2015

A special holiday edition of The Pulse

The Pulse - December 2015

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry celebrates the holidays with a special edition of The Pulse. Take a look at our scrapbook of holiday memories submitted by faculty and staff, and relive our most popular stories and social media moments from the year…

Martin Short at Leaders in Innovation


The Pulse - November 2015

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry made headlines during the month of November. From Martin Short to provincial research awards and HIV vaccines - November was a busy month…


Successful accreditation

The Pulse - October 2015

This month, we celebrate our School's successes. Team efforts lead to a full eight-year School accreditation status, and new research funding is announced…


Homecoming 2015

The Pulse - September 2015

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry celebrated Homecoming 2015 during the last weekend of September. The School's alumni received a warm welcome and "relived their stories" during the morning, afternoon and evening events…

2015 White Coat Ceremony

The Pulse - August 2015

Welcome back to a new school-year. This month we make School history by hosting the first ever combined medicine and dentistry White Coat Ceremony…


Convocation 2015

The Pulse - June 2015

This month, we celebrate our continued excellence in research; capture the spirit and pride of our graduating classes of 2015; and announce our exciting line-up of Homecoming events…

The art of remembrance

The Pulse - May 2015

May was busy with events such as the Medicine Convocation and the Celebration of Excellence. Our faculty, staff and students took time to reflect on past achievements, celebrate successes and embrace upcoming challenges…

Awards of Excellence winners announced

The Pulse - April 2015

This month we celebrate our Awards of Excellence recipients and honour our talented faculty and staff members. George Kim introduces new committees formed to tackle goals outlined in the Distributed Education Network strategic plan. And we flashback to the nifty nineties at Schulich Dentistry…

UME Accreditation is April 12-15

The Pulse - March 2015

We're welcoming spring and the change that comes with it. Learn about how the School is embracing and living the value of social responsibility, relive some exciting events from the past month, and take a minute to recognize our talented and award winning faculty, staff and students…

Join us on March 5 for Founder's Day

The Pulse - February 2015

This month we celebrate Founder's Day and explore the changes in medical and dental practice on March 5 with a special presentation featuring Shelley McKellar, PhD. Take a chance to learn about your interesting colleagues and join in on some of our exciting upcoming events…

Celebrating 50 Years at Schulich Dentistry

The Pulse - January 2015

Welcome to a new year of the Pulse. In this edition we gear up for Dentistry's exciting 50th Anniversary celebrations. We also celebrate new leadership, new programs and new goals…

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    SchulichMedDent Live focuses on mental health

    On Bell Let's Talk Day, we went behind the scenes at the Global MINDS Initiative to learn about the many ways that it is strengthening and developing sustainable regional and international partnerships. The initiative provides students with opportunities to improve mental health in our communities and gain intercultural experiences.

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    Women of Excellence inspired by those around them

    In February, Dr. Bertha Garcia was named a 2019 Women of Excellence award recipient from the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario. Recently, she was joined by three other recipients, Drs. Carol Herbert, Cindy Hutnik, and Gillian Kernaghan, to reflect on the humbling experience and how other women serve as their ongoing inspiration.

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    2019 Awards of Excellence recipients

    The 2019 Awards of Excellence recipients from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's London and Windsor Campuses are making a difference at the School each and every day. It is with great pride that we recognize and honour their achievements.

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    Serenading students

    Mike Boffa, PhD, serenaded his students to the sounds of "Sweet Collagen" in preparation for their exams. Set to the music of Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," Boffa's version was definitely a hit.

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    Alumna and faculty member scores with Team Canada

    Dr. Leanne Peters, BSc'02, MD'06, a faculty member with Family Medicine, didn't strap on the skates at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, but as the team doctor for the Canadian Women’s hockey team, she definitely felt the same national pride.

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    Congratulations to the 2018 Awards of Excellence recipients

    As educators, researchers, innovators and leaders, this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients are making a difference at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. It is with great pride that we recognize and honour their achievements.

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    Strategic Plan Update + Video

    In this edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Dean Dr. Michael J. Strong discusses the School's refreshed strategic plan.

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    Celebrating faculty and staff excellence

    More than 300 faculty and staff gathered to recognize the outstanding contributions of their peers who were honoured with the Dean's and Schulich Awards of Excellence at the annual event.

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    RSVP Today for the Staff & Faculty BBQ

    Let's celebrate summer and enjoy time with friends and colleagues at the 2018 Staff & Faculty BBQ. Pick up your BBQ lunch inside the Physics & Astronomy Atrium then head outside and enjoy the sunshine. Everyone is encouraged to picnic on the grass by the McIntosh Gallery so be sure to bring a blanket, seating will also be available inside if desired.

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    Dean's Video Newsletter - Farewell

    In this final edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Dr. Michael J. Strong reflects on his tenure as Dean and looks to the future as he moves on as the President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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    Indigenous Academic Half-Day

    On September 26, medical and dental students, along with their peers from Law, had an opportunity to hear from Schulich Medicine alumnus, Dr. Barry Lavallee, University of Manitoba, Ms. Candace Brunette-Debassige, Special Advisor to the Provost Indigenous Initiatives at Western, Ms. Diane Smylie, Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre. Listen to the live stream from the learning session.

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    Shining a spotlight on research

    Research took centre stage in November as were featured at a number of events including the Taylor Symposium, Killam Prize Lecture and Leaders in Innovation Dinner.

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    Profiles of Excellence: Marnin Heisel, PhD, C.Psych

    Marnin Heisel, PhD, C.Psych, focuses on finding better ways to assess suicide risk with the hope of enhancing mental health and well-being and decreasing risk for suicide in older adults. Heisel is an associate professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Western University's Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and a scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute...

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    The trendmaker

    Kelly Anderson, PhD, is uncovering shocking trends in the mental health system...

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    Outstanding scholarship recognized

    Brian Corneil, a Professor in Physiology and Pharmacology and a Robarts scientist, is being recognized as an all-around scholar for his work...

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    London surgeons join #ILookLikeASurgeon

    Female surgeons and residents from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry gathered in operating rooms at London Health Sciences Centre’s University Hospital, Victoria Hospital and St. Joseph’s Health Care London this week to add their voices to a global rallying cry for women surgeons...

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    Celebrating Excellence

    This year’s celebration brought together a group of talented award recipients who show true dedication and commitment to the School. The evening was a celebration of collaboration, collegiality and pride...

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    Congratulations to the graduating classes of 2017

    Pride filled the air in May and June as students from Medicine, Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs, Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Dentistry programs moved on to a new chapter in their lives as Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Alumni...

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    A year's worth of stories

    The 2017 issue of Rapport Magazine is now available online and in print form. It features stories about Schulich Scholarships recipients, educational leaders including Dr. Bertha Garcia, student activism, MS research, the value of social media in education, the negative impact of pseudoscience and so much more...

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    An Extraordinary Homecoming

    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni, faculty and students took centre stage during Homecoming Weekend, engaging in panel discussions, lectures, receptions and the annual Dean's Gala. It was an extraordinary weekend when we celebrated the School and the achievements of our distinguished alumni...

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    Philanthropy, politics and the power of research

    It was an evening of candour, emotion and laughter at the 2017 Leaders in Innovation Dinner. Special guest Ann Romney shared her experience living with multiple sclerosis, alongside her husband, Mitt Romney. The event also honoured researcher V. Wee Yong, PhD, the 2017 recipient of the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine. Guests were treated to an engaging conversation with the Romneys about everything from philanthropy to family to politics...

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    Hopeful about inspiring change

    Dr. Asa Ahimbisibwe, second-year resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, recently published Hopeful, a book about the challenges of the many children growing up in developing countries who yearn to have an education. Hopeful is an account of Dr. Ahimbisibwe and his cousin who, both born in disadvantaged villages in Uganda, embark on the uphill task of changing their lives, but end up in completely different places...

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    Congratulations to six new Collaborative Research Seed Grants recipients

    We are pleased to announce the results of the recent Collaborative Research Seed Grants (CRSG) competition. Congratulations to Dr. Sung Kim, Marlys Koschinsky, PhD, Dr. Sarah Morrow, Sunil Parapuram, PhD, Dr. Stephen Pasternak and Caroline Schild Poulter, PhD. CRSG provides approximately $250,000 in seed funding for the formation and development of new interdisciplinary collaborative research teams...

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    Donation equips DOCS program for the future of digital dental care

    A new scanner, donated by 3M Oral Care, will benefit the School’s Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) program and improve community care...

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    Congratulations to the Awards of Excellence recipients

    We are pleased to announce the 2016 Awards of Excellence recipients and the recipient of the Dr. John D. Brown Memorial Resident Award. It is with great pride that we honour these talented and dedicated individuals. Purchase your tickets today and celebrate with each of them at the Awards of Excellence event on May 19 at the Great Hall...

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    An evening of celebration

    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty, staff and learners were celebrated at the 25th annual Awards of Excellence Dinner. More than 250 colleagues enjoyed the ceremony as the recipients of the Schulich Awards, Dean’s Awards of Excellence and the Dr. John D. Brown Memorial Award were honoured...

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    Congratulating the graduating classes of 2016

    Spirit and pride filled the air at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Convocation ceremonies that took place in May and June. Students from Medicine, Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs, Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Dentistry programs walked across the stage, accepted their hoods and moved on to a new chapter in their lives...

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    A Western University first: Dr. Vladimir Hachinski awarded prestigious McLaughlin Medal

    Dr. Vladimir Hachinski has changed the way the world understands stroke and dementia, and now his pioneering work in the field has earned him the Royal Society of Canada’s prestigious McLaughlin Medal which recognizes research of sustained excellence in medical science...

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    Public Health Program gets stamp of approval

    After three years of preparation, the Master of Public Health Program has received accreditation for five years from the Council on Education for Public Health, making it the first program in the province, and only the fourth in Canada, to receive this stamp of approval...

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    WHO Centre - a School and University first

    The Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine has been designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. Their focus - addressing the issue of access to safe surgical and perioperative care on a global scale...

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    What's your wish?

    Sharing your wishes for the holiday season and the upcoming year...

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    Celebrating 50 years of Schulich Dentistry

    Schulich Dentistry is gearing up for a special year-long Anniversary celebration. We are marking 50 extraordinary years throughout 2015, starting with a kickoff celebration on Tuesday, March 10...

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    Tonsillotomes and Toothkeys: Exploring changes in the medical and dental practice

    Join us on March 5 for a special lunchtime presentation in celebration of Founder’s Day. Shelley McKellar, PhD, will explore the changes in medical and dental practice through the evaluation of historical artifacts and the work of Western University professors and London practitioners...

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    Two campuses. One program.

    It’s become the unofficial mantra of Schulich Medicine’s Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Program. And what goes on behind the scenes creates the foundation for the Program and supports the mantra in every way possible...

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    2015 Awards of Excellence recipients announced

    We are pleased to announce the 2015 Awards of Excellence award recipients and the recipient of the Dr. John D. Brown Memorial Resident Award. It is with great pride that we honour these talented and dedicated individuals...

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    The art of remembrance

    The black lab’s deep brown eyes stare out at Dani Cadieux as she moves her paintbrush gently across the canvas. The animal, Jet, is her painting’s heart and soul, capturing the loyal companion of Dr. Francis Chan. Commissioned for the Francis Chan Humanitarian Award, Cadieux’s painting honours the memory and legacy of Dr. Chan...

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    Congratulating the graduating classes of 2015

    Spirit and pride filled the air at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Convocation ceremonies that took place in May and June. More than 650 students from Medicine, Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs, Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Dentistry programs walked across the stage, accepted their hoods and moved on to a new chapter of their lives...

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    Two classes. One family.

    Siblings Eric and Dora Habib made history at the 2015 White Coat Ceremony, representing the strong link between the medical and dental fields. Along with 258 of their classmates, the pair entered their respective programs at the School’s first combined ceremony. First-year Schulich Medicine students also participated in Community Day this month, experiencing health care in rural and regional settings. Enjoy photo galleries showcasing special moments from each event...

  • decorative imageHow do you define failure?
    This question is at the centre of the Western Perspective Project, initiative undertaken by Western's Science Students' Council to help normalize failure in academic and non-academic settings. It features several Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty including Nicole Campbell, PhD, Mike Boffa, PhD, Derrick McLaughlin, PhD, and Anita Woods, PhD. Learn more about the initiative through a Q&A with BMSc student Montana Hackett.

  • decorative imageCIHR funding results
    Health researchers in London were awarded more than $10 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, with $7.3 million supporting projects from Indigenous health to cancer immunotherapy through Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and $2.8 million through Lawson Health Research Institute.

  • decorative image Nick Vanin honoured as a Top 8 Academic All-Canadian
    Schulich Medicine student Nick Vanin was recognized for his dedication on and off the field by being named among the nation’s elite scholar-athletes with his selection as a Top 8 Academic All-Canadian.

  • decorative imageA Q&A with Dr. Davy Cheng
    This month, Dr. Cheng shares the priorities for the School for the next few months, news on the budget process, an update on the search for a new Vice Dean and Director for Schulich Dentistry, and his new year's resolution.

  • decorative imageMD Curriculum Renewal - Taking a closer look at the courses and the Adaptive Learner
    Exciting work is continuing on the MD Curriculum Renewal and we are breaking things down for you. This month, download a one-pager about the overall renewal and what it means to you, read more about the courses, and understand the elements of an Adaptive Learner.

  • decorative imagePostgraduate Medical Education 2019 accreditation
    In November 2019, all of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s residency and area-of-focused-competence programs will participate in an accreditation site visit. Accreditation is an opportunity to highlight the School’s strengths and to receive feedback on areas for improvement and growth. Download the one-pager to learn more about accreditation and what it means to you.

  • decorative imageSchulichMedDent Live: Exploring 3D-ultrasound technology
    A true example of innovation in action. A recent episode of SchulichMedDent Live was broadcast from Robarts Research Institute, featuring Aaron Fenster, PhD, and trainees Jessica Rodgers and Derek Gillies. Learn how 3D-ultrasound technology is improving care for patients.

  • decorative imageDr. David Steven appointed as Chair/Chief, Clinical Neurological Science
    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.

  • decorative imageFrancisco Olea Popelka, PhD, appointed as the Beryl Ivey Endowed Chair in One Health
    Francisco Olea-Popelka, PhD, has been appointed as the Beryl Ivey Endowed Chair in One Health, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective Jan 2, 2019 – Jan 1, 2024.

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Jerry Battista, Fabiana Crowley, Tim Doherty, Andrew House, Terri MacDougall, Louise Moist, Adrian Owen, Matthew Teeter and many others on your recent accomplishments.

  • decorative imageCommitment to the Community: Gerry Cooper
    Gerry Cooper has been involved with the Canadian Mental Health Association for close to 40 years. When he returned to Windsor in 2011, it seemed natural to become involved with the organization locally.

  • decorative imageThe Next Generation: Austyn Roseborough
    Austyn Roseborough, MD/PhD Candidate and long-distance triathlon competitor, exemplifies endurance in sport and science.

  • decorative imageRobarts Research Institute: Mamadou Diop, PhD
    Mamadou Diop, PhD, is focused on tissue health, developing non-invasive technologies to measure specific biomarkers, such as tissue blood flow and oxygen saturation.

  • decorative imageQ&A with Dr. Rochelle Dworkin
    Thirty-two years ago, Dr. Rochelle Dworkin arrived in Hanover with plans to do a six-month locum. Although now retired, her passion for medical education and rural medicine continues.

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Dr. Caroline Just
    Dr. Caroline Just, PGY5 Neurology, encourages her peers to support one another through the challenges of residency.

  • decorative imageFundraising: Gifts from alumni and friends
    Gifts from alumni and friends continue to support Dentistry, the Schulich Fund, and student awards and bursaries.

  • Media releases in January highlight outstanding research
    This month several media releases highlighted outstanding research taking place across the School. Read more about the increased risk of depression and suicide for women with complications after pelvic mesh implants, and how MRI techniques are showing unique signatures in concussion in rugby players.

  • The Conversation Canada features Drs. Saverio Stranges, and Javeed Sukhera, and Lloy Wylie, PhD
    The Conversation is an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, delivered directly to the public. Read the contributions by Dr. Saverio Stranges on why you should stop buying vitamins and get more sleep instead; from Dr. Javeed Sukhera on why we should stop blaming ourselves for stigmatizing mental health; and from Lloy Wylie, PhD, on how to develop the mental health care that refugees really need. Read more about how you can contribute to The Conversation.

  • Reflection on a visit with the children of Masiphumelele Township - Gregor Reid, PhD
    Gregor Reid, PhD, shares his reflections on his recent visit to the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Centre, a safe haven that provides adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services alongside educational and recreational activities for youth living in Masiphumelele and surrounding areas.

  • Awards of Excellence - Nominations open
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is home to many outstanding staff and faculty. Help celebrate all that they’ve accomplished with an Award of Excellence. Nominations will open on December 11 and there are some changes to several of the awards. So, it's time to start thinking about who you’d like to recognize.

  • 2019 Alumni of Distinction - Nominations open
    Recognize the outstanding accomplishments of a peer, classmate or colleague and join us in celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni. Deadline for nominations is March 11, 2019.

  • Making a positive and lasting change in the community
    Western's United Way Campaign raised a total of $611,866 to help support the more than 90 programs and 50 community agencies in London. Schulich Medicine & Dentistry was proud to play a role in this year's campaign.

  • decorative imageSOCIAL MEDIA
    Thinking about setting up an official account for your department, division or program? Here are a few things to consider.

  • decorative imageWriting an Op-Ed
    An op-ed is an opinion article on a timely news topic from an expert or specialist in a particular field.

  • decorative imageEvents
    Awards of Excellence, London Health Research Day and more. Mark your calendar and learn more about events on tap for spring 2019.

  • decorative imageNew funding for Research in Education
    Congratulations to Sayra Cristancho, PhD, and Dr. Chris Watling and their teams on receiving internal funding grants for their education research. Cristancho's project is entitled, "Unintended consequences: Mapping the effects of CBD implementation," and Dr. Watling's project is entitled, "Exploring Indigenous Learners’ Motivation and Pathway into the Healthcare Profession: A Visual-Based Narrative Inquiry."

  • decorative image2019 CaRMS Results
    On February 26, medical students from across Canada learned their residency match results as the first iteration of the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) process became available.

  • decorative imageTaking on the three-minute challenge
    An 80,000-word PhD thesis would take about nine hours to present. You have only three minutes. Are you up for the challenge? Fifteen Schulich Medicine & Dentistry graduate trainees participated in the 2019 Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Faculty Heat this month, showcasing their research communication skills.

  • decorative imageMD Curriculum Renewal - Small and Large Group Learning
    Learn more about Small and Large Group Learning, key features in the renewed curriculum.

  • decorative imageBioMedical Research Facility update
    Planning for the new BioMedical Research Facility is continuing and progress has been made on the foundational steps required in advance of groundbreaking and the commencement of construction. A recent outline of projected costs for the building exceeded our budget by a significant amount. As a result, we decided to temporarily suspend the project to review our options in moving the project forward.

  • decorative imageMD Program Interim Accreditation Review
    On March 19 and 20, the interim accreditation review will take place at the School. This is a formative continuous quality improvement exercise and the School has embraced a low resource approach.

  • decorative image Faculty Profile: Dr. Antonios Mamandras
    During his 37 years at Western, Dr. Mamandras has worked with more than 120 residents and guided treatment for hundreds of patients. According to the long-serving chairman, the key to the Program’s success is relationships.

  • decorative imageDr. Harris reappointed as the Canadian Diabetes Association Chair in Diabetes Management
    Dr. Stewart Harris has been reappointed to his third term as the Canadian Diabetes Association Chair in Diabetes Management at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2023.

  • decorative imageInterim Chair/Chiefs announced for Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Drs Robert Teasell and Keith Sequeira have been appointed Interim Co-Chair/Chiefs of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, effective February 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 or until the incumbent Chair/Chief returns from leave.

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Bertha Garcia, Dr. Les Kalman, Dr. Jennifer Vergel de Dios and Dr. Justin Yan on their recent achievements.

  • decorative imageCommitment to the Community: Jennifer Devlin
    Jennifer Devlin is an active volunteer with St. John’s Hospitality Dinners, the Ronald McDonald House, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, as well as her church. And she still finds time to participate on multiple committees.

  • decorative imageThe Next Generation: Jessica Schill, MPH Candidate
    Jessica Schill, MPH Candidate, brings her experiences in agriculture and nursing to the study of public health

  • decorative imageSophisticated hand functions from spinal cord research
    Andrew Pruszynski, PhD, and his team have shown that spinal cords contribute to sophisticated hand function

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    Distributed Education: Inspiring youth to discover health care

  • decorative image Resident Spotlight: Dr. Chris Tran, PGY3
    Dr. Chris Tran, PGY3, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine found his calling after shadowing a pathologist.

  • decorative imageFundraising: Recent donations
    Recent donations have supported research programs and residents in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

  • Media releases highlight research in hand function, vulnerable populations, and arrhythmia care
    This month, several media releases highlighted outstanding research taking place across the School. Read more about how research shows our spinal cords contribute to sophisticated hand function, proximity to primary health-care providers in London, and how cutting-edge technology ushers in a bold new era of arrhythmia care.

  • Unique oncology internship uses mentorship and research to train and raise awareness
    The Oncology Research Internship) initiative in the Department of Oncology pairs resident mentors with medical students, providing an introduction to research and case reports.

  • Postgraduate surgery videos feature faculty and current residents
    A series of videos feature a number of faculty including Drs. Guo, Howard, Ott, Power, Yazdani and others and current residents Drs. Singh, Symonette and Valdis and more. The videos highlight the many attributes of the postgraduate surgical programs at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

  • 2019 Alumni of Distinction - Nominations open
    Recognize the outstanding accomplishments of a peer, classmate or colleague and join us in celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni. Deadline for nominations is March 11, 2019.

  • decorative image SOCIAL THIS MONTH
    Catch up on the best Twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including CaRMS Match Day, research in the media and an imaginative email signature.

  • decorative imageWEBSITE CHECKLIST
    Are you updating your website? A checklist will help you with your reviews before you go live.

  • decorative imageEVENTS
    Awards of Excellence London and Windsor, London Health Research Day and many other activities are taking place in the coming months.

  • decorative imageGregor Reid, PhD, recognized as 2019 Distinguished University Professor
    Professor Reid is recognized as a Canadian and international pioneer in the areas of probiotics, beneficial microbes and the microbiome. He has more than 500 publications to his name with more than 30,000 citations and a Google Scholar H-index of 93 – which places him in the top one per cent of researchers worldwide in microbiology and the microbiome.

  • decorative imageThree named Faculty Scholars
    Alison Allan, PhD, Shelley McKellar, PhD, and Dr. David Palma were recently named 2019 Faculty Scholars, along with eight of their peers. Recipients are considered all-around scholars and will hold the title of Faculty Scholar for two years and receive $7,000 each year for scholarly activities.

  • decorative imageCFI funding provides support for translational research
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty members Grace Parraga, PhD, and Rithwik Ramachandran, PhD, were announced as recipients of funding through the through CFI’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund. These grants help researchers at universities across the country by giving them the tools and equipment they need to become leaders in their field.

  • decorative imageMulti-million dollar partnership with Canon Medical to advance imaging research
    The new partnership includes the investment of $4.5 million in medical imaging research equipment at Robarts Research Institute and the establishment of a new training academy.

  • decorative imageWestern celebrates top teaching talent
    Eleven winners, representing three different faculties, have been awarded Western’s highest honours for inspiring active and deep learning in their students. This year’s winners join a company of teachers nearly a quarter-century strong.

  • decorative imageA Q&A with Dr. Davy Cheng
    This month, Dr. Cheng provides updates on the budget, faculty recruitment, advancing the outcomes of the operational and budget reviews from 2018 and more details on the Times Higher Education Teaching Summit taking place at Western in June 2019.

  • decorative imageProject Manager announced to support School's review process
    During the first six months of 2018, nearly 120 faculty, staff and students participated in a review process of the School’s financial and operational systems and structures. The School is now ready to begin identifying relevant themes and prioritizing these recommendations. This work will be done through the Dean's Office with support from Rachel Halaney.

  • decorative imageCity Council votes to test installation of naloxone kits
    After a year of review, London City Councillors voted on March 5 to move forward with a pilot project to include naloxone in 29 city-owned facilities in London. This project was initiated by Schulich Medicine students who are members of the Political Advocacy Committee.

  • decorative imageCreating a holistic picture of patient-centred care
    The 2019 Interprofessional Education Day hosted 800 students from the fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, social work and dietetics who spent an afternoon learning about collaborative health care teams and appreciating the impact these professionals have on patients.

  • decorative imageMD Curriculum Renewal
    This month, we are providing more details on the integrated medical education components of the renewed curriculum. We have also prepared a short video highlighting some of the key elements of the curriculum renewal.

