amount of time and effort was put into developing a satellite campus in Windsor.

  • Distinguished University Professors and Faculty Scholars announced
    Congratulations to Dale Laird announced as a Distinguished University Professor. Lauren Flynn, Qingping Feng, Steven Laviolette, Walter Siqueira, were also recognized as Faculty Scholars.

  • Entrada chosen as platform to support CBME
    Entrada (entrada.org) has been chosen to serve as the School’s technology platform in support of competency-based medical education (CBME) and in the near future all education needs in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education related to assessment, scheduling, portfolios, etc.

  • STEM conference engages, empowers young women
    Approximately 250 undergraduate students, researchers and volunteers attended the one-day conference, organized by the Western Women in Neuroscience graduate student group.

  • Research team develops clinically-validated 3D printed stethoscope
    A team of researchers has developed an open-source, clinically validated template for a 3D printed stethoscope for use in areas of the world with limited access to medical supplies – places where a stethoscope could mean the difference between life and death.

  • Bringing holistic health to the community
    Teresa Van Deven, curriculum co-ordinator for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, has developed the school’s Social Medicine course, which aims to teach future physicians about the social determinants of health and a physician’s role in understanding and treating a patient with a more holistic approach to health.

  • Alison Allan, PhD appointed Chair, Anatomy and Cell Biology
    Alison Allan, PhD has been appointed as Chair, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective February 1, 2018 until June 30, 2023.

  • Dr. Maggie Rebel appointed Associate Dean, Learner Equity & Wellness
    Dr. Margaretha Rebel has been appointed as Associate Dean, Office of Learner Equity & Wellness, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2023.

  • Celebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Homer Yang, Kelly Anderson, Judy Bornais, Bertha Garcia, Parham Rasoulinejad and the Duenwald Research Group, along with other faculty and Learners on the many achievements this past month.

  • Making history - again
    Twenty-three Schulich Medicine students presented their research projects at the annual History of Medicine Days in Calgary.

  • Researchers use lessons learned from fetal brain growth to stimulate brain repair after stroke
    Arthur Brown, PhD, and his team at Robarts Research Institute have shown that by targeting a gene called Sox9, they can stimulate axonal growth and improve recovery after stroke. Brown and his team have previously demonstrated that the transcription factor, Sox9, controls the expression of CSPGs, and by targeting it, they can block the ‘no grow’ signal.

  • Inspiring youth to discover health care
    Young teens across southwestern Ontario have a new camp opportunity thanks to some dedicated and innovative Schulich Medicine students. Campers will get hands-on experience with suturing and casting, grapple with medical cases and diagnose and treat patients and explore life as a physician, nurse, pharmacists or emergency medical services provider.

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. TJ Leeper
    Resident spotlight: Dr. TJ Leeper finds working with dedicated teams a rewarding part of his work.

  • Celebrating and thanking donors for their support – March 2018
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is grateful for the continued support from generous donors. Two recent donations are benefiting Oral Surgery and an endowed medical student award.

  • Strategic Plan Update + Video
    In this edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Dean Dr. Michael J. Strong discusses the School's refreshed strategic plan.

  • New leadership structure for Schulich Dentistry
    The new structure includes four roles: Associate Dean, Undergraduate Dental Education; Associate Dean, Graduate and Postgraduate Dental Education; Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs - Dentistry; and Assistant Dean, Dentistry Research. Each with a five-year term. This new structure replaces the previous one in Dentistry effective as of today.

  • Congratulations to two new Collaborative Research Seed Grants teams
    CRSG provides seed funding for the formation and development of two new interdisciplinary collaborative research teams. The intent is to promote new collaborations that build on different scientific and scholarly backgrounds, to facilitate breakthroughs in solving research questions in a collaborative manner, and to position the School's researchers to successfully respond to targeted requests for proposals from Tri-Council or other funding agencies.

  • School hosts 2018 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
    Dr. Vladimir Hachinski was celebrated as one of six individuals inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in April 2018. This year, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry served as the partner host for the induction ceremony. The event welcomed nearly 600 people from across Canada, and included actor Colm Feore as master of ceremonies, the Chippewa Travellers and Mark Macaulay.

  • Second iteration of CaRMS results released
    The second iteration of the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) process was released on April 11. More than 97 per cent of Schulich Medicine students have matched to a postgraduate residency training program after the two iterations.

  • Ontario funding additional residency positions for medical graduates
    The Government of Ontario is working with medical schools to create more specialized residency spots this upcoming school year for graduates who did not match to a residency position, ensuring that all unmatched graduates are placed.

  • Western announces honorary degree lineup
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni and partners top the list of Western University’s 2018 honorary degree recipients. Congratulations to Dr. Alastair Buchan, Dr. Jon Kelton, MD’73, Dr. Jonathan Meakins, MD’66, and Eric Lindros, who serves as the Honorary Chair of See the Line.

  • 2018 Alumni of Distinction Award and Dean’s Distinguished Lecture recipients
    The 2018 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Alumni of Distinction and Dean’s Distinguished Lecture recipients have left an indelible mark on the world through their commitment to education, medicine, research, and social accountability. Their tireless dedication to improving the human condition is above reproach.

  • Celebrating your Achievements
    Congratulations to Lena Palaniyappan, Douglas Jones, Nicole Campbell, Maria Drangova, along with other faculty and Learners on the many achievements this past month.

  • 2018 sharing Smiles Day
    Hockey with the Mighty Dents, singing Karaoke, and horsing around with JW, the Western Mustangs mascot, were just a few of the fun activities that kicked off the 2018 Sharing Smiles Day.

  • Using lung MRI to see where and why Canadians with asthma have poor disease control
    Grace Parraga, PhD, and her research team are using lung MRI to see where and why Canadians with asthma have poor disease control.

  • Recognizing excellence in Distributed Education
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s annual Awards of Excellence recognized four Distributed Education faculty members from across Southwestern Ontario. Congratulations to Dr. Firas Al-Dhaher, Dr. Susan Munro, Dr. Donald Eby, and Dr. Martin Hug.

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Matt Chong, Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
    After his undergraduate medical education and medical school at McMaster University, Dr. Matt Chong came to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry for his residency in Anesthesiology

  • Celebrating and thanking donors for their support – April 2018
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is grateful for the continued support from generous donors. Two recent donations are benefiting Oral Surgery and an endowed medical student award.

  • Family Medicine celebrates 50 years
    Drs. Tom Freeman, Barbara Lent, John Sangster and Stephen Wetmore reflect on the founding of the Department of Family Medicine, Dr. Ian McWhinney's contributions and the Department's role as the intellectual centre of family medicine in Canada. Read more.

  • Alumna key-note speaker at Family Medicine celebration
    Dr. Danielle Martin, MD’03, alumna and family physician and will be joining in on the 50th anniversary celebrations for the Department of Family Medicine. She will be the keynote speaker for the cornerstone anniversary event scheduled for May 30.

  • Work with Entrada progresses as consortium is rebranded
    Effective immediately, Entrada will be known as Elentra ME. This is part of a rebrand of the consortium. And the work continues with the infrastructure installation, training planning, as well as several other project milestone achievements.

  • Profiles of Excellence: Marnin Heisel, PhD, C.Psych
    Marnin Heisel, PhD, C.Psych, focuses on finding better ways to assess suicide risk with the hope of enhancing mental health and well-being and decreasing risk for suicide in older adults. Heisel is an associate professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Western University's Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and a scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute...

  • Dean's Video Newsletter: The year ahead
    In this month's edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Dr. Michael J. Strong looks to the year ahead and explores important topics including the University's Indigenous Strategy...

  • WE SPEAK 2017 - Let Western University know what you think
    The WE SPEAK Faculty and Staff Survey 2017 is now available. It will help to identify what is working well, and where there is opportunity for improvement. Check your inbox for an email from delivery@metricsatwork.com which provides you with your unique link to the confidential survey. The survey will be available until February 13...

  • The deadline for your Awards of Excellence nominations is quickly approaching
    Take a moment to reflect on your experiences working with your colleagues in London and Windsor who continue to achieve excellence in the work they do. The nomination deadline for the Windsor Campus' Awards of Excellence is February 10. The nomination deadline for the Awards of Excellence is March 6...

  • Your January desktop background download is now available
    In addition to the 2017 pictorial calendar, we will be featuring monthly Commitment to the Community desktop background downloads. At the end of each month, throughout 2017, a new desktop background will be released. A special thank you to Johnny Tran, Graduate Orthodontics, for the January background...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Ting-Yim Lee, PhD, Louisa Salemi, Mike Ellis, Paul Desormeaux, Marcon Laforet, Amy Burke, Jason Wolfs, Jacob Aguirre, Kyle Hoffman, Michael Thwaites and Charles Ishak...

  • Commitment to the Community with Nicole Dorssers, Special Events & Alumni Engagement Officer
    Nicole Dorssers' personal connection to volunteering started a young age. With her strong ties abroad gained during schooling in France and travelling the Middle East, it opened her mind to being a member of something much larger – a community...

  • Student Profile: Mark Gera, Master of Public Health Class of 2017
    For Mark Gera, positively affecting others' health has always been an interest of his. And with the Master of Public Health Program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry he is confident he will be able to fulfill his goal...

  • Hanif Ladak, PhD, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    As a young teenager, Hanif Ladak, PhD, developed and sold computer games. Today, he’s creating software for simulation training and sharing his entrepreneurial spirit with his students...

  • That's a wrap: The R.E.A.L. Life Project series focused on Distributed Education recap
    This series of photo essays captures the day-to-day work of faculty members, residents and medical students, and showcases the diversity of learning experiences that occur across the School’s distributed sites. Explore the unparalleled exposure to patients, health challenges and clinical care teams...

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Ali Bateman, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Entering into the specialty area of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation wasn’t always on Dr. Ali Bateman’s radar when she began medical school. After completing electives throughout Canada, Dr. Bateman became enamored with the specialty and knew that Schulich Medicine & Dentistry was where she wanted to be to complete her studies...

  • Department Profile: Master of Clinical Pathologists Assistant Program
    The Master of Clinical Pathologists’ Assistant Program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry may be small in size, but that doesn’t take anything away from the impact of their work and commitment to the community...

  • The trendmaker
    Kelly Anderson, PhD, is uncovering shocking trends in the mental health system...

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry - Renovation/Redevelopment News
    A planning process for the expansion and replacement of some of the aging facilities at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has been initiated. At the core of this is the replacement of the Kresge Building and the Molecular Biochemistry Laboratories...

  • Steven Laviolette presents on Addiction at TEDxWesternU
    Steven Laviolette's recent TEDx talk at Western challenges the current view of addiction...

  • Creating lasting, positive change
    Drs. David Steven and Jorge Burneo have helped establish the first epilepsy surgery programs in Peru, a country whose epilepsy rate is three times higher than Canada's...

  • The Chair's Blog
    Dr. James Calvin has started to blog. He's going to be sharing information and commentary related to the Department of Medicine’s latest news and events, with a focus on their strategic plan and on quality improvement initiatives in clinical teaching units...

  • Your February desktop background download is now available
    In addition to the 2017 pictorial calendar, we will be featuring monthly Commitment to the Community desktop background downloads. At the end of each month, throughout 2017, a new desktop background will be released. A special thank you to Sylvia Mioduszewski, Education Evaluation Officer, for the February background...

  • Celebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Kori LaDonna, PhD, Dr. Alp Sener, Dr. Neil Duggal, Paula Foster, PhD, Greg Dekaban, PhD, Dr. Marina Salvadori, Julie Kaiser, Carolina R. Batista, Peter Szabo, Ashley Makela, Ashley Schormans, Saqgar Desai, Kelly Baines...

  • Strengthening communities through research: Gerald McKinley, PhD
    Gerald McKinley, PhD, believes that giving back to the community isn’t a single event, it’s a responsibility that should be fulfilled over a life-time. The assistant professor puts this belief into practice through his research and its application with First Nations communities across Ontario...

  • Becoming Dr. Archibald: Jennifer Archibald, Schulich Dentistry
    Jennifer Archibald was one of several Schulich Dentistry students who travelled to Jamaica this past summer to provide free dental care for one week to the islanders...

  • Advancing surgical training: Dr. Jonathan Lau and Elvis Chen, PhD
    Dr. Jonathan Lau and Elvis Chen, PhD, are using a combination of 3D printing and synthetic materials to create a surgical simulation tool that mimics what a surgeon sees, feels and experiences during spinal dural repairs. The tool joins an impressive list of successful commercial ventures started at Robarts...

  • A model of interprofessionalism: DocTalks program
    Schulich Medicine faculty members at the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance are helping build a more collaborative environment through a unique program called DocTalks...

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Kyle Fisher, PGY4, Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
    As a fourth year resident in Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Dr. Kyle Fisher must always be considering the unforeseen, making quick and thoughtful decisions and serving as his patients’ advocate. It’s a challenge, but well suited to his type-a personality...

  • Behind the Numbers: Finance and IT, Department of Medicine
    A boardroom full of banter between colleagues isn’t what you’d expect walking into a Finance and IT department. But if you take a quick trip to visit the Department of Medicine’s Finance and IT team located in Victoria Hospital, you’ll get just that...

  • Outstanding scholarship recognized
    Brian Corneil, a Professor in Physiology and Pharmacology and a Robarts scientist, is being recognized as an all-around scholar for his work...

  • Profiles of Excellence: Susann Schmid, PhD
    Susanne Schmid, PhD, is studying the underlying mechanisms that allow us to filter sensory information. Disruptions in this mechanism are present in disorders like schizophrenia and autism...

  • Recognizing peers
    The 2017 Windsor Awards of Excellence recipients have demonstrated passion, professionalism and excellence in their teaching, support and leadership. Congratulations to the 14 recipients...

  • GroupWise to Office 365 Migration
    Information Services is currently in the planning stages to migrate the GroupWise email system to Western's Office 365 System. The current target is to have the migration completed in late May to early June 2017...

  • Your March desktop background download is now available
    A special thank you to James Wing-Yiu Choy, associate professor, Biochemistry, for the March desktop background...

  • Celebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Scott McKay, Dr. Hariharan Iyer, Dr. Peter Mugyenyi, Anita Woods, Dr. Mark Awuku, Dr. Douglas Ross, Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo, Dr. Ian Ball, Dr. Matthew Cohen, Tehmina Ahmad, Dr. Barbra de Vrijer, Dr. Kevin Coughlin, Dr. Genevieve Eastabrook, Dr. Basim Abu Rafea, Dr. Angelos Vilos and more...

  • Commitment to the Community: Vicki Douvalis - Building a stronger London
    Impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands of Londoners is an ambitious task, but Vicki Douvalis is willing to take on the challenge. Volunteering with London Public Library and Museum London, she’s been able to create connections that enrich lives, inspire discovery, foster creativity and expand possibilities...

  • Student Profile: Terry Lee Robins
    While some may shy away from working with cadavers and performing gross examinations on human tissues or organs, Terry Lee Robins, a Master of Clinical Sciences-Pathologists' Assistant Candidate, relishes the opportunity...

