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June, 2012 Articles

London Today and Tonight

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A London Economic Development Corporation video featuring Dr. Yong Kang and Dr. Aaron Fenster as a part of the world leading companies making an impact on the global stage and proud citizens of London, who enjoy a high quality of life and numerous local amenities. … (Read More)

Dialysis demand jumps after major elective surgeries

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The number of patients receiving acute dialysis after cardiac and vascular surgery has increased three-fold since 1995 according to a study led by Dr. Amit Garg of the Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics. … (Read More)

Inaugural Schulich Leaders named

Friday, June 22, 2012

Grace Wang and Gurleen Chahal have been named Western's recipients of inaugural Schulich Leader Scholarships. A new national scholarship program created by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich. … (Read More)

A Family Tradition of Global Care

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

From journeying down the winding back roads in rural Guatemala, to practicing dentistry in small-town Ontario, dental graduate Kayleigh MacIntosh says the goal is the same: to encourage total oral health in underserviced populations where access to care is limited. … (Read More)

Nature takes note of Schulich research

Monday, June 18, 2012

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researchers, Ann Chambers, Rennian Wang and Adrian Owen have all had their research profiled in recent Nature publications. … (Read More)

Medical students attend national research symposium

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Schulich Medicine and Dentistry has sent three students: Chris Rhee, John Basmaji and Melissa Huynh, to the 4th Canadian National Medical Student Research Symposium in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which wraps up today. … (Read More)

Pless urges all to bridge gaps

Thursday, June 14, 2012

As the gap between clinical researchers, lab scientists and practicing physicians continues to widen, it’s more important than ever for the professions to work together, said Dr. Ivan Barry Pless. … (Read More)

Researchers publish virus discovery

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A team of researchers led by Dr. Joseph Mymryk has identified a novel way that a common virus, called adenovirus, causes disease. Their findings, published today in Cell Host & Microbe, may have implications for infectious diseases and cancer. … (Read More)

Best of the best

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

For Matthew Teeter walking across the stage to receive his PhD in Medical Biophysics from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry caps off what can only be described as an exceptional four years. … (Read More)

BMSc student graduates with top honours

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Carl Shen will be graduating from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s BMSc program on June 14 with one of Western’s highest honours. He will receive the Honorable Howard G. Ferguson Award, recognizing a student who has shown the highest achievement in athletics, scholarship and university life. … (Read More)

Stopping cancer at the source

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Through the emerging fields of DNA methylation and epigenetics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Joseph Torchia is exploring new areas of genetics that could stop the spread of cancer right at the source and lead to new avenues for treatment. … (Read More)

The Windsor Program Awards of Excellence

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Spring has been a season of celebration for the Windsor Program and with the summer months almost upon us, the focus of those celebrations has now turned to the educators and administrative staff through the presentation of the Awards of Excellence. … (Read More)

Graduate Student research excellence rewarded

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ten outstanding graduate students will represent the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Western University at the upcoming Canadian Student Health Research Forum at the University of Manitoba. … (Read More)

Acetaminophen overdoses in children can be life-threatening

Monday, June 4, 2012

Acetaminophen, a widely available over-the-counter medication, can cause liver toxicity in children if doses are exceeded states an article published in CMAJ by Dr. Rod Lim, of Western's Department of Paediatrics. … (Read More)

The case for greening operating rooms

Monday, June 4, 2012

Efforts to “green” operating rooms can result in cost savings for hospitals and reduce the environmental impact without compromising patient care, argues an analysis published in CMAJ by Schulich Medicine graduate Dr. Yoan Kagoma and colleagues. … (Read More)

Schulich team plants trees for ReForest London

Monday, June 4, 2012

Purple T-shirts stood out as a team from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry planted dozens of trees for ReForest London in the Celebration Forest behind Parkwood Hospital on Sunday. … (Read More)

Western alumnus named ODA President

Monday, June 4, 2012

Dr. Arthur T. Worth, DDS'78, of Thamesville, has been installed as President of the Ontario Dental Association which represents more than 8,000 dentists in Ontario. His term began on June 1, 2012. … (Read More)