  • decorative imageTwo-Eyed Seeing: The gift of multiple perspectives
    Two CIHR-funded research projects led by Maria Matthews, PhD, and Lloy Wylie PhD, are embracing an approach to incorporate community perspectives and knowledge to advance equity in health care and training for Indigenous communities.

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Lillian Barra, Susan Huang, Daniel Grushka, Bharat Markandey, Sarah Morrow, Janet Pope, Timothy Scholl, Ron Vander and many others for your outstanding accomplishments and honours received this past month.

  • decorative imageCommitment to Community
    Colleagues Jessica Jamieson, Rodger Moran, Seidy Rayo and Morgan Sherriff share a passion for animals and volunteer their time at the London Humane Society.

  • decorative image The Next Generation: Mihai Dumbrava
    Mihai Dumbrava is building a foundation for a career in health research.

  • decorative imageVania Prado, PhD, is driven to find answers
    Vania Prado, PhD, is driven to find answers that will lead to new treatments, and even a cure, for Alzheimer’s disease.

  • decorative imageDistributed Education: Join us for Discovery Week
    Distributed Education: Join us for Discovery Week and help give aspiring physicians an opportunity to engage with your community.

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Dr. Janine Hutson
    Former Vanier Scholar and fifth-year Ob/Gyn resident Dr. Janine Hutson feels privileged to share in the happiest moments of her patients' lives.

  • decorative imageFundraising: Recent donations
    Recent donations were made to honour and recognize past mentors and loved ones.

  • Media releases highlight research about common spine disease and the transformation of tobacco plants
    This month, a number of media releases highlighted outstanding research taking place across the School. Read about a major breakthrough into a better understanding of a highly prevalent spine disease that affects an astounding 25 to 30 per cent of North American men over 50 and tobacco plants transformed into ‘green bioreactors’ to benefit human health.

  • Using artificial intelligence and brain stimulation to improve treatment for psychosis
    In collaboration with five European centres, Dr. Lena Palaniyappan will be collecting brain scans and genetic information from more than 60,000 patients in order to understand the relationship between genetics and brain development. He is doing so with $2.1 million in support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the EU consortium.

  • Commercialization strategies top competition
    Trainees took home top prizes at the Proteus Innovation Competition, a four-month-long contest that takes three newly developed technologies and challenges teams to plan their commercialization. Congratulations to Joshua Dierolf, Tim Han, Christopher Leclerc and Jeffrey Levine.

  • Global experiences broaden horizons
    Walking through a tight, crowded corridor of the hospital, Clayton Law watched as a father bag-mask ventilated his son and the tiny patient’s mother held on to the IV bags with one arm. In the distance, he saw another family wheeling their loved one off on a stretcher so he could pass away at home. Law was one of 13 undergraduate medical students who took advantage of an opportunity for an international elective. It was an eye-opening learning experience none will ever forget.

  • Refresh your branded templates
    Branded templates for your esignature, powerpoint slides, letterhead and more are available for you to use. If you haven’t updated your templates in a while, branding kits have now available for you.. Download the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Internal Brand Package.

  • decorative imageSocial Media Resources
    Looking to enhance your academic social media presence? These resources, tools and guidelines will help you get started.

  • decorative imageNew Poster Templates
    Updated poster templates are now available for use in a number of sizes and formats with Schulich Medicine & Dentistry branding.

  • decorative imageEvents
    Awards of Excellence London and Windsor, London Health Research Day, and many other activities are taking place in the coming months.

  • decorative imageCelebrating a decade of medical education excellence
    2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Campus. In this edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Dr. Strong speaks about the development of the Campus and the tremendous impact it has made.

  • decorative imageCIHR funding supports numerous School researchers
    Thirteen different research projects received a major funding boost from the Canadian Institutes of Heath Research. David Litchfield, Vice Dean, Research and Innovation says this success is a reflection of the excellence of the School's research teams and the funding will support research and training in a number of areas aligned with the strategic plan.

  • decorative imageA special thanks to Dr. Bertha Garcia
    Family, friends and colleagues gathered to thank Dr. Bertha Garcia for her many years of dedication in her role as Vice Dean, Education. Although stepping away from this position, Dr. Garcia will continue in her academic role at the School.

  • decorative imagePowerful practice
    200 psychiatry residents from Canada, the US and around the globe gathered in London to hear from world-renowned experts on every aspect of their practice from depression, to sleep disorders and ADHD. The week-long course featured a mix of situation-based practice and in-depth review.

  • decorative imageAutism and The Little Prince
    For Dr. Genevieve Eastabrook, the classic children's book The Little Prince holds a special place in her heart. The main character reminds her of her brother, Thomas, who lives with autism and served as the main source of inspiration for her recent publication about the book's connection to the disorder.

  • decorative image Shelley McKellar, PhD, explores the drama and impact of the world's first heart transplant
    December 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant. In a recent publication, Shelley McKellar, PhD explored what this clinical first meant and what it can tell us about medical innovations across the ages.

  • decorative imageAnnual Bootcamp an international affair
    The Anatomy and Radiology Contouring Bootcamp for Radiation Oncology Residents, led by Dr. David Palma, attracts radiation oncology residents from around the world. For three days, residents experience lectures, hands-on learning, share ideas and gain new perspectives on how to do things.

  • decorative imageDr. Homer Yang, appointed Chair/Chief Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
    Dr. Homer Yang has been appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, 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, 2018 to December 31, 2023.

  • decorative imageSusanne Schmid, PhD, appointed Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
    Susanne Schmid, PhD, has been appointed as the Associate Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022.

  • decorative imageInterim leadership for Psychiatry announced
    London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care London and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are actively engaged in a search for a new Chair/Chief of Psychiatry. While that process is ongoing, a collaborative model has been undertaken to fill the interim leadership of the Department of Psychiatry.

  • decorative imageBlending her passions of arts and science
    An MSc Candidate in the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Baha finds it humorous to see how shocked people are when they find out she completed her undergraduate studies in music education.

  • decorative imageDemystifying frontotemporal dementia
    Unwavering determination earned PhD Candidate Tamara Tavares first place at Western's Three Minute Thesis competition in 2017. Through her success, she has raised awareness of frontotemporal dementia at the University level and beyond.

  • decorative imageRugby study shows metabolite changes in the brain
    Researchers at Robarts Research Institute have shown that a regular season of play can cause changes in the brain that are similar to changes caused by concussion, though less severe.

  • decorative imageR.E.A.L. Life Perspectives: Grey Bruce Health Services
    In the fourth installment of the R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives, we follow faculty member and neurologist Dr. Bryan Young and Family Medicine resident Dr. Lauren Bouillon at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound.

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Dr. Seth Climans, Neurology
    Dr. Seth Climans grew up in Richmond Hill and Vaughan, but after graduating from high school he came to Western University and completed his Bachelor of Medical Sciences. Visits to the hospital where his mother worked exposed him to health care environments first planting the seed of curiosity about a career in medicine.

  • decorative imageFaculty Development Mini Fellowships - Call for Submission for $5,000 grants
    Career development grants up to $5,000 available to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty members from London, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Campus and Distributed Academies who wish to take advantage of professional development opportunities to acquire new skills and knowledge.

  • Hair samples provide window into stress experienced by refugees
    For the first time, researchers have been able to correlate a group’s self-reported feelings of stress and trauma with biological evidence of that stress. A study co-authored by Drs. Stan Van Uum and Michael Greff analyzed the concentration of cortisol – the so-called stress hormone – in the hair of refugees who had fled the Syrian war.

  • Research uncovers new link between head trauma, CTE and ALS
    Dr. Michael Strong, and Alex Moszczynski, PhD have uncovered a unique neurobiological pathway triggered by head trauma which underlies both chronic traumatic encephalopathy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also called ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

  • 2018 Awards of Excellence - Nominations now open
    Every year, the Awards of Excellence honours the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and provides an opportunity to recognize and encourage the ongoing development of the outstanding talent found here. Please submit your nomination by February 26, 2018.

  • Alumni of Distinction Awards - Nominations now open
    Annually, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Alumni of Distinction Awards celebrates and honours alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the School, Western University, the community and/or their profession. Please submit your nomination by Monday, March 5, 2018.

  • Living Well @ Western
    Living Well @ Western provides wellness opportunities to Western’s employees, including postdoctoral scholars and graduate students. A new service is being launched, 'Bringing Living Well to You', that brings a ‘coach’ to your worksite to provide a 10 to 15 minute wellness activity.

  • Social Media Round-Up - January 2018
    Catch up on the best twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including Alison Allan, Doug Jones, Brooke Edwards, David Rodenhiser and many others.

  • Branding quick reference guide
    Unsure of the correct way to use the School name or logo placement? Check out the Branding Guidelines which will provide you with all the details.

  • decorative imageDiversity Working Groups
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has established a Diversity Working Group. We sat down with Drs. Davy Cheng and Jay Rosenfield the co-chairs, to learn more about the Working Group.

  • decorative imageWindsor Campus: Recognizing the 2018 Awards of Excellence recipients
    Congratulations to the deserving award winners for their outstanding contributions to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Campus.

  • decorative imageFunding: CANet funds arrhythmia research projects across Canada
    The Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet), housed at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and its partners announced funding of 10 research grants, totaling over $4.4 million with an additional $10 million in matching funds. Congratulations to Maria Drangova, PhD, and Dr. Jamie Manlucu who received funding as part of this announcement.

  • decorative imageA stalwart of dental education
    51 years. More than 2,500 graduates. Numerous academic leadership roles. Dr. Stanley Kogon represents the long tradition of extraordinary dental education at Western University.

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Maria Drangova, Jaimie Manlucu, Carolyn Adams, Wally Liang, Mithu Sen, Anita Chen, Charles Ho, Josee Paradis, Andrew Pruszynski, Tanya Thornton, all the Windsor Awards of Excellence recipients.

  • decorative imageDr. Kari Visscher has combined her passion for art and imaging to create a unique educational tool
    Kari Visscher, MD, cannot remember a time when she was not passionate about art. As a resident, at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, completing her radiology training, she found a way to combine her passion with her career – all while demystifying the often times misunderstood world of imaging.

  • decorative imageA lifelong pursuit in public health
    The field of public health is something Ryan McConnell has been passionate about since his childhood, even if he didn’t realize it until later in life. His interest began inadvertently at a young age when his grandmother and grandfather were both diagnosed with cancer in the same calendar year.

  • decorative imageLaw firms support concussion research
    Seven London law firms have jointly contributed $130,000 to support concussion research at Robarts. “This gift helps drive a city-wide focus on interdisciplinary concussion research,” said Marlys Koschinsky, PhD, Scientific and Executive Director at Robarts.

  • decorative imageMaking Connections
    Melissa Cookson, Medicine Class of 2019, is an avid participant in learning experiences offered through the Distributed Education program. She welcomes the unique opportunities to enhance her medical knowledge, while developing meaningful community connections.

  • decorative imageResident Profile
    Dr. Jennifer Koichopolos was inspired to pursue a surgical residency after completing a surgical rotation during clerkship. “The medicine was exciting and after that everything paled in comparison and I was hooked.” Now, as she achieves procedural-based accomplishments such as her first appendectomy, first colonoscopy, and first chest tube, she has realized that the most rewarding moments are really about seeing patients in clinic when they are well again.

  • decorative imageCelebrating and thanking donors for their support
    Annual donations, multi-year pledges and estate gifts continue to make a difference, enriching student awards and bursaries and supporting the overall mission of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

  • Windsor Star highlights a decade of medical education in Windsor
    In celebration of the10th anniversary of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Campus, the front page of the Windsor Star featured stories from leaders, students, faculty and alumni to demonstrate the impact the School has had on health care in Windsor.

  • History of Medicine professor answers the question, can your heart be mechanically replaced?
    Shelley McKellar, PhD, explores the history of artificial hearts in her new book. Just in time for Valentine’s Day she discussed the allure and uncertainty of this technology and society's fascination with replaceable parts on CBC London Morning.

  • LHRD Exchange
    This exciting new addition to London Health Research Day aims to foster conversation and influence policy regarding diversity and inclusivity in health research, and will feature talks from Dr. Janet Smylie, Greta Bauer, Alysha Croker, Shantal Feltham, and your fellow trainees.

  • Dean's Report 2017 - Now available
    The Dean's Report is an annual performance review that presents a comprehensive overview of the successes we as a School have achieved over the past year. It also provides updates and data pertaining to the School's operations & administration, education programs, financial accessibility, research, awards, international efforts, and social responsibility.

  • Selection Committee Updates
    Interested in knowing the status of various selection committee activities? You can visit the School's Human Resources for a monthly update. Please note the information is updated at the beginning of each month.

  • Cheers to Us: A Toast to 2018
    On January 26, Epidemiology and Biostatistics celebrated the new year. Cheers to Us: A Toast to 2018 featured good food, good people and good trivia (even if Google occasionally disagreed).

  • decorative imageTweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including tweets from Gary Tithcott, Frank Beir, Jane Thornton , Saman Maleki, Alison Allan and more...

  • decorative imageStaff & Faculty Services : Hospital Partner Branding
    Unsure of the correct way to use Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Western logos with hospital logos? Visit the School's website for an easy to use and ready-made image.

  • decorative imageUpcoming events
    Awards of Excellence - Windsor, Beer Tasting Event at Forked River Brewing Company, London Health Research Day and many other activities.

  • decorative imageWindsor Campus 10th Anniversary
    The Schulich Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Campus celebrated 10 years of excellence in medical education in 2018. After the Ontario Government identified a need for more medical school spaces in the early 2000s, an incredible amount of time and effort was put into developing a satellite campus in Windsor.

  • decorative imageDistinguished University Professors and Faculty Scholars announced
    Congratulations to Dale Laird announced as a Distinguished University Professor. Lauren Flynn, Qingping Feng, Steven Laviolette, Walter Siqueira, were also recognized as Faculty Scholars.

  • decorative imageEntrada chosen as platform to support CBME
    Entrada (entrada.org) has been chosen to serve as the School’s technology platform in support of competency-based medical education (CBME) and in the near future all education needs in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education related to assessment, scheduling, portfolios, etc.

  • decorative imageSTEM conference engages, empowers young women
    Approximately 250 undergraduate students, researchers and volunteers attended the one-day conference, organized by the Western Women in Neuroscience graduate student group.

  • decorative imageResearch team develops clinically-validated 3D printed stethoscope
    A team of researchers has developed an open-source, clinically validated template for a 3D printed stethoscope for use in areas of the world with limited access to medical supplies – places where a stethoscope could mean the difference between life and death.

  • decorative imageBringing holistic health to the community
    Teresa Van Deven, curriculum co-ordinator for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, has developed the school’s Social Medicine course, which aims to teach future physicians about the social determinants of health and a physician’s role in understanding and treating a patient with a more holistic approach to health.

  • decorative imageAlison Allan, PhD appointed Chair, Anatomy and Cell Biology
    Alison Allan, PhD has been appointed as Chair, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective February 1, 2018 until June 30, 2023.

  • decorative imageDr. Maggie Rebel appointed Associate Dean, Learner Equity & Wellness
    Dr. Margaretha Rebel has been appointed as Associate Dean, Office of Learner Equity & Wellness, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2023.

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Homer Yang, Kelly Anderson, Judy Bornais, Bertha Garcia, Parham Rasoulinejad and the Duenwald Research Group, along with other faculty and Learners on the many achievements this past month.

  • decorative imageMaking history - again
    Twenty-three Schulich Medicine students presented their research projects at the annual History of Medicine Days in Calgary.

  • decorative imageResearchers use lessons learned from fetal brain growth to stimulate brain repair after stroke
    Arthur Brown, PhD, and his team at Robarts Research Institute have shown that by targeting a gene called Sox9, they can stimulate axonal growth and improve recovery after stroke. Brown and his team have previously demonstrated that the transcription factor, Sox9, controls the expression of CSPGs, and by targeting it, they can block the ‘no grow’ signal.

  • decorative imageInspiring youth to discover health care
    Young teens across southwestern Ontario have a new camp opportunity thanks to some dedicated and innovative Schulich Medicine students. Campers will get hands-on experience with suturing and casting, grapple with medical cases and diagnose and treat patients and explore life as a physician, nurse, pharmacists or emergency medical services provider.

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Dr. TJ Leeper
    Resident spotlight: Dr. TJ Leeper finds working with dedicated teams a rewarding part of his work.

  • decorative imageCelebrating and thanking donors for their support – March 2018
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is grateful for the continued support from generous donors. Two recent donations are benefiting Oral Surgery and an endowed medical student award.

  • Selection Committee Updates
    Interested in knowing the status of various selection committee activities? You can visit the School's Human Resources for a monthly update. Please note the information is updated at the beginning of each month.

  • The Paralympics demonstrate the importance of Rehabilitation Medicine
    The Canadian Paralympic Team that recently sent a record number 55 athletes to compete in the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The delegation included 25 first-time Paralympians and 19 previous medal winners who collectively participated in all of the sports on offer: para alpine skiing, para ice hockey, para snowboard, para nordic (cross-country and biathalon) and para wheelchair curling.

  • Working Groups get underway
    More than 100 faculty, staff and students submitted their names to participate in one of the School’s budget and operationally focused Working Groups. During the next few months, the six groups, each with 10 members, will be working to assess and make recommendations on items relating to budget, organizational structure and other areas.

  • Staff & Faculty Summer BBQ
    Let's celebrate summer and enjoy time with friends and colleagues at the 2018 Staff & Faculty BBQ. Pick up your BBQ lunch inside the Physics & Astronomy Atrium then head outside and enjoy the sunshine. Everyone is encouraged to picnic on the grass by the McIntosh Gallery so be sure to bring a blanket, seating will also be available inside if desired. Planning is underway for a BBQ at the Schulich Medicine - Windsor Campus.

  • Western reduces tuition for international PhD students to same level as domestic PhD students
    With global excellence its defining goal, Western University is reducing tuition for international PhD students to the same level as domestic PhD students effective September 1, 2018. This new tuition equality strategy will enable Western’s world class faculty, which includes 66 Canada Research Chairs, to recruit not only the best Canadian students, but also the best international students.

  • decorative imageTweets of the Month
    Catch up on the best twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including Mike Ott, George Kim, Frank Beier, Gary Tithecott, Katherina Baranova and many others

  • decorative imageTips and Tricks
    Unsure of the correct way to use Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Western branding? The Communications Team at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, has worked hard to establish a cohesive, unified brand for the School. Visit the School's branding website for more details.

  • decorative imageUpcoming Events
    Conversation & Coffee with the Dean, Schulich & Dentistry Alumni Cocktail Reception-Toronto, London Health Research Day, Awards of Excellence, Staff & Faculty Summer BBQ, and many other activities.

  • decorative imageNew leadership structure for Schulich Dentistry
    The new structure includes four roles: Associate Dean, Undergraduate Dental Education; Associate Dean, Graduate and Postgraduate Dental Education; Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs - Dentistry; and Assistant Dean, Dentistry Research. Each with a five-year term. This new structure replaces the previous one in Dentistry effective as of today.

  • decorative imageCongratulations to two new Collaborative Research Seed Grants teams
    CRSG provides seed funding for the formation and development of two new interdisciplinary collaborative research teams. The intent is to promote new collaborations that build on different scientific and scholarly backgrounds, to facilitate breakthroughs in solving research questions in a collaborative manner, and to position the School's researchers to successfully respond to targeted requests for proposals from Tri-Council or other funding agencies.

  • decorative imageSchool hosts 2018 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
    Dr. Vladimir Hachinski was celebrated as one of six individuals inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in April 2018. This year, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry served as the partner host for the induction ceremony. The event welcomed nearly 600 people from across Canada, and included actor Colm Feore as master of ceremonies, the Chippewa Travellers and Mark Macaulay.

  • decorative imageSecond iteration of CaRMS results released
    The second iteration of the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) process was released on April 11. More than 97 per cent of Schulich Medicine students have matched to a postgraduate residency training program after the two iterations.

  • decorative imageOntario funding additional residency positions for medical graduates
    The Government of Ontario is working with medical schools to create more specialized residency spots this upcoming school year for graduates who did not match to a residency position, ensuring that all unmatched graduates are placed.

  • decorative imageWestern announces honorary degree lineup
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni and partners top the list of Western University’s 2018 honorary degree recipients. Congratulations to Dr. Alastair Buchan, Dr. Jon Kelton, MD’73, Dr. Jonathan Meakins, MD’66, and Eric Lindros, who serves as the Honorary Chair of See the Line.

  • decorative image2018 Alumni of Distinction Award and Dean’s Distinguished Lecture recipients
    The 2018 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Alumni of Distinction and Dean’s Distinguished Lecture recipients have left an indelible mark on the world through their commitment to education, medicine, research, and social accountability. Their tireless dedication to improving the human condition is above reproach.

  • decorative imageCelebrating your Achievements
    Congratulations to Lena Palaniyappan, Douglas Jones, Nicole Campbell, Maria Drangova, along with other faculty and Learners on the many achievements this past month.

  • decorative image2018 sharing Smiles Day
    Hockey with the Mighty Dents, singing Karaoke, and horsing around with JW, the Western Mustangs mascot, were just a few of the fun activities that kicked off the 2018 Sharing Smiles Day.

  • decorative imageUsing lung MRI to see where and why Canadians with asthma have poor disease control
    Grace Parraga, PhD, and her research team are using lung MRI to see where and why Canadians with asthma have poor disease control.

  • decorative imageRecognizing excellence in Distributed Education
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s annual Awards of Excellence recognized four Distributed Education faculty members from across Southwestern Ontario. Congratulations to Dr. Firas Al-Dhaher, Dr. Susan Munro, Dr. Donald Eby, and Dr. Martin Hug.

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Dr. Matt Chong, Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
    After his undergraduate medical education and medical school at McMaster University, Dr. Matt Chong came to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry for his residency in Anesthesiology

  • decorative imageCelebrating and thanking donors for their support – April 2018
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is grateful for the continued support from generous donors. Two recent donations are benefiting Oral Surgery and an endowed medical student award.

  • How the brain is folded provides researchers with accurate marker to predict psychosis
    By using images of the brain to look at how its outer surface is folded on itself, researchers can predict which high-risk patients will develop psychosis with more than 80 per cent accuracy. Before now, there has been no way to examine young people before they become ill to reliably identify who will develop acute psychosis and who will not.

  • Dr. Frank Beier appointed Chair, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
    Dr. Frank Beier has been appointed as Chair, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Schulich of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, and effective April 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023. Dr. Beier earned his Diploma in Biology from the University of Erlangen in 1991, and went on to earn his PhD in Biology, Cell Biology/Genetics in 1995. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary from 1996 to 2001.

  • Ruth Lanius re-appointed as the Harris-Woodman Endowed Chair
    Dr. Ruth Lanius has been re-appointed as the Harris-Woodman Endowed Chair in Psyche and Soma at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University from April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2023. Dr. Lanius graduated from the University of British Columbia with a combined MD/PhD in neuroscience in 1996, and continued training at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University where she specialized in psychiatry.

  • decorative imageTweets of the Month
    Catch up on the best Twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including Alison Allan, Gary Tithecott, BrainsCAN, David Rodenhiser, and others.

  • decorative imageTips and Tricks
    If social media is an important part of your communications. You will benefit by viewing the most current processes and services used here at The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

  • decorative imageUpcoming Events
    Mini Medical School, See the Line, Schulich Dentistry Alumni Cocktail Reception, Family Medicine's 50th Anniversary Celebration Lecture and many other activities.

  • decorative imageFamily Medicine celebrates 50 years
    Drs. Tom Freeman, Barbara Lent, John Sangster and Stephen Wetmore reflect on the founding of the Department of Family Medicine, Dr. Ian McWhinney's contributions and the Department's role as the intellectual centre of family medicine in Canada. Read more.

  • decorative imageAlumna key-note speaker at Family Medicine celebration
    Dr. Danielle Martin, MD’03, alumna and family physician and will be joining in on the 50th anniversary celebrations for the Department of Family Medicine. She will be the keynote speaker for the cornerstone anniversary event scheduled for May 30.

  • decorative imageWork with Entrada progresses as consortium is rebranded
    Effective immediately, Entrada will be known as Elentra ME. This is part of a rebrand of the consortium. And the work continues with the infrastructure installation, training planning, as well as several other project milestone achievements.

  • decorative imageEquity, diversity and inclusivity feature prominently at LHRD
    London Health Research Day once again attracted nearly 400 trainees for a full day of poster and platform presentations, as well as lectures. Dr. Janet Smylie presented The Lucille & Norton Wolf Health Research Lecture and was one of xx speakers during Exchange a new event focused on equity, diversity and inclusivity.

  • decorative imageDr. Vladimir Hachinksi awarded 2018 Killam Prize
    Dr. Hachinski is the sixth Western University researcher to receive this honour, which recognizes the career achievements of eminent Canadian scholars and scientists actively engaged in research, whether in industry, government agencies or universities.The Prize is the highest honour for research from the Canada Council of the Arts.

