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September, 2008 Articles

CME course on Poverty, Health and Homelessness

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Schulich Continuing Medical Education is presenting a special course called \"Poverty, Health and Homelessness: Evolution to Resolution\" during the annual Homecoming CME event Saturday October 4 with keynote speaker, Dr. Paul Polak, MD\'58, DSc.\'08 … (Read More)

Schulich graduate students face CBC Dragons

Friday, September 26, 2008

Medical Biophysics Masters students Raul Rupsingh and Stephane Beath will appear on the season premiere of CBC Television\'s Dragon\'s Den September 29 at 8 pm to pitch their software to make computers easier for seniors. … (Read More)

Surgery unnecessary for 95% of those with asymptomatic carotid stenosis

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Research led by Dr. David Spence of Robarts Research Institute at The University of Western Ontario shows that with more intensive medical therapy, the risk of stroke has become so low that at least 95 per cent of patients with asymptomatic carotid s … (Read More)

Graduate Career Day September 26

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wondering what comes after your MSc or PhD? Attend Western\'s Graduate Career Day September 26 at The Great Hall. … (Read More)

Robarts to receive new 7T magnet

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A 7 Tesla (7T) functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging system - the most powerful of its kind in Canada - will be delivered and installed at the Robarts Research Institute this week. … (Read More)

Western reserachers share in $21 million Ontario Research Fund announcement

Monday, September 22, 2008

Ten scientists at Western will recieve over $2 million in Ontario Research Fund grants for innovative health research … (Read More)

Dr. Samuel Siu’s research on adults with aortic valve disorder in JAMA

Friday, September 19, 2008

Young adults with a bicuspid aortic valve, a congenital heart abnormality, experience subsequent cardiac events but do not appear to have lower survival rates compared to the general population, according to a study in the September 17 issue of JAMA. … (Read More)

When healing turns to scarring: Schulich research reveals why it happens and how to stop it

Friday, September 19, 2008

For the first time, research from The University of Western Ontario has revealed the mechanisms involved in the origin of scarring or fibrotic diseases, as well as a way to control it. The study, led by Andrew Leask of the CIHR Group in Skeletal Dev … (Read More)

Arthritis lecture first in a series for prospective graduate students

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A new Schulich Research Lecture Series for students interested in graduate studies begins September 17 at 5:30 pm in Medical Sciences Room M148. The theme is Arthritis Research with Dr. Stephen Sims, Dr. Janet Pope and PhD student David McErlain … (Read More)

Gunton Symposium on Cardiovascular Therapeutics

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The 19th Annual R. W. Gunton Symposium on Cardiovascular Therapeutics will take place Wednesday, September 17th in Auditorium A University Hospital. … (Read More)

Seeking Director of Global Health

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is seeking an internationally recognized faculty member to become the first Director of a new Office of Global Health. This posting is open to Western faculty ranked as Associate Professor or Professor. … (Read More)

Bed linen needed

Monday, September 15, 2008

As part of their “Don’t Bug Me!” Lice Prevention Program, the Office of Interprofessional Health Education and Research is looking for donations of bed linen to help prevent the spread of lice in households. … (Read More)

Popular surgery provides no relief for osteoarthritis of the knee

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A landmark study conducted at The University of Western Ontario and Lawson Health Research Institute shows that a routinely practiced knee surgery is ineffective at reducing joint pain or improving joint function for sufferers of osteoarthritis. The … (Read More)

Neuroscience Town Hall Meeting

Monday, September 8, 2008

Mike Lehman cordially invites you to a meeting on September 11, 2008 to hear about two collaborative Neuroscience grant proposals that are currently being prepared for submission … (Read More)

Bacteria star in cartoons

Friday, September 5, 2008

Microbiologist Gregor Reid is connecting the dots between art and science through his cartoon video about bacteria in probiotic yogurt. … (Read More)

Physician Examiners Needed

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Clinical Skills Learning Program is seeking licensed, practising physicians for the fall iteration of the Medical Council of Canada\'s Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II on October 25 and 26. … (Read More)