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ThisWeek@Schulich - February 17

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

THISWEEK@SCHULICH – February 17, 2009

In this issue:
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Oncology Grand Rounds
Moffat Research Day 2009 – Call for Submissions
Carole Orchard to Receive Student Mentoring Award
Robarts Seeking Nominations for annual J. Allyn Taylor International Prize
Canadian Liver Foundation Changes to Research Grants Program
Department of Medical Imaging, University of Saskatchewan seeks Department Head
Course on Writing PMA Outcome-focused Role Descriptions

EVENTS THIS WEEK

February 18 – Robarts Seminar: Dr. Wei-Yang Lu
February 18 – UWO OpenMeds presents Queer Film Series
February 20 – Biochemistry Visiting Speaker Series: Dr. Wei Xiao – University of Saskatchewan


TAKE NOTE - COMING EVENTS

February 25 – Faculty Development: Office Ergonomics, 9:00 – 11:00, HSA101
February 25 – OIPHER Interprofessional Workshop: Health Professional Roles, 5 pm – 7 pm, Great Hall http://www.ipe.uwo.ca/workshops/nposters/Workshop%202%20poster.pdf
February 26 – Ecosystem Health Interest Group speaker series: Raj Patel, 7 pm – 9 pm, Spencer Engineering Building Room 1059
March 4 to 25 – Medicine & History free public lecture series http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/communityprograms
March 6 - Hungry for Change gala http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/hfc
March 10 – Debate: Public vs. Private Health Care, Auditorium A, UH, 5:30 pm
April 16, 17, 18 – Tachycardia

See Schulich events calendar for more event details: www.schulich.uwo.ca/webcalendar/month.php?user=SchulichEvents

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Department of Oncology Ground Rounds

The Department of Oncology conducts its ground rounds on regular schedule.  It is open to all of Southwestern Ontario through the Ontario Telemedicine Network.  The rounds are also available via webcast. The schedule for future Grand Rounds may be viewed at the following link:
http://www.uwo.ca/oncology/rounds/bookings.html

To access the webcast, click on "Connect Live Now" through the following link where you will be able to view the presentation live:
http://www.uwo.ca/oncology/rounds/upcomingschedule.html

For more info contact Maria Van Burgsteden at (519) 685.8500 ext 57433, email maria.vanburgsteden@lhsc.on.ca


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Moffat Research Day 2009 – Call for Submissions

The 2009 Margaret Moffat Graduate Research Day will be held on Thursday, March 26 in Great Hall, Somerville House. This is an annual event held to highlight the research of graduate students from departments within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Neurosciences Program, Developmental Biology Program, and Biomedical Engineering Program. Undergraduate medicine and dentistry students participating in research projects under the supervision of a Schulich faculty member are also invited to participate in the event.

As part of the Research Day, graduate students, medical students, and dentistry students are invited to submit abstracts for a poster competition. Submissions are now being accepted for Moffat Research Day 2009.  Abstracts may be submitted from February 2 - 27, 2009.  

Please note that space is limited. If participation in this Research Day is a required component of your graduate degree, please ensure that you submit early in order to guarantee your acceptance. Abstracts will be accepted on a first-come basis. More information about the event is available at http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/research/index.php?page=MoffatDay

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Carole Orchard to Receive Student Mentoring Award

Carole Orchard, Director of the Office of Interprofessional Health Education and Research (a joint office between Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and the Faculty of Health Sciences) will receive the 2009 Student Mentoring Award from the National Health Sciences Student Association (NaHSSA) at its annual conference March 21-22.  Orchard was nominated by the London Interprofessional Healthcare Students' Association (LIHSA), a joint organization run by Western and Fanshawe College students to promote unity and interaction between health care professionals and students in health care professional programs. For more information on the Office of Interprofessional Health visit http://www.ipe.uwo.ca or for details on LIHSA visit http://www.ipe.uwo.ca/LIHSA.

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Robarts Seeking Nominations for annual J. Allyn Taylor International Prize

The 25 th Annual J. Allyn Taylor International Proze in Medicine-Carsiovascular Research is seeking nominations.  The Taylor Prize will be granted to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions in the area of Cardiovascular Research.  The recipient of the prize will receive $10,000 and a medallion bearing the likeness of J. Allyn Taylor.  The closing date for nominations is May 1st, 2009.  For further information on the Taylor prize or the Taylor Prize Symposium, please contact Linda Chapman at lchapman@robarts.ca To view past prize please visit http://www.robarts.ca/tps/  Updated website is forthcoming
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Canadian Liver Foundation Changes to Research Grants Program

The Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) has made the difficult decision to cancel its major 2009 research grant competition due to economic down-turn.  The CLF will continue to seek out innovative ways to fund liver research in Canada and may be able to make some minor grants available this year (see www.liver.ca for updates).  Any questions can be directed to Billie Potkinjak, National Director of Health Promotion, Patient Services and Research Grants Administrator at 1.800.563.5483 ext 4932 or email bpotkonjak@liver.ca


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Department of Medical Imaging, University of Saskatchewan seeks Department Head

The University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine and the Saskatoon Health Region are seeking applications and nominations for a new Head of the Department of Medical Imaging. The Search Committee will begin to review candidates in February 2009 and the new Head is expected to take office on July 1, 2009. For details contact Sue Reynolds-Research Associate, Janet Wright & Associate Inc. by phone (416) 923.3008, fax: (416) 923.8311, email srynolds@jwasearch.com , or visit www.jwasearch.com

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Course on Writing PMA Outcome-focused Role Descriptions

Faculty and Staff Development is hosting a specific course on writing effective outcome-focused role descriptions for PMA staff. Attendance is FREE and encouraged for all leaders/managers with PMA staff reports. Working on your own role or another role in your unit, you will practise completing each section of the new “Outcome Focused” form. You will see how the new approach focuses on what the role contributes to the unit’s mission, whom the role serves, what the key ‘deliverables’ are, and what it takes to be successful in the role. This form aligns with the new PMA “Performance Dialogue and Goal-Setting” approach to annual performance review.

Instructor:  Peggy Roffey, Human Resources Monday, March 23, 2009, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Health Sciences Addition, Room H101, Western

To register, visit http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/FacDev  or email facdev@schulich.uwo.ca

  
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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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February 18 – Robarts Research Institute Seminar: “Neurosciences & “Semi Neurosciences” Brain and Viscera Interaction”

Speaker: Dr. Wei-Yang Lu
Time: 12:30 pm 1:30 pm
Place: Robarts 2nd floor conference room


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February 18 - UWO OpenMeds present Queer Film Series

The UWO OpenMeds club invites Schulich students, staff, and faculty to our first-ever Queer Film Series.  We will be exploring a range of issues related to LGBT life and love through film. ALL are welcome - email uwoopenmeds@gmail.com.
Time: 8 pm
Place: DSB 1002
Movie: Trans Generation (parts 1 & 8)
A look at the lives of four college students undergoing gender transition.


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February 18 – Biochemistry Visiting Speaker Series: “Unconventional Ubiquitination: Structure, Activity and Biological Functions”

Speaker: Dr. Wei Xiao, University of Saskatchewan
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Place: Medical Sciences Building Room 384


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