June 17, 2018 Congratulations to the trainees who graduated from Western University this month. Marlys Koschinsky, PhD, and Susanne Schmid, PhD, share congratulatory messages, and offer advice to graduates as they enter the next phase in their professional careers.
June 12, 2018 For Dante Capaldi, MClSc/PhD'18, graduate school was transformative. In addition to his many research accomplishments, he says he gained a level of professionalism, confidence and independence that has opened doors.
April 23, 2018 Congratulations to PhD Candidate Ornela Kljakic, a dedicated advocate of education and literacy programs. The Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers is the highest honour young Ontarians can receive for volunteer service.
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.
September 14, 2016 Congratulations to Teresa Nunez de Villavicencio Diaz and Farzad Asadi Jomnani on receiving the PhD scholarship, and to Yuwei Jiang and Ashley Makela on receiving the MSc Transfer to PhD Scholarship for Graduate Research.
April 07, 2016 Derek Gillies, PhD Candidate in the Department of Medical Biophysics, is working to give surgeons a clearer view — and liver patients a better outcome — thanks to a new 2D/3D imaging system.
April 05, 2016 Dr. Peeyush Lala, Professor Emeritus and Past Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and his team have discovered that over-production of a molecule known as decorin by a pregnant uterus is associated with preeclampsia.
April 01, 2016 London Health Research Day took place on March 29, and featured more than 400 poster and feature platform presentations from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's top graduate trainees. Congratulations to the 2016 award winners.
March 30, 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.
March 24, 2016 After taking part in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) competition heat, five finalists will be moving on to represent the School in Western University's Top 20 3MT Final.
March 24, 2016 Congratulations to Stefan Everling, PhD, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and Grace Parraga, PhD, Department of Medical Biophysics, on being selected as two of Western University's 2016 Faculty Scholars.
March 18, 2016 Beier’s laboratory, which received $321,264 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund this morning to purchase advanced equipment, is looking to identify molecular and cellular mechanisms that lead to various types of osteoarthritis in the first place, then cause them to progress.
March 17, 2016 The five-person team, including four Western students and an alumnus, created a winning commercialization plan for OtoTrain, a 3D digital anatomy training tool for doctors to assist in diagnosing diseases of the ear, as part of the Proteus Innovation Competition.
March 07, 2016 Congratulations to Dr. Samuel Asfaha, an assistant professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, on receiving $300,000 in funding over three years through the CIHR Clinician Scientist – Phase 2 program.
February 09, 2016 Congratulations to Frank Beier, PhD, professor and assistant chair in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, on receiving $354,742 in funding over three years from The Arthritis Society for his research on osteoarthritis (OA).
February 05, 2016 Dr. Jeff Nisker, senior author and professor, and Justin Ashley, lead author investigated how pregnant women find information about what chemicals, such as phthalates, may pose a risk to the health of their pregnancy.
February 01, 2016 Congratulations to Hon Leong, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute, on receiving the Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) and Movember Foundation Fund 2016 Rising Star Award.
January 27, 2016 Wataru Inoue, PhD, is an assistant professor with the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and a scientist at Robarts Research Institute. He studies the effect of chronic stress on the brain and the biological basis for depression.
January 26, 2016 As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. Javeed Sukhera comes face-to-face with stigma and bias in health care environments on a daily basis. It was these experiences that inspired him to focus his current research on innovative ways to reduce stigma and reduce the adverse impact of stigma on patient care.
January 12, 2016 Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs is now accepting applications for the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program 2016, which will take place in summer 2016. The deadline for interested supervisors to submit a project description is now January 15th, 2016.
January 11, 2016 Researchers have published a study showing the significant, long-term impacts of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the psychoactive component in marijuana – on the adolescent brain.
January 11, 2016 Dr. McLachlan, a professor in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, received this prestigious award for his outstanding lifetime clinical and research contributions in epilepsy.
January 11, 2016 Annually during International Week, Western Unviersity hosts the World’s Challenge Challenge — an event that challenges student teams to present a solution to a problem the world is facing.
December 02, 2015 In a commentary piece recently published in Perspectives on Medical Education, Dr. Watling remarks on the several stressors that medical students encounter throughout their education, and the interventions that have been put in place to help alleviate some of this pressure.
November 30, 2015 Western research has revealed how a simple test may now predict who will respond better to chemotherapy when dealing with lung cancer, thanks to a link between the absence of a specific protein and improved patient outcomes.
November 23, 2015 Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Jevnikar, co-director of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program (MOTP) and director of the Matthew Mailing Centre for Translational Transplant Studies, for receiving the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Society of Transplantation (CST).
