January 03, 2017 Dr. Matt Cecchini was one of many pathologists and researchers, including 21 trainees, to attend the inaugural Pathology Matters meeting hosted by the Ontario Molecular Pathology Research Network (OMPRN). In this post he covers what he learned at the meeting, where the field is going and how that impacts his training and research.
December 22, 2016 On the second last Friday before the Christmas break, WPA hosted a movie & pizza night. Huddled in warm fuzzy blankets and showcasing our ugly Christmas sweaters, we watched Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with pizza, snacks, and drinks provided by WPA.
December 19, 2016 On December 16th a plaque was unveiled in the Medical Sciences building at Western University to honor the generous donation of the Shah family, Dr. & Mrs. P.C. (Raju) & Jyoti Shah, and Mr. & Mrs. Chirag & Ritu Shah to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.
December 13, 2016 We are pleased to announce that Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti has been renewed as Chair/Chief of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London effective October 1, 2016 to August 31, 2021.
December 07, 2016 On Tuesday, December 6th, pathologists, staff and residents from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine went to Ronald McDonald House to prepare dinner for the families in residence at the house.
December 01, 2016 WPA started off our first Guest Lecture Series of the 2016-2017 school year with Dr. Zia Khan. As the Chair of BMSc Program in Pathology and the Director of Research of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Dr. Khan’s talk drew attendance from variety of undergraduate and graduate students.
December 01, 2016 Congratulations to Kathilyn Allewell (Cover), Dr. David Driman (January), Dr. Jessica Shepherd (June) and Dr. Brian Schick (September), whose photos were chosen for the Schulich 2017 pictorial calendar.
November 25, 2016 Congratulations to Mellonie Carnahan, one of five staff members representing a wide range of programs and departments across the School, who will participate in the new Staff Emerging Leaders Program Pilot.
November 14, 2016 November 16, 2016 is International Pathology Day, a day to highlight the contribution of pathology to global health care. Pathology and laboratory test results drive a significant portion of clinical decisions, from diagnosis to therapy, with the ultimate goal of providing excellent patient care.
November 11, 2016 The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine would like to welcome Dr. Stephanie Newman, a new postdoctoral fellow training under the direction of Dr. Tony Rupar in the Bethany’s Hope research lab.
October 28, 2016 On October 20th, the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS), School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS), Student Experience, and the University Students' Council (USC) partnered to organize Take Back the Campus, a march to end sexual assault and rape culture at Western.
October 05, 2016 Taking place as the finale to the Reunion Weekend activities, the Dean’s Gala was held on Saturday, October 1 at the London Convention Centre. Several members of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine attended this annual black-tie event.
October 05, 2016 The Canadian Association of Neuropathologists 56th Annual Meeting was hosted by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, in Niagara-on-the-Lake from 28 September to 1 October 2016. It was a very successful and well-attended event enjoyed by all, drawing accolades for the Department.
October 04, 2016 The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Farzad Asadi Jomnani, one of four outstanding graduate students in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry who received a 2016 Dean’s Scholarship for Graduate Research.
October 03, 2016 Congratulations to Milica Krstic, a PhD student of Drs Ann Chambers and Alan Tuck, one of thirteen graduate students awarded a 2016-2017 Translational Breast Cancer Research Studentship.
September 28, 2016 Congratulations to Dr. Matt Cecchini, recipient of a 2016 PSI Foundation Resident Research Grant. The PSI Foundation was established in 1970 by the physicians of Ontario with a mission of improving the health of Ontarians, The Foundation's granting interests are in two areas: education of practising physicians and health research with an emphasis on research relevant to patient care.
September 26, 2016 I am here in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine, working under the supervision of Dr. Martin Duennwald exploring the role of protein misfolding, aging, and cellular quality control in human diseases, focusing on age-related neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and ALS.
September 13, 2016 The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has introduced a new Honors Specialization module in One Health that will lead to graduation with a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree.
