September 13, 2018 Our colleague, Dr. Art Poon, was recently interviewed by CTV News London to showcase his work in collaboration with the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, the University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University.
September 04, 2018 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Lawson Health Research Institute tackle ovarian cancer through precision medicine. New gene testing of ovarian cancer tumours could help lead to better treatments for patients.
August 30, 2018 We are pleased to announce that Vy Ngo, a PhD candidate working in Dr. Martin Duennwald’s laboratory, is the recipient of a graduate scholarship from the Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit (TBCRU) funded by the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.
August 28, 2018 A multi-gene panel technology developed by London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is now available through the global life sciences company LabCorp®. Dynacare, a LabCorp company based in Toronto, has entered into an agreement with LHSC to perform genetic testing for Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease, epilepsy, and mitochondrial disorders at its Canadian genetics laboratory.
July 10, 2018 We are pleased to announce Candace Gibson, PhD has been extended as Assistant Dean, Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education (BMSUE), Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
June 28, 2018 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is charting our strategic course for the next five years. After months of review, analysis, reflection and consultation, the PaLM strategic plan is complete and was unveiled at the Strategic Retreat on Thursday, June 14th, 2018.
June 28, 2018 We had much to celebrate at the 2018 Resident and Fellow Celebration Tea on June 26, 2018! Congratulations to Dr. Emily Goebel and Dr. Matt Kubica on passing the Royal College Examination in Anatomical Pathology and to Dr. Qi Zhang on passing the exam in Neuropathology. Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Delaney on completing her fellowship in Cytopathology.
June 27, 2018 Congratulations to our six PA students of the 2018 Graduating Class!!! On June 22nd, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine held a cake and tea reception to congratulate our new graduates, who have completed the requirements of their Master of Clinical Sciences, Pathologists’ Assistant program.
June 25, 2018 We are pleased to announce that Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti has been named Geographic Leader for Asia. The role of Geographic Leader is to serve as a resource and support to the Dean, the Senior Leadership Council and the Internationalization Office in developing a strategic direction for educational, clinical and research activities for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry related to the specific country or region. This administrative post will begin July 1, 2018 until June 30, 2021.
June 25, 2018 We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rob Hammond has been elected for a two-year term as the new Honorary President of the Hippocratic Council, the representative body of Schulich medical students.
June 18, 2018 Congratulations to Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Assistant Professor, Dr. Art Poon, who has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21).
May 31, 2018 Congratulations to our all our staff who give their time each year to support Ronald McDonald House. Our team has been chosen as a recipient of one of the Core Value Awards in recognition of our efforts.
May 28, 2018 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is pleased to announce that on January 2018, Hemostasis and Thrombosis laboratory went live with the Sysmex CS-5100, a state-of-the-art automated analyzer for coagulation testing.
May 28, 2018 Her research topic focuses on understanding receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) interplay in regulating beta-cell function and insulin release. This study examines c-Kit and insulin receptor (IR), two RTKs that are important for regulating beta-cell mass, proliferation, and insulin secretion.
May 28, 2018 I work with the Translational Head & Neck Cancer Research Group at Victoria Hospital, where our research team is focused on genomically-guided targeted therapies for the treatment of head and neck cancer.
May 28, 2018 My research involves the characterization of a new cardiac-specific biomarker for the early detection of cardiac disease. Our research is showing that the growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHSR) and its ligand ghrelin are altered in cardiac dysfunction in humans.
May 24, 2018 Exercise may be effective in combatting cardiovascular disease and depression together, according to a recent interdisciplinary study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. “There is growing awareness about the comorbidities of cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression,” said lead author Stephanie Frisbee, PhD, assistant professor.
April 17, 2018 The WPA was excited to host another Career Lecture Series, with a talk from very own faculty member, Dr. Patti Kiser. She candidly described her journey through multi-level pathology training, from her extensive experience in basic science research, to her veterinary medicine and anatomic pathology residency training.
April 10, 2018 A newly developed integrative Social Medicine course within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry aims to tackle this fundamental aspect of physician training, said Teresa Van Deven, the school’s curriculum co-ordinator.
April 01, 2018 Congratulations to Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Associate Professor, Dr. Martin Duennwald and his research team on winning the 2017 Wellness Contest. Dr. Duennwald and his team participated in the ALS walk in Springbank Park last fall. Go team Duennwald!
February 26, 2018 The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Strategic Planning process is moving forward to the next stage. This week Drs. Subrata Chakrabarti and Mike Kadour sent a message to all our faculty, staff, technicians, trainees and students inviting them to participate in one of following three task forces.