  • decorative imageConditions of Appointment for Faculty approved
    The 2017 Conditions of Appointment for Physicians document received approval from Western University’s Board of Governors on April 26, 2018

  • decorative image Medicine Class of 2018 celebrates convocation
    Spirit and pride filled the air at Schulich Medicine’s Convocation ceremony that took place in May. Medicine Class of 2018 walked across the stage, accepted their hoods and moved on to a new chapter in their lives. Enjoy the photo gallery from the celebration.

  • decorative imageDr. Chandlee Dickey appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Psychiatry
    Congratulations to Dr. Chandlee Dickey who has been appointed as the Chair/Chief, Department of Psychiatry at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, effective October 15, 2018 to October 14, 2023.

  • decorative imageCelebrating your Achievements - May 2018
    Congratulations to Gerry Cooper, EdD, Dr. Larry Jacobs, Dr. Hema Gangam, Dr. Clive Freedman, Gilles Lajoie, PhD, Dr. Don Richardson, Jeffery Dixon, PhD, Professor Emeritus Peter Canham, PhD, Dr. Jason Chui, Dr. Shalini Dhir, Dr. John Murkin, Dr. Chris Doherty and Drs. Jessica Howard, James Mather and Dr. Wendy Cui.

  • decorative imageCelebrating the Medicine Class of 2018 with Emma Ali
    Ali has never shied away from a challenge, whether it is a volunteer or mentorship opportunity, or the pursuit of a university program. She loves to explore, and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry offered the perfect environment to discover new avenues that satisfied her love of learning.

  • decorative imageGut microbiome plays a role in atherosclerosis
    Scientists have shown that there is a a novel relationship between the intestinal microbiome and atherosclerosis, one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke.

  • decorative imageDiscovery Week, 20 years of education
    Discovery Week celebrates 20 years of education, and community partnership.

  • decorative imageMeet residents from Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    Meet Drs. Benjami van der Woerd, Hannah Ernst, Neil Mundi, and Rakhna Araslanova, residents from Otologaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Learn about how they are enjoying their residency experiences.

  • decorative imageCelebrating and recognizing the most recent donations made in support of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
    Celebrating recent gifts supporting Indigenous medical students, respirology residents and medical students with an interest in emergency medicine.

  • Parliamentary Secretary for Science meets with faculty, trainees and research staff
    Kate Young joined David Litchfield, PhD, and a team of trainees at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry this week to tour the Functional Proteomics Facility. She took part in a hands-on robotic instrumentation demo, and learned about the field of synthetic biology.

  • Biomedical Research Facility update
    Planning for the new facility has been underway since the fall of 2016, and it is expected that the new facility will open in 2021. HDR Architecture Associates along with engineering firms Vanderwesten & Rutherford Associates and HH-Angus have been selected for the project and the design phase is underway.

  • Selection Committee Updates
    Interested in knowing the status of various selection committee activities? You can visit the School's Human Resources website for a monthly update. Please note, the information is updated at the beginning of each month.

  • Elentra ME System Implementation Update
    This project communication update is provided to the key project stakeholders to keep everyone up to date on the current status of the project. Key milestones are described below, with a brief explanation of what has been accomplished.

  • Celebrating science with the community
    Trainees, faculty and staff supported a number of community outreach activities in April and May to showcase the exciting world of science and inspire the next generation.

  • Shawn Li, PhD renewed as Canada Research Chair
    As part of the renewal, Li had his Canada Research Chair in Molecular and Epigenetic Basis of Cancer renewed and moved from a Tier 2 to a Tier 1.

  • Indigenous convocation ceremony
    On April 6, Drs. Madeline Arkle and Amanda Sauvé, Medicine Class of 2018 from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry participated in the annual Indigenous graduation ceremony that the University hosts.

  • Faculty and students inspired by advocacy at Hungry for Change Gala
    In Uganda, Adriana Cappelletti and Rachel Loebach witnessed firsthand the effects poverty, government corruption and labour disruptions can have on women and children. With a desire to raise awareness about their experiences and reinforce the value of global health, they made a moving presentation at the recent Hungry for Change Gala.

  • decorative imageTweets of the Month - May 2018
    Catch up on the best Twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including Susanne Schmid, George Kim, Walter Siqueira and others.

  • decorative imageWeb Redesign
    Western has launched an updated design for websites, featuring new visual elements and formatting options. The Communications & Marketing Team is managing the transition process for all Schulich Medicine & Dentistry websites. Learn more about the process, including a step-by-step guide.

  • decorative imageStrategic Plan refresh infographic
    An infographic outlining the School's Strategic Plan directions and goals has been prepared for you to download. Visit the Strategic Plan website to print up your copy. Official copies will also be distributed to the programs and departments across the School. View and download the infographic for your keeping.

  • decorative imageDr. Michael J. Strong moving on to new role as president of CIHR
    The Honorable Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced that Dr. Michael J. Strong has been appointed as the President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for a five-year term effective October 1, 2018.

  • decorative imageProcess to appoint Acting Dean
    Nominations are now being accepted for the position of Acting Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentitstry. Please forward your nomination to the attention of the Provost by July 13, 2018

  • decorative image BioMedical Research Facility updates
    Planning is well underway for the Biomedical Research Facility. Design meetings will be taking place through the summer and fall months and it is anticipated that construction will begin in the spring or early summer of 2019 with an anticipated occupancy date of summer 2021.

  • decorative imageMedical students turn health advocacy into action
    This month London City Council passed a motion that was originally put forward by medical students to include naloxone kits alongside automated external defibrillators in city-operated facilities in London.

  • decorative imageDr. Subrata Chakrabarti named Geographic Leader for Asia
    Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti has been named Geographic Leader for Asia. He will now serve as a resource and support to the Dean, the Senior Leadership Council and the Internationalization Office in developing a strategic direction for educational, clinical and research activities for the School in that region.

  • decorative imageDr. Bob Kiaii re-appointed as Ray and Margaret Elliott Chair in Surgical Innovation, Department of Surgery
    Dr. Bob Kiaii has been re-appointed as the Ray and Margaret Elliott Chair in Surgical Innovation in the Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023

  • decorative image 2018 Achievements Report
    The past year has been a busy one with a number of accomplishments and achievements in research, education, in the development of partnerships, and the enrichment of the School community. The 2018 Achievements Report celebrates and highlights some of those achievements.

  • decorative imageCommitment to Community Calendar - Call for Submissions
    Each year the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry calls for submissions to be included in the annual Commitment to Community Calendar. Calling all artists and photographers to submit their artwork or photos for the opportunity to be included in the 2019 calendar year. Please submit your artwork or photos to the Communications & Marketing team by August 31, 2018.

  • decorative imageCelebrating the Dentistry Class of 2018 with Kim Beaucage
    In 2008, Kim Beaucage, Dentistry Class of 2018, moved from her hometown of Waterloo to pursue graduate studies at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Now, 10 years later, she is excited to go back to where it all began.

  • decorative imageCelebrating the BMSc Class of 2018 with Cameron Patterson
    For Cameron Patterson, stepping outside his comfort zone was an important part of his university career. Early on, he made a decision to choose experiences that would challenge him.

  • decorative imageA transformative experience
    Dante Capaldi recently completed the CAMPEP-accredited, combined MClSc/PhD program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

  • decorative imageCelebrating Your Achievements
    Celebrating the achievements of graduating students and residents, Marlys Koschinsky, Evelyn Vingilis, the Amoso Fund recipients, and those being recognized as long-service employees

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight
    Meet Dr. Paris Lai, who decided to pursue his residency in psychiatry as it integrated his interests of helping patients navigate the health care system.

  • decorative imageCelebrating and recognizing the most recent donations made in support of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
    Schulich Dentistry faculty, staff and students are being recognized for their commitment through a number of generous donations to the Program.

  • Summer Program for International Medical Students
    From July 16-27, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will be hosting medical students from our partner institutions abroad as we launch our third Summer Program. The 2018 International Summer Program is an interactive two-week immersion program that looks at global health from a multidisciplinary and multiprofessional perspective

  • Research shows eye-wrinkles help convey sincere emotion
    Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo and his team have shown that our brains are pre-wired to perceive wrinkles around the eyes, called the Duchenne marker, as conveying more intense and more sincere emotions.

  • Ken Dryden headlines See the Line this August
    See the Line Community Symposium returns this August for its sixth year. Hear the latest concussion news and research through an exciting line up of speakers including Ken Dryden, Drs. Cheryl Wellington and Keith Yeates as well as See the Line’s Honorary Chair, Eric Lindros. Join Sportsnet’s Caroline Cameron as she and an all-star panel discuss the stages of concussion and how to better prepare an athlete.

  • Extreme Poverty, Clean Drinking Water, Climate Change
    Dr. Paul Polak, MD’58, DSc’08 and the 2018 Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer will dive into simple solution to complex problems impacting millions of individuals worldwide. Dr. Polak has worked with thousands of people in countries around the world including Bangladesh, India, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe to help design and produce low-cost, income–generating products that have already moved more than 20 million people out of poverty. In 2009, he was named one of the world’s 'Brave Thinkers' by The Atlantic Monthly, along with Barack Obama and Steve Jobs.

  • Opiods: A Country in Crisis
    The opioid crisis is devastating communities across Canada. Join us Homecoming Weekend for a thought provoking panel discussion. Panellists will discuss the adverse effects opioids are having on Canadian communities and will explore the role medical and dental school can play as we look to overcome its devastating impact locally and nationally

  • Selection Committee Updates
    Interested in knowing the status of various selection committee activities? You can visit the School's Human Resources website for a monthly update. Please note, the information is updated at the beginning of each month.

  • New Alpha Kappa Kappa Beta Kappa scholarships and medals
    For nearly a century, the Alpha Kappa Kappa Beta Kappa Chapter (AKK-BKK) have been generously supporting students at Western University. This support continued this past spring as AKK-BKK, through the leadership of Dr. John Sangster, gifted their remaining funds establishing three new scholarships at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

  • Examining the Challenges and Innovation in Medical Education
    Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Nanjing Medical University’s valued partnership has offered opportunities for continuing medical education through an annual joint symposium focusing on the challenges and innovation in medical education.

  • Summer Break
    The Pulse will be taking a summer break, with the June issue being the final one until September. If you have stories or news to share during the summer months, please send them to the Communications & Marketing team, so they can be shared on the School’s news feed and through social media. Have a wonderful summer. We will return in September with another issue and more news.

  • decorative imageSOCIAL MEDIA
    Catch up on the best Twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including Dr. Micheal Strong, Dr. Jeff Dixon, Charles Drake and others.

  • decorative imageSERVICES
    Western has launched an updated design for websites, featuring new visual elements and formatting options. The Communications & Marketing Team is managing the transition process for all Schulich Medicine & Dentistry websites. Learn more about the process, including a step-by-step guide.

  • decorative imageEVENTS
    Staff & Faculty Summer BBQ, See the Line Concussion Awareness events, Homecoming and much more

  • decorative imageWhite Coat Ceremony 2018
    Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s White Coat Ceremony is a symbolic milestone for all incoming Medicine and Dentistry students, welcoming them into the medical and dental professions. This year, three sets of siblings shared this special moment

  • decorative imageDavid and Susan Axelrod join Leaders in Innovation Dinner
    On November 19, the former senior advisor to President Barack Obama and current Senior Political Commentator for CNN, David Axelrod, and Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) Founding Chair, Susan Axelrod, will join scientists, researchers and community members for the 2018 Leaders in Innovation Dinner hosted by Robarts Research Institute. This event sold out last year, so purchase your tickets early.

  • decorative imageBioMedical Research Facility updates
    The BioMedical Research Facility planning group has been meeting regularly during the past five months with a team of architects and engineers to develop a schematic design for the new BioMedical Research Facility (formerly called Vivarium in communications). The size and shape of the building is now known and the room layouts are being finalized.

  • decorative imageRobarts Research Institute will be home to Canada’s first Magnetic Particle Imaging system
    The MPI system will be housed at Robarts Research Institute and will serve as the technological talisman for molecular and cellular imaging scientists at Robarts and bacteriologists, virologists and immunologists

  • decorative imageTransforming arrhythmia care in Canada
    Member of Parliament Kate Young met with researchers at the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) in August to learn about how the group is advancing heart rhythm health across Canada, including digital health technologies that monitor and care for patients.

  • decorative imageA global leader in medical education research
    Lorelei Lingard, PhD has been awarded the 2018 Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education. This international honour recognizes Lingard's contributions to medical education policy in Canada and around the world.

  • decorative imageCandace Gibson Acting Vice Dean
    We are pleased to announce that effective September 1, 2018, the responsibilities related to the Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences role will be overseen and managed by Candace Gibson, PhD, who will be the Acting Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences.

  • decorative imageDr. Larry Jacobs appointed as Associate Dean, Windsor
    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Larry Jacobs has been appointed as Associate Dean, Windsor in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective September 1, 2018 until August 31, 2023

  • decorative image Dr. Tracey Crumley appointed as Interim Chair/Chief Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tracey Crumley has been appointed as the Interim Chair/Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, St. Joseph’s Health Care and London Health Sciences Centre effective July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, or until the position is filled

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Susan Simpson, Les Kalman, Jane Thornton, Shelley McKellar, Corey Baron and the many other faculty, staff and residents for their outstanding local, national and international achievements in the past few months.

  • decorative imageFormer Dean and generous donors to be recognized with honorary degrees
    Dr. Carol Herbert, former Dean, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and Jim and Louise Temerty will be presented with honorary degrees at the 312th Western University convocation in October.

  • decorative imageCommitment to community: Building Bonds
    Dr. Mel Boulton learned about the Running Against Ruptures event several years ago, and he immediately wanted to participate. Today he continues to give back through this fundraising event.

  • decorative imageNew Vanier Scholars explore cardiovascular health, cancer and behavioural neuroscience
    Three Schulich Medicine & Dentistry trainees are among the recipients of the 2018 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, the Government of Canada’s most prestigious scholarships for doctoral students. Congratulations to Jason Lee, PhD Candidate, Cory Lefebvre, MD/PhD Candidate, and Roger Hudson, PhD Candidate.

  • decorative imageUnderstanding and Treating the ‘Sacred Disease’
    Epilepsy is a complicated neurological disorder with no clear answers. Solving the puzzle requires strong, interdisciplinary research – the kind taking place at Robarts Research Institute.

  • decorative imageChippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation - Indigenous MedLINCS Program
    In a special installment of R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives, we follow four Schulich Medicine & Dentistry students leading health care activities as part of their experiences with Indigenous MedLINCS.

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Dr. Stephanie Muise
    Resident Spotlight: A graduate of Schulich Medicine, Dr. Stephanie Muise is completing her residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

  • decorative imageGift continues commitment to ALS research
    Tens of thousands of ALS patients and their caregivers could see their lives improved thanks to a $2.5 million gift from the Temerty Foundation.

  • Rapport Magazine now available
    The 2018 issue of Rapport Magazine is now available on newsstands and online. Read about some of the exciting educational innovations and research taking place at the School, learn more about how some of the School’s residents are raising their voices to make changes and find out about the difference our alumni are making across Canada and around the world.

  • Shifting the culture around concussion in sport
    On August 16, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry welcomed guests for the sixth annual See the Line Community Symposium. It was an exciting afternoon focused on concussion research, education, awareness and prevention. Those in attendance heard from special guests, Cheryl Wellington and Keith Yates, on the latest in concussion research and what steps Canada needs to take to initiate a national concussion strategy. The highlight of the afternoon for most was the keynote speaker, Ken Dryden, as he challenged decision-makers to move beyond awareness and toward changing the rules of the game to make it safer for those playing. Please enjoy an online photo gallery highlighting some of the afternoon’s special moments.

  • Selection Committee updates
    Interested in knowing the status of various Selection Committee activities? You can visit the School's Human Resources website for a monthly update. Please note, the information is updated at the beginning of each month.

  • CIHR Results: Researchers awarded more than $11 million in CIHR funding
    From using CRISPR to alter the gut microbiome to looking at how the brain rewires itself in deafness, researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry are the recipients of $11.3 million in project and bridge grant funding announced by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) this week.

  • Reflections from the International Summer Program 2018
    From July 16 to 27, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry hosted medical students from partner institutions abroad during its third International Summer Program.

  • Western researchers explore implications of MAID for organ donation in Canada
    Written by Dr. Ian Ball and Robert Sibbald from Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and collaborator Dr. Robert Truog from Harvard Medical School, the commentary addresses what implications the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to decriminalize Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) has for organ donation.

  • decorative imageSocial Media
    Catch up on the best Twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including Steven Laviolette, Alison Allan, Gary Tithecott and others.

  • decorative imageFollow Schulich Medicine & Dentistry on Instagram
    Spread the word, we're on Instagram. Follow @schulichmeddent for photos showcasing the School's people, community and events. And be sure to tag your photos with #schulichadvantage for a chance to be featured.

  • decorative imageEvents
    Opioids Panel Discussion, Dean’s Distinguished Lecture, Homecoming Lunch, the Dean’s Gala and all things Homecoming. Celebrate with us.

  • decorative imageHomecoming 2018
    Homecoming was a day packed full of exciting events. Beggining with a Community Lecture entitled, Opioids: A Country in Crisis, featuring Dr. Sharon Koivu and Steven Laviolette, PhD; followed by the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Paul Polak, MD’58, DSc’08, where he discussed the relationship between poverty and illness. In the evening, we toasted our Alumni of Distinction Award Recipients at the Dean’s Gala. Thank you to the staff and volunteers who helped make Homecoming a success.

  • decorative imageBe Extraordinary Campaign exceeds goal
    Thanks to the generosity of alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students, and volunteers, more than $805 million was received in support of Western University. Because of this significant Canada’s best student experience and continued a legacy of exceptional teaching and research will continue.

  • decorative imageHerbert offers PROPs to to graduates
    Dr. Carol Herbert, former Dean of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science at Western’s 312th Convocation. She delivered a heartfelt address to graduates, asking them to keep in mind one acronym – PROP: Privilege, Responsibility, Opportunity and Passion.

  • decorative imageNew clinical protocol after general surgery cuts opioid prescribing in half
    Recognizing the role that opioid prescribing plays in the national opioid crisis, a team of researchers including resident physicans, Drs. Luke Hartford and Patrick Murphy, along with Associate Professor, Dr. Ken Leslie, has developed a new clinical protocol called STOP Narcotics, which they demonstrated was able to reduce opioids being prescribed by 50 per cent while still adequately treating a patient’s post-operative pain

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Drs. Javeed Sukhera, Rob Petrella, Vipin Bhayana, Leslie Scott, Luke Harford, and Muriel Brackstone for their achievements.

  • decorative imageDiversity and Social Accountability
    At the October 5 Executive Committee of the Schulich Council meeting, the School’s Social Accountability and the Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Cultural Safety statements were approved. You can read the statements by visiting the School’s Diversity webpages.

  • decorative image2018 MD Program Accreditation Status Update
    Since the last update on the progress toward the next accreditation for the Doctor of Medicine Program, the Accreditation Committee (AC) has reviewed all CACMS 12 Standards and 96 Elements for compliance in order to update our documents, identify areas of strength and initiate change for gaps

  • decorative imageSchulichMedDent Live goes behind the scenes at DOCS community clinic
    SchulichMedDent Live launched this week, providing a new way to share the important work happening every day at the School with our community on social media.

  • decorative imageDOCS turns 10
    In 2008, the Dental Outreach Community Service set out to provide much needed dental care to people in the London community, who for many reasons that type of care was simply out of reach. Thousands of volunteer hours and patient visits later, we are celebrating a decade of this tremendous commitment to the community.

  • decorative imageMeet Sukhmeet Rohan Sachal, Canada’s future Minister of Health
    It’s an ambitious goal, but the 24-year-old isn’t afraid to voice it aloud. “It’s better to say it, to put it out into the universe, and then work hard toward achieving it,” he said.

  • decorative imageUnderstanding and Treating the ‘Sacred Disease’
    Epilepsy is a complicated neurological disorder with no clear answers. Solving the puzzle requires strong, interdisciplinary research – the kind taking place at Robarts Research Institute.

  • decorative imageDiscovery Healthcare
    It was a summer of discovery for four Schulich Medicine students who ventured off to camp in communities across Southwestern Ontario. Joined by more than 100 high school students interested in exploring health care as a profession, the experience delivered new experiences and lasting memories for all.

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Dr. Malcolm Howard
    Stop talking and listen. This is one of the most important lessons that Dr. Malcolm Howard, program has learned through patient care.

  • decorative imageSummer and Fall 2018 donations
    Reunion class gifts, special events and a number of individual donations were made during the summer and early fall months supporting programs and research at the School.

  • Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Facts and Figures update
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry currently employs more than 2,400 full- and part-time faculty members in clinical and basic medical sciences, dentistry, and Robarts Research Institute. The School has an additional staff complement of more than 1,200 employees.

  • Dr. Kiaii and his team pioneer two surgery firsts
    In a Canadian first, the multidisciplinary heart team at University Hospital pioneered the use of a new trans-catheter aortic valve, offering patients faster recovery and better long-term outcomes than previously available

  • Patches signals revolution in reconstructive surgery
    Revolutionary implants produced by a Western-based medical device company will soon change the face of reconstructive surgeries for more than just the family pet. Human patients may see the benefits of this technology as soon as early next year.

  • Politics and research take centre stage at Leaders in Innovation
    Join David and Susan Axelrod as they discuss the political situation in the U.S. as well as their work as epilepsy research advocates. The evening will profile research advancements and innovations in epilepsy and will include the formal awarding of the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine to Istvan Mody, PhD. Purchase tickets today.

  • Fundamental and Translational Research in Epilepsy
    Join us for the 2018 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine Symposium for presentations by experts in the fields of knowledge, diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. The afternoon features a panel discussion and a keynote lecture by the 2018 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine recipient, Istvan Mody, PhD. All are welcome to attend this complimentary event but registration is required.

  • decorative imageTweets of the month
    Catch up on the best Twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including Homecoming Alumni of Distinction Award recipients, a panel discussion with Dr. Steven Laviolette, and much more.

  • decorative imageSave the date - THIS WEEK@SCHULICH
    This Week@Schulich has a new "Save the Date" feature for use with all events that require to inform their audiences more than four weeks in advance. When submitting a form to This Week@Schulich, easily take advantage of this feature and select "Save the Date".

  • decorative imageEvents
    Politics and epilepsy research take centre stage at Leaders in Innovation and Taylor Symposium.

  • decorative imageJack Cowin Chair in Epilepsy announced
    Jack and Susan Cowin donated a $2.5 million gift to create the Jack Cowin Chair in Epilepsy. Congratulations to Dr. Jorge Burneo, the inaugural chair holder.

  • decorative imageNew UME curriculum unveiled
    With physicians expectations changing, the needs, interests, and learning styles of medical students changing, and societies expectations for a greater inclusion of cultural safety in the delivery of health care increasing – medical education must change. Schulich Medicine is embarking on a curriculum renewal for the MD Program to meet the changing needs of society. This transition will begin to be implemented in September 2019 and will continue through phases in the coming years

  • decorative imageSchulich Dentistry recognizes faculty and students at annual Fall Awards Reception
    More than 20 awards were presented to faculty and students at the annual Schulich Dentistry Fall Awards Reception on November 27. Congratulations to the recipients.

  • decorative imageCommunity partnership takes centre stage
    For the past six years, Tachycardia has been partnering with the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) while raising more than $120,000 in total for the agency. It's a partnership valued by the students and welcomed by the RHAC.

  • decorative imageCampaign feasibility study provides important insights
    During the first six months of 2018, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry worked with consulting firm Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A) on a feasibility study focused on a capital fundraising campaign totaling $30 million, which would support significant infrastructure renewal for the School.

  • decorative imageAn innovative approach to teaching teamwork
    The heart of this lab isn’t an elaborate experiment with a petri dish or a microscope. Instead, it’s a locked box covered in puzzles, with students working in teams to get it open. The ‘escape box’ was developed by Nicole Campbell, PhD, and John Kelly, a master’s student in clinical anatomy, to help teach BMSc students about teamwork.

  • decorative imageFrom ideas to action: Supporting clinician researchers
    From kidney transplantation to stigma reduction, the Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario (AMOSO) recognizes the value of physician involvement in research. The organization supports a start-up funding program called the Opportunities Fund to facilitate research success.

  • decorative image A legacy of excellence in teaching
    “My goal was to create opportunities for students, to show them that everyone is a learner. To make it fun to learn,” said Dr. Marjorie Johnson, a beloved anatomy and cell biology instructor who retired this past September after almost 25 years, leaving behind a legacy of exceptional clinical anatomy teaching in the department.

  • decorative image Grad trainees bring home top prize in case competition
    How might artificial intelligence help to categorize the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to opinions online? That was the thrust of the question put forward by Thales Canada in its latest Student Innovation Championship. This question was answered by competition winners, Megha Verma, Kartik Pradeepan and Fan Liu.

