2018

  • Award: Dr. Susan McNair honoured by the College of Family Physicians of Canada

    September 14, 2018
    The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has named Dr. Susan McNair as an Award of Excellence recipient for Ontario in 2018. The Awards of Excellence recognize College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) members who in the past 24 months have made outstanding contributions. Dr. McNair is a Staff Physician at the St. Joseph's Family Medical Centre and the Medical Director of the Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre at St Joseph’s Hospital. She also provides palliative care at University Hospital and sees patients in their homes, as well as patients in long term care.

  • Announcement: Professor Emerita of Family Medicine and former Dean to be honoured at fall Convocation

    September 13, 2018
    Dr. Carol Herbert, Professor Emerita of Family Medicine, who served as Dean of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry from 1999 to 2010, is among those being celebrated this fall when Western University bestows honorary degrees on seven Canadian luminaries at the 312th Convocation. A pioneer in developing services for sexually assaulted adults and children in British Columbia, Dr. Herbert was co-founder and co-director of the Sexual Assault Service for Vancouver from 1982 to 1988.

  • Award: Dr. Henry Becker named CFPC Research Award for Family Medicine Residents recipient

    September 12, 2018
    Congratulations Dr. Henry Becker on being named a recipient of The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Research Awards for Family Medicine Residents for his project “Long term treatment outcomes in a First Nations high school population with opioid use disorder.” Dr. Becker has been asked to present at Family Medicine Forum (FMF) in November.

  • Award: Dr. Jane Thornton named recipient of the prestigious Murray Stalker Award

    September 11, 2018
    Congratulations to Dr. Jane Thornton on being named the recipient of the prestigious Murray Stalker Award from The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Dr. Thornton is a resident physician, researcher and advocate for physical activity for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. She has led a national strategy on physical activity in the undergraduate medical curriculum, and created and curated resources for both patients and physicians on the topic.

  • Update: Situation concerning Canada and Saudi Arabia

    August 27, 2018
    Western University continues to monitor the situation concerning Canada and Saudi Arabia. The University's primary focus is how this situation may affect the students involved and our campus community.

  • Announcement: Dr. Davy Cheng appointed Acting Dean

    August 08, 2018
    Dr. Davy Cheng will serve as Acting Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for the period October 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

  • Research News: New public health research debunks “grey tsunami”

    July 23, 2018
    An examination of chronic diseases among Ontarians has uncovered that the volume of multimorbidity is derived from adults as young as 35 years old. Multimorbidity has been associated with increased physician and specialist appointments, medication use, emergency department use and hospitalization.

  • Award: Dr. Jane Thornton recognized with the College of Family Physicians of Canada Family Medicine Resident Leadership Award

    July 19, 2018
    Dr. Jane Thornton is a resident physician, researcher and advocate for physical activity for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. She has led a national strategy on physical activity in the undergraduate medical curriculum, and created and curated resources for both patients and physicians on the topic. Dr. Thornton is the recipient of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Family Medicine Resident Leadership Award.

  • Funding Announcement: Researchers awarded more than $11 million in CIHR funding

    July 12, 2018
    From using CRISPR to alter the gut microbiome to looking at how the brain rewires itself in deafness, researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry are the recipients of $11.3 million in project and bridge grant funding announced by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) this week.

  • Alumna Dr. Andrea Sereda named Top 40 Under 40

    June 29, 2018
    Congratulations to Alumna Dr. Andrea Sereda, BSc '03, MD ’07, who was named as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2018. The recognition honours Canada's outstanding leaders under 40 years of age.

  • Award: Dr. Evelyn Vingilis recognized nationally for impact on road safety in Canada

    June 20, 2018
    Congratulations Dr. Evelyn Vingilis, psychologist and Director of the Population and Community Health Unit, and Professor with the Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, on receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals.

  • Celebrating 50 years of academic family medicine with Dr. Danielle Martin

    June 08, 2018
    The Department of Family Medicine celebrated our 50th anniversary on Wednesday, May 30, with a special lecture by alumna Dr. Danielle Martin, MD'03, who spoke about her ideas for improving health care in Ontario and across the country. Thanks to everyone who joined us!

  • Award: Celebrating this year's Undergraduate Teaching Awards recipients

    May 18, 2018
    The Department of Family Medicine would like to congratulate this year’s Undergraduate Teaching Awards recipients, Dr. Jessica Howard (Full-Time Faculty), Dr. James Mather (Adjunct Faculty), Dr. Wendy Cui (Resident). These awards are given to department members who have been identified by the students as providing excellent mentorship, clinical and/or classroom teaching during the undergraduate years.

  • Congratulations to the 2018 Awards of Excellence recipients

    April 05, 2018
    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. Congratulations Drs. Al-Dhaher, Munro, Weston, and the Diabetes Research Program Team, at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine.

  • Recognizing the Windsor Campus 2018 Awards of Excellence recipients

    March 02, 2018
    Congratulations to the 2018 Award of Excellence recipients. Each is recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Campus. The recipients will be celebrated on Monday, March 19, at Caesar's Windsor.

  • Dr. Daniel Pepe receives OMA Resident Achievement Award and PARO Resident Teaching Award

    February 27, 2018
    Congratulations Dr. Daniel Pepe on receiving two prestigious resident teaching awards. Dr. Pepe was recently recognized with the OMA Resident Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of postgraduate training, and the PARO Resident Teaching Award for providing outstanding clinical teaching experiences to junior residents and clinical clerks. Dr. Pepe is a Family Medicine resident in the PGY3 Academic Family Medicine program.

  • Go behind the scenes with Dr. Lauren Bouillon at Grey Bruce Health Services

    February 16, 2018
    Family medicine resident Dr. Lauren Bouillon says exposing learners to rural contexts early and often provides them with a better understanding of the realities of practice. Go behind the scenes with her during a neurology rotation at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, in the fourth installment of the R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives.

  • Funding: CIHR Project Grant recipients announced

    January 26, 2018
    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) today announced more than $8.6 million in research funding through their project grants program for 13 projects across Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute

  • Award: Dr. Puneet Seth recognized with Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine award

    January 17, 2018
    The Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine recognized Dr. Puneet Seth with the 2017 Award for Outstanding Service in Hospital Medicine for his work done in founding a hospitalist department at the Woodstock General Hospital, helping to bring quality improvement through electronic documentation, and creating a teaching site for family medicine residents in hospital medicine in Woodstock. Congratulations Dr. Seth.

  • Award: Drs. James and Leslie Rourke named co-winners of WONCA 5-Star Doctors award

    January 09, 2018
    Congratulations to Drs. James and Leslie Rourke, this year's co-recipients of the WONCA 5-Star Doctors award for the North America region. The Rourkes were co-honoured for their life’s work as family physicians and the significant contributions they have made to family medicine for the past 35 years, including the development of the Rourke Baby Record.