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August, 2012 Articles

Dentistry White Coat Ceremony

Friday, August 31, 2012

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry today welcomed 56 first year dental students in the Class of 2016, as well as 20 International Trained Dentists in the Class of 2014 with a White Coat Ceremony at Talbot College. … (Read More)

London operation shared with Brazilian surgeons

Friday, August 31, 2012

Through an interactive audio-video broadcast surgeons in Brazil are learning leading edge surgical techniques from urologist Dr. John Denstedt, Chair/Chief of the Department of Surgery. … (Read More)

CIHR Funds Research in Medical Education

Friday, August 31, 2012

The Centre for Education Research & Innovation (CERI) is pleased to announce that two of its faculty were among the outstanding researchers from Western University recently awarded research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). … (Read More)

Dr. David Holdsworth re-appointed Dr. Sandy Kirkley Chair in Musculoskeletal Research

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dr. Holdsworth graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Astronomy in 1982, and Master’s in Science in 1986 from the University of Toronto. He received his PhD in Medical Biophysics in 1992, also from the University of Toronto. … (Read More)

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry welcomes 172 first year medical students

Monday, August 27, 2012

Western University welcomes 172 first year medical students to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry with a White Coat Ceremony on Wednesday, August 29 in Room 145 of the Natural Sciences Building starting at 10:00 a.m. … (Read More)

Dr. Donald Farquhar appointed Postgraduate Director of Wellness

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dr. Farquhar obtained his MD in 1982, from Queen’s University and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Respirology at Western University. … (Read More)

Study Provides New Direction for Research in Bipolar Disorder During Pregnancy

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The impact of bipolar disorder during pregnancy has been hotly contended among the research community. Now, a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University is sorting out the debate and calling for more targeted, prospective research. … (Read More)

Breast cancer research funding announced

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Research on the early detection of breast cancer by Peter Rogan of the Department of Biochemistry, is of eight projects that will share $3.2 million in funding from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. … (Read More)

CSTAR hosts North American Surgical Robotics Summer School

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The North American Surgical Robotics Summer School is taking place this week at CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics), chaired by Terry Peters and Rajni Patel. … (Read More)

Potential new treatment target identified for melanoma skin cancer

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New research led by Silvia Penuela and Dale Laird of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, has identified a potential new target for the treatment of melanoma. … (Read More)

In Memoriam -Dr. Megan Davey

Monday, August 13, 2012

The family of the late Megan Davey, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry has requested that those wishing to memorialize Megan make donations to support the Maud L. Menten Memorial Lectures program, which she championed. Davey passed away August 10, 2012 at University Hospital. … (Read More)

Egg yolk consumption almost as bad as smoking when it comes to atherosclerosis

Monday, August 13, 2012

Newly published research Dr. David Spence shows that eating egg yolks accelerates atherosclerosis in a manner similar to smoking cigarettes. Dr. Spence found regular consumption of egg yolks is about two-thirds as bad as smoking when it comes to increased build-up of carotid plaque. … (Read More)

Dr. Tahera Azharuddin only Canadian among this year’s AAFP winners

Friday, August 10, 2012

Dr. Tahera Azharuddin is the only Canadian among this year’s winners of the Pfizer Teacher Development Awards presented by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. … (Read More)

Alumni presented lifetime achievement award

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) has named Dr. W. Bruce Jackson as the recipient of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Jackson was presented with his award on June 27 during the COS's 75th annual meeting held in Toronto, Ontario. … (Read More)

Dr. David Litchfield re-appointed Chair, Department of Biochemistry

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dr. Litchfield graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry in 1982 from McMaster University. He received his PhD in Biochemistry in 1987, from Western University. … (Read More)

Research hopes to uncover why breast cancer cells spread to particular organs

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A team of researchers led by Dr. Alison Allan has received $449,733 from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region to study a rare subpopulation of tumour cells called cancer stem cells (CSCs) in hopes of uncovering the mystery behind metastasis. … (Read More)

Dr. Robert Hammond appointed Associate Dean, Admissions

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Dr. Hammond received his undergraduate and medical training at Western, his MD in 1987 and his Royal College Certification in Neuropathology in 1992. … (Read More)

In memoriam - Dr. Andre Gauthier

Friday, August 3, 2012

Flags will be lowered to half-mast on Friday, August 10, 2012 to remember Dr. Andre Gauthier who passed away suddenly on Friday, July 27, 2012. A memorial service is being planned by the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine. … (Read More)

New research targets aggressive breast cancer

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Scientists at Western have identified a new therapeutic target for advanced breast cancer, which has shown tremendous promise in mouse models. The study, led by Lynne-Marie Postovit, looked at a protein called Nodal that is primarily found in embryonic or stem cells. … (Read More)