  • decorative imagePollen DNA provides potential new window for forensic information
    Bogumil Karas, PhD, is using synthetic biology techniques – the design and construction of new biological entities – in order to develop a method to efficiently capture DNA from pollen grains. Because different plant species are endemic, scientists use pollen to identify their place of origin. In this way, pollen can be used as a forensic tool to link suspects to crime scenes, or to determine the movement of narcotics, for example

  • decorative imageDr. Mithu Sen appointed Acting Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs
    Dr. Mithu Sen has been appointed as Acting Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective October 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. This will be in addition to her current role as Assistant Dean, Faculty Equity and Wellness.

  • decorative image Dr. James Calvin re-appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Medicine
    We are pleased to announce Dr. James Calvin has been re-appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, effective November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2023.

  • decorative imageAli Khan, PhD, named Canada Research Chair in Computational Neuroimaging
    Ali Khan, PhD, was named the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Computational Neuroimaging. Khan is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Medical Biophysics and Scientist at Robarts Research Institute.

  • decorative image A Q&A with Dr. Davy Cheng, Acting Dean
    Dr. Davy Cheng began his tenure as Acting Dean on October 1. Throughout his term as Acting Dean, Dr. Cheng plans to do a series of interviews focused on topics of interest to faculty, staff and learners in hopes of communicating achievements, project advancements and news of School activities

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Rochelle Dworkin, Jorge Burneo, Patrick Colquhoun and Luke Hartford, Vipin Bhayana and Stan Dunn for their outstanding achievements this month.

  • decorative imagePay it Forward
    Commitment to the Community: Once a month, Ann Varallo and her colleagues — can be found preparing baked goods for families living at Ronald McDonald House.

  • decorative imageThe Next Generation: Andrea Barker, MSc Candidate
    The Next Generation: Andrea Barker, MSc Candidate; has long benefited from the mentorship of women. So, when it came time to pursue her master's degree, Barker jumped at the opportunity to have a female supervisor.

  • decorative imageRapid test for E.coli keeps contaminated food off grocery store shelves
    Robarts Research Institute: Rapid test for E.coli keeps contaminated food off grocery store shelves. A new rapid testing kit is revolutionizing food safety testing by producing results in hours rather than days.

  • decorative imageDr. Rochelle Dworkin named Regional Family Physician of the Year.
    Distributed Education: Dr. Rochelle Dworkin named Regional Family Physician of the Year.

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Abdul Naeem - Neurosurgery
    Resident Spotlight: Dr. Abdul Naeem — a PGY5, Neurosurgery, is making a difference in the lives of so many people — and he’s just getting started.

  • decorative imageSupporting today’s students
    Fundraising: Supporting today's students — Alumni in medicine and dentistry provided increased funding to support today’s students.

  • Schulich Medicine and Dentistry Admissions website
    The Office of Admissions recently launched a new website. This new site offers quick and easy access to essential information for prospective students.

  • Door Decorating Contest – Submit by December 10, 2018
    This year, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is ringing in the holidays with a door decorating contest. It’s easy to participate: gather your supplies, decorate your door and submit your photo. You can decorate solo or team up; just remember, the competition is on. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Winners will be announced on December 14, 2018.

  • Candy Grams for United Way
    Show someone you care by sending them a Holiday Candy Gram. Proceed will go to the United Way. A toonie can make a big difference. Santa will personally deliver them on December 12, 2018. Help make someone else's holiday bright. Order by December 7, 2018. Order now.

  • Awards of Excellence - Nominations open soon
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is home to many outstanding staff and faculty. Help celebrate all that they’ve accomplished with an Award of Excellence. Nominations open soon, so start thinking about who you’d like to recognize. More details arriving in your inbox next month.

  • decorative imageSocial Media
    Catch up on the best Twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including support for epilepsy research, faculty achievements and a new ‘student’ in the Edgell Lab.

  • decorative imageWebsite Updates
    Looking to create a new website or refresh the old one? The Communications & Marketing Team needs to approve new website requests prior to you opening an ITS ticket. Please contact Communications with your request.

  • decorative imageEvents
    Each Discover Robarts Community Presentation features a group of scientists and clinicians who share the latest research advancements on an accessible and relatable level, and includes a tour of research labs and facilities at Robarts.

  • decorative imageDean's Video Newsletter: The year ahead
    In this month's edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Dr. Michael J. Strong looks to the year ahead and explores important topics including the University's Indigenous Strategy...

  • decorative imageWE SPEAK 2017 - Let Western University know what you think
    The WE SPEAK Faculty and Staff Survey 2017 is now available. It will help to identify what is working well, and where there is opportunity for improvement. Check your inbox for an email from delivery@metricsatwork.com which provides you with your unique link to the confidential survey. The survey will be available until February 13...

  • decorative imageThe deadline for your Awards of Excellence nominations is quickly approaching
    Take a moment to reflect on your experiences working with your colleagues in London and Windsor who continue to achieve excellence in the work they do. The nomination deadline for the Windsor Campus' Awards of Excellence is February 10. The nomination deadline for the Awards of Excellence is March 6...

  • decorative imageYour January desktop background download is now available
    In addition to the 2017 pictorial calendar, we will be featuring monthly Commitment to the Community desktop background downloads. At the end of each month, throughout 2017, a new desktop background will be released. A special thank you to Johnny Tran, Graduate Orthodontics, for the January background...

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Ting-Yim Lee, PhD, Louisa Salemi, Mike Ellis, Paul Desormeaux, Marcon Laforet, Amy Burke, Jason Wolfs, Jacob Aguirre, Kyle Hoffman, Michael Thwaites and Charles Ishak...

  • decorative imageCommitment to the Community with Nicole Dorssers, Special Events & Alumni Engagement Officer
    Nicole Dorssers' personal connection to volunteering started a young age. With her strong ties abroad gained during schooling in France and travelling the Middle East, it opened her mind to being a member of something much larger – a community...

  • decorative imageStudent Profile: Mark Gera, Master of Public Health Class of 2017
    For Mark Gera, positively affecting others' health has always been an interest of his. And with the Master of Public Health Program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry he is confident he will be able to fulfill his goal...

  • decorative imageHanif Ladak, PhD, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    As a young teenager, Hanif Ladak, PhD, developed and sold computer games. Today, he’s creating software for simulation training and sharing his entrepreneurial spirit with his students...

  • decorative imageThat's a wrap: The R.E.A.L. Life Project series focused on Distributed Education recap
    This series of photo essays captures the day-to-day work of faculty members, residents and medical students, and showcases the diversity of learning experiences that occur across the School’s distributed sites. Explore the unparalleled exposure to patients, health challenges and clinical care teams...

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Dr. Ali Bateman, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Entering into the specialty area of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation wasn’t always on Dr. Ali Bateman’s radar when she began medical school. After completing electives throughout Canada, Dr. Bateman became enamored with the specialty and knew that Schulich Medicine & Dentistry was where she wanted to be to complete her studies...

  • decorative imageDepartment Profile: Master of Clinical Pathologists Assistant Program
    The Master of Clinical Pathologists’ Assistant Program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry may be small in size, but that doesn’t take anything away from the impact of their work and commitment to the community...

  • In the media: PTSD: Beyond Trauma
    Dr. Ruth Lanius' imaging research was featured as part of a Nature of Things documentary exploring the real stories and the science behind PTSD...

  • Thank you for participating in #BellLetsTalk Day
    Thanks to you, Bell Let's Talk Day had a total of 131,705,010 overall interactions and raised $6,585,250. In case you missed it, we've gathered some of our most impactful tweets from the day...

  • Understanding the brain mental health Lena Palaniyappan
    For Bell Let's Talk Day, Dr. Lena Palaniyappan sat down with us to discuss ending stigma around mental health and how his research may help early detection, diagnosis and treatment in the future...

  • Recognize an outstanding alumnus today
    Annually, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Alumni of Distinction Awards celebrate and honour alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the School, Western University, the community and/or their profession The deadline for nominations is March 10...

  • Take a 360° tour of the new Dentistry Simulation Laboratory
    Welcome to the new state-of-the-art Dentistry Simulation Laboratory. This newly-renovated space features more than 5,000 square feet of leading-edge simulation technology including true-to-life models, dental mannequins, digital x-rays and teaching cameras, all designed to develop the skill and precision vital to the practice of dentistry...

  • decorative imageTweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students including tweets from Dr. George Kim, Tomi Nano, and David Rodenhiser, PhD...

  • decorative imageTips and tricks for portecting your password protected accounts
    Do you remember the last time you updated your passwords? Western University is implementing an account password change campaign...

  • decorative imageUpcoming events
    Get up to date information about upcoming Conversation and Coffee dates with the Dean. RSVP for the Talent Management Conference: Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence by January 27...

  • decorative imageSchulich Medicine & Dentistry - Renovation/Redevelopment News
    A planning process for the expansion and replacement of some of the aging facilities at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has been initiated. At the core of this is the replacement of the Kresge Building and the Molecular Biochemistry Laboratories...

  • decorative imageSteven Laviolette presents on Addiction at TEDxWesternU
    Steven Laviolette's recent TEDx talk at Western challenges the current view of addiction...

  • decorative imageCreating lasting, positive change
    Drs. David Steven and Jorge Burneo have helped establish the first epilepsy surgery programs in Peru, a country whose epilepsy rate is three times higher than Canada's...

  • decorative imageThe Chair's Blog
    Dr. James Calvin has started to blog. He's going to be sharing information and commentary related to the Department of Medicine’s latest news and events, with a focus on their strategic plan and on quality improvement initiatives in clinical teaching units...

  • decorative imageYour February desktop background download is now available
    In addition to the 2017 pictorial calendar, we will be featuring monthly Commitment to the Community desktop background downloads. At the end of each month, throughout 2017, a new desktop background will be released. A special thank you to Sylvia Mioduszewski, Education Evaluation Officer, for the February background...

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Kori LaDonna, PhD, Dr. Alp Sener, Dr. Neil Duggal, Paula Foster, PhD, Greg Dekaban, PhD, Dr. Marina Salvadori, Julie Kaiser, Carolina R. Batista, Peter Szabo, Ashley Makela, Ashley Schormans, Saqgar Desai, Kelly Baines...

  • decorative imageStrengthening communities through research: Gerald McKinley, PhD
    Gerald McKinley, PhD, believes that giving back to the community isn’t a single event, it’s a responsibility that should be fulfilled over a life-time. The assistant professor puts this belief into practice through his research and its application with First Nations communities across Ontario...

  • decorative imageBecoming Dr. Archibald: Jennifer Archibald, Schulich Dentistry
    Jennifer Archibald was one of several Schulich Dentistry students who travelled to Jamaica this past summer to provide free dental care for one week to the islanders...

  • decorative imageAdvancing surgical training: Dr. Jonathan Lau and Elvis Chen, PhD
    Dr. Jonathan Lau and Elvis Chen, PhD, are using a combination of 3D printing and synthetic materials to create a surgical simulation tool that mimics what a surgeon sees, feels and experiences during spinal dural repairs. The tool joins an impressive list of successful commercial ventures started at Robarts...

  • decorative imageA model of interprofessionalism: DocTalks program
    Schulich Medicine faculty members at the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance are helping build a more collaborative environment through a unique program called DocTalks...

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Dr. Kyle Fisher, PGY4, Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
    As a fourth year resident in Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Dr. Kyle Fisher must always be considering the unforeseen, making quick and thoughtful decisions and serving as his patients’ advocate. It’s a challenge, but well suited to his type-a personality...

  • decorative imageBehind the Numbers: Finance and IT, Department of Medicine
    A boardroom full of banter between colleagues isn’t what you’d expect walking into a Finance and IT department. But if you take a quick trip to visit the Department of Medicine’s Finance and IT team located in Victoria Hospital, you’ll get just that...

  • The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics toasts to 2017
    In late January, students, faculty, and staff from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics met for a celebration of the new year. The department remarked on a few of their achievements, and Drs. Greta Bauer, Janet Martin and Guangyong Zou were recognized for their recent accomplishments...

  • New exhibition celebrates the career of Dr. Henry Barnett
    Dr. Henry Barnett and the history of Robarts Research Institute are being celebrated in a special exhibit at Western Libraries...

  • Call for volunteers: London Health Research Day
    London Health Research Day is seeking volunteers for its upcoming event on Tuesday, March 28. Volunteers will assist with greeting guests, registration, presentation support and event logistics. The registration deadline for volunteers is March 6...

  • Researchers: supervised injection sites needed in London
    A recent paper, co-authored by Ayden Scheim, PhD Candidate, indicates there is an urgent need for supervised injection sites in London...

  • The Centre for Translational Cancer Research hosts first annual networking night
    In early February, a mix of clinicians, scientists, researchers and trainees gathered at Bellamere Winery for CTCR Colleagues Collaborate networking night...

  • decorative imageTweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students including tweets from IESC Western, Dr. Marlys Koschinsky and the Department of Family Medicine...

  • decorative imageTips and tricks: Updated poster process
    New bulletin boards have been installed in the main floor hallways of MSB, DSB, HSA and CSB. These bulletin boards are reserved for posters from any department or program from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry...

  • decorative imageUpcoming events
    The annual Paterson Lecture Series featuring Martin Chalfie, PhD, takes place on March 30. Registration for the Schulich Medicine Education Conference on May 5 is now open. The Awards of Excellence nomination period closes on March 6...

  • decorative imageProfiles of Excellence: Susann Schmid, PhD
    Susanne Schmid, PhD, is studying the underlying mechanisms that allow us to filter sensory information. Disruptions in this mechanism are present in disorders like schizophrenia and autism...

  • decorative imageRecognizing peers
    The 2017 Windsor Awards of Excellence recipients have demonstrated passion, professionalism and excellence in their teaching, support and leadership. Congratulations to the 14 recipients...

  • decorative imageGroupWise to Office 365 Migration
    Information Services is currently in the planning stages to migrate the GroupWise email system to Western's Office 365 System. The current target is to have the migration completed in late May to early June 2017...

  • decorative imageInformative and Insightful discussions at coffee sessions
    During the past four Coffee & Conversation sessions, Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean, has been able to share news about the School and engage in insightful discussions about the concerns of faculty...

  • decorative imageThe Chair's Blog
    Dr. James Calvin has released part two of the three-part blog series that discusses quality improvement initiatives on clinical teaching units...

  • decorative imageYour March desktop background download is now available
    A special thank you to James Wing-Yiu Choy, associate professor, Biochemistry, for the March desktop background...

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Scott McKay, Dr. Hariharan Iyer, Dr. Peter Mugyenyi, Anita Woods, Dr. Mark Awuku, Dr. Douglas Ross, Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo, Dr. Ian Ball, Dr. Matthew Cohen, Tehmina Ahmad, Dr. Barbra de Vrijer, Dr. Kevin Coughlin, Dr. Genevieve Eastabrook, Dr. Basim Abu Rafea, Dr. Angelos Vilos and more...

  • decorative imageCommitment to the Community: Vicki Douvalis - Building a stronger London
    Impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands of Londoners is an ambitious task, but Vicki Douvalis is willing to take on the challenge. Volunteering with London Public Library and Museum London, she’s been able to create connections that enrich lives, inspire discovery, foster creativity and expand possibilities...

  • decorative imageStudent Profile: Terry Lee Robins
    While some may shy away from working with cadavers and performing gross examinations on human tissues or organs, Terry Lee Robins, a Master of Clinical Sciences-Pathologists' Assistant Candidate, relishes the opportunity...

  • decorative imageRobarts Research Institute hosts inaugural Brainhack Western event
    Dozens of trainees and faculty members from across Western's campus came together earlier this month for the inaugural Brainhack Western. The multi-day event was hosted at Robarts, and was part of a global movement to develop innovative solutions to emerging issues in neuroimaging and neuroscience...

  • decorative imageDistributed Education: New dedicated space for trainees
    With financial backing from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, three new exam rooms at Stratford General Hospital have been designated for students and residents, solidifying the dedication to distributed education in the community...

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Dr. Carolyn Adams, PGY1, Family Medicine
    With roots in Windsor stretching back to the early 1900’s, Dr. Adams is looking forward to practicing in her hometown and continuing the family tradition of socially responsible care...

  • decorative imageDepartment Profile: Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    The Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility team at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has decades of experience maintaining excellence in patient care through world-class innovative research and education...

  • Communications Request Form
    The Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Communications Team is implementing a new process for communications requests. The Communications Request Form is an online form which will help begin the planning process and provide a brief outline of your upcoming project...

  • In case you missed it: Complexity, Competency & Care
    Let Lorelei Lingard, PhD, Sayra Cristancho, PhD, Mark Goldszmidt, MDCM, PhD, and Saad Chahine, PhD, provide the answers to three important questions that continue to impact medical education and patient care today...

  • The 2016 Dean's Report is now available
    The annual performance review presenting a comprehensive overview of the successes achieved during the past year...

  • In the media: Drugs for enlarged prostate can up depression, self-harm risk in rare case
    CTV National highlighted new research from Western University and ICES Western that showed a common class of medications used to treat men with enlarged prostate does not boost the risk of suicide, but in rare cases can cause depression and thoughts of self-harm...

  • History of Medicine success
    Twelve Schulich Medicine students, whose research ranges from prosthetic limbs to Japanese medical experiments, were award recipients at recent History of Medicine events...

  • decorative imageMarch tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students including tweets from Dr. Javeed Sukhera, the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping and Dr. Michael Ott...

  • decorative imageTips and tricks: How do I...?
    Information Services is pleased to announce a new 'How Do I...?' video. The latest video is 'How to Spot a Phishing Attempt'...

  • decorative imageUpcoming events
    Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Celebration of Excellence Dinner. Purchase today. RSVP for Developmental Disabilities Research Day on May 4. Save the date for the annual See the Line concussion research and awareness symposium on August 16...

  • decorative imageA celebration of research
    Suzanne Bernier, PhD, was a dedicated researcher and mentor whose passion for musculoskeletal science was contagious. The 10th Annual Suzanne Bernier Memorial Lecture in Skeletal Biology celebrates her legacy. It will feature keynote speaker Lori A. Setton, PhD...

  • decorative imageSee the Line Returns August 16
    The afternoon community symposium will include an all-star panel moderated by Hometown Hockey's Ron MacLean, featuring See the Line's Honorary Chair and Hockey Hall of Famer Eric Lindros, Five-time Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser, San Jose Sharks (NHL) centre Logan Couture and Western Mustang's Assistant Coach Kalley Armstrong. Register early, as this event sells out annually...

  • decorative imageDr. Spencer Lalonde named the 2017 Dr. John D. Brown Memorial Resident Award recipient
    Congratulations to Dr. Spencer Lalonde, PGY1, Internal Medicine, on receiving this honour. He is being recognized for his empathy, diligence to patient safety and respect...

  • decorative imageCongratulations to the 2017 Awards of Excellence recipients
    As educators, researchers, innovators and leaders, this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients are making a difference at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry...

  • decorative imageAlumni of Distinction Awards
    Congratulations to the 2017 Alumni of Distinction Award recipients: Drs. Robert Bourne, MD’71; Jack Harris; Zain Kassam, MD’09; Peter Leung, PhD’79; Paul Romanson, DDS’72; Cecil Rorabeck, MD’68, DSc '09; David Spence, BA’65, MD’70; and Shawn Steele, BA’01, DDS’05, JD’13...

  • decorative imageContinuing to serve others: Jim Silcox
    For five years, Jim Silcox has been volunteering his time helping answer questions for patients and visitors entering LHSC’s University Hospital. The volunteer role serves to be quite a contrast from his position at UH as an Obstetrician/Gynaecologist...

  • decorative image2017 We Speak Results
    The survey results are in. On April 25, in an email to all faculty and staff Dr. Amit Chakma, president and vice-chancellor shared that the 2017 We Speak Survey results are in. You can learn more about the overall University results on the We Speak website (you will need your Western login). Plans are in process for sharing Schulich Medicine & Dentistry results. Watch for news coming to your inbox soon...

  • decorative imageLondon to become North American leader in 3D printing for medical and surgical solutions
    The London Medical Network announced a $6.8 million partnership with Western University and Renishaw PLC to establish a new research, development and commercialization centre that will focus on the creation of medical instruments and surgical solutions through additive manufacturing...

  • decorative imageYour April desktop background download is now available
    A special thank you to Brian Schick, fellow, anatomical pathology, for the April desktop background...

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Tamara Tavares, Dr. Lena Palaniyappan, Dr. Sarah McLean, Jerry Battista, PhD, David Zuanazzi, Dr. Jonathan Lau, Dr. David Palma, Dante Capaldi, Daniel Gelman, Jason Kai, Justin Laing, Fiona Li, Heeseung Lim and Dickson Wong...

  • decorative imageCommitment to the Community: Dr. Evelyn Vingilis - Inspiring young girls through STEM
    The Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS) is inspiring young girls across Canada to join science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Founded in 1992 by Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s own Dr. Evelyn Vingilis and her then nine-year-old daughter Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko, CAGIS’ impact reaches far beyond the local community...

  • decorative imageStudent Profile: China Scholarship Council students - Exchanging Knowledge
    At Western for a year, the China Scholarship Council students share their thoughts about research training, Canada and their new found love of Tim Hortons...

  • decorative imageDr. Michael Silverman: The ‘magic’ of ultrasound encourages women to attend prenatal care in rural Uganda
    New research from Lawson and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry shows that advertising free ultrasounds increases number of pregnant women attending modern medical care in Uganda...

  • decorative imageRecognizing excellence in Distributed Education
    Four Distributed Education faculty members were recognized with a 2017 Schulich Award of Excellence for Faculty in Distributed Sites. Congratulations to Drs. Amit Bagga, Rochelle Dworkin, Anna Mayer and Shanil Narayan...

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Dr. Timothy Nguyen, Department of Oncology
    With three cardiologists in his family, Dr. Timothy Nguyen, a resident in the Department of Oncology, decided to break the mould and specialize in Radiation Oncology...

  • decorative imageDepartment Profile: Division of Autopsy Services, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    The Division of Autopsy Services at London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital sees about 600 cases per year. And although not every case is comparable to a murder mystery novel, the cases that the division processes on a daily basis provide a vital service to the London community and beyond...

  • Prosci Change Management
    Shulich Medicine & Dentistry is offering Refresher Sessions for those who were previously trained in Prosci Change Management methodology. In the fall of 2017, information sessions for staff and leaders not yet familiar with Prosci will be offered outline the training opportunities available in 2018...

  • Windsor faculty member among Canadian astronaut finalists
    Windsor faculty member, Dr. Adam Sirek has been selected as one of 17 finalists in the race to become Canada's next astronaut...

  • Detecting dementia takes top spot at 3MT competition
    Tamara Tavares, a PhD Candidate at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, took the top spot in Western’s sixth annual Three Minute Thesis competition last week, tackling the complex world of frontotemporal dementia, a hereditary neurodegenerative disorder...

  • In the media: The fight against concussions
    Former NHLer Eric Lindros is on a mission to keep his kids—and yours—safe from concussions...

  • Marking the Vimy Centennial
    In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Dr. Vivian McAlister writes about the contributions of the Canadian Army Medical Corps during this nationally defining moment...

  • Awards of Excellence - Windsor Campus photo gallery
    The Awards of Excellence - Windsor Campus event featured an evening full of celebration, laughter and new memories...

  • decorative imageTweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including tweets from Lorelei Lingard, David Rodenhiser, Frank Beier, Lisa Saksida and more...

  • decorative imageTips and tricks for Cascade
    Western's upgrade to Version 8 of Cascade was successfully completed on April 9, 2017. A new Cascade user manual has been created to help answer some of your questions about the new interface...

  • decorative imageUpcoming events
    Last chance to register for Developmental Disabilities Research Day. Registration will close end of day Thursday, April 27. Registration for the Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting Alumni Reception closes on Friday, April 28...

  • decorative imageWe Speak Update
    In the coming weeks, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty and staff will begin to receive more news and information about the We Speak survey results. Departmental results will be shared directly with Department leaders in order to review their outcomes...

  • decorative imageA rite of passage
    On May 12, the Medicine Class of 2017 officially entered the medical profession. Dr. Peter Mugyenyi was the recipient of an Honorary Degree, and Drs. Jerry Battista, David Lee, Patricia Morley-Forster, Fiona Ralley and Witek Zaleski received their Professor Emeritus status...

  • decorative imageDr. Marina Salvadori honoured as YMCA Woman of Excellence
    Dr. Salvadori's work as a paediatrician and a faculty member, as well as her national advocacy work was recognized with a 2017 YMCA Women of Excellence Award...

  • decorative imageYour May desktop background download is now available
    A special thank you to David Driman, professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, for the May desktop background...

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Michael Rieder, the Collaborative Research Seed Grant recipients, Kelly Anderson, Eric Arts, Robert Bartha, Lakshman Gunaratnam, David Heinrichs, Julio Martinez-Trujillo, Anthony Nichols, Lena Palaniyappan, Silvia Penuela, Rithwik Ramachandran, Stephen Renaud, John Ronald, Cheryle Seguin, Rennian Wang, Donald Welsh, Manuel Montero Odasso, David Edgell, Paul Gribble, Elizabeth Osuch, Frederick Dick, Maria Drangova and more...