  • Robarts Research Institute hosts inaugural Brainhack Western event
    Dozens of trainees and faculty members from across Western's campus came together earlier this month for the inaugural Brainhack Western. The multi-day event was hosted at Robarts, and was part of a global movement to develop innovative solutions to emerging issues in neuroimaging and neuroscience...

  • Distributed Education: New dedicated space for trainees
    With financial backing from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, three new exam rooms at Stratford General Hospital have been designated for students and residents, solidifying the dedication to distributed education in the community...

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Carolyn Adams, PGY1, Family Medicine
    With roots in Windsor stretching back to the early 1900’s, Dr. Adams is looking forward to practicing in her hometown and continuing the family tradition of socially responsible care...

  • Department Profile: Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    The Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility team at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has decades of experience maintaining excellence in patient care through world-class innovative research and education...

  • London surgeons join #ILookLikeASurgeon
    Female surgeons and residents from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry gathered in operating rooms at London Health Sciences Centre’s University Hospital, Victoria Hospital and St. Joseph’s Health Care London this week to add their voices to a global rallying cry for women surgeons...

  • A celebration of research
    Suzanne Bernier, PhD, was a dedicated researcher and mentor whose passion for musculoskeletal science was contagious. The 10th Annual Suzanne Bernier Memorial Lecture in Skeletal Biology celebrates her legacy. It will feature keynote speaker Lori A. Setton, PhD...

  • See the Line Returns August 16
    The afternoon community symposium will include an all-star panel moderated by Hometown Hockey's Ron MacLean, featuring See the Line's Honorary Chair and Hockey Hall of Famer Eric Lindros, Five-time Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser, San Jose Sharks (NHL) centre Logan Couture and Western Mustang's Assistant Coach Kalley Armstrong. Register early, as this event sells out annually...

  • Dr. Spencer Lalonde named the 2017 Dr. John D. Brown Memorial Resident Award recipient
    Congratulations to Dr. Spencer Lalonde, PGY1, Internal Medicine, on receiving this honour. He is being recognized for his empathy, diligence to patient safety and respect...

  • Congratulations to the 2017 Awards of Excellence recipients
    As educators, researchers, innovators and leaders, this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients are making a difference at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry...

  • Alumni of Distinction Awards
    Congratulations to the 2017 Alumni of Distinction Award recipients: Drs. Robert Bourne, MD’71; Jack Harris; Zain Kassam, MD’09; Peter Leung, PhD’79; Paul Romanson, DDS’72; Cecil Rorabeck, MD’68, DSc '09; David Spence, BA’65, MD’70; and Shawn Steele, BA’01, DDS’05, JD’13...

  • Continuing to serve others: Jim Silcox
    For five years, Jim Silcox has been volunteering his time helping answer questions for patients and visitors entering LHSC’s University Hospital. The volunteer role serves to be quite a contrast from his position at UH as an Obstetrician/Gynaecologist...

  • 2017 We Speak Results
    The survey results are in. On April 25, in an email to all faculty and staff Dr. Amit Chakma, president and vice-chancellor shared that the 2017 We Speak Survey results are in. You can learn more about the overall University results on the We Speak website (you will need your Western login). Plans are in process for sharing Schulich Medicine & Dentistry results. Watch for news coming to your inbox soon...

  • London to become North American leader in 3D printing for medical and surgical solutions
    The London Medical Network announced a $6.8 million partnership with Western University and Renishaw PLC to establish a new research, development and commercialization centre that will focus on the creation of medical instruments and surgical solutions through additive manufacturing...

  • Your April desktop background download is now available
    A special thank you to Brian Schick, fellow, anatomical pathology, for the April desktop background...

  • Celebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Tamara Tavares, Dr. Lena Palaniyappan, Dr. Sarah McLean, Jerry Battista, PhD, David Zuanazzi, Dr. Jonathan Lau, Dr. David Palma, Dante Capaldi, Daniel Gelman, Jason Kai, Justin Laing, Fiona Li, Heeseung Lim and Dickson Wong...

  • Commitment to the Community: Dr. Evelyn Vingilis - Inspiring young girls through STEM
    The Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS) is inspiring young girls across Canada to join science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Founded in 1992 by Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s own Dr. Evelyn Vingilis and her then nine-year-old daughter Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko, CAGIS’ impact reaches far beyond the local community...

  • Student Profile: China Scholarship Council students - Exchanging Knowledge
    At Western for a year, the China Scholarship Council students share their thoughts about research training, Canada and their new found love of Tim Hortons...

  • Dr. Michael Silverman: The ‘magic’ of ultrasound encourages women to attend prenatal care in rural Uganda
    New research from Lawson and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry shows that advertising free ultrasounds increases number of pregnant women attending modern medical care in Uganda...

  • Recognizing excellence in Distributed Education
    Four Distributed Education faculty members were recognized with a 2017 Schulich Award of Excellence for Faculty in Distributed Sites. Congratulations to Drs. Amit Bagga, Rochelle Dworkin, Anna Mayer and Shanil Narayan...

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Timothy Nguyen, Department of Oncology
    With three cardiologists in his family, Dr. Timothy Nguyen, a resident in the Department of Oncology, decided to break the mould and specialize in Radiation Oncology...

  • Celebrating Excellence
    This year’s celebration brought together a group of talented award recipients who show true dedication and commitment to the School. The evening was a celebration of collaboration, collegiality and pride...

  • We Speak Update
    In the coming weeks, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty and staff will begin to receive more news and information about the We Speak survey results. Departmental results will be shared directly with Department leaders in order to review their outcomes...

  • A rite of passage
    On May 12, the Medicine Class of 2017 officially entered the medical profession. Dr. Peter Mugyenyi was the recipient of an Honorary Degree, and Drs. Jerry Battista, David Lee, Patricia Morley-Forster, Fiona Ralley and Witek Zaleski received their Professor Emeritus status...

  • Dr. Marina Salvadori honoured as YMCA Woman of Excellence
    Dr. Salvadori's work as a paediatrician and a faculty member, as well as her national advocacy work was recognized with a 2017 YMCA Women of Excellence Award...

  • Your May desktop background download is now available
    A special thank you to David Driman, professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, for the May desktop background...

  • Celebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Michael Rieder, the Collaborative Research Seed Grant recipients, Kelly Anderson, Eric Arts, Robert Bartha, Lakshman Gunaratnam, David Heinrichs, Julio Martinez-Trujillo, Anthony Nichols, Lena Palaniyappan, Silvia Penuela, Rithwik Ramachandran, Stephen Renaud, John Ronald, Cheryle Seguin, Rennian Wang, Donald Welsh, Manuel Montero Odasso, David Edgell, Paul Gribble, Elizabeth Osuch, Frederick Dick, Maria Drangova and more...

  • Spearheading humanitarian surgical missions: Dr. Toni Zhong, MD’02
    Spearheading humanitarian surgical missions to developing countries, alumna Dr. Toni Zhong, MD’02, is featured in a video that recently won an award from the News Photographers Association of Canada...

  • Celebrating the Medicine Class of 2017 with Yousif Atwan
    Yousif Atwan, Medicine Class of 2017, is graduating this month with pride, gratitude and optimism about his future in orthopaedic surgery. He reflects on his journey through medical school and the relationships he built along the way...

  • Improving x-ray technology to better detect and diagnose disease: Tomi Nano, PhD Candidate
    Tomi Nano, PhD Candidate, is looking at improving x-ray technology to better detect and diagnose breast cancer. Supervised by Ian Cunningham, the Medical Biophysics trainee is inspired by the environment and people at Robarts...

  • Collaborating to strengthen medical education: 2017 Education Conference
    From mentoring to managing bias to simulation training, the 2017 Education Conference delivered a wide range of medical education topics and learnings to faculty from across Southwestern Ontario. This year’s Conference theme was Competency Based Medical Education...

  • Resident spotlight: Dr. Matthew Cecchini, Anatomical Pathology
    A resident in anatomical pathology, Dr. Matthew Cecchini, aims to 'tell the story' of his patients through the specimens he examines...

  • Awards of Excellence award recipient profiles
    Congratulations to the 34 Awards of Excellence recipients. Learn more about their accomplishments...

  • Congratulations to the graduating classes of 2017
    Pride filled the air in May and June as students from Medicine, Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs, Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Dentistry programs moved on to a new chapter in their lives as Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Alumni...

  • Dean's Video Newsletter: We Speak results
    Dr. Michael Strong, Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, discusses the School's overall We Speak results...

  • CBME: The role of Competence Committees
    Competence Committees are an important part of Competency Based Medical Education at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. Faculty members explain the role of Competence Committees and what is needed to make it successful...

  • 2017 Achievement Report: Optimizing Life-Long Health
    The annual Achievement Report is a yearly snapshot of achievements at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Take a look at this year's highlights, research findings, awards and more...

  • Construction update
    Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, shares details about the construction projects that will be advancing and provides some information about timing for these projects...

  • New treatment available for people with early multiple sclerosis
    Researchers from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are part of a groundbreaking study showing that a common acne medication called minocycline can be used to help treat multiple sclerosis in its earliest stages...

  • Dr. David Palma launches new book
    Starting July 1st, Dr. David Palma’s new book, Taking Charge of Cancer, will be on bookshelves across Canada. The book was created with patients in mind and is dedicated to distinguishing myth from truth and helping patients get top-notch cancer treatment...

  • Your June desktop background download is now available
    A special thank you to Crystal Mackay, Senior Media Relations Officer, for the June desktop background. Don't forget to check back in July and August for all new backgrounds...

  • Celebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Peter Gerard Blake, Jane Yorke Edwards, Sahza Hatibovic-Kofman, Nicholas Joseph Victor Hogg, Janice Koenig, Michael Joseph Kovacs, Gary S. Shaw, Mark D. Vincent and Andrew J. Watson, Al Getgood, Jerry Battista, Mary Mathews, Sara Kuruvilla, Jeff Cao, Jonathon Izawa, Alison Allan, Junaid Yousuf and more...

  • Passion for a cause: Hunster Yang, Honors Specialization in Neuroscience, BSc’18 candidate
    Through a careful balance of demanding academics and extra-curricular activities, Hunster Yang has discovered some of his true passions in life...

  • Student profiles: Celebrating Convocation with Nick Tonial, Brett Hawley and Lindsay Oliver
    Celebrating Convocation with Nick Tonial, Brett Hawley and Lindsay Oliver. Three separate stories highlighting three extraordinary students from Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Dentistry and Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral affairs...

  • CIHR funding boosts novel cancer research at Robarts: John Ronald, PhD
    John Ronald, PhD, is developing a gene-based approach to cancer detection. Using engineered 'tumour-activatable minicircles', the researcher and his team can use a blood test to determine if cancer is present, and potentially treat the disease. He recently received his first CIHR grant to support this ongoing research...

  • Distributed Education profile: Dr. Puneet Seth's research explores technology use with older patients
    Thoughts of the technology revolution in health care tend to invoke images of robotic surgical tools or complex imaging machines. But Dr. Puneet Seth and a team of researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute, are showing that even everyday technologies, such as mobile devices, can have a profound impact on health care...

  • Resident spotlight: Dr. Patrick Murphy, General Surgery
    In this Q&A, Dr. Patrick Murphy explains what motivated him to pursue to the specialization of surgery, the defining moments in his residency training so far and how he maintains his athletic interests outside the hospital...

  • Building relationships to support the School's mission: Alumni Relations & Development team
    Susana Gajic-Bruyea, Kristen Lesko, Kayla Kalijarvi, Dean Sherk and Marta Kobrzynski research and engage with prospective donors to build relationships, and match the individuals and organizations with giving opportunities that fit with their interests...

  • A year's worth of stories
    The 2017 issue of Rapport Magazine is now available online and in print form. It features stories about Schulich Scholarships recipients, educational leaders including Dr. Bertha Garcia, student activism, MS research, the value of social media in education, the negative impact of pseudoscience and so much more...

  • Research feature: Why you don't look at your feet when you walk
    Stephen Lomber, PhD, and a team of researchers at Western’s renowned Brain & Mind Institute are learning from the walking habits of cats by pinpointing a part of the brain involved in acquiring and maintaining the memory of obstacles in our environment...

  • Ann and Mitt Romney join Leaders in Innovation
    On November 15, Ann and Mitt Romney will join scientists, trainees and community members for the 2017 Leaders in Innovation Dinner. Ann was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998 and has since become a champion for those fighting the disease. This event sold out last year, so purchase your tickets early...

  • Creating a culture of CQI
    Continuous quality improvement - three words that are framing the way forward for the Doctor of Medicine program and accreditation - and words you are sure to hear more often. Learn more about what work is underway to support the outcomes of the MD program's last accreditation and the preparations being made for the next evaluation in 2023...

  • Strategic Plan Refresh Update
    During the summer months, Directors from the School’s administrative teams have been taking a look at the School’s strategic plan and moving forward with the refresh of the document which began under Dr. Margaret Steele’s leadership...

  • Dean's Video Newsletter - Indigenous Strategic Plan
    In this edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Dr. Michael J. Strong addresses plans across the University and School to respond to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. With education and health care as major themes in the report, Dr. Strong explains the important role of medical schools in addressing issues impacting Indigenous health...

  • Profiles of Excellence: Hanif Ladak & Sumit Agrawal
    Hanif Ladak, PhD, and Dr. Sumit Agrawal are a true example of translational research - the basic science and clinician duo have taken principles of math and computer engineering and are using them to create computer models which improve patient outcomes in hearing science...

  • Celebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Walter Siqueira, Jacob Aguirre-Butcher, Matt Berg, David Edgell, Mithu Sen, Hanbo Chen, the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge top steppers and teams, Melissa Schorr, Linda Wang, Erik Mandawe, Joseph Chin, Alan Getgood, Patrick Lajoie, Lena Palaniyappan, Aaron Fenster, Amanda Sauvé, Terry Peters, Anthony Tang, Flora Jung, Emaad Mohammad, Hunster Yang, Dante Capaldi, Tavis Apramian and more...

  • Giving hope to ALS patients: Dr. Brittney Parlett, Resident Alumna
    Residency brings many unexpected challenges. For Resident Alumna, Brittney Parlett, it was her husband Jeff Perreault being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Instead of giving up hope, Dr. Parlett excelled in her residency, cared for her husband and raised money for ALS research...

  • Discovering the art of surgery: Tavis Apramian, MD/PhD Candidate
    Tavis Apramian, an MD/PhD Candidate, has discovered, through his research, that surgeons more closely resemble artists than previously thought. With variations in surgeons' practise, he has shown that medical education varies in this specialty...

  • CIHR Foundation Grants awarded to Robarts researchers
    Congratulations to Dr. Lena Palaniyappan and Aaron Fenster, PhD, recipients of a total of $3 million in research funding as part of the Foundation Grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced in August...

