2016

  • Closed for the holidays

    December 22, 2016
    We are closed between December 23, 2016 - January 2, 2016. From everyone at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; we wish you a happy holiday and a wonderful new year!

  • WPA Christmas Social

    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.

  • PaLM socks it to winter

    December 19, 2016
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s sock it to winter, sock drive was a great success.

  • Another marvellous mountain of toys

    December 19, 2016
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s 3rd Annual Toy Drive was a success.

  • Dr. P.C. Shah Plaque

    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.

  • Dr. M.E. Kirk Award

    December 19, 2016
    Congratulations to Dr. Aaron Haig, 2016 recipient of the Dr. M.E. Kirk Teaching Award.

  • Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti renewed as Chair/Chief of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

    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.

  • Ronald McDonald House

    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.

  • James Armstrong awarded IRF Studentship

    December 07, 2016
    His proud supervisor, Dr. Cindy Hutnik, would like to announce that James Armstrong (MD/PhD candidate) has been awarded an IRF Studentship from the Lawson Health Research Institute.

  • WPA Lecture Series: Dr. Zia Khan

    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.

  • Schulich 2017 Pictorial Calendar

    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.

  • Emerging Leaders – Pilot launches with five staff participants

    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.

  • International Pathology Day - November 16, 2016

    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.

  • Toy Mountain

    November 12, 2016
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is hoping raise a mountain of toys by donating a new or unwrapped toy.

  • Welcome Dr. Stephanie Newman

    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.

  • Michael Tavolieri completes his MSc Thesis

    November 07, 2016
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Michael Tavolieri, who has completed his MSc in Pathology.

  • PaLM Sock Drive

    November 07, 2016
    As winter approaches, we invite the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine team to join the Lambeth Lions Club in collecting used and new socks for the Salvation Army Street Ministry.

  • Yadira Tejeda Saldana completes her PhD Thesis

    November 07, 2016
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Yadira Tejeda Saldana, who has completed her PhD in Pathology.

  • Door Decorating Contest and Halloween Break

    October 31, 2016
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine hosted a Halloween Break to enjoy some sweets and treats together on Monday, October 31.

  • WPA Halloween Candygrams

    October 31, 2016
    Western Pathology Association (WPA) held another successful Halloween candygram sale this year.

  • Take Back the Campus

    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.

  • Unsung Hero

    October 28, 2016
    Katie Greenall, class of 2012 who graduated from our Pathologists' Assistant Graduate Program has recently self published a fictional novel. The novel is called Unsung Hero.

  • Ontario Association of Pathologists Poster Award

    October 28, 2016
    Julie Wallis received the Ontario Association of Pathologists Poster Award for her poster titled “Quality Management for the Autopsy Service - London Health Sciences Centre”.

  • Welcome Dr. Werner Smidt

    October 25, 2016
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine would like to welcome Dr. Werner Smidt a new postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Art Poon's Lab.

  • Welcome Dr. Mariano Avino

    October 25, 2016
    A warm welcome to Dr. Mariano Avino who joined Dr Art Poon’s lab in October as a new Postdoctoral Associate.

  • Digging deeper

    October 21, 2016
    Once Tharsan Kanagalingam started working on asthma research in his undergraduate career, he didn't want to stop. It's what has driven the MSc candidate to dig deeper for answers.

  • Long Service Award Recipients at LHSC 2016

    October 19, 2016
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Congratulates our 2016 Long Service Award Recipients.

  • Andrew Gordon completes his MSc Thesis

    October 17, 2016
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Andrew Gordon, who has completed his MSc in Pathology.

  • Halloween Candygrams

    October 14, 2016
    Halloween Candygrams by the Western Pathology Assoiation(WPA). To order visit Tracey Koning or Milica Krstic. Delivery on Monday, October 31st.

  • The Dean's Gala

    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.

  • The Canadian Association of Neuropathologists 56th annual conference

    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.

  • Welcome Dr. Xiangji Li

    October 05, 2016
    In September 2016, Dr. Xiangji Li joined Dr. Hutnik's lab where he will be pursuing a Master of Surgery degree.

  • Welcome James Armstrong

    October 05, 2016
    James J. Armstrong has joined Dr. Hutnik's lab where he will be doing the PhD portion of his Western MD/PhD program.

  • 2016 Dean's Scholarship for Graduate Research

    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.

  • Translational Breast Cancer Research Studentships

    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.

