Experts on timely topics in the news
Sports medicine experts are available to the media for comment ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games from return to sport after head injury, to sports-related joint injury, elite athlete mental health and female athlete health.
Dr. Arlene MacDougall, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry who specializes in local and global mental health and mindfulness, says anxiety is often driven by uncertainty. She provides strategies to move through this anxiety and how to support one another as the country moves into this next phase of the pandemic.
As vaccine eligibility expands in Canada, Steven Kerfoot, PhD, Associate Professor at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, provides a clear picture of how our immune systems respond to the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to Art Poon, PhD, associate professor at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, unless we can mitigate the spread of the virus, there is a greater chance it will continue to mutate and produce more "variants of concern". Poon uses computers to reconstruct the spread and adaptation of viruses by looking at their genetic sequence variation.
Dr. Charles Weijer says the uncertainty about when it's best to resume schoolkids' in-person learning could be clarified by conducting randomized trials.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the globe, experts from Western University are available to media to comment on emerging challenges, vaccine policy, infodemics, public health and the way forward.
For assistance in finding an expert, please contact Media Relations Officer, Crystal Mackay at 519.933.5944.