  • R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives: St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
    In the first installment of R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives, we follow faculty member Dr. Robert Black, surgical resident Dr. Kerollos Wanis, and nurse Jackie Moore on the surgical ward at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH)...

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Faizal Haji, PGY6, Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurological Sciences
    In his last year of the Neurosurgical Residency program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Dr. Faizal Haji says the great mentors he has encountered over the years, and at all levels of education, have helped him to realize his potential and accomplish new feats...

  • Welcome to the School's newly appointed decanal leaders and faculty members
    A recap of the School's newly appointed decanal leaders and faculty members from June to September 2017...

  • An Extraordinary Homecoming
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni, faculty and students took centre stage during Homecoming Weekend, engaging in panel discussions, lectures, receptions and the annual Dean's Gala. It was an extraordinary weekend when we celebrated the School and the achievements of our distinguished alumni...

  • Dr. Vladimir Hachinski a 2018 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Inductee
    Congratulations to Dr. Hachinski on being inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. He is a Distinguished University Professor in Clinical Neurological Sciences, a world-renowned neurologist who has transformed the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the two greatest threats to the brain, stroke and dementia...

  • $13.8 million in new funding for School research teams
    Eric Arts, PhD, Melvyn Goodale, PhD, Terry Peters, PhD, and Dr. Geoffrey Pickering will share $13.8-million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The official announcement was made on October 12 by London West MP Kate Young and London North Centre MP Peter Fragiskatos at Robarts Research Institute...

  • Faculty Affairs: A Q&A with Dr. Davy Cheng
    On July 1, Dr. Davy Cheng began his role as Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs. We sat down with him to talk about this new position, his goals and learn more about his priorities for his first few months as Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs...

  • Moving forward in reconciliation and healing
    “My time at the School has strengthened my cultural identity because my classmates are so eager to learn and understand what it means to be an Indigenous person in Canada,” said second-year medical student Cheyenne LaForme, reflecting on the recent Indigenous learning session for medical and law students at Western. The session included a presentation by Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and a Blanket Exercise...

  • Transition to Residency: A lecture series preparing residents for their training
    T2R offers eight half-day lectures focused on everything from hypotension/shock to neruor emergencies and the dying patients, so residents can gain the knowledge and skills they need to feel more prepared and comfortable so they can achieve success during residency...

  • Dr. Valerie Schulz appointed Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development
    Dr. Valerie Schulz has been appointed as Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, effective October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2022...

  • Celebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Vladimir Hachinski, Lloy Wylie, Eric Arts, Melvyn Goodale, Terry Peters, Geoffrey Pickering, Karla Crosara, Michael Greene, Dorota Klubowicz, Shawna Kim, Sherri-Lynn Kane, Waseem El-Halabi, Shane Smith, Sumit Chaudhari, Mark Watling Mike Mikhaeil, Julie Ann Van Koughnett, Zaid Koht, Amin Sandhu, Raj Rai, Bharat Markandey, Andrei Zaharia, Yoon Chi, Michael Lee-Poy, Alison Allan and John Ronald and more...

  • 2018 Awards of Excellence
    Every year, 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. The nominations packages are now available for the 2018 awards...

  • The Activists: Taking action to bring social, political, and health care change
    As medical students, we’re told that physicians can make change happen, and that their signature means something,” said Rachelle Beanlands. “As second-year medical students, we don’t really know what that means yet, but as future physicians we can use our voice and position now for positive change.”...

  • Rodger Hudson, MSc Candidate: A dose of perspective
    Roger Hudson, an MSc Candidate, is researching how different doses of Tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol interact and effect learning and neutral and emotional memory...

  • V. Wee Yong, PhD: The 2017 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine Recipient
    Western University’s Robarts Research Institute is pleased to announce that V. Wee Yong, PhD, is the recipient of the 2017 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine. Robarts has been awarding the Taylor Prize to leading scientists since 1985 and recognizes the contributions of outstanding internationally recognized researchers...

  • R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives: Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance
    In the second installment of R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives, we follow faculty member Dr. Miriam Mann and Family Medicine resident Dr. Alicia Cundall during an overnight shift in the Emergency Department at Stratford General Hospital, one of four Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance sites...

  • Resident Spotlight: Bethany Oeming, PGY4, Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
    Dr. Bethany Oeming is a fourth-year resident in the Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. Though Dr. Oeming thought she was destined for Family Medicine, a clerkship rotation in Anesthesia changed her perspective and motivated her to ‘follow her instincts’ about the specialty...

  • Resident Boot Camp: Training the trainers to enrich learning
    The Boot Camp has been in existence since the fall of 2015, and is just one program that helped the Doctor of Medicine Program in moving the accreditation standard Preparation of resident and non-faculty instructors from non-compliant to compliant....

  • Upcoming events
    Celebrate the outstanding research taking place at Robarts by joining us for the Leaders in Innovation Dinner. Registration deadline is November 3...

  • Philanthropy, politics and the power of research
    It was an evening of candour, emotion and laughter at the 2017 Leaders in Innovation Dinner. Special guest Ann Romney shared her experience living with multiple sclerosis, alongside her husband, Mitt Romney. The event also honoured researcher V. Wee Yong, PhD, the 2017 recipient of the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine. Guests were treated to an engaging conversation with the Romneys about everything from philanthropy to family to politics...

  • Agreement with Nanjing Medical University expanded
    A delegation from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is with Premier Kathleen Wynne in Nanjing, China this week as part of a Business Mission with Ontario's Ministry of International Trade. As part of the mission, the School is expanding its partnership with Nanjing Medical University...

  • Team has the World by a string
    A team of trainees including Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry student Michelle Quaye took home top honours at Western's World's Challenge Challenge for CREATE Kenya - an idea that uses entrepreneurship as means to support people with mental illness...

  • Medical student wins prestigious Russ Jackson Award
    Western Mustangs linebacker and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Medical student Nick Vanin was honoured for his achievements, both on and off the field, with the prestigious Russ Jackson Award at the U SPORTS football All-Canadian Gala Thursday night...

  • Polanyi Prize recognizes scholar’s imaging work
    Sarah Svenningsen, PhD'16, a postdoctoral fellow at Robarts and McMaster University, received the John Charles Polanyi Prize, presented by the Council of Ontario Universities...

  • CBME Research grants awarded
    Seven different CBME research projects will share which was provided through the Competency-Based Medical Education Innovation Fund. Projects focused on a wide variety of themes from Neurosurgical-Team, Simulation based training to Developing an assessment tool for on-call experiences in surgical education...

  • CBME and the broader medical education reform
    Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) is a popular topic of conversation at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry these days. Dr. Jay Rosenfield, vice dean, Medical Education is enthusiastic about the transition and sees it as an opportunity for positive change for learners and faculty alike, and for broader medical education reform responsive to the health care needs of the community....

  • Dr. Mark Awuku named Ontario Pediatrician of the Year
    Dr. Mark Awuku is named the 2017 Ontario Pediatrician of the Year by the Pediatricians Alliance of Ontario. Dr. Awuku is a pediatrician and assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Campus...

  • Moira Stewart recognized by North American Primary Care Research Group
    Moira Stewart, PhD, received the 2017 Maurice Wood Award for Lifetime Contribution to Primary Care Research from the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Stewart, renowned for her work in primary care, is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics...

  • Dr. Larry Jacobs re-appointed Assistant Dean, Windsor Faculty Affairs
    Dr. Larry Jacobs is re-appointed as Assistant Dean, Windsor Faculty Affairs, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, effective January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019...

  • Celebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Reena Khanna, Renato Natale, Moira Stewart, Sarah Svenningsen, Mark Awuku, Michelle Quaye, Nick Vanin, Kathryn Bailey, Darren Cargill, Scott McKay and Larry Schmidt....

  • Helping young refugees transition, Mazen El-Baba, MA'17
    Refugee children from Syria might not think that they have a lot to teach others. Mazen El-Baba, MA’17 thinks differently. The recent master’s program graduate is using his passion for research and his commitment to the community to better understand the effects of adverse experiences on children’s mental wellbeing and decision making...

  • Student Profile: Luz Saavedra Valdemar - Turning Personal Experience into a Bustling Career
    Luz Saavedra Valdemar is passionate about creating accessible health care in her home country of Mexico. Through the Master of Public Health program she hopes to learn new approaches to combating barriers to care...

  • National media coverage: Uncovering concussion clues
    Research findings from Ravi Menon, PhD, and Kathryn Manning, PhD Candidate, gained national spotlight in October. The team showed that young hockey players who have suffered concussions still show changes in the white matter of the brain months after being cleared to return to play. The findings were published in Neurology...

  • R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives: Central Lambton Family Health Team
    In the third instalment of the R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives, we get a behind the scenes look at the Central Lambton Family Health Team (CLFHT) with faculty member Dr. Firas Al-Dhaher and second-year Family Medicine resident Dr. Cody Jackson...

  • Resident spotlight: Dr. Adam Kassam, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Dr. Adam Kassam didn’t set out to be an advocate. The chief resident in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry says a passion for diversity and a firm belief in speaking up for what he believes in is what has been the driving force behind his more than half dozen published op-eds...

  • Research – a vital element during undergraduate medical training
    Dr. Tithecott says that research is an accreditation element for undergraduate medical programs for a reason - it offers a vital training ground for skill development and helping students develop the skills they need to need to ask questions, analyze data and critically assess information.”...

  • 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...

  • Hopeful about inspiring change
    Dr. Asa Ahimbisibwe, second-year resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, recently published Hopeful, a book about the challenges of the many children growing up in developing countries who yearn to have an education. Hopeful is an account of Dr. Ahimbisibwe and his cousin who, both born in disadvantaged villages in Uganda, embark on the uphill task of changing their lives, but end up in completely different places...

  • Awards of Excellence - Call for nominations
    Celebrate the strength of our people and recognize the exceptional talent and dedication of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty and staff in London and Windsor...

  • Video - Strategic Plan Update featuring Dr. Margaret Steele
    Dr. Margaret Steele provides an update on the Strategic Plan Refresh - what has been accomplished and next steps in the process...

  • Maly Bun receives 2015 United Way Labour Appreciation Award
    Maly Bun's oustanding commitment to the United Way has been recognized with the 2015 Labour Appreciation Award. Presented annually, the award recognizes outstanding volunteers within workplaces who contribute to the organization and to their community...

  • Congratulations to the 2016 Schulich Equipment AID Grant recipients
    Ten applications have been funded through the latest Schulich Equipment AID (Advancement, Improvement, Development) Grant competition. Congratulations to this year's recipients...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Hugh Allen, Dr. Michale Pariser, Dr. Richard McLachlan, Louisa Salemi, Ramina Adam, Jason Chan, Dr. Michael J. Strong, Sonya Van Nuland, Amee Hall, Sama Rafehi, Victoria Roach, Stefanie Attardi, Pinki Nandi, Harpreet Chahal, Nahal Farhani, Scott MacDonald, Olivia Samotus, Cecilia Kwok and Dr. Muriel Brackstone...

  • Zoe Letwin, Commitment to the Community
    Volunteering has always been an integral part of Zoe Letwin’s life. As far back as she can remember she has been involved with different organizations. It took some time before finding a cause she could call her own. It was a personal experience with anxiety that inspired her to channel her time and energy into mental health awareness and support...

  • Student Profile: Sara Matovic, BSc’15, MSc Candidate
    Life experience has taught Sara Matovic, BSc’15, MSc Candidate, the importance of personal connections. As a student athlete, campus leader and Robarts trainee, she is using these connections to excel in sport and research...

  • Distributed Education Profile: Drs. Robert Black and James Menlove
    Dr. Black is the regional academic director for Elgin-Middlesex, part of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Distributed Education program. He is also one of several St. Thomas-based physicians taking an active role in local minor hockey leagues...

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Nisha Arora, Department of Family Medicine
    When she’s not busy honing her skills in rural family medicine and musing about the importance of health education to adolescents, first-year resident Dr. Nisha Arora can be found teaching herself how to play musical instruments, visiting museums, and trying out new recipes...

  • Department Profile: Meet the Finance Department
    Rosemary Hicks’ office is warm and inviting—not exactly what you may expect from someone working with figures and making tough decisions all day long. Hicks and her department contradict the stereotype of the unfriendly accountants. Instead, they focus their energies on cultivating a supportive relationship with the many departments of the School that the team works with on a daily basis...

  • Congratulations to six new Collaborative Research Seed Grants recipients
    We are pleased to announce the results of the recent Collaborative Research Seed Grants (CRSG) competition. Congratulations to Dr. Sung Kim, Marlys Koschinsky, PhD, Dr. Sarah Morrow, Sunil Parapuram, PhD, Dr. Stephen Pasternak and Caroline Schild Poulter, PhD. CRSG provides approximately $250,000 in seed funding for the formation and development of new interdisciplinary collaborative research teams...

  • United for Refugees Town Hall recap
    A spirit of community was evident at the United for Refugees Town Hall presented at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry on Monday, February 22. More than 75 faculty, staff and students from the School gathered to hear presentations and learn more about how they can become involved to support the more than 774 Syrian refugees now living in London...

  • Refreshing the plan
    Nearly 120 people will be participating in the Strategic Planning Retreat on February 29. During the retreat, faculty, staff and students will learn more about the achievements from the past five years outlined in the plan, and work through a number of group exercises to refresh the plan for the next five years. Learn more and watch a video featuring Margaret Steele, vice-dean, Hospital and Interfaculty Relations, who has served as the Chair of the Strategic Plan Steering Committee...

  • Alumni of Distinction Awards: Call for nominations
    The nomination deadline of Monday, March 7, 2016 is quickly approaching, but there is still time to nominate an exceptional colleague from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for an Alumni of Distinction Award...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti, Nicole Barra, PhD, Hon Leong, PhD, Patrick O'Donoghue, PhD, Frank Beier, PhD, Eric Arts, PhD, Andrew Pruszynski, PhD, Matthew Maitland, Karen Dunkerly, Sam Fess, Charles Ishak, Mateusz Rytelewski, Brennan Dirk, Natalie Kozyrev and many others...

  • Donation equips DOCS program for the future of digital dental care
    A new scanner, donated by 3M Oral Care, will benefit the School’s Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) program and improve community care...

  • Congratulations to the Windsor Awards of Excellence recipients
    The Windsor Program Awards of Excellence celebrate the commitment and dedication of faculty, staff and students. As mentors and role models, the recipients are distinguished by their leadership skills, and embody of the values of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry...

  • Western email system change coming - How will it impact you?
    Earlier this month, Western University announced that it is beginning the next phase of the project to replace its campus-wide email platform (known as Convergence) to a new cloud-based system called Microsoft Office 365. This next phase includes moving the Western email accounts (those ending in @uwo.ca) of all faculty and staff in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. This change will likely impact you...

  • Team sees collaboration as ‘way forward’
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry welcomes Tim Bussey, PhD, and Lisa Saksida, PhD, who are studying neuro­degenerative diseases. The duo talks about how rewarding mice with strawberry milkshakes for using an iPad properly may lead to improved therapies for degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s...