February 16, 2018 The WPA hosted a “Careers in Pathology” session in collaboration with the SSC (Science Students’ Council). In attendance were 6 staff and faculty members within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and 20 undergraduate students
January 30, 2018 Dr. Bekim Sadikovic and his team's study have been featured in a story by GenomeWeb. The story describes the work that went into Dr. Sadikovic's study that was recently published in the American Journal of Human Genetics.
January 19, 2018 Thanks to all faculty, students, and staff who participated in the PaLM Strategic Planning survey and focus groups. Congratulations to Claudia Sieffert on winning the iPad after participating in the survey.
January 12, 2018 Dr. Lisa Cameron has received notification that her application to the Western Strategic Support for CIHR Success Accelerator grant competition was successful and received full funding.
January 10, 2018 WPA hosted our fourth annual undergraduate journal critique workshop for fourth-year Hon. Spec. Pathology students. Milica Krstic (VP Academic) provided guidance and tips for students to read scientific articles more critically and prepare for their PATHOL 4980E journal critique presentations.
January 08, 2018 Dr. Art Poon recently received notification that his application for a Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) Collaborative Research Team Project has been approved for funding.
December 20, 2017 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Chair and Chief, Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti, was featured in a recent Schulich Medicine & Dentistry article about his work with Dr. Huiwen Tan at the West China School of Medicine.
December 19, 2017 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry recently published an article about Pathology and Laboratory Medicine assistant professor Art Poon and his use of interdisciplinary research approach in tracking HIV-1 transmission rates.
December 18, 2017 Dr. Jose Gomez-Lemus was the recipient of the 2017 Dr. M.E. Kirk Teaching Award at the 2017 London Pathology Associates holiday reception at Windermere Manor. Two staff awards were also presented to Alison Nell and Mellonie Carnahan.
December 04, 2017 On December 1st 2017, the Pathology Research and PA students got creative! This event took place at Crock a Doodle where students had the chance to choose a pre-made pottery piece to paint.
October 31, 2017 The WPA held our annual candygram sales in October and delivered the treats on Halloween. Candygrams were ordered for co-workers, friends, husbands, wives, neighbours, etc across Victoria Hospital, University Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and throughout campus.
October 25, 2017 The Specialty Biochemistry Laboratories within Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at London Heath Sciences Centre has been working in collaboration with Dr. William Clark and Thermo Fisher Scientific on the Water Intake Trial.
September 04, 2017 The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Reem Ansari who recently completed her MSc in Pathology. Drs Lee-Cyn Ang and Chandan Chakraborty were Reem’s MSc supervisors.
August 24, 2017 The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Kara Ruicci on receiving a one-year, PhD-level scholarship for the ‘Cancer Research & Technology Transfer (CaRTT) Strategic Training Program' starting in September 2017.
August 10, 2017 What does the average person know about Pathology? Two Pathology Fellows from the University of Michigan have created a fun and interactive way to get the public engaged and informed about what happens behind the scenes of Pathology.
July 19, 2017 We are pleased to announce Dr. Nicole White-Al Habeeb has joined our team as a Clinical Biochemist effective July 10, 2017. Please join us in welcoming her to Pathology and Laboratory Medicine!
July 17, 2017 Congratulations to Stephanie Sharpley, recipient of the inaugural Chakrabarti MClSc PA Student Award of Excellence. The Chakrabarti Award is named for Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti, who started the first Pathologists' Assistant graduate program in Canada in 2007.
July 12, 2017 Congratulations to the six PA students of the 2017 graduating class! On June 29 the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine held a cake and tea reception to congratulate our second-year M.Cl.Sc. Pathologists' Assistant graduate students on completing their program.
July 03, 2017 Dr. Parapuram (cross appointee in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine) has had his first original article as a corresponding author published in Nature's online Scientific Reports. Nikoleta Tellios (MSc Pathology 2016) is the first author.
June 30, 2017 We had much to celebrate at the 2017 Resident and Fellow Celebration Tea on June 22, 2017! Congratulations to Dr. David Garcia-Marquez and Dr. Will Stecho on passing the Royal College Examination in Anatomical Pathology. Congratulations to Dr. Brian Schick on completing his fellowship in Surgical Pathology with a focus on GI Pathology.
June 28, 2017 Dr. Matt Cecchini was awarded the 2017 Resident Award of Excellence in Pathology! Matt is active in research and was awarded a PSI grant this past year. He is committed to both peer to peer education and medical school teaching.
