The Pulse - October 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Linking high school students with research supervisors

Shiv Sharma will be looking at tumour antigen expression on breast cancer cells at Robarts Research Institute this fall. He's not a graduate student or a postdoc. Sharma is in grade 12 and is getting exposure to real-world medical research at Robarts as part of a program called Partners in Experiential Learning... Read More

Seed funding strengthens collaborative research

Nearly $300,000 in new research funding has been granted to eight research projects underway at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. The funding is part of the Collaborative Research Seed Grant competition... Read More

Celebrating each day's success

Mauricio Rodriguez-Torres, PhD Candidate, Anatomy and Cell Biology, has always believed that nothing is worth doing unless others gain a positive and enjoyable benefit. This altruistic principle led him to a career in medical research, specifically in patient-relevant research, and a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship... Read More

From bench to bedside: Parkinson's researchers make breakthrough discoveries

From exploring the very smallest of particles, to developing potential new therapies, researchers Dr. Gary Shaw and Dr. Matthew Hebb at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry are looking at Parkinson's disease from perspectives never explored before... Read More

Commitment to community

For Dr. David Spence, professor, Clinical Neurological Sciences, Kathy Wallis, media relations specialist, and Nancy Chen, MD candidate, Class of 2016, being involved in community initiatives means bringing comfort and joy to people who need it the most and providing greater awareness about many important causes in the community. Read more about their commitment to the community.

London Health Research Day keynote speaker announced

Margaret M. McCarthy, PhD, will deliver the keynote address at the 2014 London Health Research Day, March 18. Currently, McCarthy serves as the Chair of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Maryland, and explores the ways in which sexually dimorphic structures are formed in the brain... Read More

Dean's Stipend for Graduate Research presented

Four outstanding graduate students at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry have received the 2013 Dean's Stipend for Graduate Research: Rajesh Gupta, Lida Radan, Ayden Scheim and Sarah Svenningsen... Read More

Family Medicine moves into new building - a message from the Chair and event photos

The Department of Family Medicine recently moved into The Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. For the first time, the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine will now be housed together with the Department in one building. This building will function as a primary care research hub for Southwestern Ontario... Read More

CIHR Operating Grants released

We are pleased to announce CIHR operating grants to principal investigators Harvey Goldberg, PhD, and Dean Betts, PhD. These were pending from the 2013 competition announced earlier this year... Read More

Building foundational data - our next step in the accreditation process

Many faculty and staff members across the School have been receiving requests to provide data and information in support of Accreditation. But just what is this data for? Termed Foundational Data - it is the first iteration of institutional knowledge that will be submitted to CACMS/LCME in 14 months... Read More

Website redevelopment moves into user testing

The Schulich Medicine & Dentistry website redevelopment project has moved into the user testing stage. Site maps have been created for a number of our phase-one groups, and are currently being tested with a variety of user groups. Click here to view the new homepage mock up. Read More

Student research success sends them packing

Several Schulich Dentistry students are packing their bags, while others are celebrating research success and still more are feeling the benefits of attending a very successful Dentistry Research Day... Read More

New vision for simulation inspires philanthropic investment

It has been said that simulation is the future of medical and dental education and training. It is this belief that has formed the basis of a new plan to harness the knowledge and expertise in simulation education that currently exists across Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to create an international, leading centre in simulation... Read More

Firmly focused on excellence

Collectively, Mary Peterson, Susan Smyth and Peggy Vandervoort have worked at Western University for 70 years. While their roles at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry are varied, they are all inspired by the teams with whom they feel fortunate to work... Read More

Learn about cardiovascular research from leading scientists

Join us for a lunch-time Cardiovascular Research Public Forum, "Will advances in medical therapy make cardiac surgery obsolete?" on November 18. Learn about advances in cardiovascular research from leading international scientists. A question and answer period will follow. R.S.V.P online before November 11. Read More

Dr. Taryn Taylor awarded best resident paper at the 2013 International Conference on Residency Education

Dr. Taryn Taylor was awarded Best Resident Paper at the International Conference on Residency Education, for her presentation titled "To stay or not to stay: A grounded theory study of the post-call behaviours and rationalizations of postgraduate medical trainees." Read More

Honouring two of London's most widely-acclaimed surgeons

In honour of its two founders, the late Drs. James Roth (1951-2013) and Robert McFarland (1927-2006), the Hand and Upper Limb Centre has been renamed the Roth-McFarland Hand and Upper Limb Centre... Read More

Order your Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Roots sweater before the cold weather sets in.
View the September edition of the Operations Update.
Check out our upcoming events including Leaders in Innovation 2013
Relive the excitement of Homecoming with our photo slideshow.