August 29, 2016 The Western AFC in Cytopathology received a successful internal review from the Royal College this year. Our advanced training program for Cytopathology was newly accredited by the Royal College in 2014 and we have trained two candidates so far.
August 24, 2016 The Hospital Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine participated in the Schulich Summer School for International Medical Students by providing a two-hour tour of the Anatomical Pathology laboratories at UH during the afternoons of August 8th and 11th.
August 16, 2016 Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine extend a warm welcome to Dr. Art Poon. Art joins us August 1, 2016 as an Assistant Professor and researcher in viral evolution.
July 28, 2016 The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine welcomes Dr. Aaron Campigotto, effective July 18, 2016. Dr. Campigotto is appointed at Western University as an Assistant Professor and as a Medical Microbiologist and member of Professional Staff at the London Health Sciences Centre Division of Microbiology.
July 20, 2016 The Anderson Awards are given in memory of Dr. Colin Anderson, who was a member of our Pathology faculty from 1973 to 1996, during which time he organized and coordinated the courses for which the awards are given.
July 11, 2016 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine welcomes Dr. Stephanie Frisbee!
Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine extend a warm welcome to Dr. Stephanie Frisbee, who has been appointed to our department effective July 1, 2016 as a full-time Assistant Professor.
July 04, 2016 We are pleased to announce that Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti has been extended as Chair/Chief of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.
June 28, 2016 Milica Krstic, a third-year PhD candidate in the laboratory of Drs. Ann Chambers and Alan Tuck, recently received a Best Oral Presentation Award at Schulich's Oncology Research Day that took place on Friday, June 17th.
June 22, 2016 Kara Marie Ruicci, a first-year MD/PhD candidate in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, recently received a Best Poster Award at Schulich's Oncology Research Day that took place on Friday, June 17th.
May 13, 2016 The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine would like to congratulate the following students on receiving an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. They are: Jina Kum, Yohan Kim and Julie Wallis.
April 14, 2016 We held yet another very successful Research Day on April 7, 2016 to celebrate our research and our researchers. The day began with the Paterson Lecture by Dr. Andrew Fire. To an audience of over 400, Dr. Fire presented his groundbreaking work for which he shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Craig Mello.
April 05, 2016 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Emerita Professor, Dr. Colette M. Guiraudon, on March 23rd, 2016, at University Hospital in London, Ontario.
April 04, 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 31, 2016 On Thursday, March 24, Schulich's Director of Finance, Rosemary Hicks, drew the winning tickets for the Spring Raffle. Thank you to everyone who donated, sold tickets and cheered us on! With your help, we raised $2,000.00 for the London Food Bank.
March 31, 2016 On March 8th, WPA hosted an academic workshop. The focus of this informal and interactive session was displaying and presenting research to help with both local and international conferences, as well as statistics.
March 30, 2016 On Friday March 18th, the research and PA students from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine gathered together at The Budweiser Gardens to watch the end-of-season game between The London Knights and The Erie Otters.
March 29, 2016 Earlier this month, Western University announced that it is beginning the next phase of the project to replace its campus-wide email platform (known as Convergence) to a new cloud-based system called Microsoft Office 365.
March 10, 2016 The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine department is having a Basket Raffle. There will be 6 different gift baskets. Money raised from the ticket sales will be donated to The London Food Bank.
March 03, 2016 After a successful CARMS match, we are excited to welcome our PGY1 residents Shao Shi Li from Queen's University and Christopher Tran from the University of Toronto who will be arriving in July, 2016.
February 02, 2016 Dr. Bertha Garcia, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has been reappointed as Vice Dean, Education at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, until June 30, 2017.
January 25, 2016 Congratulations to Dr. Zia Khan on his recent success in the Fall 2015 Lawson IRF competition. Dr. Khan will receive two years of funding for his project entitled "Role of T-box 2 in maintaining differentiation competence in infantile hemangioma."
January 25, 2016 The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine department is currently planning a Gift Basket Raffle. There will be approximately 5 different gift baskets. Money raised from the ticket sales will be donated to The London Food Bank. At this time we are hoping that you will be able to donate an item (or two) for one or more of our gift baskets.
