Announcement: Dr. Robert Hammond extended as Associate Dean, Admissions

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Hammond has been extended as Associate Dean, Admissions, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from July 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017.

Dr. Hammond graduated from medical school in 1987 at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University where he subsequently completed an internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Neuropathology in 1992. Following post-doctoral training as a McLaughlin Fellow in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of California at San Diego and the Salk Institute, he was a Visiting Research Associate for the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. He was recruited to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry as Assistant Professor to the Departments of Pathology and Clinical Neurological Sciences, returning to London in 1995. Dr. Hammond’s previous administrative experience includes Director, Residency Training Program for the Division of Neuropathology from 1999-2004 and 2016-present; Faculty Advisor, Student Wellness from 2004-present; Chair, Medicine Admissions from 2007-2009; Assistant Dean, Admissions from 2009-2012; Associate Dean, Admissions from 2012-present; and Chair, Medical Admissions Committee, Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine from 2016-2017.

Dr. Hammond has had the good fortune of training a large number of graduate students, residents and postdoctoral fellows and is widely published. Current research interests include cerebrovascular disease, epilepsy, digital image analysis and medical education. Dr. Hammond’s clinical work in the field of Neuropathology follows his broad interests in disorders of the nervous system.

Dr. Hammond was the recipient of the Junior Scientist Award, Canadian Association of Pathologists in 2002, the Schulich Education Excellence Award in 2007, the Western University USC Teaching Honor Roll Award of Excellence in 2010 and 2016 and the Class of ’62 Award in 2016.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Hammond on his extension.

Dr. Michael J. Strong
Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Distinguished University Professor
Arthur J Hudson Chair in ALS Research
Scientist, Robarts Research Institute