November 17, 2015 Matthew Teeter, PhD, assistant professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and researcher at Lawson Health Research Institute, is a winner of the 2015 John Charles Polanyi Prize. The $20,000 award recognizes the excellence of Teeter’s research in joint replacement.
November 05, 2015 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is the only Canadian site involved with the newly established European AIDS Vaccine Initiative (EAVI2020) that aims to accelerate the search for an effective HIV vaccine to help protect the millions of people who could be affected by the disease in coming years.
October 22, 2015 Melanie Kok, PhD'15, and Eric Sonke, MSc'15, have been awarded with two of the three Governor General's Academic Gold Medals presented at Western University. For more than 140 years, these medals have been become the most prestigious award that students at Canadian schools can receive.
October 21, 2015 When Dr. Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro first traveled to West China Hospital, Sichuan University in 2010, he never imagined the powerful partnership he would come to build with members of its Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation.
September 21, 2015 Dr. David Spence and a team of researchers have determined that preventing occlusion (blockage) of a carotid artery may not be a valid reason for surgical intervention in all patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis (narrowing of the carotid artery, without symptoms).
September 10, 2015 Canada has one of the world’s highest rates of people living with Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. New cases of the disease are also among the highest in the world, doubling since 1995.
May 21, 2015 Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 3 Minute Research Competition, including Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Lauren Solomon (Microbiology and Immunology; 1st place) and Nina Weishaupt (Anatomy and Cell Biology; 2nd place)
April 30, 2015 This opportunity aims to provide funding support to Trainees (graduate students, clinician trainees, and post-doctoral fellows) and New Investigators presenting their own research at national meetings, conferences or symposia.
April 27, 2015 The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is jointly administered by Canada's three federal granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
March 11, 2015 Ask questions. Discover answers. Create change.
This is the process virologist Nathan Wolfe has followed since the beginning of his career in science — one that has taken him on a global adventure to track, study and eradicate epidemics and pandemics before they strike.
March 05, 2015 When Dr. Terry Zwiep isn’t covering night and weekend shifts at the hospital, or making plans for the baby he and his wife are expecting in a few months, you can find him in the lab working toward his Master of Science (MSc) in Surgery.
November 28, 2014 As the most recent recipients of The Jonathan & Joshua Memorial Graduate Scholarship, Nole Hiebert and Tamara Tavares are one step closer to achieving their goals in mental health research.
September 08, 2014 Often too busy at work in labs, lecture halls, and libraries to plot their career paths, graduate students now have a unique set of online training resources to help them make the leap into the work world and to succeed in any career.
July 31, 2014 Congratulations to Lindsay Oliver and Jennifer Au on being selected as this year’s recipients of the Masters and Doctoral Scholarships sponsored by the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex.
May 27, 2014 Imaging scientists at Robarts Research Institute have developed a better way to track the progression of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) from its earliest stages. Led by Ravi Menon, PhD, the researchers...
May 15, 2014 The benefits of robotic surgery are clear. Simply put, it can make surgeons better. It can help patients recover more quickly. And two Western University graduates, Dr. Reiza Rayman, BSc’85, MSc’91, PhD’09, and Stephen Randall, BA’72, are on the cutting-edge of this emerging technology with their groundbreaking firm, Titan Medical Inc. of Toronto...
April 14, 2014 With graduation on the horizon, deadlines are nearing for nominations for several distinguished awards presented in conjunction with convocation. While the criteria and eligibility differs amongst the awards, all must submitted by the Graduate Chair of the Department to the Graduate Affairs Office of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry by May 6, 2013.
April 14, 2014 Annually, Western University presents several teaching awards and honours to recognize excellence amongst faculty members. Once again, faculty members from across Schulich Medicine & Dentistry – were amongst those award recipients. Congratulations to Drs. Michael Reider, Cheryl Forchuk, Mandar Jog, Jerry Battista and Brad Urquhart.
April 14, 2014 With only 180 seconds and one static powerpoint slide, four graduate students at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry impressed judges with their charisma and communications skills to earn their place at the University-wide Three Minute Thesis (3MT) finals.
June 18, 2018 Researchers at Western University hope their systematic review of almost 12,000 patients will raise awareness among physicians about the need for more extensive testing for atrial fibrillation, or heart rhythm disturbances, following a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).
June 18, 2018 For nearly two years, Kathy Speechley, PhD, has served as a mentor and supervisor to Kariym Joachim. It’s a part of the job that Speechley loves the most. And her support has enabled Joachim to grow and a person, and to give back to those who were there for him as a young child