  • The Dean's Report is now available online
    The Dean's Report is an annual performance review that presents a comprehensive overview of the successes the School has achieved over the past year. It provides updates on operations, administration, education programs, financial accessibility, research, awards, international efforts, and social responsibility...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Stefan Everling, PhD, Grace Parraga, PhD, Sohrab Naushad Ali, Jessica Blom, Charmainne Cruje, Kathryn Manning, Ajay Rajaram, Ranjanna Bhattacharjee, Vanessa DeMelo, Nick Cormier, Daniel Stojanovic, Nicole Arseneau, Adam Kwinter, Michael Chen, North de Pencier, Dr. Donna Green, Dr. Arthur Worth, Dr. Samuel Asfaha, Ravi Menon, PhD, Anna Farias and Dr. Sharan Goobie...

  • Lindsay Katchky, BMSc Class of 2017, Commitment to the Community
    Katchky, a third-year undergraduate student in BMSc with dreams of pursuing dentistry, volunteers for Making Waves London. The organization provides affordable and accessible swimming lessons for children that have disabilities...

  • DART Group aims to hit dental research bullseye, Student Profile
    After dedicating countless hours to scientific innovation and discovery during the completion of their PhD degrees, second-year dentistry students Kim Beaucage and Erik Holm came to the realization that their current clinical studies could have a stronger focus on and incorporation of dental research. The two were determined to fill that void by bringing together a like-minded group of trainees with a common interest in dental research...

  • Andrew Pruszynski, PhD, Research Profile: Sensing motion through touch
    Andrew Pruszynski, PhD, and his colleagues at Umea University have discovered a tactile-motor reflex that automatically guides reaching toward handheld objects...

  • Dr. Cheryl Lee, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Distributed Education Profile
    As a fourth-year resident at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Dr. Cheryl Lee has had many impactful learning experiences. For this Obstetrics and Gynecology trainee, having the chance to do an elective at the Woodstock General Hospital stands out from the rest...

  • Dr. Vincent Lau, PGY5, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Resident Spotlight
    Dr. Vincent Lau has crisscrossed the country for his medical education. Now a fifth-year resident in critical care at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry he is experiencing unique opportunities that have him travelling around the world while caring for patients...

  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education Program, Department Profile
    Joan Estabrooks and Kathy Boon, the Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education team, is the even-keeled face of the undergraduate Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Neuroscience programs. Beneath the well-organized exterior, the unit is a bustling hive of activity as they work tirelessly ensuring the programs run as efficiently as possible for everyone involved...

  • Congratulations to the Awards of Excellence recipients
    We are pleased to announce the 2016 Awards of Excellence recipients and the recipient of the Dr. John D. Brown Memorial Resident Award. It is with great pride that we honour these talented and dedicated individuals. Purchase your tickets today and celebrate with each of them at the Awards of Excellence event on May 19 at the Great Hall...

  • Strategic Planning Update
    The Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Strategic Plan retreat was held in late February, and since that time a great deal of work has been completed behind the scenes to pull together all the learnings and work from that day...

  • Congratulations to the Alumni of Distinction Awards recipients
    Drs. Bruce Hill, MClD’90; Les Kalman, DDS’99; and Geoffrey Pickering, PhD’90 join an esteemed group of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni in receiving a 2016 Alumni of Distinction Award. Other recipients include Drs. Jeff Blackmer, MD’95; Brenda Thomson, BSc’78, DDS’84; Gabriele De Luca, MD’06; and Michael Myers, MD’66 (Dean’s Distinguished Lecture). They will be honoured at the Dean’s Homecoming Gala on October 1...

  • Relive the Windsor Campus Awards of Excellence
    In April, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry honoured the Windsor Campus Awards of Excellence recipients and the graduating Class of 2016. It was a tremendous evening of celebration for students, faculty and staff. Enjoy a photo gallery highlighting some of the special moments from the evening...

  • Video: Game-changing concussion research at Robarts Research Institute
    Natasha's athletic career as a rugby player is being sidelined by the impact of repeat concussions. A unique research study at Robarts Research Institute will help athletes like her and their coaches better understand the signs and symptoms of concussions...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Venance; Michele Barbeau, PhD; Dr. Cynthia Chan; Dr. Arlene MacDougall; Sarah McLean, PhD; Dr. Patricia Van Boekel; Wataru Inoue, PhD; and the award winners at London Health Research Day...

  • Flora Jung, third-year BMSc, honors specialization in Physiology: Student profile
    While more than half of Canada’s university graduates are female, only 36 per cent earn degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Flora Jung, currently in her third year of an honors specialization in physiology with a minor in computer science, hopes to change that...

  • Channeling a passion for pannexin research: Silvia Penuela, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
    Silvia Penuela, PhD, studies pannexin channels and their role in diseases like melanoma and stroke. In this Q&A, the assistant professor sat down with us to discuss her journey from Colombia to Canada, her love of salsa dancing, and the importance of her research...

  • Distributed Education profile: Dr. Firas Al-Dhaher, Site Director, Petrolia Medical Clinic
    Growing up on a farm on the outskirts of London gave Dr. Firas Al-Dhaher an appreciation for smaller communities and the collaboration they can inspire. Dr. Al-Dhaher is currently involved with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Distributed Education program as lead physician for the Rural Health Medical Residency program and also serves as Site Director for the Petrolia Medical Clinic...

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Brenna Velker, PGY2, Family Medicine
    Dr. Brenna Velker feels fortunate to be working alongside such incredible physicians who make a difference in their patient’s lives. The second-year family medicine resident aspires to achieve the same level of care to her patients in her future practice...

  • An evening of celebration
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty, staff and learners were celebrated at the 25th annual Awards of Excellence Dinner. More than 250 colleagues enjoyed the ceremony as the recipients of the Schulich Awards, Dean’s Awards of Excellence and the Dr. John D. Brown Memorial Award were honoured...

  • Joint effort improves medical education on global scale
    Leaders from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry traveled to Nanjing, China from April 22-25, to take part in the third annual joint Western University – Nanjing Medical University Symposium on medical education...

  • Important Message re: Voting - Conditions of Appointment for Physicians Document
    New information is available regarding the vote for the Conditions of Appointment for Physicians and Clinical Faculty...

  • Entering the medical profession with pride and celebration
    Cameras flashed and cheers filled Alumni Hall as the Medicine Class of 2016 walked across the stage to receive their green hoods and officially enter the medical profession. It was a memorable Convocation ceremony for the graduates, faculty, staff, family and friends...

  • Now accepting submissions for the 2017 Pictorial Calendar
    The Commitment to the Community pictorial calendar contest is back again. Whether you are a photographer, painter or sculptor, or you dabble in other endeavours in the visual arts, we would like to receive images of your work. Open to all Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni, faculty, staff and students...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Mark Awuku; Jennifer Parraga and the Communications and Marketing Team; Dr. Harold Merskey; Alexei Ouriadov, PhD; Anusha Ratneswaran; Elena Tutunea-Fatan, MSc; Jessica Esseltine, PhD; Kate Dillon; Victoria Roach; Maddie Norris; Amy Burke; Eric van der Veer, PhD; Ciara Pendrith; Jeff Gaudet; Ashley Makela; Paula Foster, PhD; and the Koschinsky lab...

  • Putting community first: Vicki Hayter, Alumni Relations and Development, Commitment to the Community
    “It’s about community first. You’re only as good as the community around you,” said Vicki Hayter, senior development officer for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Hayter is actively involved in community work, serving on different committees that aim to improve the community and the quality of life for those living in it.

  • Convocation Profiles: Arend Strikwerda and Danielle Soulliere, Medicine Class of 2016
    Arend Strikwerda, Medicine Class of 2016, graduates with a Doctor or Medicine this month. He is thankful for the people and experiences at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and is looking forward to a bright future in paediatrics. Danielle Soulliere learned of her Métis heritage eight years ago. She embraced her heritage and began to give back as a volunteer, mentor and student leader...

  • Q&A with Maria Drangova, PhD, Medical Biophysics, Robarts Research Institute
    Maria Drangova, PhD, sat down with us to talk about her current research projects, the importance of collaboration and the value of community interest in Robarts...

  • Distributed Education profile: Congratulating faculty award recipients - Drs. Ryan Carlini and Tom Haffner
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s annual Awards of Excellence programs in London and Windsor recognized two distributed education faculty members. Congratulations to Drs. Ryan Carlini and Tom Haffner...

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Christopher Del Balso, PGY4, Orthopaedic Surgery
    From his appreciation of wine and great food, to his love for all things sports-related, Dr. Christopher Del Balso keeps himself busy in his spare time. But when he’s not off the clock, the fourth-year orthopaedic surgery resident brings the same energy and passion to his work with patients — something that inspires and encourages him to continue learning every day...

  • Department Profile: Neuroscience Program - An interdisciplinary approach
    The Neuroscience Program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry takes pride in its ability to make campus-wide connections through an interdisciplinary learning environment. The undergraduate and graduate programs bring faculty, staff and students together from many faculties and departments at the Western University campus...

  • Congratulating the graduating classes of 2016
    Spirit and pride filled the air at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Convocation ceremonies that took place in May and June. Students from Medicine, Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs, Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Dentistry programs walked across the stage, accepted their hoods and moved on to a new chapter in their lives...

  • Dean's Video Newsletter - Training clinician scientists
    In this edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Dr. Michael Strong, Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, discusses the role of the School in training clinician scientists...

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Geographic Leaders Initiative - Call for Expressions of Interest
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has identified several countries and regions of emphasis and recommends the establishment of Geographic Leaders for Brazil/Latin America, China, East Africa and the Middle East. The role of each Geographic Leader is to serve as a resource and support to the Dean, the Senior Leadership Council and the Internationalization Office...

  • Yee-haw! Register today for the Staff & Faculty BBQ on Friday, July 15
    Join us for our annual Staff & Faculty BBQ on Friday, July 15, and enjoy time with friends and colleagues. Dress in your favourite country attire, dig out your cowboy hat and be prepared for lots of fun. Lunch will only be served to faculty and staff members who register through the online system by Friday, July 8...

  • The 2015-16 Achievement Report is now available
    The annual Achievement Report is a snapshot of achievements at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. We're celebrating the year's achievements, news highlights, research findings, student and faculty features, and more...

  • Take a sneak peek into the new third floor lab spaces and dentistry simulation clinic
    Work crews have been busy over the last several months transforming the laboratory space on the third floor of the Dental Sciences Building as well as the new Dentistry Simulation Lab. Take a sneak peek into the spaces...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Mark Awuku; Dr. Davy Cheng; Sarah Svenningsen, PhD; Ramina Adam; Sonya Van Nuland; Tara Condos; Amy Schranz; Kathryn Manning; Cason King; Man-Ger Sun; Chao Gu; Dr. Jeffrey Nisker; Jane Rylett, PhD; Jacqueline Dron; Julia Abitol; Sarah Chadwick; Jessica Esseltine, PhD; Pinki Nandi; Justine Renard, PhD; Parima Saxena; JT Walker; Nina Weishaupt, PhD; Dante Capaldi; Sarah Mattonen; Heather McGregor; Lindsay Oliver; Jordan Ward; and Dr. Sohrab Ali...

  • Convocation Profile: Celebrating the Dentistry Class of 2016 with Jonathan Sanderson
    Jonathan Sanderson is graduating this month with a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He looks back on four years of community building, memorable people and one unforgettable hockey game...

  • Convocation Profile: Katherina Baranova, BMSc'16 - An unwavering thirst for knowledge
    BMSc Student Katherina Baranova has always loved learning. As she crossed the stage at convocation with 350 of her peers in the Bachelor of Medical Sciences Program, she did so with that same unwavering thirst for knowledge...

  • Convocation Profile: Celebrating the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Class of 2016 with Lori Lowes
    In 2009, Lori Lowes had no idea that her fourth-year undergraduate research project would send her down a path different than she had ever imagined. Fast-forward to 2016, and the young researcher is now graduating with her PhD...

  • Distributed Education Profile: Dr. Amer Burhan - Bringing mental health expertise to Owen Sound
    Dr. Amer Burhan, chair, Geriatric Psychiatry, is working with Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's distributed education faculty as far north as Owen Sound, where there is a growing number of senior patients with mental health concerns...

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Charles Ho, PGY2, Psychiatry
    Throughout his medical education at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Dr. Charles Ho was introduced to the field of psychiatry and quickly became fascinated with what it had to offer. Now a second-year resident with the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Ho finds inspiration by witnessing his patients' growth and working with them through their joys, tears, loves and losses...

  • The Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping at Robarts is celebrating its 20th anniversary
    The Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping (CFMM) at Robarts is celebrating its 20th anniversary this spring. Currently housing North America's only large-bore 9 tesla scanner, Canada's only 7 tesla and Canada's first prisma 3 tesla, CFMM continues to be on the leading-edge of global imaging research...

  • Calling all photographers and artists: send in your Pictorial Calendar contest submissions before August 31, 2016
    Whether you are a photographer, painter, sculptor or you dabble in other endeavours in the visual arts, we would like to receive images of your work. Open to all Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni, faculty, staff and students...

  • Are you committed to giving back? Share your story and tell us about your Commitment to the Community
    We're continuing to celebrate how faculty, staff and students live the School's value of social responsibility through the Commitment to the Community initiative. You have seen the posters, and read the inspiring stories of how our colleagues are making our community a stronger, healthier and a safer place to live...

  • Let us highlight all the amazing things your department does. Schedule a department profile interview today
    Department profiles are a great way to let your colleagues get to know your program, office or department on a more personal level and share the things that make you and your team unique. We're currently seeking new department profiles for the fall, and would love to hear from you...

  • A Western University first: Dr. Vladimir Hachinski awarded prestigious McLaughlin Medal
    Dr. Vladimir Hachinski has changed the way the world understands stroke and dementia, and now his pioneering work in the field has earned him the Royal Society of Canada’s prestigious McLaughlin Medal which recognizes research of sustained excellence in medical science...

  • Alan Alda to share passion for science advocacy at Leaders in Innovation
    Actor, writer, science advocate, and director are just a few of Alan Alda’s many job titles. On November 10 he will be the featured guest at the 2016 Leaders in Innovation Dinner...

  • Conversation and Coffee with the Dean
    Dr. Michael J. Strong and about 20 faculty members enjoyed conversation and coffee at Victoria Hospital discussing everything from the School’s medical education curriculum, recruitment and the hope for future physical plant changes...

  • Gunjan Mhapankar shares her passion for advocacy with the world
    Gunjan Mhapankar, Medicine Class of 2020 and recipient of the Queen’s Young Leader award, will present this week at the One Young World summit in Ottawa which brings together the brightest young leaders from around the world...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Roderick Clark; Dr. Morgan McWilliam; Sarah Svenningsen, PhD; Dr. Nicholas Power; Dale Laird, PhD; Mary Wang; Teresa Nunez de Villavicencio Diaz; Farzad Asadi Jomnani; Yuwei Jiang; Ashley Makela; Dr. Tina Zhang; Tehmina Ahmad; Erin Wiley; Dr. Gregor Reid; Dr. Mithu Sen; Dr. Mark Awuku; Dr. Rachel Burdett; Dr. Catherine Yanchula; Dr. Larry Jacobs; Adam Paish; Ian Connell; Dante Capaldi and more...

