• On April 1, 2015 the Acute Stroke Unit opened on the 7th floor at University Hospital.

    October 08, 2015
    Building on the hyper-acute stroke work implemented last year, the Acute Stroke Unit opened at UH.

  • Lawson Impact Awards celebrates research excellence

    October 06, 2015
    Lawson Health Research Institute hosted the second annual Lawson Impact Awards on May 21, 2015 celebrating hospital-based scientists, staff, trainees and partners who are making an impact in London, and around the world. 300 guests attended the event, including Howard Rundle, Lawson Board Chair, Matt Brown, Mayor of London, and senior leaders from LHSC, St. Joseph’s, and Western University

  • LHSC celebrates Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness

    October 04, 2015
    If you happened to be around LHSC’s University Hospital on March 26, you might have seen a lot of people wearing purple, and it was no coincidence. It was Purple Day for epilepsy awareness

  • The movement towards better treatment of Parkinson's

    October 01, 2015
    Intrigued by the potential of this technology to measure and assess movement, LHSC’s Dr. Mandar Jog, neurologist, and engineer Dr. Rajni Patel – both also researchers with Lawson Health Research Institute – are testing how the suits can be used to improve the lives of patients with Parkinson’s by helping physicians understand how well a medical intervention is working to ease symptoms.

  • Living with ALS

    October 01, 2015
    “There is unfortunately no specific test for ALS. As a consequence, when symptoms begin they can be quite mild and may be initially dismissed by the patient, or even the family doctor. When the symptoms evolve to be more noticeable, the initial symptoms may not be specific for ALS and several potential diagnoses need to be considered,” says neurologist Dr. Christen Shoesmith, Medical Director of the MND clinic.