September 28, 2015 The Master of Clinical Sciences (Pathologists’ Assistant) program at Western University is the first of its kind to be accredited in Canada. Pathologists’ assistants (PAs) are highly trained health professionals who assume major responsibility for the initial examination and dissection of all surgically removed tissues as well as the dissection of bodies during postmortem examinations.
September 28, 2015 We are pleased to announce that Dr. Vipin Bhayana has accepted the position of Division Head Biochemistry & Immunology and Division Head Core Labs & Point of Care Testing effective immediately.
September 22, 2015 With the start of a new academic year come the responsibilities of safety training. Students are required to do Comprehensive WHMIS, Safe Campus Community and Accessibility training.
September 01, 2015 On September 1st the Department of Pathology will welcome Dr. Hanxin Lin who has been appointed as a Molecular Geneticist at London Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Lin will hold a faculty appointment in our department at the rank of Assistant Professor.
August 26, 2015 Welcome to Dr. Gerald McKinley who joins our department in a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Dr. McKinley’s primary role will be that of a Medical Anthropologist with the Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health.
August 18, 2015 Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) affects approximately 2.5 per cent of the nearly 2.4 million Canadians with diabetes, or approximately 60,000 people, making it a major cause of adult-onset vision loss. It occurs when blood vessels in the retina of diabetic patients become leaky, resulting in unwanted fluid accumulation in the centre of vision known as the macula. This can lead to blindness if untreated.
July 28, 2015 Congratulations to Andrew (Tianzhu) Zhang, who graduated from our PA Program in 2015. Andrew has been offered and has accepted a position as a Pathologists’ Assistant at the LHSC University Hospital campus.
July 02, 2015 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine welcomes Dr. Christina McCord! Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine extend a warm welcome to Dr. Christina McCord, who has been appointed to our department effective July 1, 2015 as an oral pathologist and full-time assistant professor.
June 29, 2015 A new partnership to provide Electron Microscopy diagnostic services has been officially welcomed by Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PaLM) and the Biotron Experimental Climate Change Research Centre at Western University (Biotron).
June 25, 2015 On June 21, 2015, students, staff, and faculty members came together to enjoy a potluck-style BBQ at Gibbon's Park. The weather was perfect and we had an excellent turnout. Stay tuned for future WPA events in the upcoming academic year.
June 24, 2015 On June 17th we had a celebration tea for our graduating Residents and Fellows. We were able to congratulate Drs. Allison Osmond and Fahd Al-Sulfiani who passed their Royal College Exams, as well as, Drs. Chaturika Herath and Amir Salehi who successfully completed their fellowships in Anatomic Pathology. In addition, Dr. Qi Zhang was awarded the Annual Resident Award of Excellence for his contributions to the department. Congratulations to all.
June 22, 2015 Congratulations to Neruja Loganathan (Honors Specialization in Pathology and Toxicology) and Hayley Good (Major in Pathology) for receiving the Gold Medal for 2014-2015. Both Neruja and Hayley achieved the highest average in their respective BMSc Pathology modules.
June 16, 2015 We would like to congratulate Tal Milman (BMSc Pathology and Toxicology 2014-2015; thesis supervisor Dr. Cindy ML Hutnik) for receiving the 2015 Canadian Glaucoma Society Student Research Award.
June 09, 2015 It is with great excitement that we introduce the new BMSc Honors Specialization module in Microbiology & Immunology with Pathology. The module has received senate approval and will be offered to third year students for 2015-2016.
May 28, 2015 The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine had a very successful CME day in Pathology on May 2, 2015. This meeting was organized by the Department of Pathology, London Health Sciences Centre and the Schulich School of Medicine, in partnership with Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.
May 06, 2015 On May 4, 2015 the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine held an official opening ceremony of the new Transplant Immunology Laboratory at University Hospital. Dr. QingYong Xu, the newly recruited director for the Transplant Immunology Laboratory was introduced and he led the tour of the new facilities.
February 26, 2015 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is advertising the annual P.C. Shah Summer Work Experience Scholarship in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
This is an 8 week position, beginning June 15th and ending August 7th, 2015. This is open to all 1st and 2nd year medical students in both London and Windsor. The successful applicant will be located at LHSC, University Campus in London.
The deadline for application submission is: Friday, April 3rd, 2015.
February 06, 2015 STOP!...in the name of love. Please take a moment to feel that affection coursing through the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. The Western Pathology Association (WPA) will be selling candygrams for $2 until next week (Friday February 13th). Please e-mail or pop in to see Tracey Koning (Dental Sciences, 4044) to pre-order them ASAP!
February 02, 2015 This semester, registration of the first ever intramural volleyball team was directed by the Western Pathology Association (WPA). Lab coats were cast aside as students took to the courts to showcase their athletic prowess. Participants can be seen in action Monday nights from 8:30-11:30pm at the Student Recreation Centre.
February 02, 2015 On January 27th, 2015, students of graduate research-based and Pathologists' Assistant programs came together for dinner followed by a night of bowling. This exciting event promoted intermingling between the two graduate program streams within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
January 26, 2015 Save the Date for Advances in Practice of Cytopathology taking place Saturday May 2, 2015 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Located in the London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital, 3rd Floor, Auditorium B.
January 20, 2015 Effective December 31, 2014 Dr. Jessica Shepherd has stepped down as Program Director of the Anatomical Pathology Residency Program. We are happy to announce that Dr. Aaron Haig has agreed to take on the role, effective January 1st, 2015.
January 13, 2015 On January 6, Kyle Difazio (first-year PA student) invited the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine out for a FREE beginners CrossFit class. Kyle is committed to bringing "sexy back" in the New Year and some of our faculty, staff and students gave it a try.
December 20, 2014 When Zia Khan, PhD, received the opportunity to come back to Canada to work at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, he set some goals focused on teaching and administration. And while it meant he had to step out of his comfort zone, he was committed and has never looked back.
December 16, 2014 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry brightened the lives of some children this Holiday Season by participating in the Toy Mountain (in support of Toys for Tots).
November 27, 2014 Every year the Department puts together five cheerfully-competitive teams to collect food for the London Food Bank. The Western team – Team Orange – is up against four Hospital teams to see who can collect the most items between now and December 17. Please join us on Team Orange for the 2014 Food Drive Competition.
November 20, 2014 After travelling around the world, Martin Duennwald, PhD, has settled at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and is now enjoying doing research the “Canadian Way” – through a spirit of collaboration...
November 14, 2014 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is hoping to brighten the lives of some children this Holiday Season by participating in the Toy Mountain (in support of Toys for Tots).
November 13, 2014 Diabetes research is continually advancing, resulting in new knowledge and treatments. With the support of the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA), a number of initiatives currently underway are targeting the devastating complications caused by the disease.
November 01, 2014 Join us as we celebrate research innovations in neurological disorders, and the achievements of the 2014 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine recipients, Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, and John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD.
July 07, 2014 Effective July 1, 2014, eight medical chemists, who have already held clinical appointments with us, have officially joined our department as full time academic faculty members. Please join us in welcoming Drs. Vipin Bhayana, Liju Yang, Norm Smith, Victor Prabhakaran, Peter Ainsworth, Tony Rupar, Jack Rip and Angela Rutledge.
July 04, 2014 Congratulations to Dr. Martin Duennwald, who has been awarded a 5-year CIHR Operating Grant for his project titled "Cellular response to protein misfolding in aging cells." Total award $522,225.