June 30, 2014
It has been said, “the heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, and gives you a sense of meaning, joy and passion.” For Mellissa Mann, PhD, that pursuit was science, and specifically genetics...
June 27, 2014
We are pleased to announce the following Department Chief appointments which come into effect July 1, 2014. The appointments have received approval of the Hospitals Boards of Directors and Medical Affairs...
June 26, 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Surinder Singh Khurana, DDS’06, on winning a 2014 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award. The alumnus is building on his experience at Schulich Dentistry to help newcomers to Canada gain access to professional training...
June 26, 2014
Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researchers will receive more than $3.5 million in funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Discovery Grants program. Minister of Science and Technology, Ed Holder made the announcement at Western University.
June 26, 2014
They are innovators, entrepreneurs, advocates, mentors and leaders, and they all exemplify the values of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. This year, the five recipients of the Alumni of Distinction Awards - Medicine are being recognized for their outstanding contributions and distinguished careers...
June 25, 2014
Congratulations Dr. George Kim on being appointed as Assistant Dean, Rural & Regional Community Engagement, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019...
June 20, 2014
The See the Line Symposium returns with an outstanding line-up of speakers. Dr. Robert Cantu will be the featured keynote speaker. He will be joined by Ravi Menon, PhD, Robarts scientist and professor, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and Kevin Shoemaker, PhD, professor, Faculty of Health Sciences...
June 20, 2014
Congratulations to the 2014 internal graduate awards winners. Ten students from Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs were recognized this year for research excellence and outstanding contributions to their programs...
June 19, 2014
With a belief that curing HIV/AIDS is an achievable goal, one of the most important researchers studying the deadly disease in the world today is coming to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. Eric Arts, PhD, has been recruited to Western from top-ranked U.S. institution Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) to serve as the new chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry...
June 18, 2014
A study led by Dr. Elizabeth Osuch of the Department of Psychiatry has shown that there are functional brain differences between people who deliberately self-harm and those who don’t. The finding, which was reported in the journal Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, helps increase understanding of why pain, which should be aversive, becomes reinforcing for some people.
June 17, 2014
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Dr. (Thomas) Stephen Eakins. Dr. Eakins was a Radiologist with St. Joseph's Health Care and London X-Ray Associates (LXA) for many years. Known for his fantastic sense of humor and warm demeanor...
June 12, 2014
There is a tendency in the business world to get caught up in the small details,” said Daniel Pichini, BMSc-HBA graduate. “But when you’re looking under a microscope and seeing the basis of how the world works, it forces you to see the bigger picture.” Pichini will graduate with two degrees this spring.
June 12, 2014
Phaedra Henley says that spending time in developing communities has changed the way she sees her own life. Henley, who is graduating with her PhD in Pathology from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, conducted field work in two Canadian First Nations communities as well as a large slum community in Kenya.
June 09, 2014
November has become known as the month when men grow mustaches to raise funds for prostate cancer and other men’s health issues. Movember and Prostate Cancer Canada have just announced the 2014 recipients of research grants. Dr. Glenn Bauman, the chair of the Department of Oncology is a co-investigator in a Movember Team Grant valued at almost $5 million.
June 06, 2014
A new study out of Western University has found a significant decline in speeding-related fatalities and injuries among young men in Ontario since the province’s tough extreme speeding and aggressive driving laws were introduced in 2007. The study found a sustained reduction of about 58 speeding-related injuries and fatalities a month among males aged 16-24. That means about 700 fewer young men have been injured or killed in speeding-related crashes yearly since the law was passed.
June 04, 2014
Research led by David Litchfield, PhD, chair of the Department of Biochemistry is providing new understanding about the pathways that control cell signals, helping to unravel the mysteries of cancer cells.
June 03, 2014
A study led by Dr. Amit Garg of the Department of Medicine has settled the question of whether there is more or less kidney damage when a person is put on a heart-lung machine during coronary artery bypass graft surgery.