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November, 2010 Articles

Health policy research and collaboration - December 10

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and The Health Policy Initiative of Western are co-sponsoring a half day event on Policy Research - and to encourage cross faculty collaborations - on December 10 from 8:30 to 12:40 at University College … (Read More)

Three new Canada Research Chairs named at Western; six renewed

Thursday, November 25, 2010

On a day several hundred Canada Research Chairs (CRC) gathered in Toronto to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the prestigious program, the Government of Canada announced three new and six renewed Chairs at The University of Western Ontario. … (Read More)

United Way Pizza Day raises $740

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thank you to everyone who bought lunch and/or draw tickets in Wednesday's Pizza Day for United Way. We cleared $740 for United Way. Congratulations also to Carol Richardson, the winner of the 50-50 draw. … (Read More)

Living with AIDS - November 25

Monday, November 22, 2010

Schulich medical students will present a special World AIDS Day awareness event: Living with AIDS, Thursday, November 25 from 11:30 to 1:30 at the UCC Atrium. … (Read More)

Windsor nephrologist to offer advice on avoiding kidney disease

Monday, November 22, 2010

Amit Bagga, medical director of the renal clinic at Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital, will discuss how to prevent kidney disease in his free public lecture, "How to avoid a nephrologist - think outside the kidney!" on Tuesday, November 23, at 7:30 … (Read More)

E coli infection linked to long-term health problems

Friday, November 19, 2010

People who contract gastroenteritis from drinking water contaminated with E coli are at an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, kidney problems and heart disease in later life, finds a study published online in the British Medical Journ … (Read More)

Vitamin C a potential life-saving treatment for sepsis

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Physicians caring for patients with sepsis may soon have a new safe and cost-effective treatment for this life-threatening illness. Research led by Dr. Karel Tyml and his colleagues at The University of Western Ontario and Lawson Health Research Ins … (Read More)

Presumed consent may not increase overall rates of kidney donation

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Presuming that people want to donate their organs unless they specifically say otherwise may not help to bolster overall kidney donations, according to a study Dr. Amit Garg and colleagues at The University of Western Ontario and Lawson Health Resear … (Read More)

Conflicts of conscience in medicine

Monday, November 15, 2010

Conscientious refusal by health care professionals to provide services, including abortions, has been a subject of intense debate for some time, and the recent discovery that the Canadian Medical Association lacks a coherent policy on the issue has l … (Read More)

Remembrance Day Ceremony today

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Schulich Medical students will hold a Remembrance Day Ceremony today from 11:30 to 12:00 noon in M146 and MEB 1115-Windsor. All are welcome to attend. … (Read More)

Nominate an employee for the 2011 Western Award of Excellence

Monday, November 8, 2010

Nominations are open for the 2011 Western Award of Excellence. All Western community members - faculty, staff, and students - along with London community members, are encouraged to nominate an individual or team for their exceptional performance. … (Read More)

Western reaches tentative deal with Staff Association

Friday, November 5, 2010

4.17 a.m. - The University of Western Ontario has reached a tentative agreement with its Staff Association (UWOSA). The agreement was reached at about 3:00 this morning after 18 hours of negotiations with the assistance of a provincially-appointed co … (Read More)

Grad School in your future? Explore Schulich Graduate Programs November 6

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry's Graduate Programs invite you to join them this Saturday, November 6th at 12:30pm for an Open House. … (Read More)

United Way early bird deadline Friday

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Return your United Way pledge by Friday to get in on the great early-bird draws. Also, new donors who give $10 a month qualify for a $40 gift certificate to Michael's. … (Read More)

Tentative agreement reached with faculty union

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

4:00 a.m. - The University of Western Ontario has reached a tentative agreement with its Faculty Association (UWOFA). UWOFA represents about 1,700 full- and part-time faculty members at Western. … (Read More)

Talks with UWOFA continue

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

12:05 a.m. - The University of Western Ontario and its Faculty Association (UWOFA) are continuing negotiations to secure a new collective agreement. UWOFA is now in a legal strike position, however talks continue. … (Read More)

UWOFA negotiations continue - 4:15 pm

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

4:15 p.m. - Negotiations are continuing to head off a strike by members of The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA). The two groups have been meeting all day to come to an agreement as the possibility of a faculty strike looms la … (Read More)

Schulich Contingency Planning website

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has prepared a contingency planning website with information for students and trainees related to potential labour disruptions. Questions or concerns may be directed to the central email address negotiations@schulich.uwo … (Read More)

Most student services at Western will stay open

Monday, November 1, 2010

With The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) strike deadline set for early Wednesday, Nov. 3 and The University of Western Ontario Staff Association (UWOSA) in a position to strike on Thursday, Nov. 4, contingency planning has b … (Read More)

KFC's Double Down or an egg - what's worse?

Monday, November 1, 2010

Three leading physicians have published a review in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology warning about the danger of dietary cholesterol for those at risk of a heart attack or stroke. … (Read More)