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September, 2012 Articles

Creating realistic 'patients' a matter of listening, reacting

Friday, September 28, 2012

There are days when Justin Quesnelle deals with cardiac arrest, a hip replacement and appendicitis. He may even follow that up with a mild case of the flu or even a battle with diabetes. … (Read More)

Socioeconomic status shown to be a factor in early diagnosis of thyroid cancer

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thyroid cancer among people with lower socioeconomic status is diagnosed at a more advanced stage, according to new data presented by endocrinologist Dr. Stan Van Uum of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) in Québec City. … (Read More)

Dr. Shelley McKellar appointed holder of the Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine

Monday, September 24, 2012

Dr. McKellar graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History and French in 1990 from the University of Ottawa and Master in History in 1993 from McMaster University. She received her PhD in History in 1999 from the University of Toronto. … (Read More)

LUNCHES to serve up data on when, how kids eat at school

Monday, September 24, 2012

For Paula Dworatzek, It started with a note home from her children’s elementary school that led to a two-year Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) funding grant. … (Read More)

Call for Applications, Vice-Dean, Basic Medical Sciences

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University is seeking applications for the position of Vice-Dean, Basic Medical Sciences, to be effective March 1, 2013 … (Read More)

Dramatic decline in anaesthetic mortality rates over past 50 years

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Research published in The Lancet from Dr. Daniel Bainbridge and colleagues in the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine has shown that survival rates after a general anaesthetic have dramatically improved over the past 50 years. … (Read More)

Western’s Strategic Support For CIHR Success

Thursday, September 20, 2012

CIHR has proposed changes to its current Open Suite of Programs (Operating Grants). It is expected these changes will be implemented during the Fall of 2013 and project descriptions will be due Thursday, October 4, 2012. … (Read More)

Surgical breakthrough in Peru made possible by London doctors

Monday, September 17, 2012

An epilepsy team in Lima, Peru, trained by clinicians in Western’s Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, has performed the country’s first ever temporal lobectomy. The surgery was done last month by Dr. Mao Vasquez under the supervision of London neurosurgeon Dr. David Steven. … (Read More)

Using virtual reality to understand Parkinson's disease

Monday, September 17, 2012

In a non-descript room of an eerily quiet wing of South Street Hospital, Mandar Jog’s work may look like a game to some. But the outcome could have a tremendous impact when it comes to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological movement disorders. … (Read More)

Dr. Lorne Parnes wins international award

Friday, September 14, 2012

For only the second time in the history of the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO), a Canadian physician -Dr. Lorne Parnes of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry- has won the AAO - Head and Neck Surgery Distinguished Service Award. … (Read More)

From brain to 'Backyard': Professor takes invention public

Thursday, September 13, 2012

It’s weird how ideas come to light. In the case of dentist Les Kalman, all it took was several bruises, multiple casts and full orthodontic braces. … (Read More)

Joel Lamoure to head up Bioethics Network for UNESCO

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Joel Lamoure, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Western and critical care pharmacist, has been named the Chief/Lead for the Canadian Network investigating bioethics in the medical curriculum on behalf of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics. … (Read More)

Alumna Margaret Chan on Forbes' list of most powerful women

Monday, September 10, 2012

Forbes magazine has named Western alumna, Dr. Margaret Chan #37 on its list of 100 Women Who Rule the World. Dr. Chan, BSA'73, MD'77,DSc'99, is in her second term as Director-General of the World Health Organization. … (Read More)

Graduate students doing CIDA research in Africa

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has backed research projects at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry aimed at improving maternal and infant health in east Africa. The $195,000 grant will fund thesis-based research projects. … (Read More)

Speaker Series to feature Medtronic President

Friday, September 7, 2012

Students are invited to a Distinguished Speaker Series presented by the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation. Neil Fraser, President, Medtronic of Canada Ltd. will be the featured speaker at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre on Monday, September 17th at 6:30 p.m. … (Read More)

Dr. Paul Links to present on World Suicide Prevention Day

Friday, September 7, 2012

Dr. Paul Links, Chair/Chief of Psychiatry, will be presenting an educational seminar for health care professionals on World Suicide Prevention Day on minimizing the risk of suicide for recently discharged patients. … (Read More)

R.W. Gunton Symposium on Cardiovascular Therapeutics

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Join us for the 23rd annual R.W. Gunton Symposium on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 12:00-4:30 p.m. in Auditorium A at University Hospital. This year's program promises to be an outstanding one, featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Irene Hramiak, Medical Director of St. Joseph’s Diabetes Education Centre. … (Read More)

Research shows gaps in unfit driver reporting

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ontario doctors are legally required to report patients they consider medically unfit to drive to the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) – yet they may not be doing it according to a new study from Western medical graduate Dr. Alex Louie. … (Read More)

Celebration of Life for Megan Davey

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The family of Dr. Megan Davey invite everyone to join them on Friday, September 7 to celebrate Megan's life. The Celebration of Life ceremony will be held on Friday, September 7 at 4:00 pm in Conron Hall (Room 224, University College, Western University) with a reception to follow. … (Read More)

CIHR's "Speaking of Aging" tour coming to Western

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

CIHR's Institute of Aging will be visiting Schulich Medicine & Dentistry on Thursday, September 20th, from 11:00 to 12:30 in DSB 1002 for a Town Hall meeting. … (Read More)