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July, 2011 Articles

Province awards Western researchers $8.8 million

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Laparoscopic surgery is not a game to Dr. Christopher Schlachta, but he is using gaming technology, such as virtual reality, to teach future surgeons how to refine their skills and reduce medical error in the operating room. … (Read More)

Schulich Research Office relocation

Friday, July 22, 2011

As of Tuesday, July 26, 2011, the Research Office of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will relocate to suite 1240 at Robarts Research Institute. The Graduate Affairs Office will remain in the Clincial Skills Building. … (Read More)

Kem Rogers re-appointed as Acting Chair, Anatomy & Cell Biology

Friday, July 8, 2011

Dr. Kem Rogers has been re-appointed as Acting Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, effective July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. … (Read More)

MedQUEST -far more than a summer camp

Friday, July 8, 2011

The MedQUEST Health Career Exploration Program is a clinical teaching elective that was designed by the Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network (SWOMEN) at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry to provide first and second y … (Read More)

Dr. Sandy Kirkley inducted to AOSSM Hall of Fame

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Western alumna and Schulich professor Dr. Sandy Kirkley (MD'86) will be posthumously inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Hall of Fame July 8 during its Annual Meeting in California, honouring her … (Read More)

Humour lends insight into vegetative state

Thursday, July 7, 2011

How the human brain processes jokes may help researchers determine if a person in a vegetative state can experience positive emotions--a breakthrough that could help friends, relatives and doctors better understand a patient's mental state … (Read More)

New Chair/Chief of Pathology named

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti has been appointed as Chair/Chief of the Department of Pathology at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, effective July 1, … (Read More)

Former Dean named to Order of Canada

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Former Dean Robert Y. McMurtry, has been named a Member of the Order of Canada for his leadership and vision in helping to strengthen health care delivery in Canada. … (Read More)