  • decorative imageSpearheading humanitarian surgical missions: Dr. Toni Zhong, MD’02
    Spearheading humanitarian surgical missions to developing countries, alumna Dr. Toni Zhong, MD’02, is featured in a video that recently won an award from the News Photographers Association of Canada...

  • decorative imageCelebrating the Medicine Class of 2017 with Yousif Atwan
    Yousif Atwan, Medicine Class of 2017, is graduating this month with pride, gratitude and optimism about his future in orthopaedic surgery. He reflects on his journey through medical school and the relationships he built along the way...

  • decorative imageImproving x-ray technology to better detect and diagnose disease: Tomi Nano, PhD Candidate
    Tomi Nano, PhD Candidate, is looking at improving x-ray technology to better detect and diagnose breast cancer. Supervised by Ian Cunningham, the Medical Biophysics trainee is inspired by the environment and people at Robarts...

  • decorative imageCollaborating to strengthen medical education: 2017 Education Conference
    From mentoring to managing bias to simulation training, the 2017 Education Conference delivered a wide range of medical education topics and learnings to faculty from across Southwestern Ontario. This year’s Conference theme was Competency Based Medical Education...

  • decorative imageResident spotlight: Dr. Matthew Cecchini, Anatomical Pathology
    A resident in anatomical pathology, Dr. Matthew Cecchini, aims to 'tell the story' of his patients through the specimens he examines...

  • decorative imageAwards of Excellence award recipient profiles
    Congratulations to the 34 Awards of Excellence recipients. Learn more about their accomplishments...

  • Canadian Medicare 2017: Historical Reflections, Future Directions
    As a board member of the Associated Medical Services, Dr. Mithu Sen is proud to join them in celebrating their 80th anniversary in May 2017. We’re pleased to share a five-part series of Op-Ed pieces they’ve written for the Globe and Mail...

  • Celebrating Medical Excellence: London 2018
    Mission statements from our Medicine Classes 2017-2020 are featured in a video introduction shared at the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Ceremony in Quebec City. We're excited to be hosting the 2018 event next year in London...

  • Mansour Haeryfar and colleagues unlock the ‘shocking’ truth about TSS
    Once thought of as a hero, now also a villain - that’s the way researchers are now looking at a cytokine called interleukin IL-17A and its role during certain infections that lead to Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)...

  • Chinese delegates travel to Western University for Medical Education Symposium
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry welcomed delegates from Nanjing Medical University on May 16, where new collaborative goals for the future and emerging practices in medicine were discussed...

  • Ten students heading to Kenya with the Global MINDS Summer Institute
    Congratulations to Michelle Quaye and Gunjan Mhapankar, Medicine Class of 2020, on being chosen as two of the 10 Western University students taking part in the first ever Global MINDS Summer Institute in Machakos Town, Kenya...

  • decorative imageTweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including tweets from Elizabeth Mazza, Alison Allan, Susanne Schmid, George Kim, Glenn Bauman and more...

  • decorative imageTips and tricks for Outlook
    Progress continues with the School-wide migration from GroupWise to Outlook. Information about training sessions, resources and how-to documents can be found on the IS website...

  • decorative imageUpcoming events
    On August 16, learn the latest in sport related brain injury evaluation and treatment. See the Line includes a full-day CME, as well as an afternoon Community Symposium that will educate you on the latest in concussion research...

  • decorative imageDean's Video Newsletter: We Speak results
    Dr. Michael Strong, Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, discusses the School's overall We Speak results...

  • decorative imageCBME: The role of Competence Committees
    Competence Committees are an important part of Competency Based Medical Education at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. Faculty members explain the role of Competence Committees and what is needed to make it successful...

  • decorative image2017 Achievement Report: Optimizing Life-Long Health
    The annual Achievement Report is a yearly snapshot of achievements at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Take a look at this year's highlights, research findings, awards and more...

  • decorative imageConstruction update
    Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, shares details about the construction projects that will be advancing and provides some information about timing for these projects...

  • decorative imageNew treatment available for people with early multiple sclerosis
    Researchers from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are part of a groundbreaking study showing that a common acne medication called minocycline can be used to help treat multiple sclerosis in its earliest stages...

  • decorative imageDr. David Palma launches new book
    Starting July 1st, Dr. David Palma’s new book, Taking Charge of Cancer, will be on bookshelves across Canada. The book was created with patients in mind and is dedicated to distinguishing myth from truth and helping patients get top-notch cancer treatment...

  • decorative imageYour June desktop background download is now available
    A special thank you to Crystal Mackay, Senior Media Relations Officer, for the June desktop background. Don't forget to check back in July and August for all new backgrounds...

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Peter Gerard Blake, Jane Yorke Edwards, Sahza Hatibovic-Kofman, Nicholas Joseph Victor Hogg, Janice Koenig, Michael Joseph Kovacs, Gary S. Shaw, Mark D. Vincent and Andrew J. Watson, Al Getgood, Jerry Battista, Mary Mathews, Sara Kuruvilla, Jeff Cao, Jonathon Izawa, Alison Allan, Junaid Yousuf and more...

  • decorative imagePassion for a cause: Hunster Yang, Honors Specialization in Neuroscience, BSc’18 candidate
    Through a careful balance of demanding academics and extra-curricular activities, Hunster Yang has discovered some of his true passions in life...

  • decorative imageStudent profiles: Celebrating Convocation with Nick Tonial, Brett Hawley and Lindsay Oliver
    Celebrating Convocation with Nick Tonial, Brett Hawley and Lindsay Oliver. Three separate stories highlighting three extraordinary students from Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Dentistry and Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral affairs...

  • decorative imageCIHR funding boosts novel cancer research at Robarts: John Ronald, PhD
    John Ronald, PhD, is developing a gene-based approach to cancer detection. Using engineered 'tumour-activatable minicircles', the researcher and his team can use a blood test to determine if cancer is present, and potentially treat the disease. He recently received his first CIHR grant to support this ongoing research...

  • decorative imageDistributed Education profile: Dr. Puneet Seth's research explores technology use with older patients
    Thoughts of the technology revolution in health care tend to invoke images of robotic surgical tools or complex imaging machines. But Dr. Puneet Seth and a team of researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute, are showing that even everyday technologies, such as mobile devices, can have a profound impact on health care...

  • decorative imageResident spotlight: Dr. Patrick Murphy, General Surgery
    In this Q&A, Dr. Patrick Murphy explains what motivated him to pursue to the specialization of surgery, the defining moments in his residency training so far and how he maintains his athletic interests outside the hospital...

  • decorative imageBuilding relationships to support the School's mission: Alumni Relations & Development team
    Susana Gajic-Bruyea, Kristen Lesko, Kayla Kalijarvi, Dean Sherk and Marta Kobrzynski research and engage with prospective donors to build relationships, and match the individuals and organizations with giving opportunities that fit with their interests...

  • Submit your entry today for the Pictorial Calendar contest
    The annual Pictorial Calendar contest is open to all Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni, faculty, staff and students. Submit a .jpg image of your work, along with the title and photo settings or medium, to comms@schulich.uwo.ca by Thursday, August 31 for your chance to be featured in the 2018 calendar...

  • In the media: T Cells that drive Toxic Shock in mice identified
    Mansour Haeryfar explains how overzealous activity by mucosa-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells in response to bacterial toxins can lead to illness instead of stopping it...

  • Profiles of Excellence: Dale Laird, PhD
    Dale Laird, PhD, explains the role of gap junctions in disease and how his lab is trying to understand this function in order to inform treatment...

  • Two Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Trainees awarded 2017 Vanier Scholarships
    Dr. Marat Slessarev and Charles Yin, have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canada’s most prestigious scholarship for doctoral students...

  • Dr. Narinder Paul appointed Chair/Chief, Department of Medical Imaging
    Dr. Narinder Paul has been appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Medical Imaging in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2022...

  • Dr. Kevin Fung appointed Chair/Chief, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
    Dr. Kevin Fung has been appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2022...

  • decorative imageTweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including tweets from Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Rob Leeper, Alison Allan and more...

  • decorative imageTips and tricks for email signatures
    The School-wide migration from GroupWise to Outlook requires you to update your email signature. Step-by-step instructions and resources for updating your email signature are available on the IS website...

  • decorative imageUpcoming events
    The Pulse will be taking a break for the summer months. Thank you to those who contributed to this year's content. The Pulse will return in September. On August 16, learn the latest in sport related brain injury evaluation and treatment from See the Line...

  • decorative imageResearch feature: Why you don't look at your feet when you walk
    Stephen Lomber, PhD, and a team of researchers at Western’s renowned Brain & Mind Institute are learning from the walking habits of cats by pinpointing a part of the brain involved in acquiring and maintaining the memory of obstacles in our environment...

  • decorative imageAnn and Mitt Romney join Leaders in Innovation
    On November 15, Ann and Mitt Romney will join scientists, trainees and community members for the 2017 Leaders in Innovation Dinner. Ann was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998 and has since become a champion for those fighting the disease. This event sold out last year, so purchase your tickets early...

  • decorative imageCreating a culture of CQI
    Continuous quality improvement - three words that are framing the way forward for the Doctor of Medicine program and accreditation - and words you are sure to hear more often. Learn more about what work is underway to support the outcomes of the MD program's last accreditation and the preparations being made for the next evaluation in 2023...

  • decorative imageStrategic Plan Refresh Update
    During the summer months, Directors from the School’s administrative teams have been taking a look at the School’s strategic plan and moving forward with the refresh of the document which began under Dr. Margaret Steele’s leadership...

  • decorative image Dean's Video Newsletter - Indigenous Strategic Plan
    In this edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Dr. Michael J. Strong addresses plans across the University and School to respond to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. With education and health care as major themes in the report, Dr. Strong explains the important role of medical schools in addressing issues impacting Indigenous health...

  • decorative imageProfiles of Excellence: Hanif Ladak & Sumit Agrawal
    Hanif Ladak, PhD, and Dr. Sumit Agrawal are a true example of translational research - the basic science and clinician duo have taken principles of math and computer engineering and are using them to create computer models which improve patient outcomes in hearing science...

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Walter Siqueira, Jacob Aguirre-Butcher, Matt Berg, David Edgell, Mithu Sen, Hanbo Chen, the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge top steppers and teams, Melissa Schorr, Linda Wang, Erik Mandawe, Joseph Chin, Alan Getgood, Patrick Lajoie, Lena Palaniyappan, Aaron Fenster, Amanda Sauvé, Terry Peters, Anthony Tang, Flora Jung, Emaad Mohammad, Hunster Yang, Dante Capaldi, Tavis Apramian and more...

  • decorative imageGiving hope to ALS patients: Dr. Brittney Parlett, Resident Alumna
    Residency brings many unexpected challenges. For Resident Alumna, Brittney Parlett, it was her husband Jeff Perreault being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Instead of giving up hope, Dr. Parlett excelled in her residency, cared for her husband and raised money for ALS research...

  • decorative imageDiscovering the art of surgery: Tavis Apramian, MD/PhD Candidate
    Tavis Apramian, an MD/PhD Candidate, has discovered, through his research, that surgeons more closely resemble artists than previously thought. With variations in surgeons' practise, he has shown that medical education varies in this specialty...

  • decorative imageCIHR Foundation Grants awarded to Robarts researchers
    Congratulations to Dr. Lena Palaniyappan and Aaron Fenster, PhD, recipients of a total of $3 million in research funding as part of the Foundation Grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced in August...

  • decorative imageR.E.A.L. Life Perspectives: St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
    In the first installment of R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives, we follow faculty member Dr. Robert Black, surgical resident Dr. Kerollos Wanis, and nurse Jackie Moore on the surgical ward at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH)...

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Dr. Faizal Haji, PGY6, Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurological Sciences
    In his last year of the Neurosurgical Residency program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Dr. Faizal Haji says the great mentors he has encountered over the years, and at all levels of education, have helped him to realize his potential and accomplish new feats...

  • decorative imageWelcome to the School's newly appointed decanal leaders and faculty members
    A recap of the School's newly appointed decanal leaders and faculty members from June to September 2017...

  • Homecoming Weekend: Pseudoscience Expert Panel Discussion
    Dive into the facts vs. fiction of evidence-based medicine with a stellar panel of clinicians and researchers focusing on pseudoscience and its effect on human health. Featuring Drs. Jennifer Gunter, Marina Salvadori, Mark Speechley, Saverio Stranges....

  • In the media: Have researchers found a way to reverse pot's harmful effects?
    Steven Laviolette, PhD, and Justine Renard, PhD, made national headlines this month for their latest research identifying the mechanism in the brain responsible for the negative psychiatric effects of THC on the adolescent brain...

  • Register today for the 2017 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine Symposium
    The day includes presentations by experts in the fields of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of multiple sclerosis, a panel discussion moderated by André Picard, health columnist with The Globe and Mail, and a keynote lecture by the 2017 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine recipient, V. Wee Yong, PhD...

  • Celebrating White Coat with the MD and DDS Classes of 2021
    We welcomed the incoming Medicine & Dentistry Classes of 2021 to Western on August 29. Students received their white coats to mark the start of a new professional identity...

  • Your September desktop background download is now available
    A special thank you to Marc Lawrence, BMSc'18, for the September desktop background...

  • Robarts takes centre stage at See the Line
    Robarts scientists Rob Bartha, PhD, Arthur Brown, PhD, and Greg Dekaban, PhD, along with trainees from their labs, presented current concussion projects and showcased the Institute's world-class facilities as part of See the Line on August 16...

  • decorative imageTweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including tweets from Alison Allan, Stephen Wetmore, Family Medicine, George Kim and more...

  • decorative imageTips and tricks: Internal Brand Package
    The use and adherence to the School's brand identity plays a crucial role in helping to create a unified and recognizable brand. The new Internal Brand Package includes the most current branded resources...

  • decorative imageUpcoming events
    The History of Medicine Office is pleased to present the 2017 Visiting Speaker Series, featuring Jeffrey Baker, MD, PhD, Duke University. Dr. Baker will present "Autism and Its Transformations – The History of a Contested Diagnosis" on October 3...

  • decorative imageDr. Vladimir Hachinski a 2018 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Inductee
    Congratulations to Dr. Hachinski on being inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. He is a Distinguished University Professor in Clinical Neurological Sciences, a world-renowned neurologist who has transformed the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the two greatest threats to the brain, stroke and dementia...

  • decorative image$13.8 million in new funding for School research teams
    Eric Arts, PhD, Melvyn Goodale, PhD, Terry Peters, PhD, and Dr. Geoffrey Pickering will share $13.8-million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The official announcement was made on October 12 by London West MP Kate Young and London North Centre MP Peter Fragiskatos at Robarts Research Institute...

  • decorative imageFaculty Affairs: A Q&A with Dr. Davy Cheng
    On July 1, Dr. Davy Cheng began his role as Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs. We sat down with him to talk about this new position, his goals and learn more about his priorities for his first few months as Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs...

  • decorative imageMoving forward in reconciliation and healing
    “My time at the School has strengthened my cultural identity because my classmates are so eager to learn and understand what it means to be an Indigenous person in Canada,” said second-year medical student Cheyenne LaForme, reflecting on the recent Indigenous learning session for medical and law students at Western. The session included a presentation by Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and a Blanket Exercise...

  • decorative imageTransition to Residency: A lecture series preparing residents for their training
    T2R offers eight half-day lectures focused on everything from hypotension/shock to neruor emergencies and the dying patients, so residents can gain the knowledge and skills they need to feel more prepared and comfortable so they can achieve success during residency...

  • decorative image Dr. Valerie Schulz appointed Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development
    Dr. Valerie Schulz has been appointed as Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, effective October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2022...

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Vladimir Hachinski, Lloy Wylie, Eric Arts, Melvyn Goodale, Terry Peters, Geoffrey Pickering, Karla Crosara, Michael Greene, Dorota Klubowicz, Shawna Kim, Sherri-Lynn Kane, Waseem El-Halabi, Shane Smith, Sumit Chaudhari, Mark Watling Mike Mikhaeil, Julie Ann Van Koughnett, Zaid Koht, Amin Sandhu, Raj Rai, Bharat Markandey, Andrei Zaharia, Yoon Chi, Michael Lee-Poy, Alison Allan and John Ronald and more...

  • decorative image2018 Awards of Excellence
    Every year, Awards of Excellence honours the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and provides an opportunity to recognize and encourage the ongoing development of outstanding talent. The nominations packages are now available for the 2018 awards...

  • decorative imageThe Activists: Taking action to bring social, political, and health care change
    As medical students, we’re told that physicians can make change happen, and that their signature means something,” said Rachelle Beanlands. “As second-year medical students, we don’t really know what that means yet, but as future physicians we can use our voice and position now for positive change.”...

  • decorative imageRodger Hudson, MSc Candidate: A dose of perspective
    Roger Hudson, an MSc Candidate, is researching how different doses of Tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol interact and effect learning and neutral and emotional memory...

  • decorative imageV. Wee Yong, PhD: The 2017 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine Recipient
    Western University’s Robarts Research Institute is pleased to announce that V. Wee Yong, PhD, is the recipient of the 2017 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine. Robarts has been awarding the Taylor Prize to leading scientists since 1985 and recognizes the contributions of outstanding internationally recognized researchers...

  • decorative imageR.E.A.L. Life Perspectives: Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance
    In the second installment of R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives, we follow faculty member Dr. Miriam Mann and Family Medicine resident Dr. Alicia Cundall during an overnight shift in the Emergency Department at Stratford General Hospital, one of four Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance sites...

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Bethany Oeming, PGY4, Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
    Dr. Bethany Oeming is a fourth-year resident in the Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. Though Dr. Oeming thought she was destined for Family Medicine, a clerkship rotation in Anesthesia changed her perspective and motivated her to ‘follow her instincts’ about the specialty...

  • decorative imageResident Boot Camp: Training the trainers to enrich learning
    The Boot Camp has been in existence since the fall of 2015, and is just one program that helped the Doctor of Medicine Program in moving the accreditation standard Preparation of resident and non-faculty instructors from non-compliant to compliant....

  • Cancer researchers rewarded for innovation with Movember Discovery Grants
    Congratulations to Alison Allan, PhD, and John Ronald, PhD, awarded Movember Discovery Grants based on novel research projects that have the potential to make a significant difference in prostate cancer research...

  • Lloy Wylie advances compassionate care thanks to AMS Phoenix Grant
    A thematic grant from AMS Phoenix is allowing Lloy Wylie, PhD, and her team at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to advance compassionate care for marginalized populations by creating educational initiatives and providing supports for health care staff...

  • Student Awards: Celebrating research at Schulich Dentistry
    Schulich Dentistry celebrated the research, innovation and collaboration of faculty and students at its annual Research Day on October 11. The event featured student poster presentations from dental students and graduate trainees. With more than 300 faculty participating, several students and trainees were awarded prizes for their outstanidng research...

  • Your October desktop background download is now available
    Thank you to the talented Theodore Lo, Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry, for the October desktop background...

  • Conditions of Appointment for Physicians Document - Town Halls
    Join Dr. Davy Cheng, Vice Dean Faculty Affairs, for one of these important Town Halls. November 14, 7:00-8:00 a.m., B2-119, Victoria Hospital or November 24, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Shuttleworth Auditorium, St. Joseph's Hospital.

  • decorative imageTweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including tweets from Adam Kassam, David Fischer, Jane Thornton , Saman Maleki, Alison Allan and more...

  • decorative imageTips & tricks for proper pumpkin disposal
    As we approach Halloween, Kevin Inchley, Associate Director, Facilities, is offering available options for pumpkin disposal.

  • decorative imageUpcoming events
    Celebrate the outstanding research taking place at Robarts by joining us for the Leaders in Innovation Dinner. Registration deadline is November 3...

  • decorative imageAgreement with Nanjing Medical University expanded
    A delegation from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is with Premier Kathleen Wynne in Nanjing, China this week as part of a Business Mission with Ontario's Ministry of International Trade. As part of the mission, the School is expanding its partnership with Nanjing Medical University...

  • decorative imageTeam has the World by a string
    A team of trainees including Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry student Michelle Quaye took home top honours at Western's World's Challenge Challenge for CREATE Kenya - an idea that uses entrepreneurship as means to support people with mental illness...

  • decorative imageMedical student wins prestigious Russ Jackson Award
    Western Mustangs linebacker and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Medical student Nick Vanin was honoured for his achievements, both on and off the field, with the prestigious Russ Jackson Award at the U SPORTS football All-Canadian Gala Thursday night...

  • decorative imagePolanyi Prize recognizes scholar’s imaging work
    Sarah Svenningsen, PhD'16, a postdoctoral fellow at Robarts and McMaster University, received the John Charles Polanyi Prize, presented by the Council of Ontario Universities...

  • decorative imageCBME Research grants awarded
    Seven different CBME research projects will share which was provided through the Competency-Based Medical Education Innovation Fund. Projects focused on a wide variety of themes from Neurosurgical-Team, Simulation based training to Developing an assessment tool for on-call experiences in surgical education...

  • decorative imageCBME and the broader medical education reform
    Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) is a popular topic of conversation at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry these days. Dr. Jay Rosenfield, vice dean, Medical Education is enthusiastic about the transition and sees it as an opportunity for positive change for learners and faculty alike, and for broader medical education reform responsive to the health care needs of the community....

  • decorative imageDr. Mark Awuku named Ontario Pediatrician of the Year
    Dr. Mark Awuku is named the 2017 Ontario Pediatrician of the Year by the Pediatricians Alliance of Ontario. Dr. Awuku is a pediatrician and assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Campus...

  • decorative imageMoira Stewart recognized by North American Primary Care Research Group
    Moira Stewart, PhD, received the 2017 Maurice Wood Award for Lifetime Contribution to Primary Care Research from the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Stewart, renowned for her work in primary care, is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics...

  • decorative imageDr. Larry Jacobs re-appointed Assistant Dean, Windsor Faculty Affairs
    Dr. Larry Jacobs is re-appointed as Assistant Dean, Windsor Faculty Affairs, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, effective January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019...

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Reena Khanna, Renato Natale, Moira Stewart, Sarah Svenningsen, Mark Awuku, Michelle Quaye, Nick Vanin, Kathryn Bailey, Darren Cargill, Scott McKay and Larry Schmidt....

  • decorative imageHelping young refugees transition, Mazen El-Baba, MA'17
    Refugee children from Syria might not think that they have a lot to teach others. Mazen El-Baba, MA’17 thinks differently. The recent master’s program graduate is using his passion for research and his commitment to the community to better understand the effects of adverse experiences on children’s mental wellbeing and decision making...

  • decorative imageStudent Profile: Luz Saavedra Valdemar - Turning Personal Experience into a Bustling Career
    Luz Saavedra Valdemar is passionate about creating accessible health care in her home country of Mexico. Through the Master of Public Health program she hopes to learn new approaches to combating barriers to care...

  • decorative imageNational media coverage: Uncovering concussion clues
    Research findings from Ravi Menon, PhD, and Kathryn Manning, PhD Candidate, gained national spotlight in October. The team showed that young hockey players who have suffered concussions still show changes in the white matter of the brain months after being cleared to return to play. The findings were published in Neurology...

  • decorative imageR.E.A.L. Life Perspectives: Central Lambton Family Health Team
    In the third instalment of the R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives, we get a behind the scenes look at the Central Lambton Family Health Team (CLFHT) with faculty member Dr. Firas Al-Dhaher and second-year Family Medicine resident Dr. Cody Jackson...

  • decorative imageResident spotlight: Dr. Adam Kassam, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Dr. Adam Kassam didn’t set out to be an advocate. The chief resident in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry says a passion for diversity and a firm belief in speaking up for what he believes in is what has been the driving force behind his more than half dozen published op-eds...

  • decorative imageResearch – a vital element during undergraduate medical training
    Dr. Tithecott says that research is an accreditation element for undergraduate medical programs for a reason - it offers a vital training ground for skill development and helping students develop the skills they need to need to ask questions, analyze data and critically assess information.”...

  • Scientists take part in Reddit AMA
    Drs. Greg Gloor, Gregor Reid, Jeremy Burton and Jean Macklaim participated in a Science AMA (Ask Me Anything) Series following the publication of their “The Gut Microbiota of Healthy Aged Chinese Is Similar to That of the Healthy Young” study...

  • Profiles of Excellence: Multiple Sclerosis Researchers
    Ravi Menon, PhD, Steven Kerfoot, PhD, and Dr. Sarah Morrow are using molecular biology, advanced imaging techniques and clinical testing to unravel the mysteries of multiple sclerosis...

  • 2018 Awards of Excellence - Nominations Now Open
    Every year, the Awards of Excellence honours the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and provides an opportunity to recognize and encourage the ongoing development of outstanding talent found here. Please submit your nomination by February 26, 2018...

