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January, 2010 Articles

Western makes record-breaking United Way donation

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Western announced today a record-breaking gift of $590,383 to the United Way of London & Middlesex, including more than $100,000 from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. … (Read More)

Western loses bid for HIV vaccine manufacturing facility

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The University of Western Ontario did not make the cut in its bid to build Canada's first HIV vaccine manufacturing facility, but neither did the other three finalists in the running. … (Read More)

New research fellowship - Centre for Education Research & Innovation

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A new Fellowship being sponsored by the AMOSO Opportunities Fund is poised to change the way we support Clinician-Education-Researchers at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. … (Read More)

Health Minister tours Schulich lab

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Honorable Deb Matthews, Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, visited Schulich Medicine & Dentistry on January 25 to view newly renovated laboratory space for the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Physiology and Pharmacology. … (Read More)

Influential study on bats published in Nature

Monday, January 25, 2010

A recent study led by University of Western Ontario researchers using 3-D imaging has uncovered exactly how bats are able to 'see' their surroundings. … (Read More)

Dr. Patrick Luke honoured by American Urological Association

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dr. Patrick Luke of the Department of Surgery has been selected as the 2010 recipient for the American Urological Association's prestigious Gold Cystoscope Award. … (Read More)

Convergence Centre to accelerate business

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Looking to be a major hub for regional business acceleration, the Convergence Centre located in The University of Western Ontario's London Research Park, officially opened its doors Wednesday. … (Read More)

Andy Watson appointed Associate Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Andy Watson, of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, has been appointed Associate Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012). … (Read More)

Relief support for Haiti earthquake

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

From an open microphone night and a benefit concert to individual donations, University of Western Ontario students, staff and faculty are being offered ways to support the Haiti earthquake relief effort. … (Read More)

Cliff Nordal announces his retirement

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

After what will be a 41-year career serving the health-care system in Canada, Cliff Nordal, shared President and CEO of London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St. Joseph's Health Care, London (St. Joseph's), announced today his plans to retire ef … (Read More)

Schulich kicks off Graduate Studies seminar series Tuesday

Monday, January 18, 2010

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry's Graduate Studies Winter Lecture Series begins Tuesday, Jan. 19 with "Jumping Genes, X-Ray Machines and the Human Proteome." … (Read More)

Employees prepare to Go for GOLD

Monday, January 11, 2010

While Vancouver is set to host to 2010 Olympics, Western staff members will themselves Go for GOLD (Grow, Offer, Learn, Develop) at the 8th annual Western Staff and Leaders' Conference, Feb. 16-19. … (Read More)

Grants available - Faculty Support for Research in Education

Friday, January 8, 2010

Faculty Support for Research in Education Grants are intended for the promotion and facilitation of Scholarship in Education at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. Financial assistance up to $7,500 is now available through the 2010 FSRE grant competition. … (Read More)

Faculty Development Mini Fellowship - Call for Applications

Friday, January 8, 2010

Applications are now open for the annual Faculty Development Mini Fellowship. All Schulich faculty members are eligible to apply. Additional funds have been set aside and are protected for initiatives from SWOMEN faculty members. … (Read More)

Silcox acting associate dean for Schulich Windsor Program

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Dean Carol Herbert says The University of Western Ontario remains committed to supporting the Windsor program and creating a standalone medical school is not in the works. … (Read More)

Industrial versus academic careers: pros and cons

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is presenting a lecture entitled "Industrial Versus Academic Careers: The Pros and Cons" by guest speaker Dr. George Kumar, from Dako North America Inc. on Thursday, January 14th at 12:30 in MSB … (Read More)

Clinical trial seeks to improve patient treatment for Crohn's disease

Monday, January 4, 2010

Robarts Clinical Trials at The University of Western Ontario has been awarded a 4.7 million dollar grant to conduct a randomized controlled trial evaluating treatment options for Crohn's disease. The outcome is expected to lead to a more streamlin … (Read More)