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June, 2010 Articles

Mobile Device a Medical Device?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Research Development Services is hosting a roundtable discussion June 30, 10 am to 12 noon, on mobile devices and their application in medical practice, research and education. … (Read More)

Association of Faculties of Medicine Newsletter features "A Day in My Life" by Dean Carol Herbert)

Friday, June 25, 2010

A special issue of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) Newsletter, Gravitas, explores the complexity of Canadian faculties of medicine and includes "A Day in My Life" by Dean Carol Herbert. … (Read More)

Vingilis wins Widmark award

Friday, June 25, 2010

Dr. Evelyn Vingilis, professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, has been recognized with a Widmark Award for her achievements in road safety research. … (Read More)

Would-be docs, nurse, test-drive operating room

Thursday, June 24, 2010

When Gian-Marco Busato graduates from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in 2012, he wants to feel certain becoming a surgeon was the right decision. After attending a student-run course in Romania last summer, Busato was left wanting more. … (Read More)

U.S. funding brings spinal cord injury research closer to clinical trial

Monday, June 21, 2010

Researchers at Robarts Research Institute have been granted more than $1 million (US) from the United States Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program to help move spinal cord injury treatment closer to clinical trials. … (Read More)

CSTAR announces expansion to China

Saturday, June 19, 2010

CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics) has announced an international expansion of its programs in collaboration with West China Hospital. … (Read More)

Silcox tells grads to 'push' ahead

Friday, June 18, 2010

A university degree represents more than a piece of paper, but the degree inscribed on it should not limit the scope of your dreams. This was the advice of Dr. Jim Silcox, who was conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D.) June 17 … (Read More)

Aaron Fenster awarded Gold Medal for Medical Physics

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Gold Medal is the highest award given by the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) in recognition of an outstanding career as a medical physicist. … (Read More)

Study led by Lique Coolen hints brain damage is cause of sex addiction

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sex addiction is a concept that has had particularly high visibility recently with the publicity associated with Tiger Woods. Persons with addictive or compulsive disorders frequently display an inability to inhibit behaviors once they be … (Read More)

'Believe and you will succeed' Dr. Gloria Gutman tells graduates

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Western has conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D.) upon Dr. Gloria Gutman in recognition of her contributions as an international authority in the field of gerontology. … (Read More)

Ilderton Family Medical Clinic opening (video)

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Department of Family Medicine celebrated the opening of its new Family Medicine training centre and clinic in Ilderton on Friday, June 11. … (Read More)

Conference of Ontario Undergraduate Electives Coordinators

Thursday, June 10, 2010

On June 8, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry hosted a forum for sharing best practices among the Ontario medical schools on clinical electives. … (Read More)

Herbert lauded as exceptional leader

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

With the Great Hall full of family, friends and colleagues, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Dean Carol Herbert was praised by all in attendance for her contributions to not only the field of medicine, but to The University of Western Ontario … (Read More)

Medical clinic opens in Ilderton to train family doctors

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Department of Family Medicine at Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will officially open a new medical clinic Friday in Ilderton to train family physicians. … (Read More)

Robert Bartha named Acting Chair, Department of Medical Biophysics

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Please join us in thanking Robert Bartha for taking up the role of Acting Chair of the Department of Medical Biophysics for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry effective July 1, 2010 until June 30, 2011, as Jerry Battista completes a … (Read More)

Call for Nominations - Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Dean's Office at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has commenced the selection process for the position of Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education. … (Read More)

New Centre for Human Immunology at Western

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Our immune system plays a huge role in our health, and yet researchers still can’t define what is normal for the immune system. The new Centre for Human Immunology announced today at The University of Western Ontario will generate knowledge about the … (Read More)

Take a swing for research

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The 21st Kiwanis Annual Golf Tournament is taking place again this year on Wednesday, June 10 at Ridgetown Golf & Country Club with all proceeds supporting Robarts Research Institute. … (Read More)