July 28, 2014 When it comes to heart disease, Dr. Ross Feldman says women are often in the dark. Historically, it was thought heart disease was a men’s-only disease, however, data has shown that post-menopausal women are just as likely as men to get heart disease and are less likely to be adequately diagnosed and treated.
July 03, 2014 After a year-long international competition, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) has selected Western’s Adrian Owen and Melvyn Goodale to lead a new research network focused on the brain, mind and consciousness.
June 10, 2014 Congratulations to Dr. Dan Stolzberg, for finishing in the 98th percentile of CIHR fellowship applications. Dr. Stolzberg studies the effectiveness of cochlear prostheses implanted in younger versus older patients.
May 22, 2014 Robarts Research Institute scientists Marco Prado, PhD, and Robart Bartha, PhD, are among the first to receive funding from the Weston Brain Institute, established with $50 million dollars in funding from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation.
April 28, 2014 It is with sadness that we share that Dr. John F. MacDonald passed away on April 22. Dr. MacDonald was one of Canada's pre-eminent neurophysiologists and served as the Scientific Director at Robarts Research Institute from 2008 to 2010.
April 22, 2014 Frank Beier, PhD, of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology has been awarded a new Tier I CRC in Musculoskeletal Research to study the connection between skeletal development and osteoarthritis
April 22, 2014 Congratulations to this year's winners of the 2014 Dean's Awards of Excellence. The department is proud to recognize five winners this year.
Jamie Simek and Chris Webb - Staff Team Award
Dr. Rommel Tirona - Undergraduate Educator Award
Dr. Lina Dagnino - Individual Faculty Award
Dr. Cheryle Seguin - Junior Faculty Award
The winners will be honoured at the 2014 Celebration of Excellence Dinner and Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 21 at the Great Hall
April 17, 2014 For Dr. Jeff Dixon, DDS, PhD, uncovering the intricacies of bone growth is like his own Sherlock Holmes mystery that needs to be solved. For more than two decades, Dr. Dixon, a professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Schulich Dentistry, has been investigating how skeletal cells communicate with each other in order to control the formation and destruction of bone.
Two recent grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are enabling Dr. Dixon and his team of outstanding graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and technical staff to look at how physical movement and exercise impact bone growth and the cellular mechanisms that cause this to happen