  • Leaving an impression on the community
    For Natalie Wakabayashi, commitment to the community means going beyond writing a cheque. It’s about giving the time and engaging in her surroundings. It’s something she’s been doing since she was a teenager...

  • Calculated career choice
    Michael-Anthony Ferrato took his time to determine the right direction to take his career. Now he’s blending his passion for sports, science and learning in his studies at Schulich Medicine...

  • Searching for the soul of science
    Research associates Danae Campos-Melo, PhD, and Cristian Droppelmann, PhD, organized the Philosophy of Science Café to share their passion for philosophy with the wider Robarts community. In partnership with the Department of Philosophy and the Rotman Institute of Philosophy at Western, this event series aims to bring together philosophers, scientists and graduate trainees to discuss broad philosophical themes related to their work...

  • The REAL Life: St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital - Intensive Care Unit
    In the first installment of the R.E.A.L. Life series, we get an insider’s view of the learning that takes place in the Cardiac and Intensive Care Unit at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital. Follow faculty member Dr. Timothy Burns and three Schulich Medicine & Dentistry residents as they complete morning rounds, and discover the mentorship and training that prepares the School’s learners to manage critically ill patients...

  • Resident spotlight: Dr. Russlan Abouhassan, Psychiatry
    Windsor native Dr. Russlan Abouhassan believes that being healthy means being able to live well and enjoy life. He's looking forward to sharing his philosophy with his future patients in Windsor...

  • New appointments, reappointments and extensions
    There have been a number of new appointments, reappointments and extensions during the past few months. Here's a quick recap of the latest announcements from Human Resources...

  • Public Health Program gets stamp of approval
    After three years of preparation, the Master of Public Health Program has received accreditation for five years from the Council on Education for Public Health, making it the first program in the province, and only the fourth in Canada, to receive this stamp of approval...

  • Dr. Michael Rieder receives 2016 Paediatric Academic Leadership - Clinician Investigator Award
    More than 25 years of hard work and dedication to the international and national paediatric health care communities has earned Dr. Michael Rieder the Paediatric Chairs of Canada’s 2016 Paediatric Academic Leadership – Clinician Investigator Award...

  • Top 10 We Act Achievements countdown
    During the next few months, we’ll be sharing with you the Top 10 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry We Act Achievements. There have been a number of great initiatives implemented, and our top 10 list touches on a few of the efforts made to enrich the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry community...

  • Taking a leadership role in competency-based medical education
    Dr. Michael J. Strong shares his vision for Schulich Medicine CBME and the opportunity for the School to become a national leader in this edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Jake Armstrong, Steven Wong, Roshan Navaratnam, Dominic LeBlanc, Dr. Stewart Harris, Dr. Michel Lacerte, Dr. Moira Stewart, Dr. Allison Meiwald, Dr. Shane Smith, Dr. Judith Belle Brown, Dr. Neil Duggal, Marjorie Johnson, PhD, and Amanda Sauvé...

  • Leading the way
    Betty Holme takes on a volunteer leadership role for the 2017 United Way Campaign...

  • Digging deeper: Tharsan Kanagalingam
    Once Tharsan Kanagalingam started working on asthma research in his undergraduate career, he didn't want to stop. It's what has driven the MSc Candidate to dig deeper for answers...

  • Doing it better: Dr. Mark Goldszmidt
    How can we do this better? It’s a question that Dr. Mark Goldszmidt has been asking about medical education and the delivery of patient care for the past 20 years...

  • The R.E.A.L Life: Woodstock General Hospital - Hospitalist Medicine
    In the second installment of the R.E.A.L. Life series, we follow faculty member Dr. Puneet Seth and second-year resident Dr. Rachel Orchard as they complete patient rounds at Woodstock General Hospital. Discover the day-to-day learning experiences taking place in this community hospitalist practice...

  • Resident spotlight: Dr. Cassandra Townsend
    Prior to entering medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dr. Cassandra Townsend never knew that her brain would be able to hold such a vast amount of knowledge related to the field of medicine...

  • WHO Centre - a School and University first
    The Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine has been designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. Their focus - addressing the issue of access to safe surgical and perioperative care on a global scale...

  • A walk with the Dean
    Recently, we took a walk with the Dean across campus as he made his way to a day of meetings, and we had a chance to catch up on the latest news from his office including achievements for the School, major initiatives underway, and his new breakfast series. We even had a chance to find out what was on his reading list this year...

  • Top 10 We Act achievements
    We're counting down the top 10 We Act achievements for the School. This month, you can read about Numbers 5-7...

  • Emerging Leaders – Pilot launches with five staff participants
    Five staff members will participate in the new Staff Emerging Leaders Program Pilot. They represent a wide-range of programs and departments across the School...

  • A night of science and storytelling
    The 2016 Leaders in Innovation Dinner delivered humour, passion and an important message about the need for storytelling in communicating science. It featured award-winning actor, director and science advocate Alan Alda...

  • Schulich Dentistry faculty and students recognized at Fall Awards Reception
    More than 20 awards were presented to faculty and students at the annual Schulich Dentistry Fall Awards Reception on November 15...

  • Celebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Susan Koval, Dr. Amit Garg, Roshan Navaratnam, Steven Wong, Dominic LeBlanc, Jake Armstrong, Gordon Campbell, PhD, Dr. Peter Fendrich, Dr. Clive Friedman, Nicole MacLeod, Dr. Gordon Payne, and Dr. Kenneth Wright...

  • Commitment to the Community: Simran Benipal – Taking action at home and around the world
    Simran Benipal was just 15 when she established her first charity: Let Them Dream Foundation for Kids. The organization hosts fundraising to support the purchase of educational supplies for children...

  • Schulich Medicine students experience health care abroad
    Schulich Medicine students Jessica Bryce, Clayton Law and Matt Greenacre spent this past summer completing clinical placements in health care environments in Rwanda and China...

  • Robarts Then and Now
    In recognition of Robarts' 30th anniversary, four prominent scientists highlight research advancements in their fields and reflect on their own careers at the Institute...

  • The R.E.A.L Life: Sarnia Palliative Care
    In this fourth installment of the R.E.A.L. Life Series, we follow faculty member Dr. Glen Maddison and second-year resident Dr. Sarah Sikkema at Bluewater Health and St. Joseph's Hospice. Through community palliative care experiences in hospital and hospice environments, Schulich Medicine learners are exposed to a broad mix of patients with both acute and chronic care needs...

  • Resident spotlight: Dr. Adrian Budhram, PGY3, Neurology
    Adrian Budhram has a knack for the quick diagnosis. The third-year Neurology resident is a three-time winner of the Think Like a Doctor monthly feature in the New York Times. He has won back-to-back months...

  • Department Profile: Dental Supplies – feeling pride in their work
    Dental Supplies at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is supported by a small and mighty team. Wayne Baxter, Mike Trela and Gary Venus take pride in their work and their ability to maintain a smooth operation while supporting the students, faculty and staff in Dentistry...

  • What's your wish?
    Sharing your wishes for the holiday season and the upcoming year...

  • Your top 10 Achievements
    Faculty and staff at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry have been working hard to meet the needs you expressed in the 2012 We Speak survey...

  • Top five media stories from 2016
    This year you made headlines nationally and internationally for your work. Here are the top five media hits from 2016...

  • The best of 2016: Articles from The Pulse
    2016 marked an eventful year at the School. Countless awards, new discoveries and inspiring people have given us a lot to look back on. View the most read newsletter stories...

  • The best of 2016: Articles from Current Affairs
    Check out some of the most-read stories about graduates trainees and postdoctoral fellows that were featured in Current Affairs this past year...

  • The best of 2016: Articles from Discover
    From new discoveries to anniversary celebrations, we're recapping the most read articles from Discover over the course of 2016...

  • Celebrating 50 years of Schulich Dentistry
    Schulich Dentistry is gearing up for a special year-long Anniversary celebration. We are marking 50 extraordinary years throughout 2015, starting with a kickoff celebration on Tuesday, March 10...

  • Commitment to the Community: Kara Ruicci - The importance of the human connection
    Kara Ruicci’s life can be busy and stressful, but she finds time to give back to her local community. The fourth year BMSc student feels that her experience with volunteering has taught her the importance of human connection that seems to be, at times, lost...

  • Awards and opportunities
    There are many upcoming award opportunities for faculty and staff, including nominations for the 2015 Awards of Excellence in both Windsor and London. Nominations for the Alumni of Distinction Awards are also open...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. William Wall, awarded the 2015 James H. Graham Award of Merit; Lauren Flynn, PhD, who received new funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund; and Nikita Zhitkevich, a finalist in "The Next 36" cohort...

  • ONDRI studies now under way at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and across the province
    The Ontario Neurodegenerative Research Iniative (ONDRI) is a research program studying how to improve the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), frontotemporal lobar degeneration and vascular cognitive impairment in an Ontario-wide collaboration...

  • From the desk of George Kim: New year, new goals, new leadership
    With three committees winding down their strategic plan work, new committees are being formed to focus on the next round of goals outlined in the Distributed Education Network Strategic Plan. Meanwhile the new Regional Academic Directors are hitting the ground running in their roles. Learn more about who has taken on these roles, and why Dr. Robert Black has decided to take on this exciting new position...

  • UME Accreditation 2015 – Learner Equity & Wellness
    Learner Equity & Wellness was created to support the psychological, financial, learning, equity and career decision-making needs of learners in the medicine, dentistry and postgraduate medicine streams. It also supports faculty to assist students who might be managing learning challenges. A confidential support system and resource centre, it supports a number of standards that will be raised during the UME Accreditation...

  • Conflict of Interest Policy information
    With the new year upon us, it’s the perfect time to take stock of all the forms, processes and policies that require our annual attention and understanding. The Conflict of Interest Policy is one such policy that should be reviewed on a regular basis...

  • Web update: New websites launched
    The second phase of websites successfully launched on Tuesday, January 20. Phase three of the project will begin immediately...

  • Recognizing Alzheimer Awareness Month at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry
    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 it. In recognition of Alzheimer Awareness Month, we are featuring our YouTube video: Robarts scientists lead the way in Alzheimer's research...

  • The Department of Biochemistry introduces a new non-thesis MSc degree
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is pleased to announce that the Department of Biochemistry will be introducing a new non-thesis Master of Science (MSc) program. This new addition was approved by the University Senate on December 5, and will be launched in September 2015...

  • In the media: From actor to advocate: Garber lends name to Alzheimer's
    Award-winning actor Victor Garber explains how his personal experience with Alzheimer's disease has transformed him into a lifelong advocate via CTV Canada AM...

  • Tonsillotomes and Toothkeys: Exploring changes in the medical and dental practice
    Join us on March 5 for a special lunchtime presentation in celebration of Founder’s Day. Shelley McKellar, PhD, will explore the changes in medical and dental practice through the evaluation of historical artifacts and the work of Western University professors and London practitioners...

  • Commitment to the Community: Dr. Bruce Hill - Enhancing self-esteem through smiles
    When Dr. Bruce Hill, adjunct clinical professor, is not instructing with the Graduate Orthodontics program, he is giving back to the community by volunteering his time with the Children’s Aid Society of London and Middlesex...

  • Awards and opportunities
    There are many upcoming award opportunities for faculty and staff, including the 2015 Awards of Excellence. Nominate someone today. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is accepting nominations for the Specialist of the Year Award...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Fischer; Dr. Gillian Kernaghan; Yuliya Mulyar; Eduardo Moffa; Dr. Michael Kovacs; Aaron Ward, PhD; the DOCS program; and Schulich Medicine students: Jessica Bryce, Cindy Zhu, Stephanie Mokrycke, Hannah MacKenzie, Daniel Liu, Vanessa DeMelo, Daniel Stojanovic, Maddy Arkle, Rob Bobotsis, and Babak Aberumand...

  • A commitment to diversity: How the Undergraduate Medical Education program has embraced new ways to live our School's values
    One of the standards that will be discussed during accreditation for the Undergraduate Medical Education program will focus on diversity, and how the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry lives this value. Dr. Terri Paul, associate professor, Department of Medicine, believes the School has embraced diversity, and thoughtfully continues the conversation about it by reviewing our policies, curriculum, and support systems to create a learning experience that reflects Canada’s diversity...

  • From the desk of George Kim: Steady progress continues on the Distributed Education Network Strategic Plan as new stakeholder committees are launched
    The Strategic Plan for Distributed Education was released in January 2014. One year later, we have tracked steady progress in achieving the work to support identified goals. Four new committees have been identified and their work will begin in the coming weeks focused on: Learning and Technology; Faculty Affairs, Recognition and Community Engagement; Research; and Quality Management...

  • The January 2015 Operations Update is now available
    The Operations Update will now be distributed through The Pulse. The Operations Update is a monthly email report which includes updates from each of our operational teams and departments as well as an update from the School’s Chief Operating Officer...

  • Flashback to the era of good vibes and new beginnings
    In celebration of Dentistry’s 50th Anniversary, we are taking a look back at each decade of the School’s exciting dental history. Welcome to Schulich Dentistry in the 1970s, a time of energy, optimism and many firsts. Read about the people, achievements and special events that made our first decade memorable...

  • eduroam Wireless Internet is now available for faculty, staff and students
    Secure and fast wireless Internet access with your laptop or smartphone is now available for use at any London hospital and many other participating institutions in Canada and abroad. Users can authenticate using the same credentials as they would at Western University...

  • Dr. Michael J. Strong has been re-appointed to a second term as Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
    Beginning July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2021, Dean Strong’s re-appointment was advanced at the recommendation of the Schulich Decanal Selection Committee, which has now received the formal endorsement and approval of the President and Board of Governors...

  • Website redevelopment ready for Phase Three
    The Communications Web Team has started preparation for work with our Phase Three departments and programs. An additional 30 web sites will undergo redevelopment, with an expected launch to happen mid- to late-October of this year...

  • Profiles of Excellence - Dr. Stewart Harris
    To address the mounting diabetes health crisis in First Nations communities, AstraZeneca Canada Inc. has donated $500,000 to Western University in support of the FORGE AHEAD Research Program, led by Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Professor Dr. Stewart Harris...

  • Dean's Video Newsletter - Code of conduct
    In this month's edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, discusses the School's Code of Conduct, and what faculty, students and trainees at the School need to know about this important policy...

  • Two campuses. One program.
    It’s become the unofficial mantra of Schulich Medicine’s Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Program. And what goes on behind the scenes creates the foundation for the Program and supports the mantra in every way possible...

