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April, 2012 Articles

Distinguished University Professors take centre stage

Monday, April 30, 2012

From primary health care and biochemistry to engineering and military history, Western’s latest Distinguished University Professorship (DUP) winners emulate the motivation behind why the award was created. … (Read More)

Drs. Michael Strong and Arthur Hudson awarded Diamond Jubilee Medals

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The ALS Society of Canada today announced that The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal will be presented to Dr. Michael Strong and Dr. Arthur Hudson at its 2012 Annual Awards Dinner. … (Read More)

International conference aims to improve global health

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dr. Neil Arya, Director of the Office of Global Health presents its inaugural conference, “Transcending Borders: Towards Global Health,” which runs Friday, April 27 to Sunday, April 29 at the London Convention Centre. … (Read More)

Cuddy family continues to support MS Imaging Research at Robarts

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Multiple Sclerosis imaging research at Robarts Research Institute received a $50,000 boost today. East Side Mario’s owner, Rob Cuddy was on hand to deliver a $51,200 cheque to support the work of Ravi Menon and his team. … (Read More)

Volunteers needed for Discovery Day

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

This year’s Canadian Medical Hall of Fame / TD Discovery Day in Health Sciences hosted by Western University and Fanshawe College is taking place on Friday, May 4. Volunteers are needed to help ensure another successful event. … (Read More)

Schulich heads to China

Monday, April 23, 2012

Western’s 22-person delegation is traveling to China. Team Western will be visiting strategic areas including Sichuan University, South China University of Technology, Nanjing University and the University of Hong Kong to build on existing relationships and explore exciting opportunities. … (Read More)

OICR announces 4 million in new funding for imaging research

Monday, April 23, 2012

Dr. Calvin Stiller, chair of the board of directors of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, has announced that OICR is awarding $4 million over four years to the Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization. … (Read More)

Dental students sharing smiles with people with special needs

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The name says it all: Sharing Smiles Day. Dental practitioners, students, faculty and staff from Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are partnering with Community Living London and the organization Oral Health, Total Health for the 3rd annual Sharing Smiles Day this Saturday. … (Read More)

Drs. Bourne and Rorabeck named Laudable Londoners

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Participation House Foundation has named Dr. Robert and Mrs. Donna Bourne, and Dr. Cecil and Mrs. Linda Rorabeck as its 2012 Laudable Londoners. Their outstanding contributions will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 24 at the London Hunt Club from 5:30-7:30. … (Read More)

Dr. Andrea Lum awarded CCPE

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Lum, Chair/Chief of the Department of Medical Imaging on being awarded the Canadian Medical Association's Canadian Certified Physician Executive (CCPE) designation. … (Read More)

Hellmuth Prizes awarded

Friday, April 13, 2012

Robarts Research Institute scientist Terry Peters and Psychology professor John Meyer have been awarded the 2012 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research. … (Read More)

In memoriam -Dr. Dana Winterburn

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Funeral arrangements have now been announced for Dr. Dana Winterburn, an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine, who was tragically killed in a car accident on Tuesday, April 10th. A celebratory memorial will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel. … (Read More)

Kidney donation does not put donor at extra risk

Thursday, April 12, 2012

While people with reduced kidney function are more likely to develop cardiovascular conditions, that doesn’t necessarily ring true for those with reduced renal mass from donating a kidney, according to Western Epidemiology & Biostatistics professor Amit Garg. … (Read More)

Study: Children's deaths linked to post-tonsillectomy codeine

Monday, April 9, 2012

Western researchers are sounding an alarm over the danger of giving children pain-killers containing codeine following a tonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). … (Read More)

One cool CAT: Mini-machine broadens teaching opportunities

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The brainchild of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry professors Jerry Battista and Kevin Jordan, the DeskCAT - a miniature CT (Computed Tomography) scanner small enough to sit on a counter - brings a novel and interactive method to teach CT imaging techniques to a wide range of students. … (Read More)

Street renamed in honour of Windsor Program Charter Class

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

In honour of the first graduating class, the city of Windsor and Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital have renamed a section of Ouellette Avenue between Giles and Erie Street as the "Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Program Way” for the month of April. … (Read More)

Dr. Sandhu awarded prestigious ADEA Fellowship

Monday, April 2, 2012

Please join the Dean in congratulating Dr. Harinder Sandhu, Vice-Dean and Director, Dentistry, on being the first dental educator outside of the U.S. to be selected for a prestigious American Dental Education Association fellowship. … (Read More)