May 29, 2019
Dr. Bertha Garcia has been appointed as Acting Vice Dean & Director, Dentistry at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective June 1, 2019 until May 31, 2020 or until a permanent Vice Dean & Director is selected.
May 24, 2019
Schulich Medicine & Dentistry strives to create an environment that is inclusive and culturally safe for all people and is working to specifically address the health of Indigenous peoples and communities. A new position for an Indigenous Leader in Residence (ILIR) has been created at the School.
May 23, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Adams who was honoured with the Marcel Simon Award, an international prize for excellence in the research of genetic hemochromatosis, and who has also been selected as the recipient of the 2019 CASL-CLF Visiting Professorship. This award is granted by the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver and the Canadian Liver Foundation.
May 22, 2019
Dr. Alan Getgood has found that young athletes needing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery may get a leg up by opting for an additional procedure that may drastically reduce the possibility of the injury reoccurring.
May 21, 2019
Jane Rylett, PhD, is an internationally recognized neuroscientist and expert in Alzheimer's disease research. As Scientific Director, she will identify research priorities, develop funding opportunities, build partnerships, and translate research evidence into policy and practice to improve the health of Canadians and people around the world.
May 16, 2019
Reflecting on the past four years, Barakat has a hard time believing it will soon be over. On May 17, Barakat will cross the stage for her graduation and become a member of yet another family – the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University alumni family.
May 14, 2019
Corey Baron, PhD, Bogumil Karas, PhD, and Dr. Zhan Tao (Peter) Wang have received funding as part of the federal government's New Frontiers in Research Fund. The initiative invests in researchers with five or years less of experience since their first academic appointment.
May 13, 2019
Western is endorsing the Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada program focused on equitable hiring and promotion opportunities. By backing the Charter of Eight Principles of Inclusion, Western commits to embedding equity, diversity and inclusion principles in its policies, practices, action plans and culture.
May 13, 2019
The second iteration of the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) process was released on April 10, 2019.
May 10, 2019
Dr. Matthew Pfaff, a first-year resident in Family Medicine, values the advantages offered through training in Windsor and the mentorship provided by Dr. Dale Ziter.
May 08, 2019
Matthew Berg, PhD Candidate, is using yeast models to study the mechanisms regulating gene expression. He looks at research as a series of small, important steps. "There's no one result or experiment that makes or breaks my work. It's definitely a journey."
May 06, 2019
Medical Biophysics graduate student TianDuo Wang is working on “the Holy Grail for cancer detection” – a protein detectable in urine that allows doctors to spot the presence and determine the aggressiveness of prostate cancer cells earlier in order to better direct patient treatment.
May 03, 2019
Sharing Smiles Day, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019, is an informative day where the attitudinal barriers between dental students and persons with special needs are removed and positive relationships fostered.
May 02, 2019
As the 2019 recipient of the Canadian Medical Association’s John McCrae Memorial Medal, Dr. Vivian McAlister is especially honoured to be simultaneously recognized and associated with an award that bears the name of the famed physician, solider and poet. “It is a great honour to be chosen for any award, but an award named for John McCrae has special significance to me. He is very special in Canadian history and medical history,” he said.
May 01, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Ken Milne who has been honoured with two international awards in recognition of his contribution to academic medicine. He is the recipient of the Judith E. Tintinalli Award for Outstanding Contribution in Education from The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and has been recognized by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) with the FOAMed Excellence in Education Award.