December 01, 2017 Please join us in congratulating Dr. Moira Stewart, recipient of the 2017 Maurice Wood Award for Lifetime Contribution to Primary Care Research from the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Dr. Stewart is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.
November 17, 2017 Dr. Candi Flynn, graduate of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics MSc Program in 2010 (supervised by Dr. Neville Suskin), has been named the 2017 recipient of the Ontario College of Family Physicians Resident of the Year Award.
November 14, 2017 Dr. Mark Ferro, graduate of the PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, appointed as the new Canada Research Chair in Youth Mental Health.
October 10, 2017 Dr. Arlene MacDougall, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, launched Global MINDS Fellowship Program in June 2017, bringing together Western University students and faculty to improve the lives of those living with mental illness.
June 05, 2017 Dr. Saverio Stranges, Chair, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, receives French press coverage while presenting on nutritional supplements and chronic disease at the 6th Congress of the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk, in Quebec City.
May 12, 2017 Many seniors are getting antibiotic prescriptions they don't need. Read more about the important work from researchers including Dr. Marcus Povitz, Cross-Appointed Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Dr. Jessica Sontrop, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, on the harmful practice of over-prescription of antibiotics to seniors.
April 26, 2017 Department of Family Medicine and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics professor Evelyn Vingilis has co-authored a study that shows people who admit to street racing are also five times more likely to have crashed their vehicle in the previous year.
April 21, 2017 In this Q&A with Current Affairs, Mostafa Shokoohi, PhD Candidate, discusses his current research project, which focuses on women in Canada living with HIV to determine whether specific factors affect or influence health disparities among this group.
April 18, 2017 Please join the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in offering sincerest congratulations to Awards of Excellence winners from Epidemiology and Biostatistics, including Dr. Janet Martin, Dr. Moira Stewart and Angela deCandido.
April 03, 2017 Registration is now available for the Global Health Conversation Series on Transgender Health, "Health Research: Strategies for Transgender Inclusion", with Dr. Greta Bauer, Associate Professor and Graduate Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, happening on April 06, 2017.
March 01, 2017 In a video segment, CTV London interviews Rebecca Rodrigues, MSc Candidate, and Dr. Kelly Anderson, Assistant Professor, about their article, "The traumatic experience of first-episode psychosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis", recently published in Schizophrenia Research.
February 27, 2017 Dr. Arlene MacDougall, Assistant Professor with the Departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, will work to develop strong local and global partnerships, engage patients and their caregivers in research activities, and foster trans-disciplinary approaches to research.
February 13, 2017 Congratulartions to Dr. Greta Bauer (Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics) on her promotion to Full Professor and Dr. Janet Martin (Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics) on her promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure.
Both promotions will be effective July 01, 2017.
February 11, 2017 Dr. Marnin Heisel focuses on finding better ways to assess suicide risk and create new interventions with the hope of enhancing mental health and well-being and decreasing risk for suicide in older adults. Dr. Heisel is an associate professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and a scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute.
February 01, 2017 Klajdi Puka, MSc Candidate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, has been profiled by the Canadian League Against Epilepsy as a Rising Star in their newsletter, CLAE Connections. Klajdi is supervised by Dr. Kathy Speechley.
January 02, 2018 Dr. Vladimir Hachinski is among a group of exceptional healthcare leaders who will be inducted into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF). Dr. Hachinski, a Distinguished University Professor in Clinical Neurological Sciences, and Cross-Appointee to Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is a world-renowned neurologist and has transformed the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the two greatest threats to the brain, stroke and dementia.
January 02, 2018 Emaad Mohammad, an undergraduate student enrolled in the Honors Specialization Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, will present, "Association of Statin Medication with Exercise Capacity Change in Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Retrospective Cohort Study", to the Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR) conference at the 2017 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) in Vancouver, BC.
January 02, 2018 Listen online to Western Radio's Gradcast as Jordan Edwards, PhD candidate, describes the disciplines of epidemiology and biostatistics and how research is conducted. He also discusses his academic path and current research into the prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders in the Canadian immigrant and refugee population. Jordan's PhD supervisor is Dr. Kelly Anderson.
January 02, 2018 Western News features exciting research by Dr. Montero-Odasso, Professor, Geriatric Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Cross-Appointed) on walking manner (gait) as a predictor of dementia and the importance of early detection and treatment.
January 02, 2018 Please join us in congratulating Ayden Scheim, PhD Candidate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, on his recently announced Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship for work on his project, titled, "Gender, sexuality, and the prevention of initiation into injection drug use". Click the title above for CIHR's full listing of Fellowship funding decisions.
January 02, 2018 In May the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced the new recipients of project and bridge grant funding, including Dr. Kelly Anderson and Dr. Samantha Wells. Dr. Greta Bauer also received project funding in the previous round, announced July, 2016.