  • Diversifying perspectives to strengthen our community
    Steven Brunet, a fourth-year BMSc student, believes that contributing his time and effort to work internationally will guide underprivileged communities to reach self-sufficiency, and help the local community diversify its perspectives on learning...

  • Awards and opportunities
    Upcoming award nomination deadlines for teaching and research include the International Curriculum Fund deadline which is approaching on April 30. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Program Director of the Year award deadline is April 3...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    It has been a busy month of awards and accomplishments for our faculty, staff and students – from the launch of a new dental app, to Western University’s top award for faculty, and an impressive number of presentation awards...

  • From the desk of George Kim: Meet Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke – emergency physician, dedicated professor and the new Regional Academic Director for Woodstock
    Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke believes that the medical community outside of the academic centres is a great untapped resource for medical education. Read more about her plans to advance and strengthen the distributed medical education program through her role as the Regional Academic Director for the Woodstock hub...

  • Social Responsibility: A value embraced and lived
    As a School value, social responsibility impacts our learning environment. From admissions and the curriculum to extracurricular activities, it is integrated into every aspect of School life...

  • UME Quality Committee Scholars of Merit Award
    The Scholars of Merit Award recognizes Schulich Medicine faculty, staff and students who bring innovative and integrative changes and approaches to the undergraduate medical curriculum. Congratulations to the recipients of the UME Quality Committee Scholars of Merit Award for 2014: Dr. Shannon Arntfield, Dani Cadieux, Jane Graham and Daniela Kwiatkowski...

  • A global adventure to stop the next pandemic before it strikes
    Ask questions. Discover answers. Create change. This is the process virologist Nathan Wolfe, 2015 London Health Research Day Lucille & Norton Wolf Health Research Lecture Series keynote speaker, has followed since the beginning of his career in science — one that has taken him on a global adventure to track, study and eradicate epidemics and pandemics before they strike...

  • Riding the wave through fresh and fabulous times
    It’s the 1980s and Schulich Dentistry is making its mark. Read about the people, achievements and special moments that made this decade one for the books...

  • Kicking off with pomp and circumstance
    Schulich Dentistry’s 50th anniversary is off to an exciting start. The year-long festivities taking place to mark the milestone year were launched at the Kickoff Celebration earlier this month...

  • Celebrating a rich history in medicine
    The History of Medicine Department had an exciting past couple of months full of events and awards. With Shelley McKellar, PhD, delivering an engaging Founder’s Day lunch talk, to a record breaking success at the History of Medicine Days Conference in Calgary, and finally the History of Medicine Colloquium to top it all off...

  • Congratulations to the Windsor Program Awards of Excellence recipients
    The Windsor Program Awards of Excellence celebrate the commitment and dedication of faculty, staff and students. Congratulations to the 15 award recipients for the 2014-2015 Awards of Excellence. We look forward to celebrating with you on Thursday, April 16...

  • March Operations Update
    The Operations Update is now being distributed through The Pulse. This monthly report includes updates from each of the operational teams and departments...

  • Learning together
    The Distributed Education Network hosted a networking education session for Discovery Week coordinators at the end of March. The two-day event was designed to update and educate coordinators about program changes, receive their feedback and assist the School’s community partners in delivering a successful Discovery Week program...

  • 2015 Awards of Excellence recipients announced
    We are pleased to announce the 2015 Awards of Excellence award recipients and the recipient of the Dr. John D. Brown Memorial Resident Award. It is with great pride that we honour these talented and dedicated individuals...

  • Commitment to the Community with Melanie Katsivo, PhD
    One of Ghandi’s famous proverbs: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” resonates with Melanie Katsivo, PhD, research officer, as she volunteers for a third time with Western Serves...

  • Awards and opportunities
    Nominate a medical hero for induction into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Nominations for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Duncan Graham Award are open...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Heather Emmerton-Coughlin; Androu Abdalmalak; Lori Lowes; Donald Welsh, PhD; Dr. Penny MacDonald; Justine Baek; Savita Dhanvantari; Keith St. Lawrence; and Chris Ellis on their achievements...

  • Graduate trainees and postdoctoral fellows thrive at London Health Research Day 2015
    The London Convention Centre was filled with curiosity and excitement on April 1, as graduate trainees and postdoctoral fellows shared their research with guests, judges and fellow presenters at London Health Research Day 2015...

  • From the desk of George Kim: New teams come together to achieve goals
    Quality Management, Education and Technology, and Research are the three new committees formed to tackle goals outlined in the strategic plan for the School’s Distributed Education Network...

  • Windsor Program's Celebration of Excellence
    The Windsor Program’s Awards of Excellence event featured an evening full of celebration, laughter and new memories...

  • Kelly Anderson awarded the Ontario Mental Health Foundation’s New Investigator Fellowship
    Kelly Anderson, PhD, an assistant professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Psychiatry, received an OMHF New Investigator Fellowship for her population-based study on access to care for people with first-episode psychosis in Ontario. Anderson’s study will examine socio-demographic factors associated with access to care for those between the ages of 14 and 35...

  • Keeping it off the hook in the nifty nineties
    The nineties were all that and a bag of chips for Schulich Dentistry, as the decade brought a time of transition and renewed energy to the School. Read more about the important highlights and accomplishments from this special time in our history...

  • Dr. Amardeep Thind authors chapter in Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition series
    Dr. Thind, director, Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health, and professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Medicine, has authored a chapter on prehospital and emergency care for the first volume of the Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition (DCP3) series. In a Q&A interview, Dr. Thind discusses how India's poorest population piqued his interest in public health...

  • Game-changing Ontario discoveries
    Seven Schulich Medicine & Dentistry discoveries are being recognized as life-changing breakthroughs, and they need your vote as part of the Game-Changing Research at Ontario's Universities initiative...

  • Robarts Clinical Trials Inc. moving to iconic Bell Building in downtown London
    Robarts Clinical Trials Inc. – a global academic clinical research organization with offices in San Diego, California, Amsterdam N.L. and London, Ontario – announced a relocation to the Bell Canada Building in downtown London, effective January 1, 2016...

  • April Operations Update
    The Operations Update is now being distributed through The Pulse. This monthly report includes updates from each of the operational teams and departments...

  • The art of remembrance
    The black lab’s deep brown eyes stare out at Dani Cadieux as she moves her paintbrush gently across the canvas. The animal, Jet, is her painting’s heart and soul, capturing the loyal companion of Dr. Francis Chan. Commissioned for the Francis Chan Humanitarian Award, Cadieux’s painting honours the memory and legacy of Dr. Chan...

  • A recipe for happiness
    “It’s as easy as making a decision and sticking to it,” said Krista Cook, MSc Candidate. Cook's attitude toward her commitments has helped guide her academic career, taken her from Kingston, Ontario to St. John’s, Newfoundland by bicycle, and opened her mind to a unique volunteering experience with Growing Chefs London...

  • Awards and opportunities
    The deadline for The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame nominations is June 29. The 3M National Teaching Fellowship 2016 is calling for nominations. Submit your dossier on or before August 31 to be considered. Nominations for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Duncan Graham Award close on September 11...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to the Foster Lab; Donna Murrell, PhD Candidate; Dr. Rob Hegele; Dr. Shauna Devine; the Awards of Excellence recipeients; the 2015 PARO Trust Fund Award recipients: Drs. Kristin Chow, Alicia Mattia and Cyrus C. Hsia; and the 2015 CAME Certificate of Merit Award recipients: Drs. David Dixon, Faisal Rehman and Wassim Saad...

  • Get caught up on the latest news from the past month
    "Schulich Medicine & Dentistry takes part in West China-Kilborn Surgical Symposium", "Western establishes The Bone and Joint Institute", "Bone and Joint initiative gets 'leg up' from NSERC funding"...

  • 2015 Alumni of Distinction recipients announced
    Congratulations to Fred Possmayer, PhD’65, Dr. William Wall, MD’70, Dr. Len Chumak, DDS, MClD’85, Dr. George Kim, MD’03, Dr. Jill Bashutski, DDS’05, and Bessie Borwein, PhD’73, the 2015 Alumni of Distinction recipients. Join us on September 26 at the Dean's Gala to honour and celebrate their success...

  • Dr. Edward Byrne accepts Honorary Degree at Schulich Medicine Convocation
    Congratulations to Dr. Edward Byrne who accepted his Honorary Degree at the Schulich Medicine Convocation on May 15. An award-wining neuroscientist, Dr. Byrne has held many prestigious clinical and research positions in Australia and the UK, as well as advisory roles for a number of charitable bodies relating to his clinical and scientific expertise...

  • Celebrating dedication and commitment at the 2015 Awards of Excellence
    This year’s celebration brought together a group of talented award recipients who show true dedication and commitment to the School. The evening was a celebration of collaboration, collegiality and pride...

  • From the desk of George Kim: Meet Dr. Michel Haddad, co-regional academic director, Kent-Lambton
    This month, we welcome Dr. Michel Haddad, co-regional academic director for Kent-Lambton, to the Distribute Education Network. In his role, Dr. Haddad will join Dr. Susan Munro in providing leadership in all educational programs and processes across the medical education spectrum in the Kent-Lambton hub...

  • Pride and passion
    More than 100 people weren’t hindered by the brisk spring air this past Saturday morning as they attended a Dentistry strategic planning retreat to begin what is expected to be a five month process. Dr. Michael J. Strong, dean, welcomed all the attendees and boldly shared Schulich Dentistry’s goal to become one of North America’s top dental schools in the next 10 years...

  • Graduating with a little help from their friends
    Enthusiastic cheers and lengthy applause filled Alumni Hall, as members of the Medicine Class of 2015 walked across the stage to receive their green hoods and enter the medical profession. Congratulations to the Medicine Class of 2015...

  • See the Line returns August 12
    See the Line returns August 12 with an exciting lineup of four concussion research and awareness events, including a new morning workshop and full-day CME. Learn more about concussion identification, evaluation and treatment, and the latest research happening in London and across North America...

  • Let’s talk research
    Community members came together for a unique opportunity at Robarts Research Institute this spring - the Discover Robarts Community Presentation Series. Each of the four sessions was sold out...

  • May Operations Update
    The Operations Update is now being distributed through The Pulse. The update includes information from each of our operational teams and departments as well as an update from the School’s Chief Operating Officer...

  • Congratulating the graduating classes of 2015
    Spirit and pride filled the air at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Convocation ceremonies that took place in May and June. More than 650 students from Medicine, Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs, Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Dentistry programs walked across the stage, accepted their hoods and moved on to a new chapter of their lives...

  • Commitment to the Community: Head for a Cure
    Head for a Cure: It’s become an annual week-long event at the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Program, which leaves students with much less hair, and much bigger hearts...

  • Awards and opportunities
    The deadline for The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame nominations is June 29. The 2016 3M National Teaching Fellowship is calling for nominations; submit your dossie​r on or before August 31 to be considered...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Catherine Nevin; Dr. Susanne Schmid; the PhD Candidates representing the School at the Canadian Student Health Research Forum; Radha Joseph; Khadija Sheikh and the recipients of the Faculty Teaching Certificate...

  • Get caught up on the latest news from the past month
    Researchers receive nearly $20 million in funding for research excellence... Studying the impact of gender and culture on suicide rates... Study finds that risk of suicide in transgender community may be reduced by changing policy and societal factors...

  • Ravi Menon, PhD, selected as senior fellow by International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine for lifetime achievements in brain imaging research
    For 30 years, Ravi Menon, PhD, has paved the way for key developments in the field of brain imaging research. On June 1, Menon became one of only six Canadians ever selected as a senior fellow by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine...

  • Hip and happening times
    Extra! Extra! Tweet all about it! Welcome to Schulich Dentistry in the 2010s. The School has entered the digital age, complete with a hashtag and new online look. Read more about the exciting events, accomplishments and people that continue to impact our community and future directions. #SchulichAdvantage...

  • Relive your story at the Dean’s Gala – September 2015
    Excitement is building for Homecoming 2015. Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is hosting a number of exciting events on September 26, with the annual Dean’s Gala concluding the day of festivities...

  • Trainees shine at Robarts Research Retreat
    Student research took centre stage, as more than 200 faculty members and trainees gathered for the 2015 Robarts Research Retreat. Among the highlights was a keynote presentation from Dr. Karl Deisseroth of Stanford University...

  • Web update: Phase 2.1 successfully complete
    Five new websites were successfully launched in June: Department of Medicine, Ophthalmology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hospital & Interfaculty Relations and Internationalization. Phase Three of the website redevelopment project is quickly advancing toward an expected launch in late-October of this year...

  • The Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Pictorial Calendar is back by popular demand
    Whether you are a photographer, painter, sculptor or you dabble in other endeavours in the visual arts, we would like to receive images of your work. Submit a .jpg image of your work, along with the title and photo settings or medium, to comms@schulich.uwo.ca by August 31...

  • The Wellness - Mental Health subcommittee presents Mandala Mondays
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Wellness - Mental Health subcommittee invites you to Mandala Mondays. This initiative invites staff and faculty to colour away their stresses during the lunch hour on July 20 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ...

  • Call for expression of interest: Strategic Planning Steering Committee
    Are you interested in becoming a member of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry? The deadline for expression of interest is 4:00 p.m. on July 15...

  • June Operations Update
    The Operations Update includes information from each of our operational teams and departments as well as an update from the School’s Chief Operating Officer...

  • Two classes. One family.
    Siblings Eric and Dora Habib made history at the 2015 White Coat Ceremony, representing the strong link between the medical and dental fields. Along with 258 of their classmates, the pair entered their respective programs at the School’s first combined ceremony. First-year Schulich Medicine students also participated in Community Day this month, experiencing health care in rural and regional settings. Enjoy photo galleries showcasing special moments from each event...

  • Martin Short headlines Leaders in Innovation Dinner
    Celebrated Canadian actor and comedy legend Martin Short is the keynote speaker for the 2015 Leaders in Innovation Dinner on November 18. This year’s dinner celebrates research excellence in the field of cellular and molecular imaging in cancer...

  • NHLPA gift supports concussion research
    The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) has made a challenge gift of $500,000 to support concussion research led by Arthur Brown, PhD, and Greg Dekaban, PhD...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Ravi Menon, PhD, Alison Allan, PhD, Dr. Stanley Kogon, Nicole Barra, PhD, Dr. Daniel Pepe, Frank Beier, PhD, Dr. Robert Hegele, Terry Peters, PhD, Dr. J. Geoffrey Pickering, the 19 recipients of the CIHR Open Operating Grants, the recipients of the Internal Graduate Awards, Dr. John Kelton, Dr. Danielle Martin, Ian Cunningham, PhD, and Dr. Shannon Venance...

  • August Operations Update
    The Operations Report includes monthly updates from each of our operational teams and departments as well as an update from the School’s Chief Operating Officer...

  • Dr. Philip Squires, Distributed Education Network - Feature
    A career spanning the globe, a passion for life-long learning and a health scare inspired Dr. Philip Squires to value the important things in life and work. He is retiring as a Stratford paediatrician and Distributed Education faculty member this month, confident his next journey is on the horizon...

