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November, 2012 Articles

The Pulse - November 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Read the November edition of the faculty staff newsletter "The Pulse". Here you'll find stories on the new GA suites in Dentistry, Mini Medical School, the Leaders in Innovation Dinner and much more. … (Read More)

Grapefruit-medication interactions increasing

Monday, November 26, 2012

The number of prescription drugs that can have serious adverse effects from interactions with grapefruit are markedly increasing, yet many physicians may be unaware of these effects, states an article by Dr. David Bailey and colleagues, published in CMAJ. … (Read More)

Taylor International Prize in Medicine Symposium and Public Forum Videos

Monday, November 26, 2012

Watch video of the Taylor International Prize in Medicine Symposium and Public Forum that took place November 19, 2012. It includes talks from Drs. Arthur Brown, Wolfram Tetzlaff, Sasha Rabchevski, Michael Fehlings, and Taylor prize winner Dr. V. Reggie Edgerton. … (Read More)

Dr. Victor Han receives national award

Monday, November 26, 2012

Congratulations to Dr. Victor Han on receiving the Paediatric Chairs of Canada's 2012 Paediatric Academic Leadership - Clinician Investigator Award. … (Read More)

Study: Gender still an issue in university research

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A newly released report by the Council of Canadian Academies, co-authored by Anatomy and Cell Biology professor Lynne-Marie Postovit, says despite significant progress in the representation of women in the university research ranks, there are still gender equity challenges. … (Read More)

Western-led team delivers world-first ethics guidelines for cluster randomized trials

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A new Western-led study published in PLoS Medicine provides researchers and research ethics committees with detailed guidelines on the ethical design, conduct, and review of cluster randomized trials. … (Read More)

Dr. Warren Blume recognized by the American Epilepsy Society

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The American Epilepsy Society (AES) has announced that Dr. Warren T. Blume, Neurology Professor Emeritus, has been named recipient of the AES 2012 J. Kiffin Penry Excellence in Epilepsy Care Award. … (Read More)

No increased risk of heart disease for Walkerton E.coli patients

Monday, November 19, 2012

A new study shows that people who become ill during the large E.coli outbreak in Walkerton, Ontario have no elevated risk of heart disease or stroke after ten years. … (Read More)

Dental Student Wins Research Award

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The eighteenth Hinman Student Research Symposium was held Oct. 26-28, 2012, at the historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. The Symposium featured oral and poster presentations of research projects by dental students and graduate students from dental schools across North America. … (Read More)

Award winning doc thrives on teaching future physicians

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dr. Wassim Saad, Medicine Post Graduate Academic Director, Windsor Program, has received the Top Physician award from the International Association of Healthcare Professionals. Read the Windsor Star story here … (Read More)

Town Hall Recap

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

For those who were unable to attend the Town Hall this past November 13, the presentation given by COO Dwayne Martins has now been posted online. You’ll also find a video of the presentation embedded after the link. … (Read More)

BBC-TV spotlights Western neuroscientist's research

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The BBC-TV program Panorama featured Western neuroscientist Adrian Owen detailing his revolutionary efforts to communicate with severely brain-injured patients using fMRI at the Robarts Research Institute. … (Read More)

CERI takes two research awards

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Centre for Education Research & Innovation brought home both of the research awards presented at the Association of American Medical Colleges/Research in Medical Education (AAMC/RIME) meeting in San Francisco last week. … (Read More)

Program teams with community to address diabetes 'epidemic'

Thursday, November 8, 2012

“It’s an epidemic.” There’s really no other way Dr. Stewart Harris can describe the overwhelming prevalence of diabetes among Canada’s First Nation’s communities. … (Read More)

Dr. Paul Cooper appointed Chair/Chief, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dr. Cooper graduated with an MD in 1973 from Western University. In 1981, following a research fellowship in Neurology at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston he joined the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Western University. … (Read More)

Study offers new treatment option for some Crohn’s patients

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Dr. Brian Feagan, the Director of Robarts Clinical Trials is one of the authors of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine investigating the efficacy of a drug called Ustekinumab for the treatment of moderate-to-severe Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. … (Read More)

Promising results from HIV vaccine trials

Monday, November 5, 2012

Chil-Yong Kang and his team at Western University's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, with the support of Sumagen Canada, announced encouraging results today from the phase one clinical trial of the HIV vaccine, SAV001-H. … (Read More)

Opportunities for faculty explored at MPH open house

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health is hosting an MPH Open House for interested faculty on Monday, November 12th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Dr. David S. Chu International Student Centre, Western Student Services 2130. … (Read More)

CIHR profiles Stephen Barr's HIV research

Friday, November 2, 2012

Dr. Stephen Barr, PhD, is trying to harness the power of our own genetically programmed cellular restriction factors to halt HIV replication. CIHR is profiling his research in a feature called "An inside-out approach to halting HIV." … (Read More)