  • 2018 Alumni of Distinction Awards - Nominations Now Open
    Annually, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Alumni of Distinction Awards celebrates and honours alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the School, Western University, the community and/or their profession. Recognize the outstanding accomplishments of a peer, classmate or colleague and join us in celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of our alumni. Deadline for nomination is Monday, March 5, 2018...

  • Your November desktop background download is now available
    Thank you to the talented Melissa Huynh, Resident, Urology, for the November desktop background. Download the November desktop background today...

  • Living Well @ Western
    Living Well @ Western provides wellness opportunities to Western’s employees, including postdoctoral scholars and graduate students. A new service is being launched, Bringing Living Well to You, that brings a ‘coach’ to your worksite to provide a 10-15 minute wellness activity...

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry toques are back - Get yours today
    The snow is falling and the holidays are almost here. Schulich Medicine & Dentistry toques make great gifts for your departments, colleagues, families and friends. You can choose between two different options. Contact Communications to place your order...

  • decorative imageTweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including tweets from Adam Kassam, David Fischer, Jane Thornton , Saman Maleki, Alison Allan and more...

  • decorative imageStaff & Faculty Services: Equity & Human Rights Services
    Equity & Human Rights Services supports Western’s respectful and inclusive working and learning environment. We are here to help you, whether you are a student, staff or faculty member. We are dedicated to making Western an equitable, safe and supportive environment for all members of the University community....

  • decorative imageUpcoming events
    The Paterson Lecture Series will be presented by Martin Chalfie, PhD, one of the world’s most celebrated scientists on December 14...

  • decorative imageAwards of Excellence - Call for nominations
    Celebrate the strength of our people and recognize the exceptional talent and dedication of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty and staff in London and Windsor...

  • decorative imageVideo - Strategic Plan Update featuring Dr. Margaret Steele
    Dr. Margaret Steele provides an update on the Strategic Plan Refresh - what has been accomplished and next steps in the process...

  • decorative imageMaly Bun receives 2015 United Way Labour Appreciation Award
    Maly Bun's oustanding commitment to the United Way has been recognized with the 2015 Labour Appreciation Award. Presented annually, the award recognizes outstanding volunteers within workplaces who contribute to the organization and to their community...

  • decorative imageEverything you ever wanted to know about branding at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry
    Have two-ish minutes and questions about proper branding? Watch this quick video to find out everything you need to know about branding at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry...

  • decorative imageCongratulations to the 2016 Schulich Equipment AID Grant recipients
    Ten applications have been funded through the latest Schulich Equipment AID (Advancement, Improvement, Development) Grant competition. Congratulations to this year's recipients...

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Hugh Allen, Dr. Michale Pariser, Dr. Richard McLachlan, Louisa Salemi, Ramina Adam, Jason Chan, Dr. Michael J. Strong, Sonya Van Nuland, Amee Hall, Sama Rafehi, Victoria Roach, Stefanie Attardi, Pinki Nandi, Harpreet Chahal, Nahal Farhani, Scott MacDonald, Olivia Samotus, Cecilia Kwok and Dr. Muriel Brackstone...

  • decorative imageZoe Letwin, Commitment to the Community
    Volunteering has always been an integral part of Zoe Letwin’s life. As far back as she can remember she has been involved with different organizations. It took some time before finding a cause she could call her own. It was a personal experience with anxiety that inspired her to channel her time and energy into mental health awareness and support...

  • decorative imageStudent Profile: Sara Matovic, BSc’15, MSc Candidate
    Life experience has taught Sara Matovic, BSc’15, MSc Candidate, the importance of personal connections. As a student athlete, campus leader and Robarts trainee, she is using these connections to excel in sport and research...

  • decorative imageAdvancing the Alzheimer's cause: The Prado Lab, Robarts Research Institute
    The Prado lab is working hard to understand the biology behind Alzheimer's disease. A recent publication in the Journal of Neuroscience shows a promising new potential therapeutic target that could decrease cognitive dysfunction in the disease...

  • decorative imageDistributed Education Profile: Drs. Robert Black and James Menlove
    Dr. Black is the regional academic director for Elgin-Middlesex, part of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Distributed Education program. He is also one of several St. Thomas-based physicians taking an active role in local minor hockey leagues...

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Dr. Nisha Arora, Department of Family Medicine
    When she’s not busy honing her skills in rural family medicine and musing about the importance of health education to adolescents, first-year resident Dr. Nisha Arora can be found teaching herself how to play musical instruments, visiting museums, and trying out new recipes...

  • decorative imageDepartment Profile: Meet the Finance Department
    Rosemary Hicks’ office is warm and inviting—not exactly what you may expect from someone working with figures and making tough decisions all day long. Hicks and her department contradict the stereotype of the unfriendly accountants. Instead, they focus their energies on cultivating a supportive relationship with the many departments of the School that the team works with on a daily basis...

  • SWAG sales changing
    The School is changing its approach to SWAG sales. It will no longer hold an inventory of swag items. All existing inventory will be available for sale while quantities are available. Moving forward, the School will identify a signature swag item annually and it will be available for purchase by departments and individuals...

  • Join us for the Schulich Medicine Education Conference
    Join us for the Schulich Medicine Education Conference on Friday, April 1st, 2016. This conference will provide a wonderful opportunity for you to share best practices and acquire new knowledge and skills, as well as meet new colleagues and reconnect with friends and peers from London, Windsor and the region...

  • Strategic Planning survey – Results and iPad winners shared
    Nearly 800 faculty, staff and students answered the call and responded to the Strategic Planning survey. Congratulations to Aaron Fenster, PhD and Amanda Wen, Medicine Class of 2018, on each winning an iPad after participating in the survey. A summary of the survey has also been produced that provides an overview of some of the responses...

  • Half of transgender Ontarians do not feel comfortable with their family doctor
    Greta Bauer, PhD, has released a study showing that approximately half of transgender Ontarians are not comfortable discussing transgender-related health issues with their family physician...

  • In the media: "Pot vs. tobacco: Which is the true cancer risk?"
    Steven Laviolette, PhD, believes the medical community needs to conduct more research into marijuana's potential health benefits...

  • decorative imageTweets of the month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter. Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students during the month of January...

  • decorative imageTips and tricks
    Want to get the most use out of your iPad? Join Sergio Rodriguez on February 18 as he discusses recommended accessories, useful apps, little-known features, and time-saving shortcuts to help you...

  • decorative imageUpcoming events
    Don't forget to join us on January 27 for the Operations Town Hall in DSB 1002. Other upcoming events include: London Health Research Day and Discover Robarts. Send your nominations for the Alumni of Distinction Awards...

  • decorative imageUnited for Refugees Town Hall recap
    A spirit of community was evident at the United for Refugees Town Hall presented at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry on Monday, February 22. More than 75 faculty, staff and students from the School gathered to hear presentations and learn more about how they can become involved to support the more than 774 Syrian refugees now living in London...

  • decorative imageRefreshing the plan
    Nearly 120 people will be participating in the Strategic Planning Retreat on February 29. During the retreat, faculty, staff and students will learn more about the achievements from the past five years outlined in the plan, and work through a number of group exercises to refresh the plan for the next five years. Learn more and watch a video featuring Margaret Steele, vice-dean, Hospital and Interfaculty Relations, who has served as the Chair of the Strategic Plan Steering Committee...

  • decorative imageAlumni of Distinction Awards: Call for nominations
    The nomination deadline of Monday, March 7, 2016 is quickly approaching, but there is still time to nominate an exceptional colleague from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for an Alumni of Distinction Award...

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti, Nicole Barra, PhD, Hon Leong, PhD, Patrick O'Donoghue, PhD, Frank Beier, PhD, Eric Arts, PhD, Andrew Pruszynski, PhD, Matthew Maitland, Karen Dunkerly, Sam Fess, Charles Ishak, Mateusz Rytelewski, Brennan Dirk, Natalie Kozyrev and many others...

  • decorative imageRachel Belanger, Commitment to the Community
    Rachel Belanger finds intrinsic value in volunteering. Her studies keep her busy, but she still has time to give back to her community. She had her first volunteer experience before even setting foot on Western University’s campus, building houses in the Dominican Republic…

  • decorative imageStudent Profile: North de Pencier, MD'19
    Imagine yourself and a group of high school students are dropped off in the Arctic wilderness with only canoes and camping gear. Your destination is more than 1,300 kilometres away and you’ll be asked to handle all medical emergencies. Are you panicking yet? North de Pencier, Medicine Class of 2019, would probably be celebrating because it means another summer as a canoe guide is about to begin…

  • decorative imageThe power of translational research: Corby Fink, Robarts Research Institute
    As part of a team studying and tracking cancer immunotherapy, Corby Fink, PhD Candidate, Department Microbiology and Immunology, gets an insider’s view of the unique scientific detective work taking place at Robarts...

  • decorative imageDistributed Education Profile: Dr. Kirsten Blaine
    Dr. Kirsten Blaine is a paediatrician in Stratford that works with Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Distributed Education program. She relishes the opportunity to serve her community and provide the School’s trainees with the knowledge they need to excel as doctors and individuals…

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Dr. Supriya Singh, PGY2, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Second-year orthopaedics resident Dr. Supriya Singh chose the residency program at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry believing it was the strongest surgical training program in Canada. Although she is only in her second year, the program has provided her with the opportunity for personal growth, both inside the operating room and out…

  • decorative imageDepartment Profile: Internationalization, Silke Klenk and Jess Jamieson
    From their small office in the Clinical Skills Building, the Internationalization Office is helping to change lives across the globe. Silke Klenk and Jessica Jamieson collaborate with various Offices, Departments and Research Centres throughout the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry as they embark on their mission to coordinate the School’s commitment to internationalization...

  • Founder's Day presentation
    Celebrate Founder's Day on Monday, March 7, with a special lunchtime presentation on A New Paradigm for Transgender Health in Canada by Greta Bauer, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics...

  • Video - Dr. Penny MacDonald discusses Parkinson's research
    In this edition of the Profiles of Excellence Series, Dr. Penny MacDonald discusses her research into the connection between dopamine depletion in the striatum and cognition problems for patients with Parkinson’s...

  • Schulich Medicine Education Conference – Featuring Dr. James Rourke
    Dr. James Rourke, former assistant dean, returns to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to deliver the Conference's keynote presentation. He will speak about the development of rural medicine at the School and the lessons he's learned along the journey. Learn more and register today...

  • FSRE Grant Recipients
    Faculty Support for Research in Education (FSRE) grants facilitate and enable scholarship in education that has the potential to improve the state of knowledge and inform educational practice. Dr. Lisa Shepherd, Saad Chahine, PhD, Sayra Cristancho, PhD, Dr. Victor Ng, Dr. Mark Goldszmidt, Dr. Anita Florendo-Cumbermack and Dr. Chris Watling are the recipients of three new FSRE awards...

  • In the media: "Former military tool to target prostate cancer"
    Hon Leong, PhD, is using Gulf War technology to create a less invasive method for detecting prostate cancer in at-risk men...

  • decorative imageFebruary Tweets of the month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter. Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students during the month of February...

  • decorative imageTips and tricks for Cascade Publishing
    Having trouble with publishing in Cascade? If you notice your news articles or events are not displaying, make sure the correct start date has been included before you click publish...

  • decorative imageUpcoming events
    Join us at our upcoming events, including: the Schulich Medicine Education Conference and the Operations Town Hall. The nomination deadline for the Awards of Excellence is March 7...

  • decorative imageCongratulations to the Windsor Awards of Excellence recipients
    The Windsor Program Awards of Excellence celebrate the commitment and dedication of faculty, staff and students. As mentors and role models, the recipients are distinguished by their leadership skills, and embody of the values of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry...

  • decorative imageWestern email system change coming - How will it impact you?
    Earlier this month, Western University announced that it is beginning the next phase of the project to replace its campus-wide email platform (known as Convergence) to a new cloud-based system called Microsoft Office 365. This next phase includes moving the Western email accounts (those ending in @uwo.ca) of all faculty and staff in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. This change will likely impact you...

  • decorative imageTeam sees collaboration as ‘way forward’
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry welcomes Tim Bussey, PhD, and Lisa Saksida, PhD, who are studying neuro­degenerative diseases. The duo talks about how rewarding mice with strawberry milkshakes for using an iPad properly may lead to improved therapies for degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s...

  • decorative imageThe Dean's Report is now available online
    The Dean's Report is an annual performance review that presents a comprehensive overview of the successes the School has achieved over the past year. It provides updates on operations, administration, education programs, financial accessibility, research, awards, international efforts, and social responsibility...

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Stefan Everling, PhD, Grace Parraga, PhD, Sohrab Naushad Ali, Jessica Blom, Charmainne Cruje, Kathryn Manning, Ajay Rajaram, Ranjanna Bhattacharjee, Vanessa DeMelo, Nick Cormier, Daniel Stojanovic, Nicole Arseneau, Adam Kwinter, Michael Chen, North de Pencier, Dr. Donna Green, Dr. Arthur Worth, Dr. Samuel Asfaha, Ravi Menon, PhD, Anna Farias and Dr. Sharan Goobie...

  • decorative imageLindsay Katchky, BMSc Class of 2017, Commitment to the Community
    Katchky, a third-year undergraduate student in BMSc with dreams of pursuing dentistry, volunteers for Making Waves London. The organization provides affordable and accessible swimming lessons for children that have disabilities...

  • decorative imageDART Group aims to hit dental research bullseye, Student Profile
    After dedicating countless hours to scientific innovation and discovery during the completion of their PhD degrees, second-year dentistry students Kim Beaucage and Erik Holm came to the realization that their current clinical studies could have a stronger focus on and incorporation of dental research. The two were determined to fill that void by bringing together a like-minded group of trainees with a common interest in dental research...

  • decorative imageAndrew Pruszynski, PhD, Research Profile: Sensing motion through touch
    Andrew Pruszynski, PhD, and his colleagues at Umea University have discovered a tactile-motor reflex that automatically guides reaching toward handheld objects...

  • decorative imageDr. Cheryl Lee, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Distributed Education Profile
    As a fourth-year resident at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Dr. Cheryl Lee has had many impactful learning experiences. For this Obstetrics and Gynecology trainee, having the chance to do an elective at the Woodstock General Hospital stands out from the rest...

  • decorative imageDr. Vincent Lau, PGY5, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Resident Spotlight
    Dr. Vincent Lau has crisscrossed the country for his medical education. Now a fifth-year resident in critical care at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry he is experiencing unique opportunities that have him travelling around the world while caring for patients...

  • decorative imageBachelor of Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education Program, Department Profile
    Joan Estabrooks and Kathy Boon, the Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education team, is the even-keeled face of the undergraduate Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Neuroscience programs. Beneath the well-organized exterior, the unit is a bustling hive of activity as they work tirelessly ensuring the programs run as efficiently as possible for everyone involved...

  • Thank you for joining us for Founder's Day
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry celebrated Western University’s Founder’s Day on March 7 with a special lunchtime presentation. Ayden Scheim, a PhD Candidate, Trudeau Scholar, and Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, discussed current issues, controversies, research and policies in health and health care for transgender people...

  • Graduate Teaching Assistants Collective Agreement
    In January, an agreement was reached with the Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA). The new agreement was ratified by the GTA Union on January 18 and by the University’s Board of Governors on January 28. The new agreement is effective as of September 1, 2015...

  • Schulich Medicine students are proud to present the 61st annual Tachycardia
    Join in on the fantastic medical, musical comedy that is guaranteed to get your heart racing. The three shows will take place Friday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m...

  • In the media: Obese women in Canada make less money than non-obese women
    Dr. Sisira Sarma and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researchers compare the outcomes of obese women and non-obese women in the workforce, including labour market participation, hourly wages and personal annual income (via Global News)...

  • Family Medicine top residency choice for Schulich Medicine students in 2016 CaRMS match
    For the third year in a row, Family Medicine is the top residency choice for Schulich Medicine students. The 2016 Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) results were delivered to students on March 2, and more than 40 per cent of the Class of 2016 chose Family Medicine...

  • decorative imageMarch Tweets of the month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter. Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students during the month of March...

  • decorative imageUnderstanding photo resolution for print and web
    Finding the right image to use for print or web can be confusing. There are different acronyms and terms that all mean different things, such as PPI, resolution and DPI...

  • decorative imageUpcoming events
    The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Day will take place on Thursday, April 7. The Windsor Program Celebration of Excellence Dinner will take place on April 12, 2016, purchase your tickets online today...

  • decorative imageStrategic Planning Update
    The Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Strategic Plan retreat was held in late February, and since that time a great deal of work has been completed behind the scenes to pull together all the learnings and work from that day...

  • decorative imageCongratulations to the Alumni of Distinction Awards recipients
    Drs. Bruce Hill, MClD’90; Les Kalman, DDS’99; and Geoffrey Pickering, PhD’90 join an esteemed group of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni in receiving a 2016 Alumni of Distinction Award. Other recipients include Drs. Jeff Blackmer, MD’95; Brenda Thomson, BSc’78, DDS’84; Gabriele De Luca, MD’06; and Michael Myers, MD’66 (Dean’s Distinguished Lecture). They will be honoured at the Dean’s Homecoming Gala on October 1...

  • decorative imageRelive the Windsor Campus Awards of Excellence
    In April, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry honoured the Windsor Campus Awards of Excellence recipients and the graduating Class of 2016. It was a tremendous evening of celebration for students, faculty and staff. Enjoy a photo gallery highlighting some of the special moments from the evening...

  • decorative imageVideo: Game-changing concussion research at Robarts Research Institute
    Natasha's athletic career as a rugby player is being sidelined by the impact of repeat concussions. A unique research study at Robarts Research Institute will help athletes like her and their coaches better understand the signs and symptoms of concussions...

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Venance; Michele Barbeau, PhD; Dr. Cynthia Chan; Dr. Arlene MacDougall; Sarah McLean, PhD; Dr. Patricia Van Boekel; Wataru Inoue, PhD; and the award winners at London Health Research Day...

  • decorative imageEugene Wong, PhD, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Oncology: Commitment to the Community
    Eugene Wong, PhD, professor, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Oncology, found the ROWE Scholar Program, a peer-tutoring program that connects high school students who have an immediate family member battling cancer and are struggling with math and science with a Western University student tutor...

  • decorative imageFlora Jung, third-year BMSc, honors specialization in Physiology: Student profile
    While more than half of Canada’s university graduates are female, only 36 per cent earn degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Flora Jung, currently in her third year of an honors specialization in physiology with a minor in computer science, hopes to change that...

  • decorative imageChanneling a passion for pannexin research: Silvia Penuela, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
    Silvia Penuela, PhD, studies pannexin channels and their role in diseases like melanoma and stroke. In this Q&A, the assistant professor sat down with us to discuss her journey from Colombia to Canada, her love of salsa dancing, and the importance of her research...

  • decorative imageDistributed Education profile: Dr. Firas Al-Dhaher, Site Director, Petrolia Medical Clinic
    Growing up on a farm on the outskirts of London gave Dr. Firas Al-Dhaher an appreciation for smaller communities and the collaboration they can inspire. Dr. Al-Dhaher is currently involved with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Distributed Education program as lead physician for the Rural Health Medical Residency program and also serves as Site Director for the Petrolia Medical Clinic...

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Dr. Brenna Velker, PGY2, Family Medicine
    Dr. Brenna Velker feels fortunate to be working alongside such incredible physicians who make a difference in their patient’s lives. The second-year family medicine resident aspires to achieve the same level of care to her patients in her future practice...

  • decorative imageDepartment profile: Office of Distributed Education
    As part of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Distributed Education program, undergraduate and postgraduate learners are afforded vital opportunities for hands-on learning throughout their medical education. For the Office of Distributed Education, this means that the majority of their work is focused off-campus...

  • ODA President's Cup Hockey Classic supports DOCS program
    Schulich Dentistry's hockey team, The Mighty Dents, played a winning game against its University of Toronto rivals this month. The game raised more than $1,500 for the School's Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) program...

  • CaRMS update
    The CaRMS R1 second iteration, which occurred on April 12, resulted in a complete match for all Schulich Medicine & Dentistry programs. Students also found success matching to a number of programs at the School and across the country...

  • Conditions of Appointment for Physicians and Town Hall meetings
    Under the leadership of Dr. Margaret Steele, vice dean, Hospital and Interfaculty Relations, the Conditions of Appointment for Physicians Document has been updated and endorsed by the Clinical Teachers Association. Read about this process, view the document and plan to attend a Town Hall at which the document will be discussed and your questions will be answered...

  • Changing lives in Africa with probiotics
    Gregor Reid, PhD, professor in the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Surgery, has received $1.45 million from the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund for his project that will help provide food and income to those living in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda...

  • decorative imageSocial media guidelines
    School-affiliated social media sites and groups provide a dynamic extension of our community. Take a moment to refresh your knowledge of the social media guidelines and standards...

  • decorative imageTips and Tricks for branding - new nomenclature
    As part of the School's Distributed Education strategic planning work, new nomenclature has been established for the School's Distributed Education program and the Windsor Campus. There are new guidelines to assist you in your work...

  • decorative imageUpcoming events
    Tickets are selling out quickly for the Awards of Excellence event on May 19. Don't miss this chance to celebrate with your colleagues. Mark your calendars for the annual See the Line event on August 10, 2016...

  • decorative imageJoint effort improves medical education on global scale
    Leaders from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry traveled to Nanjing, China from April 22-25, to take part in the third annual joint Western University – Nanjing Medical University Symposium on medical education...

  • decorative imageImportant Message re: Voting - Conditions of Appointment for Physicians Document
    New information is available regarding the vote for the Conditions of Appointment for Physicians and Clinical Faculty...

  • decorative imageEntering the medical profession with pride and celebration
    Cameras flashed and cheers filled Alumni Hall as the Medicine Class of 2016 walked across the stage to receive their green hoods and officially enter the medical profession. It was a memorable Convocation ceremony for the graduates, faculty, staff, family and friends...

  • decorative imageNow accepting submissions for the 2017 Pictorial Calendar
    The Commitment to the Community pictorial calendar contest is back again. Whether you are a photographer, painter or sculptor, or you dabble in other endeavours in the visual arts, we would like to receive images of your work. Open to all Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni, faculty, staff and students...

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Mark Awuku; Jennifer Parraga and the Communications and Marketing Team; Dr. Harold Merskey; Alexei Ouriadov, PhD; Anusha Ratneswaran; Elena Tutunea-Fatan, MSc; Jessica Esseltine, PhD; Kate Dillon; Victoria Roach; Maddie Norris; Amy Burke; Eric van der Veer, PhD; Ciara Pendrith; Jeff Gaudet; Ashley Makela; Paula Foster, PhD; and the Koschinsky lab...

  • decorative imagePutting community first: Vicki Hayter, Alumni Relations and Development, Commitment to the Community
    “It’s about community first. You’re only as good as the community around you,” said Vicki Hayter, senior development officer for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Hayter is actively involved in community work, serving on different committees that aim to improve the community and the quality of life for those living in it.

  • decorative imageConvocation Profiles: Arend Strikwerda and Danielle Soulliere, Medicine Class of 2016
    Arend Strikwerda, Medicine Class of 2016, graduates with a Doctor or Medicine this month. He is thankful for the people and experiences at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and is looking forward to a bright future in paediatrics. Danielle Soulliere learned of her Métis heritage eight years ago. She embraced her heritage and began to give back as a volunteer, mentor and student leader...

  • decorative imageQ&A with Maria Drangova, PhD, Medical Biophysics, Robarts Research Institute
    Maria Drangova, PhD, sat down with us to talk about her current research projects, the importance of collaboration and the value of community interest in Robarts...

  • decorative imageDistributed Education profile: Congratulating faculty award recipients - Drs. Ryan Carlini and Tom Haffner
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s annual Awards of Excellence programs in London and Windsor recognized two distributed education faculty members. Congratulations to Drs. Ryan Carlini and Tom Haffner...

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Dr. Christopher Del Balso, PGY4, Orthopaedic Surgery
    From his appreciation of wine and great food, to his love for all things sports-related, Dr. Christopher Del Balso keeps himself busy in his spare time. But when he’s not off the clock, the fourth-year orthopaedic surgery resident brings the same energy and passion to his work with patients — something that inspires and encourages him to continue learning every day...

  • decorative imageDepartment Profile: Neuroscience Program - An interdisciplinary approach
    The Neuroscience Program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry takes pride in its ability to make campus-wide connections through an interdisciplinary learning environment. The undergraduate and graduate programs bring faculty, staff and students together from many faculties and departments at the Western University campus...

  • Advocating for cutting-edge concussion research
    Eric Lindros, former NHLer and See the Line Honorary Chair, stopped by Robarts to get an update on the Institute's cutting-edge concussion research. He spent the morning touring Robarts and getting an inside look at work being done in the labs and imaging facility...

  • Improving health care for women and children in Africa
    David Cechetto, PhD, professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, has received $8.9 million in funding from Global Affairs Canada for his program Training, Support and Access Model for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Rwanda and Burundi...