  • Researching and Walking to make ALS a treatable disease

    September 28, 2016
    On the morning of September 24th the Duennwald lab came together to support the Walk for ALS in London's Springbank Garden park.

  • PSI Foundation Resident Research Grant

    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.

  • PaLM welcomes BMSc students

    September 27, 2016
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine extends a warm welcome to our newest group of 4th year BMSc Honors Specialization in Pathology students.

  • Turning the page on scientific curiosity

    September 26, 2016
    Katie Moisse, PhD'09, may have traded her lab equipment for a pen and paper, but science has remained the journalist's true calling.

  • PaLM clothing

    September 26, 2016
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is selling a new line of PaLM clothing. All orders must be in by October 12, 2016.

  • Welcome Dr. Mohammad Ali Esmaeili

    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.

  • Welcome Dr. Dong Zheng

    September 26, 2016
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine would like to welcome Dr. Dong Zheng a new postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Tianqing Peng’s Lab.

  • Genomics big data research in Ontario

    September 23, 2016
    Congratulations to Dr. Art Poon, the recipient of $205,365 in funding from Genome Canada’s 2015 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology competition.

  • Zachary Kerr completes his MSc Thesis

    September 21, 2016
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Zachary Kerr, who has completed his MSc in Pathology.

  • WPA Bake Sale

    September 13, 2016
    On September 12th, the WPA hosted a bake sale at the Medical Sciences Building to support our social and academic events for the upcoming school year.

  • One Health

    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.

  • Audrey-Ann Evetts completes her MSc Thesis

    September 01, 2016
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Audrey-Ann Evetts who recently completed her MSc in Pathology.

  • Internal Review for AFC program in Cytopathology at Western University

    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.

  • Schulich Summer School for International Medical Students

    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.

  • Welcome Dr. Art Poon

    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.

  • James Roos completes his MSc Thesis

    August 15, 2016
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to James Roos, who has completed his MSc in Pathology.

  • SOGS

    August 12, 2016
    Donate your unwanted household items.

  • Welcome Dr. Aaron Campigotto

    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.

  • Niamh Richmond completes her MSc Thesis

    July 28, 2016
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Niamh Richmond who recently completed her MSc in Pathology.

  • Professor Colin Anderson Awards in Pathology

    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.

  • Nikoleta Tellios completes her MSc Thesis

    July 18, 2016
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Nikoleta Tellios, who has completed her MSc in Pathology.

  • Canadian Association of Pathologists Awards

    July 14, 2016
    Congratulations to Drs. McLachlin and Cecchini recipients of awards bestowed at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pathologists held July 9 - 12 in Vancouver, BC.

  • PaLM welcomes Dr. Stephanie Frisbee

    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.

  • Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti has been extended as Chair/Chief

    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.

  • Kidney Foundation of Canada grant award

    July 04, 2016
    Congratulations to Zhu-Xu Zhang who has received a Kidney Foundation of Canada grant award.

  • PA Cake and Tea Celebration

    June 28, 2016
    Congratulations to the six PA students of the 2016 graduating class!

  • Best Oral Presentation Award at Schulich's Oncology Research Day

    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.

  • 2016 American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions

    June 22, 2016
    Results of research from Dr. Chakrabarti’s laboratory were presented recently at the 2016 American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • Best Poster Award at Schulich's Oncology Research Day

    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.

  • Canadian Ophthalmological Society meeting

    June 22, 2016
    Dr. Cindy Hutnik’s lab picked up four national research awards at the Canadian Ophthalmological Society meeting held in Ottawa from June 17 to 20 2016.

  • PSO Recognition and Reward Award

    June 22, 2016
    Dr. Cindy Hutnik recently received the Recognition and Reward Award from the PSO (Physicians Services Organization).

  • Resident and Fellow Celebration Tea

    June 16, 2016
    We had much to celebrate at the 2016 Resident and Fellow Celebration Tea on June 9, 2016.

  • Long Service Award recipients at Western University 2016

    June 14, 2016
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine congratulates our 2016 Long Service Award recipients.

  • Class of ’62 Award – Dr. Rob Hammond

    June 06, 2016
    The Class of '62 Award was bestowed upon Dr. Rob Hammond by Dean Michael Strong at the Medical Convocation ceremony on May 13, 2016.

  • The Douglas Bocking Award

    May 18, 2016
    Please join us in congratulating Dr. Bertha Garcia for receiving the Douglas Bocking Award, one of the highest teaching awards at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

  • 2016 Recipients of the Dr. Fredrick Winnet Luney Awards

    May 13, 2016
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine would like to congratulate the following students: Sonja DiGregorio, Steffi Stephenson and Audrey Evetts.

