December 19, 2017 Dr. Janet Smylie, an international leader in the field of Indigenous health and health research, has been announced as the keynote speaker for London Health Research Day 2018 and a new preceding forum called ‘Exchange’.
December 19, 2017 After a year of intriguing profiles on Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's faculty members, graduate trainees and alumni, the top five most read articles have been selected from the Current Affairs newsletter. From research about cannabis to mental health to stories about mentorship, the following are list of the top stories from 2017.
November 22, 2017 In honour of the late Dr. James Charteris Paterson, Martin Chalfie, PhD, will deliver the keynote speech of Western University's annual Paterson Lecture Series. The event is taking place on Thursday, December 14, 2017 in Auditorium A of the University Hospital from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
November 07, 2017 Congratulations to Moira Stewart, PhD, recipient of 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 at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
October 30, 2017 A team led by Greg Gloor, PhD and Gregor Reid, PhD answered questions today as part of a Reddit Science AMA ("Ask me Anything"). This gave the millions Reddit readers an opportunity to ask the scientists questions about the research and anything related to their work.
October 26, 2017 Findings from a recent study led by researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry may indicate that young athletes who suffer concussions may be returning to the field, court or ice too soon, as their brains are continuing to change long after they are cleared for action.
October 12, 2017 Five projects at Western University have been awarded a total of $13.8 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The funding was announced at Robarts Research Institute by Ministers of Parliament Kate Young and Peter Fragiskatos.
October 06, 2017 A thematic grant from AMS Phoenix is allowing Lloy Wylie, PhD, and her team at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to advance compassionate care for marginalized populations by creating educational initiatives and providing supports for health care staff.
September 28, 2017 Congratulations to Alison Allan, PhD, and John Ronald, PhD, awarded Movember Discovery Grants based on novel research projects that have the potential to make a significant difference in prostate cancer research.
September 19, 2017 Capaldi was awarded the prize for his research project entitled "Measuring Specific Ventilation using Four-dimensional Magnetic Resonance Ventilation Imaging: A Novel Physiological Biomarker of Asthma". He is supervised by Grace Parraga, PhD.
September 15, 2017 How exactly do gap junctions, and their connexins, contribute to disease? Dale W. Laird, PhD, explains the answer to that question through a visual representation called a “SnapShot” published this month in the high-impact journal, Cell.
September 15, 2017 Ministers of Parliament, Kate Young and Peter Fragiskatos today announced more than $20.6 million in research funding from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The funding helps move forward research by providing financial support through scholarships, fellowships, research supplements, and equipment grants.
September 07, 2017 Lisa Saksida, PhD, has been named as the Canada Research Chair in Translational Cognitive Neuroscience allowing her to advance her work improving treatment outcomes by identifying novel therapeutic targets for cognitive abnormalities in neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disease.
April 13, 2017 Tamara Tavares, a graduate student in 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.
March 17, 2017 Hinissan Pascaline Kohio,Tamara Tavares, Shane Smith, Janice Gomes, Nileeka Balasuriya, Aymon Ali, Divy Kochar and Rebecca Kozak will move on to the next round of the 3MT competition on Monday, March 20.
February 23, 2017 Each year students from faculties across Western University's campus compete in the Three Minute Thesis competition(3MT). Schulich Medicine & Dentistry students are invited to register for the 3MT pre-heat competition on March 13.
January 16, 2017 A new undergraduate research training program called the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (DUROP) will be launched in summer 2017. The deadline for interested supervisors to submit a project description is Thursday, January 26, 2017.