  • Technology delivers personalized treatment to patients with tremors
    For patients who suffer from Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, writing a grocery list or taking a drink from a cup can be a daily struggle due to disabling arm tremor. Now, technology developed by a research team led by Dr. Mandar Jog, professor, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, provides a personalized therapy that is giving new hope for these patients...

  • Save the date for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Summer Staff & Faculty BBQ
    Yee-haw! Save the date for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Summer Staff & Faculty BBQ on Friday, July 15 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. This year we've gone country, so dust off the cowboy boots and get ready for some ol'fashioned fun. Keep an eye out for more details...

  • decorative imageMay Tweets of the month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter. Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students during the month of May...

  • decorative imageCascade Editing: Tips & Tricks
    Did you know that you can set Cascade folders and pages to not publish? This will stop incomplete content from being published accidently or links to unpublished pages or folders appearing in your top or side navigation...

  • decorative imageUpcoming events
    Join us for the annual See the Line event on August 10. Confirmed speakers include Dr. David Mulder Chief Surgeon of the Montreal Canadiens and Lisa MacLeod, MPP for Nepean-Carleton. Registration for the Community Symposium is now open...

  • decorative imageDean's Video Newsletter - Training clinician scientists
    In this edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Dr. Michael Strong, Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, discusses the role of the School in training clinician scientists...

  • decorative imageSchulich Medicine & Dentistry Geographic Leaders Initiative - Call for Expressions of Interest
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has identified several countries and regions of emphasis and recommends the establishment of Geographic Leaders for Brazil/Latin America, China, East Africa and the Middle East. The role of each Geographic Leader is to serve as a resource and support to the Dean, the Senior Leadership Council and the Internationalization Office...

  • decorative imageYee-haw! Register today for the Staff & Faculty BBQ on Friday, July 15
    Join us for our annual Staff & Faculty BBQ on Friday, July 15, and enjoy time with friends and colleagues. Dress in your favourite country attire, dig out your cowboy hat and be prepared for lots of fun. Lunch will only be served to faculty and staff members who register through the online system by Friday, July 8...

  • decorative imageThe 2015-16 Achievement Report is now available
    The annual Achievement Report is a snapshot of achievements at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. We're celebrating the year's achievements, news highlights, research findings, student and faculty features, and more...

  • decorative imageTake a sneak peek into the new third floor lab spaces and dentistry simulation clinic
    Work crews have been busy over the last several months transforming the laboratory space on the third floor of the Dental Sciences Building as well as the new Dentistry Simulation Lab. Take a sneak peek into the spaces...

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Mark Awuku; Dr. Davy Cheng; Sarah Svenningsen, PhD; Ramina Adam; Sonya Van Nuland; Tara Condos; Amy Schranz; Kathryn Manning; Cason King; Man-Ger Sun; Chao Gu; Dr. Jeffrey Nisker; Jane Rylett, PhD; Jacqueline Dron; Julia Abitol; Sarah Chadwick; Jessica Esseltine, PhD; Pinki Nandi; Justine Renard, PhD; Parima Saxena; JT Walker; Nina Weishaupt, PhD; Dante Capaldi; Sarah Mattonen; Heather McGregor; Lindsay Oliver; Jordan Ward; and Dr. Sohrab Ali...

  • decorative imageConvocation Profile: Celebrating the Dentistry Class of 2016 with Jonathan Sanderson
    Jonathan Sanderson is graduating this month with a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He looks back on four years of community building, memorable people and one unforgettable hockey game...

  • decorative imageConvocation Profile: Katherina Baranova, BMSc'16 - An unwavering thirst for knowledge
    BMSc Student Katherina Baranova has always loved learning. As she crossed the stage at convocation with 350 of her peers in the Bachelor of Medical Sciences Program, she did so with that same unwavering thirst for knowledge...

  • decorative imageConvocation Profile: Celebrating the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Class of 2016 with Lori Lowes
    In 2009, Lori Lowes had no idea that her fourth-year undergraduate research project would send her down a path different than she had ever imagined. Fast-forward to 2016, and the young researcher is now graduating with her PhD...

  • decorative imageDistributed Education Profile: Dr. Amer Burhan - Bringing mental health expertise to Owen Sound
    Dr. Amer Burhan, chair, Geriatric Psychiatry, is working with Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's distributed education faculty as far north as Owen Sound, where there is a growing number of senior patients with mental health concerns...

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Dr. Charles Ho, PGY2, Psychiatry
    Throughout his medical education at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Dr. Charles Ho was introduced to the field of psychiatry and quickly became fascinated with what it had to offer. Now a second-year resident with the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Ho finds inspiration by witnessing his patients' growth and working with them through their joys, tears, loves and losses...

  • decorative imageThe Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping at Robarts is celebrating its 20th anniversary
    The Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping (CFMM) at Robarts is celebrating its 20th anniversary this spring. Currently housing North America's only large-bore 9 tesla scanner, Canada's only 7 tesla and Canada's first prisma 3 tesla, CFMM continues to be on the leading-edge of global imaging research...

  • decorative imageCalling all photographers and artists: send in your Pictorial Calendar contest submissions before August 31, 2016
    Whether you are a photographer, painter, sculptor or you dabble in other endeavours in the visual arts, we would like to receive images of your work. Open to all Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni, faculty, staff and students...

  • decorative imageAre you committed to giving back? Share your story and tell us about your Commitment to the Community
    We're continuing to celebrate how faculty, staff and students live the School's value of social responsibility through the Commitment to the Community initiative. You have seen the posters, and read the inspiring stories of how our colleagues are making our community a stronger, healthier and a safer place to live...

  • decorative imageLet us highlight all the amazing things your department does. Schedule a department profile interview today
    Department profiles are a great way to let your colleagues get to know your program, office or department on a more personal level and share the things that make you and your team unique. We're currently seeking new department profiles for the fall, and would love to hear from you...

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry celebrations to continue on Reunion Weekend
    Western University announced changes to this year's Homecoming celebrations. Previously planned events and activities at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry will still take place during Reunion Weekend (September 30 - October 2)...

  • Celebrating Bhagi Singh
    Family, friends and colleagues gathered together to celebrate the tremendous career and accomplishments of Bhagi Singh, PhD. The new professor emeritus spent the day at a research symposium held in his honour and then attended a celebratory dinner...

  • Celebrating 50 years of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residents, faculty and staff celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery with a Gala Dinner at the London Hunt and Country Club on June 11. Guests were entertained with speeches by past Division Chairs Drs. Cecil Rorabeck, Robert Bourne and Peter Fowler - the inaugural Orthopaedic Surgery resident...

  • Commemorating 25 years of excellence in neuroscience
    The Neuroscience Program celebrated the success it has had over the past quarter of a century by bringing together students, graduate trainees, postdoctoral fellows, faculty members and alumni at its Neuroscience 25th Anniversary Research Day on May 27...

  • Actively giving back - Ride for Heart and Walk for Arthritis
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty, staff and trainees were involved in two important causes this month, giving back to the programs that support their research. Here's the collection of top tweets from both events...

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry launches Summer School for international medical students
    This summer, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Internationalization Office and Undergraduate Medical Education will be welcoming 20 international senior medical students to attend the first annual Summer School - a pilot project hosted in partnership with the Western English Language Centre...

  • Dr. Margaret Steele takes on new role at Memorial University
    Dr. Margaret Steele, MD'87, Vice Dean, Hospital & Interfaculty Relations, has accepted a new role as Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University...

  • Dr. Davy Cheng has been extended as Chair/Chief of the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
    Dr. Davy Cheng has been extended as Chair/Chief, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, until June 30, 2017...

  • Dr. Jack McLister begins term as President of the Ontario Dental Association
    Dr. Jack McLister, DDS'75, a faculty member at Schulich Dentistry for close to four decades, will serve as President of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) for the 2016-17 year. The professional association represents more than 9,000 Ontario dentists...

  • Dr. Michael J. Strong appointed Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada
    Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, has been appointed to a two-year term as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada...

  • decorative imageJune tweets of the month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter. Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students during the month of June...

  • decorative imageTips and tricks
    Phishing attacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication. However, they are still quite easy to detect. Learn about specific signs that may indicate if the email you have received is a phishing attempt...

  • decorative imageUpcoming events
    The Pulse will be taking a hiatus for the summer months. Thank you to those who contributed to this year's content. During the coming months, we will be planning exciting new content to share with you in the fall...

  • decorative imageAlan Alda to share passion for science advocacy at Leaders in Innovation
    Actor, writer, science advocate, and director are just a few of Alan Alda’s many job titles. On November 10 he will be the featured guest at the 2016 Leaders in Innovation Dinner...

  • decorative imageConversation and Coffee with the Dean
    Dr. Michael J. Strong and about 20 faculty members enjoyed conversation and coffee at Victoria Hospital discussing everything from the School’s medical education curriculum, recruitment and the hope for future physical plant changes...

  • decorative imageGunjan Mhapankar shares her passion for advocacy with the world
    Gunjan Mhapankar, Medicine Class of 2020 and recipient of the Queen’s Young Leader award, will present this week at the One Young World summit in Ottawa which brings together the brightest young leaders from around the world...

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Roderick Clark; Dr. Morgan McWilliam; Sarah Svenningsen, PhD; Dr. Nicholas Power; Dale Laird, PhD; Mary Wang; Teresa Nunez de Villavicencio Diaz; Farzad Asadi Jomnani; Yuwei Jiang; Ashley Makela; Dr. Tina Zhang; Tehmina Ahmad; Erin Wiley; Dr. Gregor Reid; Dr. Mithu Sen; Dr. Mark Awuku; Dr. Rachel Burdett; Dr. Catherine Yanchula; Dr. Larry Jacobs; Adam Paish; Ian Connell; Dante Capaldi and more...

  • decorative imageLeaving an impression on the community
    For Natalie Wakabayashi, commitment to the community means going beyond writing a cheque. It’s about giving the time and engaging in her surroundings. It’s something she’s been doing since she was a teenager...

  • decorative imageCalculated career choice
    Michael-Anthony Ferrato took his time to determine the right direction to take his career. Now he’s blending his passion for sports, science and learning in his studies at Schulich Medicine...

  • decorative imageSearching for the soul of science
    Research associates Danae Campos-Melo, PhD, and Cristian Droppelmann, PhD, organized the Philosophy of Science Café to share their passion for philosophy with the wider Robarts community. In partnership with the Department of Philosophy and the Rotman Institute of Philosophy at Western, this event series aims to bring together philosophers, scientists and graduate trainees to discuss broad philosophical themes related to their work...

  • decorative imageThe REAL Life: St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital - Intensive Care Unit
    In the first installment of the R.E.A.L. Life series, we get an insider’s view of the learning that takes place in the Cardiac and Intensive Care Unit at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital. Follow faculty member Dr. Timothy Burns and three Schulich Medicine & Dentistry residents as they complete morning rounds, and discover the mentorship and training that prepares the School’s learners to manage critically ill patients...

  • decorative imageResident spotlight: Dr. Russlan Abouhassan, Psychiatry
    Windsor native Dr. Russlan Abouhassan believes that being healthy means being able to live well and enjoy life. He's looking forward to sharing his philosophy with his future patients in Windsor...

  • decorative imageNew appointments, reappointments and extensions
    There have been a number of new appointments, reappointments and extensions during the past few months. Here's a quick recap of the latest announcements from Human Resources...

  • Scientific symposium tackles chronic lung disease
    Take part in an investigative look into chronic lung disease at the 2016 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine Symposium on November 10. You will hear from the 2016 Taylor Prize co-recipients Drs. Stephen Holgate and Malcolm Sears...

  • Spirit, smiles and selfies take centre stage at the 2016 White Coat Ceremony
    The Schulich Medicine & Dentistry community welcomed more than 200 incoming Medicine and Dentistry students at the 2016 White Coat Ceremony on August 30...

  • The newest edition of Rapport Magazine is now available
    This year's edition of Rapport Magazine features two of our medicine alumni, twin sisters Drs. Jennifer Coulson and Jaclyn Ernst. Also featured is Katie Moisse, who completed her PhD at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and is now a journalist in New York, as well as Janson Chan, Dr. Karin Van Ryswyk and the renowned medical and research leader Dr. Robert Hansebout...

  • Two centuries of the stethoscope − how much longer will it survive?
    Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, Hannah Chair, History of Medicine, Queen’s University, is the guest lecturer at the 2016 History of Medicine Visiting Speaker Series taking place on October 18, 2016. In this Q&A, Dr. Duffin shares her passion for medical history and the inspiration behind her lecture: The Stethoscope at 200: A Revolutionary Device Now Obsolete?...

  • decorative imageSeptember tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff, students and alumni including Dr. Chris Watling, Han Yan, Medicine Class of 2017, and Frank Beier, PhD, during the month of September...

  • decorative imageMost common branding mistakes
    The new school year has arrived and it's the perfect time to do an inventory of your School-branded documents. Make sure your branding is current, and check out this list of the most common branding mistakes...

  • decorative imageUpcoming events
    Event season is upon us. Join Schulich Medicine & Dentistry for our exciting upcoming events: The Dean's Distinguished Lecture: The Heartbreak of Physician Suicide - October 1; Community Lecture - October 1; Dr. Edwin Seaborn Lecture & Plaque Unveiling - November 1...

  • decorative imageDr. Michael Rieder receives 2016 Paediatric Academic Leadership - Clinician Investigator Award
    More than 25 years of hard work and dedication to the international and national paediatric health care communities has earned Dr. Michael Rieder the Paediatric Chairs of Canada’s 2016 Paediatric Academic Leadership – Clinician Investigator Award...

  • decorative imageTop 10 We Act Achievements countdown
    During the next few months, we’ll be sharing with you the Top 10 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry We Act Achievements. There have been a number of great initiatives implemented, and our top 10 list touches on a few of the efforts made to enrich the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry community...

  • decorative imageTaking a leadership role in competency-based medical education
    Dr. Michael J. Strong shares his vision for Schulich Medicine CBME and the opportunity for the School to become a national leader in this edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter...

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Jake Armstrong, Steven Wong, Roshan Navaratnam, Dominic LeBlanc, Dr. Stewart Harris, Dr. Michel Lacerte, Dr. Moira Stewart, Dr. Allison Meiwald, Dr. Shane Smith, Dr. Judith Belle Brown, Dr. Neil Duggal, Marjorie Johnson, PhD, and Amanda Sauvé...

  • decorative imageLeading the way
    Betty Holme takes on a volunteer leadership role for the 2017 United Way Campaign...

  • decorative imageDigging deeper: Tharsan Kanagalingam
    Once Tharsan Kanagalingam started working on asthma research in his undergraduate career, he didn't want to stop. It's what has driven the MSc Candidate to dig deeper for answers...

  • decorative imageDoing it better: Dr. Mark Goldszmidt
    How can we do this better? It’s a question that Dr. Mark Goldszmidt has been asking about medical education and the delivery of patient care for the past 20 years...

  • decorative imageThe R.E.A.L Life: Woodstock General Hospital - Hospitalist Medicine
    In the second installment of the R.E.A.L. Life series, we follow faculty member Dr. Puneet Seth and second-year resident Dr. Rachel Orchard as they complete patient rounds at Woodstock General Hospital. Discover the day-to-day learning experiences taking place in this community hospitalist practice...

  • decorative imageResident spotlight: Dr. Cassandra Townsend
    Prior to entering medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dr. Cassandra Townsend never knew that her brain would be able to hold such a vast amount of knowledge related to the field of medicine...

  • Henry Barnett, Robarts founder and philanthropist, dies at 94
    Famed medical researcher Dr. Henry Barnett, co-founder of the Robarts Research Institute, who served as its first scientific director, died peacefully in the company of family on October. He was 94...

  • Attacking the asthma problem
    International leading researchers Drs. Stephen Holgate and Malcolm Sears have transformed approaches to the treatment and management of asthma. They will present their influential work and receive the 2016 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine on November 10...

  • Plaque unveiling in celebration of Dr. Wesley Dunn
    Faculty, staff and community members came together earlier this month to celebrate Dr. Wesley Dunn and his longstanding commitment to Dentistry. The glass plaque, honouring Dr. Dunn, was unveiled in the waiting room of the Main Adult Dental Clinic...

  • Send us your submissions for our guide to holiday entertainment
    We are compiling a list of our favourite holiday pastimes. Do you have a favourite book, movie, family game or song that puts a little more cheer in your holiday celebrations? Send us your submission with a brief explanation about what it means to you to comms@schulich.uwo.ca by December 2...

  • Showcasing the stethoscope’s evolution
    Faculty, medical students, local historians and community members came together on October 18 to listen to Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at Queen’s University, at the second annual Visiting Speaker Series presented by the History of Medicine Office...

  • Hospital and Lawson email system changes
    London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph's Health Care London, Lawson Health Research Institute and HealthCare Materials Management System are changing email systems from Novell GroupWise to Microsoft Outlook in November...

  • decorative imageOctober tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students including Gary Tithecott, David Palma and Dan Hardy...

  • decorative imageTips & tricks for proper pumpkin disposal
    As we approach Halloween, keep in mind that there are proper methods for disposing of pumpkins. Kevin Inchley, Facilities, highlights some of the best ways to dispose of your pumpkins...

  • decorative imageUpcoming events
    Head over to MSB lobby on October 28 for Cupcake Day in support of the 2016 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry United Way campaign. The Dr. Edwin Seaborn lecture and plaque unveiling will take place on November 1...

  • decorative imageA walk with the Dean
    Recently, we took a walk with the Dean across campus as he made his way to a day of meetings, and we had a chance to catch up on the latest news from his office including achievements for the School, major initiatives underway, and his new breakfast series. We even had a chance to find out what was on his reading list this year...

  • decorative imageTop 10 We Act achievements
    We're counting down the top 10 We Act achievements for the School. This month, you can read about Numbers 5-7...

  • decorative imageEmerging Leaders – Pilot launches with five staff participants
    Five staff members will participate in the new Staff Emerging Leaders Program Pilot. They represent a wide-range of programs and departments across the School...

  • decorative imageA night of science and storytelling
    The 2016 Leaders in Innovation Dinner delivered humour, passion and an important message about the need for storytelling in communicating science. It featured award-winning actor, director and science advocate Alan Alda...

  • decorative imageSchulich Dentistry faculty and students recognized at Fall Awards Reception
    More than 20 awards were presented to faculty and students at the annual Schulich Dentistry Fall Awards Reception on November 15...

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Susan Koval, Dr. Amit Garg, Roshan Navaratnam, Steven Wong, Dominic LeBlanc, Jake Armstrong, Gordon Campbell, PhD, Dr. Peter Fendrich, Dr. Clive Friedman, Nicole MacLeod, Dr. Gordon Payne, and Dr. Kenneth Wright...

  • decorative imageCommitment to the Community: Simran Benipal – Taking action at home and around the world
    Simran Benipal was just 15 when she established her first charity: Let Them Dream Foundation for Kids. The organization hosts fundraising to support the purchase of educational supplies for children...

  • decorative imageSchulich Medicine students experience health care abroad
    Schulich Medicine students Jessica Bryce, Clayton Law and Matt Greenacre spent this past summer completing clinical placements in health care environments in Rwanda and China...

  • decorative imageRobarts Then and Now
    In recognition of Robarts' 30th anniversary, four prominent scientists highlight research advancements in their fields and reflect on their own careers at the Institute...

  • decorative imageThe R.E.A.L Life: Sarnia Palliative Care
    In this fourth installment of the R.E.A.L. Life Series, we follow faculty member Dr. Glen Maddison and second-year resident Dr. Sarah Sikkema at Bluewater Health and St. Joseph's Hospice. Through community palliative care experiences in hospital and hospice environments, Schulich Medicine learners are exposed to a broad mix of patients with both acute and chronic care needs...

  • decorative imageResident spotlight: Dr. Adrian Budhram, PGY3, Neurology
    Adrian Budhram has a knack for the quick diagnosis. The third-year Neurology resident is a three-time winner of the Think Like a Doctor monthly feature in the New York Times. He has won back-to-back months...

  • decorative imageDepartment Profile: Dental Supplies – feeling pride in their work
    Dental Supplies at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is supported by a small and mighty team. Wayne Baxter, Mike Trela and Gary Venus take pride in their work and their ability to maintain a smooth operation while supporting the students, faculty and staff in Dentistry...

  • You can keep warm all winter long
    Purchase your one-of-a-kind Schulich Medicine & Dentistry toque and keep warm all winter long. These toques are only $24 and come in two different styles, with a pom-pom and without...

  • Your last chance to register: Schulich Dentistry Simulation Laboratory grand opening
    Get an up-close look at the cutting-edge technology that is helping to educate Schulich Dentistry students to be the health care leaders of tomorrow. R.S.V.P. to comms@schulich.uwo.ca by Thursday, November 24...

  • Nature Reviews Cancer: Looking back at 50 years of gap junctions and cancer
    Dale Laird, PhD, and his colleagues from around the globe look back at the progression of our understanding of gap junctions and cancer and highlight important unanswered questions, controversies and therapeutic opportunities in the field...

  • Eye on the future
    At the age of 65, with a 28-year ground-breaking, life-saving imaging research program in his rear view, Ting-Yim Lee, PhD, is looking to the future...

  • Advancing medical physics, one page at a time
    In a collaborative effort, faculty members, trainees and alumni worked on the book series Advances in Medical Physics, which offers findings in medical radiation science and technology...

  • Send us your submissions for our School guide to holiday entertainment
    We are compiling a list of your favourite holiday pastimes. Do you have a favourite book, movie, family game or song that puts a little more cheer in your holiday celebrations? Send us your submission with a brief explanation about what it means to you to comms@schulich.uwo.ca by December 2...

  • decorative imageNovember tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students including tweets from Chris Watling, Tim Bussey and Gary Tithecott...

  • decorative imageTips and tricks for naming conventions
    Our School brand is more than just a logo, even the words and phrases used to describe our organization are part of our brand. Take a minute to refresh your memory of the School's official naming conventions...

  • decorative imageUpcoming events
    Recognize the accomplishments of a peer, classmate or colleague and nominate someone today for an Alumni of Distinction Award. United Way Candy Gram orders close on December 2. Email unitedway@schulich.uwo.ca to place your order...

  • decorative imageYour top 10 Achievements
    Faculty and staff at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry have been working hard to meet the needs you expressed in the 2012 We Speak survey...

  • decorative imageThe R.E.A.L. Life: Hanover Family Medicine and Obstetrics
    In this final installment of the R.E.A.L. Life Series, we get an insider’s view of the Hanover Medical Clinic and Hanover & District Hospital. Follow faculty member Dr. Rochelle Dworkin and residents Drs. Alethea Anderson and Andy Walus as they complete patient visits, and discover how the School's learners are trained to manage a broad spectrum of patient care...

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Marjorie Johnson, Alexander Moszczynski, Kamila Premji, Jacqueline Kueper, James Armstrong and Yohan Kim...

  • decorative imageTop five media stories from 2016
    This year you made headlines nationally and internationally for your work. Here are the top five media hits from 2016...

  • decorative imageYour stories
    Each year, the Communications and Marketing Team has the privilege of telling the stories of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry students, faculty, staff and alumni. Here are a select few...

  • decorative imageThe best of 2016: Articles from The Pulse
    2016 marked an eventful year at the School. Countless awards, new discoveries and inspiring people have given us a lot to look back on. View the most read newsletter stories...

  • decorative imageThe best of 2016: Articles from Current Affairs
    Check out some of the most-read stories about graduates trainees and postdoctoral fellows that were featured in Current Affairs this past year...

  • decorative imageThe best of 2016: Articles from Discover
    From new discoveries to anniversary celebrations, we're recapping the most read articles from Discover over the course of 2016...

  • Western researchers outline the global HIV/AIDS fight
    To commemorate World AIDS Day 2016, five of the top HIV/AIDS researchers, Stephen Barr, Chil Yong Kang, Jimmy Dikeakos, Eric Arts and Michael Silverman, share what they think is the key to eradicating the epidemic...

  • A last minute gift idea for your friends and family
    Give your loved ones the gift of warmth this winter and purchase a Schulich Medicine & Dentistry branded toque. You can choose between two different options. Each toque is $24.00. Contact comms@schulich.uwo.ca to place your order...

  • Recognize your peers with an Award of Excellence
    The Awards of Excellence honour the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Nomination forms are now available and can be accessed on the Awards of Excellence web page. Only online nominations will be accepted...

  • Closed for the holidays
    A reminder that Western University's campus will be closed on Friday, December 23, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. through to 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Have a safe and happy holiday break...

  • decorative imageMost memorable social media moments in 2016
    We had a lot to talk about on Twitter and Facebook in 2016. These top 10 social media posts capture some of your most exciting moments related to research, education, events and more...

  • decorative imageTop three YouTube videos from 2016
    From lung imaging to Distributed Education and concussion awareness, find out why the School's playlist continues to be the "most watched" on Western University's YouTube channel...

