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Dr. Harinder Sandhu steps down as Vice Dean and Director, Schulich Dentistry On January 1, 2015, Dr. Harinder Sandhu, Vice Dean and Director, Schulich Dentistry will be stepping down from his leadership role at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry... 2014 Leaders in Innovation Dinner — Celebrating research innovations with Victor Garber and Peter Mansbridge Award-winning actor and native Londoner Victor Garber was the special guest at Robarts Research Institute’s 2014 Leaders in Innovation Dinner last week, alongside Peter Mansbridge who emceed the evening... The Department of Family Medicine helps to address family doctor shortage in China Throughout the next three months, Western University will be hosting delegates from the Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China with the aim of helping to solve one of China’s greatest healthcare challenges... Roth Chair honours the late Dr. Jim Roth A renowned physician. An inquisitive scientist. A tough athlete. And a proud Western alumnus. Dr. Jim Roth summed up everything it meant to be "purple and proud"... Dr. Robert Petrella to lead hockey-inspired fitness research Thanks to a Men's Health & Wellbeing Challenge Grant from the Movember Foundation, Dr. Robert Petrella, PhD'97, is beginning a pilot project called "Hockey Fit" to help motivate sports fans to live healthier lifestyles... Dr. Cathy Faulds installed as President of the Ontario College of Family Physicians Dr. Cathy Faulds, MD'86, was recently installed as President of the Ontario College of Family Physicians... Contribution from alumni create new space for Graduate Orthodontics The Division of Graduate Orthodontics opened its doors to a remodeled and updated clinic space in September... Welcome Tracey Rutledge, new Executive Director of Alumni and Development Tracey Rutledge has joined the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in the position of Executive Director, Alumni Relations and Development... In Memoriam — Dr. Ralph Brooke It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Dr. Ralph Brooke on Tuesday, September 30... The business of surviving and thriving — Guessy Wang, Dentistry Student Guessy Wang, Dentistry Class of 2017, has made a business of surviving and thriving. With an ever-changing address in pursuit of her studies, Wang had to be proactive in getting to know new environments and unfamiliar faces... In the right place — Omar Zghal, Medicine Student Omar Zghal always wanted to go to medical school. Blessed with a skill and love of science which he coupled with a strong work ethic, he achieved his goal two years ago... Stepping out of her comfort zone – Chantel Kowalchuk, BMSc Student Chantel Kowalchuk’s experience as a BMSc student has taken her out of her comfort zone, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. During the past four years, she has experienced life in a city just south of the Arctic Circle, worked with a former race car driver and discovered what she is really passionate about... Inspired by discovery — Kyle Biggar, PhD, Postdoctoral Trainee Most people go through a process of trial and error to figure out what they want to do with their life. Not Kyle Biggar, PhD. Inspired by discovery, the answer of where life would take him was always obvious — at least to him... Excited by the progressive field of radiology — Dr. Harry Marshall, MD/PhD’14, Resident After completing his BMSc and MD/PhD degrees at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, it made sense for resident Harry Marshall to continue his training here within the growing field of radiology... Alumni Announcements Announcements and updates from our alumni community... Schulich Medicine to host Canada's first residency program in pain management June 19, 2014 This July, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry will host the country’s first pain management residency training program. This two year subspecialty residency will train experts in the treatment and rehabilitation from acute, chronic and cancer pain conditions... Award season offers recognition for faculty June 19, 2014 The spring signals the awarding of the University’s most prestigious awards in the areas of teaching, leadership and research. Once again faculty members from across Schulich Medicine & Dentistry received the University’s highest honours... A retirement farewell to Dr. Peter Flanagan June 19, 2014 We wish to extend our best wishes to Dr. Peter Flanagan on his retirement from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry... Dr. Brian Feagan named a top worldwide expert for Crohn’s disease June 19, 2014 Dr. Brian Feagan has been named by Expertscape as one of the five foremost experts in the world for Crohn’s disease... Future of the School’s Distributed Education Network featured in latest issue of the Dean’s Video Newsletter June 19, 2014 Watch as Dr. Strong shares the School’s commitment to this critical element of our undergraduate medical education program. Profiles of Excellence: Watch as Shawn Li, PhD, and Lorelei Lingard, PhD, tell their stories June 19, 2014 The Profiles of Excellence Research Video series showcases the work, achievements and goals of researchers across the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Robarts Research Institute. Watch the latest installments featuring Shawn Li and Lorelei Lingard... The evolution of modern medicine explored in new book June 19, 2014 In her new book, Shauna Devine, PhD, sheds new light on how the American Civil War, now 150 years in our past, helped to shape northern medical education and gave rise to the healing power of modern health science... Resident spotlight: Dr. Susan Tan, Otolaryngology June 19, 2014 Dr. Susan Tan reflects on her five-year residency with the Department of Otolaryngology as she prepares for a fellowship in reconstructive surgery... Thinking globally: Celebrating Convocation with Phaedra Henley June 19, 2014 Phaedra Henley says that spending time in developing communities has changed the way she sees her own life. Henley, who is graduating with her PhD in Pathology from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, conducted field work in two Canadian First Nations communities as well as a large slum community in Kenya... Alumni Announcements June 19, 2014 Announcements and updates from our alumni community... Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researchers were awarded $14.2 million from CIHR to tackle health issues March 1, 2014 Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute have been awarded operating grants worth nearly $14.2 million in the latest competition from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Alumnus Brian Feagan's REACT clinical trial supports new approach to accelerated treatment for Crohn's disease March 1, 2014 Robarts Clinical Trials has announced the final results from an international clinical trial involving nearly 2,000 patients with Crohn’s disease. The REACT study found the use of a new management strategy as a best practice for the care of active Crohn’s disease. Jacob Van Dyk, professor emeritus, Departments of Oncology, and Medical Biophysics, to receive honorary Doctor of Science degree March 1, 2014 An award-winning cancer researcher and teacher, Jacob Van Dyk will receive an honorary degree at the 2014 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry MD Convocation. Schulich Medicine students enjoy the taste of victory as Queen's Dean holds up his end of the medical match-up March 1, 2014 Wearing a purple Western Mustang's jersey, Dr. Richard Reznick, dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and director, School of Medicine at Queen’s University, was in enemy territory after losing a friendly homecoming bet to Dr. Michael Strong in September. Ontario Research Funds announced for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry March 1, 2014 London North Centre MPP Deb Matthews announced an investment of over $7.4 million from the Ontario Research Fund - Research Infrastructure program to assist in research projects at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Lawson Health Research Institute, in December at Robarts Research Institute. Researchers and alumni Dr. David McCormack and Grace Parraga, PhD, find COPD device makes breathing easier March 1, 2014 A new device designed to help people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other mucus producing lung diseases developed by Trudell Medical International has been clinically tested by researchers at Robarts Research Institute. Dr. Shawn Whitehead, assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, receives funding for brain disease research March 1, 2014 New funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will help a Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researcher unlock a previously underexplored portion of the brain. Alumni Announcements March 1, 2014 Announcements and updates from our alumni community.