September 30, 2019
Steven Laviolette, PhD, and his research team including Vanier Scholar Roger Hudson have shown for the first time the molecular mechanisms at work that cause cannabidiol, or CBD, to block the psychiatric side-effects caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive chemical in cannabis.
September 27, 2019
Congratulations to Terry Peters, PhD, who was awarded the 2019 Gold medal from The Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP). The Gold Medal is the highest award given by COMP and recognizes a member who has made a significant contribution to the field of medical physics in Canada.
September 26, 2019
When considering the growth in research output in the 82 high-quality journals tracked by the Nature Index, the journal ranked Western University as Canada’s fastest growing institution and one of the 8 globally.
Media Release: Commonly used drug for Alzheimer’s disease increases risk of hospitalization for muscle breakdown
September 19, 2019
Dr. Amit Garg explains that these findings support vigilance from physicians about the possible risk of rhabdomyolysis in patients who start donepezil. “If someone presents to the hospital with rhabdomyolysis, they should look for donepezil on their medication list as a possible cause.”
September 17, 2019
As celebrity gossip and jokes long dominated social media in Tanzania, Sajjad Fazel, MPH’18, was convinced social media could be used for social good.
September 16, 2019
Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Diabetes Alliance received more than $1 million to lead a global, real-world study on diabetes-related hypoglycemia
September 11, 2019
Congratulations to Lauren Flynn, PhD, Associate Professor with Anatomy and Cell Biology, who was named a member of the College of New Scholars. Part of the Royal Society of Canada, College membership represents the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada.
September 10, 2019
Congratulations to Ravi Menon, PhD (Medical Biophysics), Ann Chambers, PhD (Oncology, Medical Biophysics and Pathology) and Joy MacDermid, PhD (Physical Therapy and Surgery), elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly and scientific achievement.
September 09, 2019
It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Howard (Howie) Spencer Cameron, MD’50, an orthopaedic surgeon, faculty member and a member of the Medicine Class of 1950, a unique class of medical students who each served in World War II and came to be known as ‘the Veterans Class.’
September 06, 2019
Bojana Radan, Medicine Class of 2021, is being recognized by the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame as a community leader, advocate and innovator. "This award means a great deal to me since it represents the struggle, resilience and determination it takes to make systemic change in medicine for the better," she said.
Announcement: Dr. Robert Stein has been re-appointed Assistant Dean, Learner Equity & Wellness, Undergraduate
September 06, 2019
Dr. Robert Stein, has been re-appointed as Assistant Dean, Learner Equity & Wellness, Undergraduate, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.
September 04, 2019
A new study from St. Michael's Hospital in collaboration with Western University sheds light on how a class of medications that help regulate blood sugar for patients with Type 2 diabetes can also protect against heart disease.
Announcement: Dr. Christopher Watling appointed Director, Centre for Education Research & Innovation
September 04, 2019
Dr. Christopher Watling, has been appointed Director, Centre for Education Research & Innovation (CERI) at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for a five-year term effective January 1, 2020.