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni receive warm welcome during Homecoming 2015 events
    The weekend began with a series of daytime events and a 65th anniversary ceremony for the Medicine Class of 1950, also known as the Veteran’s Class. Drs. Howard Cameron and Edward Roemmele represented the class at the ceremony, and read the names of their fallen comrades. The ceremony also featured the playing of The Last Post and Reveille, and a Canadian flag that had been flown in Afghanistan...

  • Master of Public Health Program staff receive 2015 Western Award of Excellence
    Congratulations to Courtney Hambides, Lisa Metselaar, Diana Lee and Judith Thomas on receiving a 2015 Western Award of Excellence — Western University's highest honour for staff member achievement...

  • New Scientific and Executive Director announced
    Marlys L. Koschinsky, PhD, is the new Scientific and Executive Director for Robarts Research Institute. Currently Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Windsor, Koschinsky brings an extensive research career with her to Robarts...

  • Dean's Video Newsletter - Strategic Plan
    In this edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Dean, Dr. Michael J. Strong discusses the School's strategic planning process and next steps...

  • In the news
    Schulich Medicine & Denitstry has been busy making news headlines this month. Visit our media section to see the latest news surrounding the School...

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Undergraduate Medical Education Program receives ASPIRE Award of Excellence for Student Engagement
    This international award recognizes the School’s commitment to student engagement and the valuable role students play in shaping teaching and learning experiences within the Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) program...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to our talented faculty and staff members. This month we are celebrating the achievements of the Centre for Education Research & Innovation, to Ravi Menon, PhD, Dr. Michael Shimizu, Saad Chahine, PhD, Dr. Mark Goldszmidt, Georgia Nikoloudaki, Martin Prusinkiewicz, Brennan Dirk, Patricia Johnson, Dr. Michael Motolko, Matthew Quinn, Dr. Guangyong Zou, Dr. Emil Schemitsch, Dr. David Spence, Natasha Caminsky, Mohammad Hassan, Bart Kolendowski, Michael Thwaites, Mike Ellis, and Ashley Watson...

  • The latest edition of Rapport Magazine has arrived
    As you read this year's issue, you will learn more about the School's recent successes and gain insight into the unique aspects of its education programs. You will also meet some of the School's extraordinary faculty, students and alumni...

  • Commitment to the Community: Empowering first responders through education
    Anatomy workshop forms the foundation of a unique partnership between medical students and first responders...

  • Finding opportunities to CREATE change in the field of mental health
    Jessamyn Little, Medicine Class of 2017, recalls speaking passionately about her interest in mental health advocacy and her desire to help eliminate stigma during her medical school interviews. This summer, she had the opportunity to put her words into action in Kenya...

  • Up close and personal
    The monster morphs into countless shapes and forms as it lurks within the human body—a mutant intruder that chaotically creeps and multiplies at an alarming rate. Its invasive tentacles forcefully seek new territory, wreaking havoc on the life it so cruelly disrupts. The monster’s name is cancer...

  • Dr. Bridgette Gerson - Distributed Education profile
    Dr. Bridgette Gerson, a second-year family medicine resident, is embracing life in Petrolia, Ontario. Working with a family health team, she is practising community medicine and finding inspiration in the people, the place and the night sky...

  • Dr. Shane Smith – A different kind of service
    Dr. Shane Smith is just like his fellow residents, with one exception — he’s been in the Canadian Armed Forces for 17 years. Currently a second-year resident in general surgery, Dr. Smith knew training at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry would provide him with the skills he needs to give his patients the best possible care the next time he deploys...

  • The best of both worlds – Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Tucked away on the fourth floor of Dental Sciences Building you can find the department’s administrative office. They are a small but powerful team who helps to bridge the gap between basic and clinical departments...

  • Dentistry celebrates 50 years
    From a light-hearted and casual gathering on campus to a formal affair at the London Hunt and Country Club, Dentistry celebrated 50 years with flair this month...

  • UME Program receives full accreditation status for eight years
    The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry's Undergraduate Medical Education program has received full accreditation status for eight years. We are proud of the eight-year accreditation status that was earned as a team effort from faculty, staff, residents, health care partners, graduates and our students through strong leadership and tireless collaboration...

  • Strategic Planning – Join the REAL Conversation
    We are ready to begin the first chapter of our strategic planning process to refresh the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry strategic plan, now at the mid-point of its 10-year life cycle. You can get involved by signing up for one of the focus groups taking place in the next few weeks...

  • Bringing new life into research on the placenta
    Charles McKenzie, PhD, and Timothy Regnault, PhD, have received $3.7 million in funding from the National Institute of Health as part of its Human Placenta Project. The researchers will develop a new technology based on MRI that will allow them, for the first time, to monitor changes in placental metabolism as pregnancy unfolds...

  • From the desk of George Kim: Collaborative & Educational Technology Committee gets things started
    Dr. Richard Cherry, associate dean, Continuing Professional Development and Sergio Rodriguez, director, Information Services, are chairing a new committee as part of the strategic planning work for Distributed Education. They will examine the collaborative and education technologies that support education associated with Distributed Education...

  • Congratulations to the 2015 Dean's Research Grant Initiative recipients
    Drs. Douglas Fraser, Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro and Manuel Montero Odasso are this year's Dean's Research Grant Initiative recipients. The overall goal of the Initiative is to fund projects that will deliver results that will put Schulich Medicine & Dentistry on the map, in the short- and long-term...

  • Investing in people
    Marlys Koschinsky, PhD, has an action plan at the ready as she begins a career-defining role at Robarts Research Institute this fall. As the new Scientific and Executive Director, her approach is focused on what she considers to be the most integral factor for success: people...

  • Congratulations to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's 2015 Governor General's Gold Medalists
    Melanie Kok, PhD'15, and Eric Sonke, MSc'15, have been awarded with two of the three Governor General's Academic Gold Medals presented at Western University. For more than 140 years, these medals have been become the most prestigious award that students at Canadian schools can receive...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to James Hutchenreuther, Mohamed Gebril, Dr. Meena Na, Michael Tiedemann, Kim Beaucage, David Feere, Melanie Kok, Eric Sonke, Frank Beier, PhD, Jacob Matusivec, Alexander Levit, Nicole Perrier, Mark Dawidek, the Foster Lab and Khadija Sheikh...

  • Dr. Heidi Haensel - Commitment to the Community
    As an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and a practicing psychiatrist at Victoria Hospital, Dr. Heidi Haensel is a prime volunteer for Violence Against Women Services Elgin County. She possesses the theoretical and experiential knowledge that is valuable when dealing with the physical and mental well-being of victims...

  • Timothy Varghese, BMSc Class of 2015
    Timothy Varghese, fourth-year BMSc student, never played with first aid kits or dreamt of becoming a doctor as a child. Instead, his desire to continue on to studies in medicine comes from the valuable lessons and experiences he has picked up along the way...

  • Profiles of Excellence Video - Frank Beier, PhD
    Frank Beier, PhD, lab is working on the biology of the skeleton as well as bone and joint diseases, most notably osteoarthritis...

  • Distributed Education Profile: Robin Krug, Medicine Class of 2018
    Robin Krug, Medicine Class of 2018, was raised in big-city Ontario but feels more at home among the province’s rural landscapes and small-town communities...

  • Dr. Sarah Blissett - Resident Spotlight
    Dr. Sarah Blissett got an early start in her health care career. Accepted into medical school before she completed her undergraduate degree, the sixth-year cardiology resident has gone above and beyond throughout her placement to create meaningful and long-lasting relationships with her colleagues, supervisors and patients...

  • A night to remember
    With Canadian comedian Martin Short on the playbill, expectations were high for the 2015 Leaders in Innovation Dinner. And the evening certainly didn’t disappoint, delivering humour, poignant moments and a true sense of camaraderie among attendees...

  • The next generation of cancer care
    An internationally-renowned cancer researcher and the 2015 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine recipient, Dr. Sanjiv S. Gambhir has a compelling vision for the future of health care and early cancer detection...

  • Getting REAL with strategic planning
    The Strategic Plan, Optimizing Life-long Health, sets out a transformative vision for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, including key strategic directions, goals and milestones for the next 10 years. We are now at the five-year mark with the plan, so it’s time to take stock of where we are, and how we want to move forward in the next five years...

  • Young scientist receives provincial research honour
    Matthew Teeter, PhD, has been awarded the 2015 John Charles Polanyi Prize for his research into joint replacement...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Jevnikar, Dr. Dale Ziter, Dr. Kenneth Wright, Dr. Shanti Rao, Dr. Mohamad Elfakhani, Dr. Douglas Fraser, Dr. Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro, Dr. Manuel Montero Odasso, Jenna Kara, Ashley Makela, Katie Parkins, Donna Murrell and Fred Possmayer, PhD...

  • Commitment to the Community: Creating a stronger, healthier future
    Dr. Margaret Steele’s work as a child and adolescent psychiatrist has provided first hand exposure to the needs of children, adolescents, adults and families living in poverty who experience mental health problems and undergo significant transitions and new beginnings...

  • Research Profile: Nathalie Bérubé, PhD, Departments of Biochemistry and Paediatrics
    Nathalie Bérubé, PhD, thrives on learning new things. Whether it’s in the lab working one-on-one with her graduate trainees and postdoctoral fellows, or at home reading about innovative technology and techniques, the Associate Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry and Paediatrics is constantly surrounding herself with new information to impact her research...

  • Distributed Education Profile: Dr. Jitin Sondhi
    Dr. Jitin Sondhi wears many hats as a physician and Distributed Education faculty member in Ingersoll and Woodstock, Ontario. With a growing palliative care practice and a leadership role in emergency medicine, he brings a strong set of skills and unique perspective to the program’s Oxford academy...

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Lukas Brown, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
    After demanding on-call shifts at the hospital, second-year anesthesia resident Dr. Lukas Brown often refers to a popular quote by writer Haruki Murakami about overcoming challenges and difficult situations in life. An adrenaline junkie and lover of the outdoors, Dr. Brown explains it is those demanding shifts that are helping him improve and become the best doctor he can be...

  • Video: Cancer Imaging Group, Robarts Research Institute
    The Cancer Imaging Research team at Robarts Research Institute is working together to develop innovative ways of changing the lives of cancer patients worldwide...

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry shares holiday memories
    You sent us your favourite holiday photos of family, friends and fun from the past and present, and we compiled a scrapbook of our Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Holiday Memories. Take a Look...

  • Good food, great prizes and even better company at the annual Faculty and Staff Holiday Party
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty and staff kicked back at the annual Holiday Party, celebrating the season with spirit and merrymaking...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Melanie Katsivo, PhD, Dr. Darren Cargill, Dr. Fabiana Crowley, Dr. Ekta Khemani, Dr. Danielle MacNeil, Dr. Josee Paradis, Dr. Nicole Campbell, Dr. Candace Gibson, Dr. Christina McCord, Dr. Angela Nissen, Tom Stavraky, Dr. Anita Woods, Dr. Mark Darling, Dr. Esperenza Bohorquez, Dr. Tarek Ek-Sayegh, Dr. Karl Cuddy, Jennifer Boogaards, Ziana Esmail, Jessica Gold, Po Cheng Lin, Amirsalar Mofidi, Kimberly Ngai, Nicole Ostro, Martin Reiss, Jaskaran Takhar, Fuad Tanha, Jennifer Archibald, Oies Hussein, Peter Kim, Vida Lam, Elizabeth Waknine, Sameen Abrar, David Feere, Carolyn Karr, David Omole, Sadia Tasleem, Dr. Richard McLachlan and Martin Duennwald, PhD...

  • Annual Bootcamp – attracts international participation
    The annual Emergencies in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Bootcamp is quickly becoming an international affair. The 2015 event attracted nearly 30 residents and 20 faculty from across Canada and the United States...

  • Your favourite web stories from 2015
    2015 marked an exciting year at the School. With countless advances, improvements and discoveries, we have a lot to celebrate. View our top 5 most read web stories...

  • 2015's most read articles from The Pulse
    In case you missed them, we're recapping our top 5 most read articles from The Pulse over the course of 2015...

  • Our top 15 tweets from 2015
    We've had a lot to talk about during the past year on our @SchulichMedDent Twitter account. Our top 15 tweets showcase some of our most popular events, including the annual See the Line symposium. We've highlighted many of our research accomplishments, as well as our news-making members of the School, like Dr. William Wall and Greta Bauer, PhD...

  • The 15 most "liked" moments on Facebook in 2015
    Our Facebook page is an outlet for our faculty, staff, student and alumni profiles. We've featured groundbreaking research and advancements, and kept you in the loop with our exciting events. We gathered the top 15 most "liked" Facebook posts of 2015. We hope you enjoy the look back as much as we do...

  • Top YouTube video of 2015:
    Celebrating 50 years of dental education and research...

  • 2015 most read Resident Spotlight:
    Dr. Rebecca Zener - Training for the thrill of adventure...

  • Robarts Research Institute top story from 2015:
    Cutting-edge science at your fingertips...

  • Most read Distributed Education Profile:
    Robin Krug, Medicine Class of 2018...

  • 2015 top read Student Profile:
    Eric and Dora Habib - Two Classes. One Family...

  • 2015 top read Department Profile:
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics...

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry shares holiday recipes
    The holidays are a time to enjoy the company of family and friends and reflect on the past year, while enjoying the baked goods, seasonal drinks and traditional meals that are prepared. The Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Communications Team recipe collection features submissions of our holiday favourites...

  • Commitment to the Community: Paying it forward
    “As I was growing up, a lot of the things that were necessary to help assimilate into Canadian life were available to me through United Way programs," said Maly Bun. The positive impact that these programs had on Bun left her with a desire to give back to the community...

  • Awards and Opportunities
    The Celebration of Excellence honours the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Nominations for the 2015 Awards of Excellence for London and Windsor are now being accepted...

  • From the desk of George Kim – Research findings and new leadership take centre stage
    Progress continues with the DEN strategic plan. In the past three weeks, brand awareness and communication research findings were presented, interviews were held for the Regional Academic Directors, and Drs. Rob Black and Shanil Narayan have accepted roles as new Regional Academic Directors. Meanwhile, Clinical Chairs received an update on the work undertaken to date...

  • The importance of the research experience in undergraduate medical education
    The development of strong research skills and the provision of medical care are inextricably linked. That’s why the research experience is stressed during the four years of the undergraduate medical education (UME) program. And it’s why the School has integrated research into the core curriculum, as well as offering several programs for students to become involved throughout their years of study...

  • Dr. Anthony Tang leads Canadian Arrhythmia Network at Western University
    Researchers at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry have been awarded $26.3 million in funding from the Government of Canada to host and establish the Canadian Arrhythmia Network as a Networks of Centres of Excellence...

  • Dr. Harinder Sandhu steps down as Vice Dean and Director, Schulich Dentistry
    On January 1, 2015, Dr. Harinder Sandhu, Vice Dean and Director, Schulich Dentistry will be stepping down from his leadership role at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Under Dr. Sandhu’s leadership, Schulich Dentistry has experienced a number of changes including a renewed curriculum and an expanded research mission...