June 27, 2017 Kara Marie Ruicci, a second-year MD/PhD candidate in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, recently received the Oral Presentation Award at Schulich's Oncology Research Day that took place on Friday, June 16th.
June 27, 2017 Please join us in offering our sincere congratulations to Dr. Art Poon, who has received a 1-year CIHR Project Grant for his project titled "Phylodynamics of HIV within hosts." Total award $100,000.
June 27, 2017 Dr. Cindy Hutnik’s lab picked up a national research award at the Canadian Ophthalmological Society meeting held in Montreal from June 15-18, 2017. The “Best Paper of the Canadian Glaucoma Society by a student” award went to a former fourth year Path/Tox student, Kelsey Watson
May 29, 2017 Gerald McKinley and his team have completed a knowledge translation event focusing on the elimination of substance abuse, self-harm, depression, and suicide among Northern First Nation youth.
May 26, 2017 On Wednesday evening members of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine celebrated with three award recipients from our department at the Dean's Award of Excellence celebration.
May 04, 2017 ARVO (The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) is one of the largest international ophthalmology meetings in the world. Richie has been invited to the podium to present his thesis work.
May 02, 2017 The Division of Autopsy Services sees about 600 cases per year. Although not every case is comparable to a murder mystery novel, the cases that the division processes on a daily basis provide a vital service to the London community and beyond.
May 01, 2017 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is pleased to announce that on January 19th, 2017 Clinical Immunology laboratory went live with the Optilite, a state-of-the-art automated bench top serum protein testing instrument, manufactured by The Binding Site. It is equipped with new features which eliminate the effects of sample variability.
April 27, 2017 Emily Kyle is Walking for Alzheimer’s on May 13th in Springbank Gardens in London. Emily is in the second year of the MClSc Pathologists’ Assistant Program and she has registered for the walk along with the rest of her immediate family.
April 10, 2017 The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine would like to offer congratulations to two of our faculty members who were recipients of Schulich Awards of Excellence for 2017 in the Undergraduate Education category.
April 03, 2017 Congratulations to Milica Krstic, PhD candidate, who received first place in the morning session of the feature platform presentations in Salon D, Mechanisms of Disease. Milica’s supervisors are Ann Chambers, PhD, and Dr. Alan Tuck.
March 29, 2017 Rebecca Sullivan, MSc candidate, was awarded Honourable Mention in the poster presentation category for her project: Expression of the Growth Hormone Secretagogue Receptor and Ghrelin in Human Heart Failure. Rebecca’s supervisor is Savita Dhanvantari, PhD.
March 29, 2017 On March 17th, 2017, the WPA welcomed back Pathology alumna, Dr. Katie Moisse, PhD. Katie is currently working as a scientific news editor at Spectrum (New York). Her interactive Science Communications Workshop, titled "Where science meets story-telling", discussed the need for well-written and accurate scientific articles.
March 21, 2017 While some may shy away from working with cadavers and performing gross examinations on human tissues or organs, Terry Lee Robins, a Master of Clinical Sciences–Pathologists' Assistant candidate, relishes the opportunity.
March 21, 2017 On March 9th, the WPA hosted their second annual board games night at the Cardboard Café. With attendance from a mix of undergraduate, research, and PA students, our fun-filled evening was a great success!
February 27, 2017 Gerald McKinley, PhD, believes that giving back to the community isn’t a single event, it’s a responsibility that should be fulfilled over a life-time. The assistant professor puts this belief into practice through his research and its application with First Nations communities across Ontario.
February 24, 2017 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Robert Goyer, on February 21, 2017. Dr. Goyer was an Emeritus Professor and former Chair and Chief of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
January 27, 2017 The Master of Clinical Pathologists’ Assistant Program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry may be small in size, but that doesn’t take anything away from the impact of their work and commitment to the community. We sat down with one of just six students in the program, Stephanie Sharpley, to understand how the department separates itself from others and provides students a highly specialized experience.
January 25, 2017 The WPA welcomed back Ms. Katie Logan, MCISc 2012, Pathologists’ Assistant program on January 20, 2017. Katie gave a talk titled “The Road to Becoming a Pathologist Assistant: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly”.
January 25, 2017 WPA hosted the third annual Journal Critique Workshop on January 17th, 2017. Milica Krstic, on behalf of the WPA executive council, provided tips and guidance for the fourth-year undergraduate Pathology students to read more critically and prepare for the Journal Critique presentations.
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.