London Health Research Day: Shining a light on opportunity Tomi Nano, Chair of the Graduate Students Council, and Terenz Escartin, MSc Candidate, discuss the value of London Health Research Day and how the event can help graduate trainees tackle the question of 'What's next?' when thinking about their future.
Q&A with Mostafa Shokoohi, PhD Candidate Mostafa Shokoohi, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is studying women in Canada living with HIV and attempting to determine the health disparities they face in society. In this Q&A, Shokoohi discusses his HIV research and why he came to Canada to further his studies.
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.
Profiles of Excellence - Susanne 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. She hopes her work will eventually lead to a better understanding and potential treatment for these disruptions.
Detecting dementia takes top spot at 3MT competition Tamara Tavares, a PhD Candidate in Neuroscience and trainee at the Emotional Cognition Lab of Western’s Brain and Mind Institute, took the top spot in Western’s sixth annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition last week, tackling the complex world of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), a hereditary neurodegenerative disorder.
Congratulations to the London Health Research Day award winners Congratulations to Andrea Di Sebastiano, Ivan Kosik, Milica Krstic, Emily Pawlak, Marie Sarabusky, Dr. Marat Slessarev, Julia Sunstrum, Eric Wright, Krista Vincent, Charles Ishak, Katie Parkins and Karen Dunkerley for receiving awards at the 2017 London Health Research Day event.
Common prostate drug could increase risk of depression, self-harm Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Blayne Welk (Division of Urology) said the use of medications finasteride and dutasteride – for the treatment of an enlarged prostate – doesn’t increase the risk of suicide, but has shown a slight increase in the risk of depression and self-harm in some individuals.
Trainee awarded the 2017 WORLDiscoveries Scholarship Congratulations to Haider Hassan, a Biochemistry PhD Candidate in the lab of Joe Torchia, PhD, Departments of Biochemistry and Oncology, for receiving a 2017 WORLDiscoveries Scholarship for his project on rapid detection of Ebola virus in blood.
Announcement: Dr. Denise Figlewicz takes on new role After serving as Vice Dean, Research and Innovation, for five years at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, Denise Figlewicz, PhD, has accepted a new role as Assistant Vice President, Research Enhancement and Development at Wayne State University.
Trainee success at 2017 ImNO Symposium Congratulations to Dante Capaldi, Jason Kai, Daniel Gelman, Heeseung Lim, Androu Abdalmalak, Fiona Li, Lawrence Yip, Justin Laing, Rebecca Sullivan and Dickson Wong for receiving awards for their oral and poster presentations.
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. It is with great pride that we recognize and honour their achievements.
Top Stories from March 2017 Current Affairs Did you miss the March 2017 issue of Current Affairs? Read the top stories on HIV vaccine research taking place at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, a brief Q&A with Andrew Watson and the Three Minute Competition qualifiers.