  • A lot of holiday cheer and even more shaving cream
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty and staff kicked back at the annual Holiday Party, celebrating the season with spirit and merrymaking. But it was Dwayne Martins, COO, who stole the show – or at least his moustache did...

  • Our top 5 favourite web stories from 2014
    2014 marked an exciting year at the School. With countless advances, improvements and discoveries, we have a lot to celebrate. View our top 5 most read web stories...

  • 2014's top 5 most read articles from The Pulse
    In case you missed them, we're recapping our top 5 most read articles from The Pulse over the course of 2014...

  • Our 10 favourite tweets from 2014
    We've had a lot to talk about during the past year on our @SchulichMedDent Twitter account. Our top 10 tweets showcase some of our most popular events, including a visit from Jane Goodall. We've highlighted many of our research accomplishments, as well as our newsmaking members of the School, like Stacey Espenet, PhD...

  • The 10 most "liked" moments on Facebook in 2014
    Our Facebook page is an outlet for our faculty, staff, student and alumni profiles. We've featured ground breaking research and advancements, and kept you in the loop with our exciting events. We gathered the top ten most "liked" Facebook posts of 2014. We hope you enjoy the look back as much as we do...

  • Join us for World AIDS Day 2014 at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry
    On December 1, 2014, join researchers Eric Arts, PhD, Stephen Barr, PhD, Jimmy Dikeakos, PhD, Gregor Reid, PhD, and Michael Silverman, PhD, for a panel discussion. They will share their knowledge and provide insight into the latest breakthroughs in their research. Dr. Chris Mackie, Middlesex London Health Unit’s Officer of Public Health, will serve as moderator...

  • Exercising a right to read in our community
    “Growing up, I would try to support my parents, who emigrated from India, when they faced the challenges and barriers of reading, writing and speaking English,” said Harpreet Singh Chahal, BMSc’13. Chahal has always understood the importance of literacy and its ability to help people achieve their goals, develop their knowledge and potential and participate fully in their community...

  • Awards and opportunities
    There are plenty of upcoming awards and opportunities for teaching and research. We are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Alumni of Distinction Awards. The Lasker Foundation is accepting award nominations for researchers and investigators. The Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO) is accepting nomincations for excellence in clinical teaching...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Ted Osmun, Jessica McGaw, the Continuing Professional Development Department, Dr. Bryan Richardson, Dr. Chris Newton, Dr. Taryn Taylor, Dr. Saima Akhtar, Dr. Jacob McGee, the recipients of the Summer Research Training Program awards, Meds on the Run, the Medicine Classes of 2017 and 2018 and the Schulich Dentistry Fall Award recipients...

  • From the desk of George Kim – Building on our momentum
    Momentum is building on the initial work for the DEN Strategic Plan. The Committees continue to meet regularly and action is being taken on a variety of fronts. Based on feedback we have received from our Chair/Chiefs, a special meeting has been scheduled for the DEN Implementation Steering Committee to provide an update on the work of the Strategic Plan on December 11, 2014...

  • Faculty Evaluation – a powerful process that enriches the faculty and student experience
    With more than 700 individual classroom instructors evaluated annually, by approximately 510 students, resulting in tens of thousands of evaluations – the process of faculty evaluation is a considerable undertaking. Unquestionably it’s a powerful process and a necessity. It gives students a voice, provides faculty with feedback they can use to in planning their professional development and helps course chairs and teaching faculty with the information they need to develop and improve their courses...

  • Celebrating research innovations with inspiring style
    Victor Garber’s homecoming to London was one for the books. The award-winning actor was the special guest at Robarts Research Institute’s 2014 Leaders in Innovation Dinner on November 20...

  • Send us your favourite seasonal recipes for a special holiday edition of The Pulse
    The holiday season is now upon us. What better time to share some Schulich Medicine & Dentistry favourite food and beverage recipes for the season? Send your holiday food and drink recipes to comms@schulich.uwo.ca to be profiled in a special December issue of The Pulse...

  • We Act Reports Back
    The We Act Committee met in late October to plan the next stage of its work across Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. The main focus was the development of a meeting schedule that will enable the Faculty and Staff Reports Back to be shared with a variety of groups...

  • Researchers from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry lead studies in new Cluster of Research Excellence in Musculoskeletal Health
    With millions of Canadians suffering from pain and reduced mobility, and hundreds of millions more around the world, Western University recently announced a bold investment that will position it as a global leader in bone and joint research. The new Musculoskeletal Health cluster includes researchers from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Robarts Research Institute...

  • Phase Two website redevelopment on track for January 2015 launch
    The Phase Two Website Redevelopment project content migration concluded on October 31. All participating programs and departments have their websites completed. The Communications Team has initiated reviewing and testing all participating websites in preparation for the anticipated January 2015 launch...

  • In the news: Hockey inspired fitness at Western
    In an effort to boost men’s health by linking it to something most men love, Dr. Robert Petrella, Department of Family Medicine, introduced a new Hockey Fit program, targeting not only those who play Canada’s winter game, but also those who sit and watch it on TV. Watch the news report via CTV...

  • A day of shared remembrance
    As the memories of the war flood back to Dr. Howard Cameron, MD’50, for another year, he chooses to share stories that are somewhat unexpected. Stories like that of “Homer”, a puppy his unit adopted while they were establishing a gun position in a farm yard in Germany. Or about the daffodils that seemed to defy the destruction around them and grew on a patch of green grass in a bombed-out city...

  • Faculty and staff t-shirt promotion
    School pride is an important part of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. We are now offering Schulich Medicine & Dentistry branded golf shirts to all faculty and staff for only $10.00...

  • From the desk of George Kim - An update on Distributed Education Strategic Planning
    It’s been nearly eight months since those of us working most closely with the Schulich Medicine Education Program first received copies of the Schulich Distributed Education Strategic Plan. Since that time, a significant amount of planning and preparation has been underway. It’s been gratifying to witness such a thoughtful process unfold in such a positive manner across the School, and I am pleased to begin sharing updates with you on a monthly basis...

  • Commitment to the Community: Brenda Davis - You are only as strong as your weakest link
    “We’re all a part of this community," said Brenda Davis, academic affairs officer, Dentistry. "And we need to be helping each other out for the betterment of society as a whole.” That's why Davis is passionate about volunteering her time with the London Food Bank...

  • Awards and opportunities
    Nominations for the 2015 Alumni of Distinction Awards have opened and the AFMC nomination deadlines are quickly approaching...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    We are celebrating the achievements of our talented faculty, staff and students. Congratulations to Joan Binnendyk, Dr. Jeff Dixon, Daniel Hardy, PhD, Dr. Stewart Harris, Dr. Peter Williamson, Dr. John Denstedt, Patrick O’Donoghue, PhD, Dr. Robert Petrella, the Dental Outreach Community Services program, Anusha Ratneswaran, PhD(C), and the award recipients at Dentistry Research Day 2014...

  • Untangling the mysteries of Alzheimer’s
    As renowned neuroscientists, leading Alzheimer’s researchers and the 2014 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine recipients, Drs. Virginia M.-Y. Lee and John Q. Trojanowski are on the front lines of a battle with one of the biggest global threats of the 21st century...

  • Assessment – a dynamic process focused on student learning and patient care
    UME Assessment is focused on creating the best learning experience for students and the best care experience for patients. Using a hybrid model and under the guidance and watchful eyes of the Instructional Design, Quality and Curriculum Committees, the process changes and grows to meet the ongoing needs of the dynamic world of medical education...

  • Welcome to Tracey Rutledge
    Tracey Rutledge has joined the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in the position of Executive Director, Alumni Relations and Development. This new role has been established to build upon and strengthen the current alumni relations and development portfolio at the School...

  • Web Update: Phase two content migration concludes
    The Phase Two Website Redevelopment project content migration concludes at the end of this month. Thanks to all participating programs and departments who will have completed their websites by October 31...

  • In the News: Researchers say old science puts health care workers at risk
    Dr. Bhagi Singh offers perspective on the protection needed to guard health care workers against the Ebola virus via Sun News Network...

  • Upcoming United Way fundraising events
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is taking on the challenge to raise $150,000 for United Way. There are a variety of upcoming fundraising events that you can support in order to achieve this goal, including the quickly approaching BMSc Cupcake and Coffee sale on October 31. Other events include a gift basket raffle, the United Way StairClimb, the chili cook-off and Dwayne Martin’s Moustache Madness...

  • Faculty and staff t-shirt promotion
    School pride is an important part of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry; we are now offering Schulich Medicine & Dentistry branded golf shirts to all faculty and staff for only $10.00...

  • World Anesthesia Day - A celebration of anesthesia as a profession
    On October 22, Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean, and Dr. Davy Cheng, Chair, Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, welcomed World Health Organization guest speaker Dr. Meena Nathan Cherian. The day celebrated anesthesia as a profession, and featured a lecture on Global Challenges in Surgery and Anesthesia...

  • Faculty, staff and students offer warm welcome to alumni during Homecoming 2014
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni received a warm Homecoming welcome from faculty, staff and students at a wide array of events held on and off campus during the weekend...

  • The UME Curriculum – fueled by innovation, focused on excellence
    Just a few weeks ago, the Medicine Class of 2018 arrived on campus. They were warmly welcomed to the Schulich Medicine tribe with the tradition of the White Coat Ceremony and orientation activities. It didn’t take too long for them to shift into high gear and begin their four-year journey of learning. At the heart of their learning is a responsive, forward looking, equally student and faculty centred, research oriented curriculum that is accountable to the communities across Southwestern Ontario...

  • Commitment to the Community: Empowering youth living with epilepsy
    Justin Cottrell’s unique mix of educational experiences and his new path in medicine sparked his interest in working on a career management resource for youth living with epilepsy...

  • Awards and opportunities
    Check out some of the great research and teaching award opportunities that are available in the coming months. CAME Certificate of Merit Award and the AFMC awards nomination deadlines are quickly approaching...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    This month we would like to congratulate Cindy Hutnik, MD, PhD, Lorelei Lingard, PhD, Ruth Martin, Dibakar Mondal, PhD(C), Donna Murell, PhD(C), Terry Peters, PhD, Michael Poulter, PhD, Dr. Bryan Richardson, Ayden Scheim, PhD(C), Dr. David Spence, and Yiwen Xue, PhD(C)...

  • Accreditation 2015 News: Mock Accreditation date confirmed
    Mark your calendars, the Mock Accreditation is scheduled for January 11 to 14, 2015 at both the London and Windsor campuses...

  • Equipment funding news
    The Schulich Equipment AID (Advancement, Improvement, Development) Grant provides Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty with a mechanism to acquire, develop or improve equipment directly used for research that they cannot obtain through other funding channels...

  • Check out our new swag items
    Kick off the new school year with pride. A wide variety of new school swag items have been added to our catalogue. Priced at cost, these items are great to treat yourself or give as a gift. Check out our new tumblers, Cole and Parker socks, mugs and umbrellas...

  • Faculty and staff t-shirt promotion
    School pride is an important part of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry; we are now offering Schulich Medicine & Dentistry branded golf shirts to all faculty and staff for only $10.00...

  • Website redevelopment project reaching first check point
    The website redevelopment project has reached an important milestone in its timeline – the first check point. At this point in the project, we are completing a brief review of each of the participating websites...

  • Nathan Wolfe, a.k.a. the Virus Hunter, to headline LHRD 2015
    This year, “virus hunter” Nathan Wolfe will be joining London Health Research Day as a keynote speaker. One of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2011, Wolfe travels the world to discover new threatening viruses...

  • The newest edition of Rapport Magazine has arrived
    Through this edition of Rapport Magazine you will have the opportunity to meet some of our newest faculty members, the leaders who are at the heart of the School's renewal, and the students who are benefiting from their expertise and energy...

  • Research Profile: Understanding back pain - Cheryle Séguin
    Every day our spines undergo massive amounts of stress and mechanical load; even as we sleep, our spines are working to maintain posture. Because of this constant work, back pain has become the leading cause of disability globally...

  • Celebrating White Coat with our MD and DDS Classes of 2018... But first, let me take a selfie
    It was an Orientation Week full of firsts, including an on-stage selfie with the Dean during Schulich Dentistry’s White Coat Ceremony. Omar Shehab, an exuberant new student, pulled out a smartphone to mark the proud and exciting moment of putting on his white coat for the first time...

  • Commitment to the Community with Dr. Richard Philp
    Dr. Richard Philp, professor emeritus, Physiology and Pharmacology, devoted years of his life to educating students. It's that same enjoyment and connection he felt while teaching that makes volunteering his time as an art instructor a rewarding commitment...

  • Awards and opportunities
    Take a look at the numerous research and education awards and opportunities that are available this fall...

  • Celebrating our achievements
    Join us in congratulating Jane Rylett, PhD; along with Joan Binnendyk; Dr. Timothy Doherty; Kevin Dueck; Martin Duennwald, PhD; Vidushi Khatri; Jay Loftus; Gary Shaw, PhD; Priya Sivarajah and Matthew Woods on their achievements...

  • Homecoming 2014 offers something for everyone
    Get ready - Homecoming 2014 is almost here. Alumni will be welcomed home and have the opportunity to enjoy numerous events and activities – from the traditional annual offerings to new lectures and tours, there is something for everyone...

  • Alzheimer’s advocate Victor Garber to headline Leaders in Innovation Dinner
    Victor Garber, one of the most respected and talented actors of his generation, will be the featured guest at the 2014 Leaders in Innovation Dinner on November 20...

  • See the Line a huge success
    Professional athletes, medical researchers, and clinicians shared the spotlight at the 2014 See the Line symposium. All came with the common goal of reducing the number of sports-related concussions in Canada through education and research...

  • Accreditation 2015 news: Mock Accreditation date rescheduled
    The Mock Accreditation for the Undergraduate Medical Education program has been rescheduled from October 2014 to early January 2015...

  • We Speak/We Act – One year later
    It was the summer of 2013 when the results of the We Speak survey were shared. One year later, the We Act Team at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has made great progress on their work and the planned actions to follow-up on the survey...

  • Phase two of website redevelopment project is well underway
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is past the halfway point of the School’s three-year website redevelopment project. The Communications & Marketing Team successfully launched three updated websites in August...

  • In the news: Caffeine may reduce tinnitus risk
    Schulich Medicine resident Dr. Jordan T. Glicksman’s new study shows caffeine may reduce tinnitus risk via The New York Times...

  • Jane Goodall headlines University event
    Dr. Rick Quinn, adjunct faculty member at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and co-founder of Docs4GreatApes is proud to be bringing Jane Goodall – world-renowned scientist and foremost expert on chimpanzees to Western University...

  • JW warmly welcomes residents
    On June 27, 2014 residents started their programs at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. JW, Western's mascot greeted them at the annual lunch. Check out the slideshow...