January 22, 2016 Dr. Martin Duennwald’s lab received a grant from ALS Canada recently to study whether or not RGNEF protects motor neurons against misfolded TDP-43 and FUS, as well as their subsequent toxicity.
December 18, 2015 The LPA Holiday Party took place December 17 at the Windermere Manor. The party was well attended and everyone had a great time. Congratulations to Laurie Floyd and Delores Bergin who received the LPA Award of Excellence and to Dr. Tweedie who received the ME Kirk Awards for Excellence in Teaching.
December 18, 2015 Please join us in congratulating Dr. Zia Khan on his successful award from the Lawson Health Research Institute Fall 2015 Internal Research Fund (IRF). Dr. Khan will be leading a project examining the “role of T-box 2 in maintaining differentiation competence in infantile hemangioma” for the next two years.
December 18, 2015 Congratulations to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researchers Dean Betts, PhD, and Zia Khan, PhD, who recently received New Ideas Grant funding from the Ontario Institute of Regenerative Medicine (OIRM).
December 18, 2015 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine wishes a fond farewell to Dr. Robert Lannigan, who retires this month after a 35 year career at London Health Sciences Centre and Western University.
December 17, 2015 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s 2nd Annual Toy Drive was a success. We raised a mountain of toys, gifts for the moms and small appliances for Women’s Community House. Thank you to everyone who donated.
December 16, 2015 The WPA hosted their annual Christmas Social Night on December 16th at The Grad Club. With food and drink generously provided by the department, students enjoyed the time to socialize before the holidays - a spectacular way to end off the first semester.
December 15, 2015 Dr. Mark Darling received the 2015 W.W.Wood award for excellence in dental education. This special award commemorates Dr. Bill Wood, whose academic career exemplified dedication to research, teaching and service.
December 15, 2015 Dr. Melanie Katsivo was recognized on November 17, 2015 during the International Week event showcasing Africa-Western Collaborations for her role in founding and serving on the Steering Committee of Western's Development Program called "Western Heads East". Dr. Melanie Katsivo was recognized on November 17, 2015 during the International Week event showcasing Africa-Western Collaborations for her role in founding and serving on the Steering Committee of Western's Development Program called "Western Heads East". She was presented with this plaque by the Vice-Provost International, Dr. Julie McMullin.
December 01, 2015 On behalf of Dr. Chakrabarti, please join me in congratulating Dr. Martin Duennwald on his successful ALS Canada application! Dr. Duennwald will be leading a collaborative project examining RGNEF in relation to motor neuron misfolding in TDP-43 and FUS.
November 26, 2015 On November 25th, the WPA hosted our first Board Game Night at the Cardboard Cafe. With a packed house of research and clinical graduate as well as undergraduate students, the event was a huge success!
November 25, 2015 The ultimate goal of Schenkel Magalhaes research is to find genetic and paediatric diseases that have this epigenetic change, so her lab can use this change as a biomarker and apply it to the diagnostics for the diseases.
November 13, 2015 It's Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s 2nd Annual Toy Drive. Help us raise a mountain of toys by buying a new, unwrapped toy. Or, if you do not have time to pick up a toy, you can drop off cash donations to Cheryl Campbell in the Main PaLM Office, DSB 4044 and a gift will be purchased on y our behalf.
October 19, 2015 Join us for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s Graduate Studies Lecture Series for program overviews, application information, and student presentations which will be held Thursday October 22, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the Medical Sciences Building, Room 148.
October 06, 2015 Members of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine attended the annual Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Dean’s Homecoming Gala on September 26th to celebrate the School’s history of excellence, accomplishments, and preparations for the future.
September 28, 2015 The Master of Clinical Sciences (Pathologists’ Assistant) program at Western University was 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 16, 2015 The Valentine's Day candygram event overseen by the Western Pathology Association (WPA) was a complete success. Faculty, students and staff members donned smiles as over 100 candygrams were sold and delivered.
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.