  • 2016 Ontario Graduate Scholarship Awardees

    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.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Bend

    May 04, 2016
    Congratulations to Dr. Jack Bend and his co-investigators on their award from the First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Gibson

    May 02, 2016
    Congratulations to Dr. Candace Gibson on receiving the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) 2016 Tribute to Excellence Award.

  • An unexpected path to regenerative medicine

    April 22, 2016
    As an undergraduate student in biomedical sciences at the University of Waterloo, Niamh Richmond wanted to be a veterinarian. However, things didn’t go according to plan.

  • Welcome Dr. Jeff Fuller

    April 18, 2016
    We are pleased to announce Dr. Jeff Fuller has joined our department as an Associate Professor and Clinical Microbiologist effective April 18, 2016.

  • NSERC Grants

    April 14, 2016
    Congratulations to Drs. Martin Duennwald and Joan Knoll on their successful NSERC Discovery grants.

  • 2016 PaLM Research Day

    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.

  • In Memoriam - Dr. Colette Guiraudon

    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.

  • Grant-in-Aid award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

    April 05, 2016
    Congratulations to Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti on his Grant-in-Aid award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

  • Graduate Teaching Assistants Collective Agreement

    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.

  • Spring Raffle Winners

    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.

  • WPA Academic Workshop

    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.

  • WPA at the London Knights Game

    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.

  • Western Email System Change Coming - How will it impact you?

    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.

  • WPA Lecture Series: Emily Keats

    March 28, 2016
    WPA hosted our second Academic Lecture Series with our very own Western Pathology alumna, Dr. Emily Keats, with her talk, "The Science behind Public Health".

  • Dodgeball

    March 14, 2016
    For the past 3 months, a team of dedicated individuals, generously funded by the Pathology Department, have been fighting for Pathology’s claim to the Intramural Dodgeball Trophy.

  • STEM Expo

    March 14, 2016
    On March 6th, 2016, the first annual Inspiring Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) conference was held at Western University.

  • 2016 USCAP Honors

    March 14, 2016
    Congratulations to Nikhil Sangle, M.D., FRCPATH who received the Dr. L. Clarke Jr. & Elaine F. Stout Endowment Award.

  • Spring Raffle

    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.

  • CARMS match

    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.

  • WPA Lecture Series: Katie Moisse

    February 25, 2016
    WPA hosted our first Academic Lecture Series with our very own Western Pathology alumna, Dr. Katie Moisse, with her talk. "Reporting on Health Science: The Best of Both Worlds".

  • Schulich 2016 Pictorial Calendar

    February 22, 2016
    Congratulations to Dr. David Driman (April) and Dr. Brian Schick (September), whose photos were chosen for the Schulich 2016 pictorial calendar.

  • CDA Operating Grant Success

    February 16, 2016
    Congratulations to Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti on being awarded for three years of funding by the Canadian Diabetes Association.

  • Dr. Bertha Garcia reappointed as Vice Dean, Education at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

    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.

  • Dr. Muriel Brackstone completes her PhD Thesis

    January 26, 2016
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Dr. Muriel Brackstone, who has completed her PhD in Pathology.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Martin Duennwald

    January 25, 2016
    Congratulations to Dr. Martin Duennwald on his successful Canada Foundation Innovation, Leaders Opportunity Fund application.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Zia Khan

    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."

  • PaLM Fundraising Event - Spring Raffle

    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.

  • ALS Research and Community

    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.

  • The John and Suzanne Kaufmann Collection of African Art

    January 18, 2016
    McIntosh Gallery is pleased to present The John and Suzanne Kaufmann Collection of African Art. Selected from an array of over 200 nineteenth and twentieth century works of art.

  • Graduate Student Awards

    January 12, 2016
    It is time for our Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Graduate students to submit their applications for the graduate student awards.

  • Cecilia Kwok completes her thesis

    January 06, 2016
    Cecilia Kwok has successfully defended her thesis on December 1, 2015 and completed her master of science degree. She is supervised by Dr. Zhuxu Zhang and Anthony Jevnikar.

  • Dr. Ian Chin-Yee accepts position of Program Head - Laboratory Medicine

    January 04, 2016
    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Ian Chin-Yee has accepted the position of Program Head - Laboratory Medicine effective January 1, 2016.