December 03, 2018 Dr. David A. Steven has been appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, effective January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2023.
November 25, 2018 “My life changed the day Dr. Angelica Hahn (now retired) brought me and my parents into the decision making process. She heard what I wanted, and from that day forward she was one of my biggest advocates in helping me live the life I wanted to live,” says Preston. “Dr. Hahn, along with my nurse practitioner, Wilma Koopman, and my parents advocated for me to attend regular classes at school when the school board insisted I go into a special ed. class because I was in a wheelchair.
November 11, 2018 As the pain worsened, Easden returned to the Emergency Department at LHSC’s University Hospital. She received a CT scan, then an MRI, and was eventually referred to neurosurgeon and orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Fawaz Siddiqi.
September 13, 2018 Dr. George C. Ebers is a world-renowned neurologist and researcher in multiple sclerosis. Neurology Residents Dr. David Kim and Dr. Adrian Budhram visited Dr. Ebers at his home to discuss his experiences at the University of Western Ontario and his neurological career.
July 17, 2018 As a beginning neurosurgery resident, taking part in this camp will give PGY1s the essential knowledge and skills needed to excel as they embark on residency training. They will learn from Canada’s top neurosurgeons, in realistic scenarios that will simultaneously test and develop their abilities.
July 11, 2018 Researchers at Western University's Robarts Research Institute along with scientists from Lawson Health Research Institute have shown a novel relationship between the intestinal microbiome and atherosclerosis, one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke. This was measured as the burden of plaque in the carotid arteries.
June 27, 2018 The Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) and Schulich Research Opportunities Program (SROP) provide support for undergraduate medical students to engage in research under the supervision of Schulich faculty members.
June 26, 2018 The Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences launched its official Twitter account on June 16th, 2017 as a part of an overall communications strategy with the goal of elevating the Department’s status in the world of neuroscience research, at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, and the international research and educational community.
April 24, 2018 Dr. Matthew Hebb is a member of one of the two new interdisciplinary research teams have received funding from the Collaborative Research Seed Grants (CRSG) program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
April 18, 2018 The Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences hosted its 2018 Departmental Research Day on April 17th, 2018. This annual event features platform and poster presentations by residents, graduate students, PhD candidates, and postdoctoral fellows.
April 02, 2018 MS is an inflammatory disease in which the body's immune system attacks its own tissues. With MS, the immune system destroys myelin, which is the fatty substance that coats and protects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord.
March 28, 2018 Congratulations to Dr. Tim Doherty, for being named the 2018 Award of Merit Recipient from the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Doherty is being honoured for his contribution to the field of Physiatry.
March 27, 2018 On March 27th, 2018, 36 years after the Western University Epilepsy Program was originally founded, the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences honored its co-founders, Dr. Warren T. Blume and Dr. John P. Girvin, with a plaque to be placed outside of what has become Canada’s largest Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU).
March 13, 2018 The Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences will host its annual Research Day on April 17th, 2018 at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre. The full day event will feature research presentations from faculty, residents, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as well as a guest presentation from Dr. Tom Mikkelsen.
February 01, 2018 On January 31st, 2018, the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University celebrated the Charles G. Drake Distinguished Visiting Professorship.
January 15, 2018 Researchers at Western University have uncovered a unique neurobiological pathway triggered by head trauma which underlies both Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also called ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease).