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October, 2012 Articles

Forum puts postdoctoral research in spotlight

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

You may have slightly more than three minutes to do so, but consider yourself on the clock as the deadline to participate in the 2012 Postdoctoral Research Forum is now less than a week away. … (Read More)

Ravi Menon addresses House of Commons Committee

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy may have grounded his flight to Ottawa, but Robarts scientist Ravi Menon, still got his moment before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health to discuss medical technology and the need to become risk-takers. The session was video conferenced instead. … (Read More)

Exploring Competency

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Medical competence is a hot topic surrounded by much controversy about how to define competency, how to teach it, and how to measure it. While some debate the pros and cons of competence-based medical education and others explain how to achieve various competencies, the authors of the seven chapters … (Read More)

Physiology and Pharmacology Research Day and Stevenson Lecture

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Annual Physiology and Pharmacology Research Day will be held on Tuesday, November 6, in conjunction with the 2012 J.A.F. Stevenson Memorial Lecture. This years Stevenson Lecturer will be Dr. Jean Schaffer, Virginia Minnich Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Washington University … (Read More)

United Way campaign off to a good start

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Thanks to you, Pizza Day for United Way raised $652.59 for our campaign. The 50-50 winner has been found and graciously donated $92 back to United Way! Early bird winners are as follows … (Read More)

Brainwave training boosts network for cognitive control

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A breakthrough study conducted at Western University has found that training of the well-known brainwave in humans, the alpha rhythm, enhances a brain network responsible for cognitive-control. The training technique, termed neurofeedback, could help restore brain function in mental disorders. … (Read More)

Canadian surgical first to remove cancer from the liver

Monday, October 22, 2012

A new surgical option to remove cancer from the liver has been performed for the first time in Canada at London Health Sciences Centre by Dr. Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery. … (Read More)

Dr. Bill Clark honoured for his achievements

Monday, October 22, 2012

Congratulations to Dr. Bill Clark who was just awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for 'outstanding achievement' and specifically for his public service over many years for the Kidney Foundation of Canada. … (Read More)

Scientist looks to beat cancer to the punch

Friday, October 19, 2012

One of the biggest challenges in cancer treatment is tackling the spread of cancer (metastasis) as the disease becomes more difficult to treat once it spreads. … (Read More)

Today is Coffee Day for United Way

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Would you buy a coffee from the Dean? Today, .25 from every medium and large hot beverage purchased at the MSB Tim Horton's goes to the United Way and $1 from every travel mug sold. And you never know who you might see behind the counter serving you! … (Read More)

October 22 - Gairdner Lecture featuring Michael Rosbash

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dr. Michael Rosbash, 2012 Canada Gairdner Laureate, will discuss "Circadian Rhythms: Molecules, Neurons and Circuits" in Auditorium A, University Hospital, on Monday, October 22nd at 10:30 a.m. … (Read More)

APP developed to aid people with mental illness

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

An innovative project led by Cheryl Forchuk, a professor in psychiatry and Lawson scientist, is using a smartphone and APP to help people living with mental illness play a more active role in their recovery process. … (Read More)

Winners of 2012 Dentistry Research Day poster presentations

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Congratulations to the following students who received awards for their poster presentations at Dentistry's Research Day on October 10th … (Read More)

Dental faculty awards announced

Monday, October 15, 2012

Dr. Harinder Sandhu, Vice-Dean and Director, Schulich Dentistry, is pleased to announce Dr. Walter Siqueira as the 2012 recipient of the W.W. Wood Award and Dr. Barry Schwartz as the 2012 recipient of the C.Y. Lung Award. … (Read More)

October 25 -19th Annual Murray Barr Lecture

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology presents the 19th Annual Murray Barr Lecture, featuring Dr. Jeffrey Conn from Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, Thursday, October 25 at 9:30 a.m. in Auditorium A, University Hospital. … (Read More)

Brush with Nobel-ity

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Stephen Ferguson of the Robarts Research Institute extends his congratulations to his mentor Robert Lefkowitz for winning the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka were recognized for the discovery of G Protein Coupled Receptors, the focus of next week's retreat. … (Read More)

Oct 12 - Annual Carol Buck Lecture

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"Avoidable Mortality Globally: The Last 40 Years and the Next 40 Years." Presented by Dr. Prabhat Jha, Executive Director, Centre for Global Health Research. Professor Prabhat Jha has been a key figure in epidemiology and economics of global health for the past decade. … (Read More)

Research reveals more about Alzheimer's and spatial memory

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Marco Prado, Vania Prado and their research team have created a mouse model that reproduces some of the chemical changes in the brain that occur with Alzheimer’s, shedding new light on this devastating disease. … (Read More)

Oct 10 - Schulich Dentistry Annual Research Day

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Schulich Dentistry’s Annual Research Day will be held on Wednesday, October 10th, featuring a presentation of student posters and the 11th John T. Hamilton Lecture, to be delivered by Jaime A. Cury, DDS, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Cariology at the University of Campinas, Brazil. … (Read More)

Dr. John Denstedt to take on new global role at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John Denstedt to the position of Special Advisor to the Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry on Health Globalization, Internationalization and Simulation. … (Read More)

New Graduate Program in Musculoskeletal Health Research

Monday, October 1, 2012

Western University announces the launch of a an innovative transdisciplinary training program in bone and joint health for graduate education at the Masters and PhD levels – the Collaborative Graduate Program in Musculoskeletal Health Research. … (Read More)

"Father of Family Medicine" dies

Monday, October 1, 2012

Dr. Ian McWhinney, widely regarded as the “Father of Family Medicine,” died Friday, September 28, in Saskatoon at the age of 85 years. Dr. McWhinney became the first Professor of Family Medicine in Canada and the first Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Western University. … (Read More)