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May, 2008 Articles

Alumni returns to receive retroactive dental degree from Western

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Seventy-five internationally-trained dentists who received Qualifying Program certificates from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry between 1999 and 2005 will retroactively receive a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from The Universit … (Read More)

Communities welcome first year medical students

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

From Seaforth and Grand Bend to Listowel and Meaford, close to 150 first-year medical students will be experiencing what it\'s like to practice medicine in a rural or regional area. Discovery Week 2008 will have 35 communities in southwestern Ontari … (Read More)

Dr. John Murkin receives two honours for research excellence

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Dr. John Murkin, Professor of Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has been appointed to the Protocol Review Committee (PRC) of the National Heart and Lung and Blood In … (Read More)

Research blitz on Rogers TV this week

Monday, May 26, 2008

Roger’s First Local Co-Anchor and videographer, Crystal Pinarello has covered a lot of research stories here in the past year. This week, the staff at Rogers TV is going on a two-day retreat, so in place of the regular newscast Crystal has put toge … (Read More)

Research projects benefit from Western Innovation Fund

Friday, May 23, 2008

Six Western projects are one step closer to moving their work towards commercialization with awards from the Western Innovation Fund. The awards, launched in 2004 and distributed annually by the Office of the Vice-President (Research & International … (Read More)

Infertility questions answered

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Canadian Infertility Awareness Week is being held from May 19th to the 23rd, with two public sessions providing an excellent opportunity to have fertility questions answered. The Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) Program at London Heal … (Read More)

Dr. Ruth Lanius appointed to National Institutes of Health

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced Dr. Ruth Lanius will serve as a member of the Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Emotion, Stress and Health (MESH) Study Section for a three year term starting July 1, … (Read More)

Schulich given honorary degree

Friday, May 16, 2008

A career in medicine is a great way to spend a lifetime, Seymour Schulich told students graduating from the school bearing his name. … (Read More)

Convocation for Schulich MDs pays tribute to benefactor

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

In the introduction of his book, “Get Smarter,” Seymour Schulich says that his “current life objective is to be important and helpful in the lives of a lot of young people.” On Friday, he’ll witness some of the young people he’s helped graduate with … (Read More)

Stroke researcher to lead Robarts Research Institute

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Preeminent stroke researcher John MacDonald has been named the new Scientific Director for Robarts Research Institute at The University of Western Ontario, effective July 1. … (Read More)

Miller to lead new grad studies school

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Western\'s Linda Miller has been appointed to guide graduate education initiatives on campus, including formation of the new School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. … (Read More)

Andrew Burke (Meds 2009) wins National Student Research Forum

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry wishes to congratulate third year medical student Andrew Burke, on winning the National Student Research Forum, Best Oral Presentation and Scientific Manuscript in Immunology. … (Read More)

Microbiologists receive national recognition

Monday, May 12, 2008

One is a veteran researcher, the other is new, but two microbiologists from The University of Western Ontario have been singled out to receive national recognition for their work on infectious diseases and immunity by the Canadian Society of Microbio … (Read More)

Spinal cord research among new London funding

Thursday, May 8, 2008

A researcher striving to help patients recover from spinal cord injuries headlines an announcement of more than $10.5 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for The University of Western Ontario and Lawson Health Re … (Read More)

Gait-studying geriatrician earns major award

Thursday, May 8, 2008

By simply measuring how fast an elderly person walks, Manuel Montero-Odasso says he can predict future mobility problems in seniors -- such as falls, fractures and balance issues. … (Read More)

Discovery Day features former astronaut

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

More than 450 high school students from across southwestern Ontario will spend May 9 exploring career options at the 12th annual Discovery Day in Health Sciences. … (Read More)

Inaugural Suzanne Bernier Lecture in Skeletal Biology

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The inagural Suzanne Bernier Lecture in Skeletal Biology will be held this Friday, May 9th from 2:00-3:00 pm in Auditorium A, University Hospital (3rd floor) featuring Dr. Kenneth Yamada, Chief of the Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Biology, NID … (Read More)

New Director of Animal Care and Veterinary Services named

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

With the retirement of current Director Dr. Gerry Kent, Dr. Tyrrel de Langley has been named The University of Western Ontario’s new Director of Animal Care and Veterinary Services (ACVS), effective July 1, 2008. … (Read More)

New city-wide tech transfer group

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

WORLDiscoveries, a new technology transfer consortium formed by London’s research institutions, will develop small- and medium-sized enterprises in the region, aiming to create 250 jobs and generating $50 million in investment over the next three yea … (Read More)

Two Schulich researchers to share $885,000 in new funding from the Canadian Cancer Society

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Canadian Cancer Society today announced Dr. Paula Foster of Robarts Research Institute and Dr. David Litchfield, Chair of the Department of Biochemistry will share in $885,000 in new research funding. … (Read More)