October 31, 2018
A cancer diagnosis is tough enough to hear, but a diagnosis that cancer has spread through the body has often been considered a death sentence. Now an international study, led by Dr. David Palma is challenging that notion.
October 30, 2018
The largest study done to date on human patients shows turmeric is “no better than nothing” in preventing inflammation and complications in patients undergoing elective surgery for aortic aneurysm repair.
October 29, 2018
It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Graham Wilfrid Chance, professor emeritus in the Department of Paediatrics and founder of the Perinatal Outreach Program, now the Maternal Newborn, Child & Youth Network.
October 25, 2018
Kathy Speechley, PhD, in collaboration with Karen Bax from the the Faculty of Education, will soon begin a three-year study around a community-based family treatment program for children with epilepsy.
October 25, 2018
Recognizing the role that opioid prescribing plays in the national opioid crisis, a team of researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University have developed a new clinical protocol called STOP Narcotics. A study demonstrating the efficacy of their protocol was presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in Boston, Massachusetts.
October 11, 2018
Following approval of the Hospitals Boards of Directors, Medical Affairs would like to announce that Dr. Chandlee Dickey has been appointed Chief of the Department of Psychiatry commencing October 15, 2018 to October 14, 2023. You can read more about Dr. Dickey in the shared formal announcement.
October 10, 2018
Thanks to a recent grant from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Dr. Rob Petrella, Professor at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and a team from the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine will be initiating a community-based exercise program combining high-intensity exercise with mind-motor training with the goal of looking for ways to improve cardiovascular health and cognitive function.
October 09, 2018
For more than 125 years, the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. The prestigious medal was awarded to three Western graduates this year, including Dante Capaldi, PhD, and Robert Koch, MESc, from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
October 04, 2018
In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, researchers have found that mutation of a gene called ATRX may lead to increased risk of developing pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer in females. The study marks the first time a sex-specific genetic risk factor for pancreatic cancer has been identified.
October 03, 2018
It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of faculty member Dr. Marcelo Kremenchutzky on Monday, October 1, 2018.