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.
November 29, 2016 On Friday November 25th, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics successfully hosted the Annual Carol Buck Lecture and Graduate Scholarship. We would like to offer our gracious thanks to Dr. Eduardo L. Franco, of McGill University, the Carol Buck Lecturer, and our warm congratulations to Jacqueline Kueper, MSc Candidate, the scholarship winner. Photos of the event and information for viewing the Livestream video of the lecture and award presentation are now available.
November 24, 2016 Dr. Martin, an assistant professor in the departments of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, as well as MEDICI Director, is one of two project leads on the recently designated World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre.
November 07, 2016 At Kidney Week 2016 the only major award given out will be the Young Investigator Award. The recipient will be Dr. Amit Garg, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, and Cross-Appointed Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University. Please join our department in congratulating Dr. Garg.
September 30, 2016 Join our department in congratulating Dr. Vladimir Hachinski on being awarded the Royal Society of Canada’s prestigious McLaughlin Medal. A Distinguished University Professor of Neurology at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and a Lawson Health Research Institute Scientist, he is also a Cross-Appointed Professor with the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Hachinski is a co-supervisor of PhD Candidate, Josh Cerasuolo, along with Dr. Lauren Cipriano and Dr. Neil Klar.
September 22, 2016 Dr. Saverio Stranges has been appointed as Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2021.
September 15, 2016 Please join our department in congratulating Dr. Anita Kothari and Dr. Charles Weijer for being named among the nation’s top scholars in the arts, humanities and sciences by the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Anita Kothari is an Associate Professor with the School of Health Studies and the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics (Cross). Dr. Weijer is a Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Bioethics, with appointments in the Department of Philosophy, Medicine (joint), and Epidemiology and Biostatistics (cross). Also, he is currently a co-supervisor for Jasmine Tung, MSc Candidate, along with Dr. K.Speechley.
August 15, 2016 Our department would like to congratulate Jasmine Tung, whose abstract “Communicating Through a Brain-Computer Interface: An Innovative Approach to Assess Quality of Life in Patients with Severe Brain Injury” was selected as one of the top 4 abstracts submitted to the upcoming International Neuroethics Society meeting in San Diego in November.
June 01, 2016 The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is pleased to announce that Dr. John J. Koval, Professor Emeritus, has won the 2016 Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) Distinguished Service Award.
April 19, 2016 Dr. Greta Bauer and Dr. Amardeep Thind are both recipients of the Schulich Educator Award, 2016 Awards of Excellence. Our department is excited to see their talent, dedication and hard work being honoured.
April 08, 2016 In January, an agreement was reached with the Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA). The new agreement was ratified by the GTA Union on January 18 and by Western University’s Board of Governors on January 28. The new agreement is effective as of September 1, 2015.
April 04, 2016 MSc graduate Samantah Larose's Master's thesis has received extensive coverage in the media. Her work was most recently featured in the Western News. Her thesis can be found in The Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
April 01, 2016 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry celebrated Western University’s Founder’s Day on Monday, March 7 with a special lunchtime presentation. Ayden Scheim, a PhD Candidate, Trudeau Scholar, and Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, presented on behalf of Greta Bauer, PhD...
March 29, 2016 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 (i.e. those ending in @uwo.ca) of all faculty and staff in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. This change will likely impact you...
March 09, 2016 According to a study by Dr. Sisira Sarma, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and his team from Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, obese women in the Canadian workforce earn less money than non-obese women.
February 19, 2016 Dr. Sharifa Nasreen, PhD Candidate in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics discusses her career choices and potential research with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry's Graduate Studies eNewsletter, Current Affairs.
January 27, 2016 Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry news article published on #BellLetsTalk Day includes discussion of Dr. Kelly Anderson's research on our understanding of mental illness in immigrant and refugee populations.
January 25, 2016 Greta Bauer, PhD, has released a study showing that approximately half of transgender Ontarians are not comfortable discussing transgender-related health issues with their family physician.
January 10, 2016 Dr. Greta Bauer, Graduate Chair, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, comments on the importance of good data about the demographics of Canada' transgender population and Statistics Canada's limited census form options.
August 31, 2014 MSc graduate Joseph Hwang's Master's thesis has received extensive coverage in the media. His work was most recently featured in the Western News. Joseph's thesis is available in the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
September 15, 2017 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.
September 15, 2017 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.
September 15, 2017 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.
September 15, 2017 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.
September 15, 2017 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.
September 15, 2017 As part of the 2016 International Week, Schulich Research has organized a Global Health Conversation Panel, including Dr. Saverio Stranges, Chair, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics.
September 15, 2017 Congratulations to Alison Dasiewicz for her Oral Presentations Epidemiology Award, 1st Place, at the 2016 Canadian Society for Epidemiology & Biostatistics National Student Conference.