  • decorative imageMemorable events from 2016
    Take a look back and reminisce about some of the most memorable events from 2016. Highlights from the Awards of Excellence, See The Line, The Dean's Gala and Leaders in Innovation...

  • decorative imageCommitment to the Community: Kara Ruicci - The importance of the human connection
    Kara Ruicci’s life can be busy and stressful, but she finds time to give back to her local community. The fourth year BMSc student feels that her experience with volunteering has taught her the importance of human connection that seems to be, at times, lost...

  • decorative imageAwards and opportunities
    There are many upcoming award opportunities for faculty and staff, including nominations for the 2015 Awards of Excellence in both Windsor and London. Nominations for the Alumni of Distinction Awards are also open...

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. William Wall, awarded the 2015 James H. Graham Award of Merit; Lauren Flynn, PhD, who received new funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund; and Nikita Zhitkevich, a finalist in "The Next 36" cohort...

  • decorative imageONDRI studies now under way at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and across the province
    The Ontario Neurodegenerative Research Iniative (ONDRI) is a research program studying how to improve the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), frontotemporal lobar degeneration and vascular cognitive impairment in an Ontario-wide collaboration...

  • decorative imageFrom the desk of George Kim: New year, new goals, new leadership
    With three committees winding down their strategic plan work, new committees are being formed to focus on the next round of goals outlined in the Distributed Education Network Strategic Plan. Meanwhile the new Regional Academic Directors are hitting the ground running in their roles. Learn more about who has taken on these roles, and why Dr. Robert Black has decided to take on this exciting new position...

  • decorative imageUME Accreditation 2015 – Learner Equity & Wellness
    Learner Equity & Wellness was created to support the psychological, financial, learning, equity and career decision-making needs of learners in the medicine, dentistry and postgraduate medicine streams. It also supports faculty to assist students who might be managing learning challenges. A confidential support system and resource centre, it supports a number of standards that will be raised during the UME Accreditation...

  • decorative imageConflict of Interest Policy information
    With the new year upon us, it’s the perfect time to take stock of all the forms, processes and policies that require our annual attention and understanding. The Conflict of Interest Policy is one such policy that should be reviewed on a regular basis...

  • decorative imageWeb update: New websites launched
    The second phase of websites successfully launched on Tuesday, January 20. Phase three of the project will begin immediately...

  • decorative imageRecognizing Alzheimer Awareness Month at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry
    Robarts Research Institute scientists work tirelessly every day to better understand and diagnose Alzheimer's disease, with the aim of developing new tools and treatments to help stop it. In recognition of Alzheimer Awareness Month, we are featuring our YouTube video: Robarts scientists lead the way in Alzheimer's research...

  • decorative imageThe Department of Biochemistry introduces a new non-thesis MSc degree
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is pleased to announce that the Department of Biochemistry will be introducing a new non-thesis Master of Science (MSc) program. This new addition was approved by the University Senate on December 5, and will be launched in September 2015...

  • decorative imageIn the media: From actor to advocate: Garber lends name to Alzheimer's
    Award-winning actor Victor Garber explains how his personal experience with Alzheimer's disease has transformed him into a lifelong advocate via CTV Canada AM...

  • Omar Zghal - In the right place
    Omar Zghal, Medicine Class of 2017, always wanted to go to medical school. Blessed with a skill and love of science that he coupled with a strong work ethic, he achieved his goal two years ago...

  • Meet Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo - Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Robarts scientist
    Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo joined the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology as an Associate Professor in December, and is setting up his lab at Robarts. His research aims to understand the physiology of cognition and behaviour, focusing on how the brain transforms visual signals into coordinated motor behaviour and how this process is influenced by attention...

  • Steven Kerfoot, PhD - A new way of looking at Multiple Sclerosis
    Hard work, coincidence and a little bit of luck. That combination is what brought Steven Kerfoot, PhD, back to Canada to lead a lab team studying immune response in Multiple Sclerosis...

  • ONDRI Department Profile - A province-wide team with a common goal
    Meet the Ontario Neurodegenerative Research Initiative team. ONDRI is unique a province-wide collaboration between Ontario’s world-class neurodegenerative disease researchers and clinicians, patient advocacy groups and the industrial sector carried out in partnership with the Ontario Brain Institute...

  • Resident spotlight: Dr. Samantha Benlolo - Embarking on a new adventure
    Dr. Samantha Benlolo joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology because she was prepared for a change that would inspire her professional and personal growth. The first-year resident explained Schulich Medicine & Dentistry offers the necessary resources to continue her training while giving her the opportunity to create strong relationships with new colleagues and patients...

  • Video: Dean's Video Newsletter - Faculty Recruitment
    In this edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean, discusses recent faculty recruitment and shares why this is an important part of advancing research and training...

  • Tips and tricks for GroupWise and Cascade
    Useful tips for organizing your GroupWise mailbox and easy publishing within Cascade are now available...

  • Upcoming events
    Please join us for the upcoming Operations Town Hall from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Monday, February 9, 2015. A reminder that the February 2 deadline for London Health Research Day abstract submissions is quickly approaching...

  • decorative imageCommitment to the Community: Dr. Bruce Hill - Enhancing self-esteem through smiles
    When Dr. Bruce Hill, adjunct clinical professor, is not instructing with the Graduate Orthodontics program, he is giving back to the community by volunteering his time with the Children’s Aid Society of London and Middlesex...

  • decorative imageAwards and opportunities
    There are many upcoming award opportunities for faculty and staff, including the 2015 Awards of Excellence. Nominate someone today. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is accepting nominations for the Specialist of the Year Award...

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Fischer; Dr. Gillian Kernaghan; Yuliya Mulyar; Eduardo Moffa; Dr. Michael Kovacs; Aaron Ward, PhD; the DOCS program; and Schulich Medicine students: Jessica Bryce, Cindy Zhu, Stephanie Mokrycke, Hannah MacKenzie, Daniel Liu, Vanessa DeMelo, Daniel Stojanovic, Maddy Arkle, Rob Bobotsis, and Babak Aberumand...

  • decorative imageA commitment to diversity: How the Undergraduate Medical Education program has embraced new ways to live our School's values
    One of the standards that will be discussed during accreditation for the Undergraduate Medical Education program will focus on diversity, and how the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry lives this value. Dr. Terri Paul, associate professor, Department of Medicine, believes the School has embraced diversity, and thoughtfully continues the conversation about it by reviewing our policies, curriculum, and support systems to create a learning experience that reflects Canada’s diversity...

  • decorative imageFrom the desk of George Kim: Steady progress continues on the Distributed Education Network Strategic Plan as new stakeholder committees are launched
    The Strategic Plan for Distributed Education was released in January 2014. One year later, we have tracked steady progress in achieving the work to support identified goals. Four new committees have been identified and their work will begin in the coming weeks focused on: Learning and Technology; Faculty Affairs, Recognition and Community Engagement; Research; and Quality Management...

  • decorative imageThe January 2015 Operations Update is now available
    The Operations Update will now be distributed through The Pulse. The Operations Update is a monthly email report which includes updates from each of our operational teams and departments as well as an update from the School’s Chief Operating Officer...

  • decorative imageFlashback to the era of good vibes and new beginnings
    In celebration of Dentistry’s 50th Anniversary, we are taking a look back at each decade of the School’s exciting dental history. Welcome to Schulich Dentistry in the 1970s, a time of energy, optimism and many firsts. Read about the people, achievements and special events that made our first decade memorable...

  • decorative imageeduroam Wireless Internet is now available for faculty, staff and students
    Secure and fast wireless Internet access with your laptop or smartphone is now available for use at any London hospital and many other participating institutions in Canada and abroad. Users can authenticate using the same credentials as they would at Western University...

  • decorative imageDr. Michael J. Strong has been re-appointed to a second term as Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
    Beginning July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2021, Dean Strong’s re-appointment was advanced at the recommendation of the Schulich Decanal Selection Committee, which has now received the formal endorsement and approval of the President and Board of Governors...

  • decorative imageWebsite redevelopment ready for Phase Three
    The Communications Web Team has started preparation for work with our Phase Three departments and programs. An additional 30 web sites will undergo redevelopment, with an expected launch to happen mid- to late-October of this year...

  • decorative imageProfiles of Excellence - Dr. Stewart Harris
    To address the mounting diabetes health crisis in First Nations communities, AstraZeneca Canada Inc. has donated $500,000 to Western University in support of the FORGE AHEAD Research Program, led by Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Professor Dr. Stewart Harris...

  • decorative imageDean's Video Newsletter - Code of conduct
    In this month's edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, discusses the School's Code of Conduct, and what faculty, students and trainees at the School need to know about this important policy...

  • Discovering the pathways of a curious mind - Andrea Di Sebastiano, PhD
    A curious mind is what inspires Andrea Di Sebastiano's fascination with the brain. It also fosters her dedication to the lab and research excellence...

  • Bringing new life into transplant research - Dr. Terry Zwiep
    When Dr. Terry Zwiep isn’t covering night and weekend shifts at the hospital, or making plans for the baby he and his wife are expecting in a few months, you can find him in the lab working toward his Master of Science (MSc) in Surgery...

  • Keeping up with the kinases - Robert Gros, PhD
    Robert Gros, PhD, is a scientist by more than just name and trade. His passion and curiosity are also defining characteristics. “As a medical researcher, I have one of the most interesting jobs,” he said. “It is continually changing and I continue to learn and evolve"...

  • Resident Spotlight: Gaining inspiration through his work, his family, and his challenges - Dr. Vlad Diaconita
    Within a few days of his clerkship rotation, Dr. Vlad Diaconita knew he wanted to pursue a career in Ophthalmology. His inspiration stems from working with a diverse team, improving the quality of health of patients, and simply enjoying work in the Ophthalmology field...

  • Department Profile: Telling a story through data - Evaluation, Data & Project Management
    Stories can bring facts to life. They can help you make sense and order out of a collection of facts. They make it easier to remember key points and can paint a picture of what the future looks like. The UME Division of Evaluation, Data & Project Management has been tasked with the challenge of using data to tell our School’s story...

  • Video: Schulich Medicine & Dentistry - Bachelor of Medical Sciences Profile
    Explore the Bachelor of Medical Sciences program at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry...

  • Tips & tricks: Bulk uploads in Cascade
    The bulk upload feature in Cascade allows web administrators to upload multiple files such as documents, images and PDFs onto their website in one click...

  • Upcoming events
    The Dentistry 50th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration is quickly approaching. Join the fun on March 10. Guest registration for London Health Research Day is now open...

  • decorative imageDiversifying perspectives to strengthen our community
    Steven Brunet, a fourth-year BMSc student, believes that contributing his time and effort to work internationally will guide underprivileged communities to reach self-sufficiency, and help the local community diversify its perspectives on learning...

  • decorative imageAwards and opportunities
    Upcoming award nomination deadlines for teaching and research include the International Curriculum Fund deadline which is approaching on April 30. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Program Director of the Year award deadline is April 3...

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    It has been a busy month of awards and accomplishments for our faculty, staff and students – from the launch of a new dental app, to Western University’s top award for faculty, and an impressive number of presentation awards...

  • decorative imageFrom the desk of George Kim: Meet Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke – emergency physician, dedicated professor and the new Regional Academic Director for Woodstock
    Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke believes that the medical community outside of the academic centres is a great untapped resource for medical education. Read more about her plans to advance and strengthen the distributed medical education program through her role as the Regional Academic Director for the Woodstock hub...

  • decorative imageSocial Responsibility: A value embraced and lived
    As a School value, social responsibility impacts our learning environment. From admissions and the curriculum to extracurricular activities, it is integrated into every aspect of School life...

  • decorative imageUME Quality Committee Scholars of Merit Award
    The Scholars of Merit Award recognizes Schulich Medicine faculty, staff and students who bring innovative and integrative changes and approaches to the undergraduate medical curriculum. Congratulations to the recipients of the UME Quality Committee Scholars of Merit Award for 2014: Dr. Shannon Arntfield, Dani Cadieux, Jane Graham and Daniela Kwiatkowski...

  • decorative imageA global adventure to stop the next pandemic before it strikes
    Ask questions. Discover answers. Create change. This is the process virologist Nathan Wolfe, 2015 London Health Research Day Lucille & Norton Wolf Health Research Lecture Series keynote speaker, has followed since the beginning of his career in science — one that has taken him on a global adventure to track, study and eradicate epidemics and pandemics before they strike...

  • decorative imageRiding the wave through fresh and fabulous times
    It’s the 1980s and Schulich Dentistry is making its mark. Read about the people, achievements and special moments that made this decade one for the books...

  • decorative imageKicking off with pomp and circumstance
    Schulich Dentistry’s 50th anniversary is off to an exciting start. The year-long festivities taking place to mark the milestone year were launched at the Kickoff Celebration earlier this month...

  • decorative imageCelebrating a rich history in medicine
    The History of Medicine Department had an exciting past couple of months full of events and awards. With Shelley McKellar, PhD, delivering an engaging Founder’s Day lunch talk, to a record breaking success at the History of Medicine Days Conference in Calgary, and finally the History of Medicine Colloquium to top it all off...

  • decorative imageCongratulations to the Windsor Program Awards of Excellence recipients
    The Windsor Program Awards of Excellence celebrate the commitment and dedication of faculty, staff and students. Congratulations to the 15 award recipients for the 2014-2015 Awards of Excellence. We look forward to celebrating with you on Thursday, April 16...

  • decorative imageMarch Operations Update
    The Operations Update is now being distributed through The Pulse. This monthly report includes updates from each of the operational teams and departments...

  • decorative imageLearning together
    The Distributed Education Network hosted a networking education session for Discovery Week coordinators at the end of March. The two-day event was designed to update and educate coordinators about program changes, receive their feedback and assist the School’s community partners in delivering a successful Discovery Week program...

  • Welcoming our newest faculty and staff members
    We are pleased to welcome the newest faculty and staff members of the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry team. This list includes all new faculty and staff from December through February...

  • Jagan Sivakumaran - Standing out in a flood of faces
    Flashback to Jagan Sivakumaran’s first days as a Bachelor of Medical Science student as he opens the door to his first crowded lecture hall. A flood of faces, along with the realization that everyone is there to do the same thing he is. And suddenly, it’s not about how he’s going to fit in – it’s about how he will stand out...

  • Caroline Schild-Poulter, PhD - Cultivating curiosity for the fundamentals of science
    Caroline Schild-Poulter, PhD, has that scientific ‘it’ factor: an unhindered sense of curiosity. With a zeal for fundamental research, she is working to explain some of the human body’s most enduring mysteries...

  • Dr. Lillian Barra - Uncovering the link between joints and heart health
    Dr. Lillian Barra is interested in discovering why there is an increased risk of heart disease in patients living with rheumatoid arthritis, as well as what the underlying cause and mechanisms might be. Dr. Barra received $325,000 in funding from The Arthritis Society for a three-year period for her project...

  • Resident Spotlight - Residents honoured with Sisters of St. Joseph Award of Excellence
    Drs. Golnaz Naderkhami, Siobhan Telfer and Marie Dion, all residents with the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, have been honoured with a Sisters of St. Joseph Award of Excellence. They have been recognized for embracing the values of St. Joseph’s Health Care London and making a difference with a positive attitude, sense of teamwork, and patient-centred focus...

  • Clinical Skills Learning Program - Educating, practicing and evaluating
    On any given week, the Clinical Skills Learning Program (CSLP) delivers between 40-80 individual events with between 100-300 standardized patients that work over the course of that week. With the number of projects this eight-person team handles tripling over the past five years, it’s safe to say that the CSLP has their work cut out for them...

  • Video: Experience Discovery Week
    Discovery Week is a one-week placement for first-year medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry...

  • Tips and tricks for Apple devices
    The Helpdesk answers frequently asked iPad and iPhone questions. If you are having difficulty with your Apple device, take a look at these frequently asked questions...

  • Upcoming events
    Join us for the Operations Town Hall on Monday, April 20. Register today for the London Celebration of Excellence on Wednesday, May 20...

  • decorative imageCommitment to the Community with Melanie Katsivo, PhD
    One of Ghandi’s famous proverbs: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” resonates with Melanie Katsivo, PhD, research officer, as she volunteers for a third time with Western Serves...

  • decorative imageAwards and opportunities
    Nominate a medical hero for induction into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Nominations for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Duncan Graham Award are open...

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Heather Emmerton-Coughlin; Androu Abdalmalak; Lori Lowes; Donald Welsh, PhD; Dr. Penny MacDonald; Justine Baek; Savita Dhanvantari; Keith St. Lawrence; and Chris Ellis on their achievements...

  • decorative imageGraduate trainees and postdoctoral fellows thrive at London Health Research Day 2015
    The London Convention Centre was filled with curiosity and excitement on April 1, as graduate trainees and postdoctoral fellows shared their research with guests, judges and fellow presenters at London Health Research Day 2015...

  • decorative imageFrom the desk of George Kim: New teams come together to achieve goals
    Quality Management, Education and Technology, and Research are the three new committees formed to tackle goals outlined in the strategic plan for the School’s Distributed Education Network...

  • decorative imageWindsor Program's Celebration of Excellence
    The Windsor Program’s Awards of Excellence event featured an evening full of celebration, laughter and new memories...

  • decorative imageKelly Anderson awarded the Ontario Mental Health Foundation’s New Investigator Fellowship
    Kelly Anderson, PhD, an assistant professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Psychiatry, received an OMHF New Investigator Fellowship for her population-based study on access to care for people with first-episode psychosis in Ontario. Anderson’s study will examine socio-demographic factors associated with access to care for those between the ages of 14 and 35...

  • decorative imageKeeping it off the hook in the nifty nineties
    The nineties were all that and a bag of chips for Schulich Dentistry, as the decade brought a time of transition and renewed energy to the School. Read more about the important highlights and accomplishments from this special time in our history...

  • decorative imageDr. Amardeep Thind authors chapter in Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition series
    Dr. Thind, director, Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health, and professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Medicine, has authored a chapter on prehospital and emergency care for the first volume of the Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition (DCP3) series. In a Q&A interview, Dr. Thind discusses how India's poorest population piqued his interest in public health...

  • decorative imageGame-changing Ontario discoveries
    Seven Schulich Medicine & Dentistry discoveries are being recognized as life-changing breakthroughs, and they need your vote as part of the Game-Changing Research at Ontario's Universities initiative...

  • decorative imageRobarts Clinical Trials Inc. moving to iconic Bell Building in downtown London
    Robarts Clinical Trials Inc. – a global academic clinical research organization with offices in San Diego, California, Amsterdam N.L. and London, Ontario – announced a relocation to the Bell Canada Building in downtown London, effective January 1, 2016...

  • decorative imageApril Operations Update
    The Operations Update is now being distributed through The Pulse. This monthly report includes updates from each of the operational teams and departments...

  • Lauren Flynn, PhD - When two worlds of research collide
    Lauren Flynn, PhD, has made the most of her joint appointment by concentrating on a number of new interdisciplinary projects that involve her research on human fat and stem cells...

  • Dr. Mostafa El-Beheiry - Resident Spotlight: At the forefront of surgical education
    For second-year resident Dr. Mostafa El-Beheiry, coming to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry made complete sense both academically and geographically. Dr. El-Beheiry was initially attracted to the School’s General Surgery program because of its distinguished surgical training and outstanding group of mentors, and as an avid traveler he gladly accepted the move to London...

  • Shannon LeBlanc - Turning a head trauma into triumph
    Several years ago, Shannon LeBlanc suffered a serious head injury. LeBlanc and her family believe that errors made during the initial diagnoses led to multiple side effects. This experience motivated LeBlanc to enrol in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Master of Public Health program...

  • Dr. Wei-Yang Lu - Taking neuroscience beyond the brain
    Dr. Wei-Yang Lu is taking neuroscience beyond the brain by studying a common signaling molecule found outside the central nervous system. His research could impact our understanding of neuro-immune regulation and inflammatory responses in the body...

  • Human Resources - The backbone of our School
    The Human Resources Department serves as the backbone to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry by supporting the biggest resource the School has – its human capital. This talented team is made up of 10 members with varying roles in faculty and staff coordination, payroll, organizational effectiveness and administration...

  • Video: Profiles of Excellence
    Profiles of Excellence: Mansour Haeryfar, PhD, is working to establish immunotherapy as a first-line treatment option for patients with cancer through the discovery of novel therapeutic approaches involving T-cells...

  • Tips and Tricks for branding - most common mistakes
    Spring has arrived and it's the perfect time to do some seasonal cleaning. Take a look at your documents and files to make sure your branding is current. Check out this list of the most common branding mistakes...

  • Events
    Register today for the Celebration of Excellence Dinner as we honour the 2015 recipients of the Awards of Excellence on May 20. Save the date for the upcoming See the Line - Community Symposium on August 12...

  • decorative imageA recipe for happiness
    “It’s as easy as making a decision and sticking to it,” said Krista Cook, MSc Candidate. Cook's attitude toward her commitments has helped guide her academic career, taken her from Kingston, Ontario to St. John’s, Newfoundland by bicycle, and opened her mind to a unique volunteering experience with Growing Chefs London...

  • decorative imageAwards and opportunities
    The deadline for The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame nominations is June 29. The 3M National Teaching Fellowship 2016 is calling for nominations. Submit your dossier on or before August 31 to be considered. Nominations for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Duncan Graham Award close on September 11...

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to the Foster Lab; Donna Murrell, PhD Candidate; Dr. Rob Hegele; Dr. Shauna Devine; the Awards of Excellence recipeients; the 2015 PARO Trust Fund Award recipients: Drs. Kristin Chow, Alicia Mattia and Cyrus C. Hsia; and the 2015 CAME Certificate of Merit Award recipients: Drs. David Dixon, Faisal Rehman and Wassim Saad...

  • decorative imageGet caught up on the latest news from the past month
    "Schulich Medicine & Dentistry takes part in West China-Kilborn Surgical Symposium", "Western establishes The Bone and Joint Institute", "Bone and Joint initiative gets 'leg up' from NSERC funding"...

  • decorative image2015 Alumni of Distinction recipients announced
    Congratulations to Fred Possmayer, PhD’65, Dr. William Wall, MD’70, Dr. Len Chumak, DDS, MClD’85, Dr. George Kim, MD’03, Dr. Jill Bashutski, DDS’05, and Bessie Borwein, PhD’73, the 2015 Alumni of Distinction recipients. Join us on September 26 at the Dean's Gala to honour and celebrate their success...

  • decorative imageDr. Edward Byrne accepts Honorary Degree at Schulich Medicine Convocation
    Congratulations to Dr. Edward Byrne who accepted his Honorary Degree at the Schulich Medicine Convocation on May 15. An award-wining neuroscientist, Dr. Byrne has held many prestigious clinical and research positions in Australia and the UK, as well as advisory roles for a number of charitable bodies relating to his clinical and scientific expertise...

  • decorative imageCelebrating dedication and commitment at the 2015 Awards of Excellence
    This year’s celebration brought together a group of talented award recipients who show true dedication and commitment to the School. The evening was a celebration of collaboration, collegiality and pride...

  • decorative imageFrom the desk of George Kim: Meet Dr. Michel Haddad, co-regional academic director, Kent-Lambton
    This month, we welcome Dr. Michel Haddad, co-regional academic director for Kent-Lambton, to the Distribute Education Network. In his role, Dr. Haddad will join Dr. Susan Munro in providing leadership in all educational programs and processes across the medical education spectrum in the Kent-Lambton hub...

  • decorative imagePride and passion
    More than 100 people weren’t hindered by the brisk spring air this past Saturday morning as they attended a Dentistry strategic planning retreat to begin what is expected to be a five month process. Dr. Michael J. Strong, dean, welcomed all the attendees and boldly shared Schulich Dentistry’s goal to become one of North America’s top dental schools in the next 10 years...

  • decorative imageGraduating with a little help from their friends
    Enthusiastic cheers and lengthy applause filled Alumni Hall, as members of the Medicine Class of 2015 walked across the stage to receive their green hoods and enter the medical profession. Congratulations to the Medicine Class of 2015...

  • decorative imageSee the Line returns August 12
    See the Line returns August 12 with an exciting lineup of four concussion research and awareness events, including a new morning workshop and full-day CME. Learn more about concussion identification, evaluation and treatment, and the latest research happening in London and across North America...

  • decorative imageLet’s talk research
    Community members came together for a unique opportunity at Robarts Research Institute this spring - the Discover Robarts Community Presentation Series. Each of the four sessions was sold out...

  • decorative imageBoosting the School’s cool factor in the new millennium
    Schulich Dentistry entered the 21st century ready to rock and roll. The decade began in high gear and didn't slow down, with major achievements and milestones around every corner. Read about the people, new programs and world events from this lively decade in our history...

  • decorative imageMay Operations Update
    The Operations Update is now being distributed through The Pulse. The update includes information from each of our operational teams and departments as well as an update from the School’s Chief Operating Officer...

  • Celebrating the Medicine Class of 2015 with Erica Lee
    Eight years ago, after a particularly difficult MCAT experience, Erica Lee, Medicine Class of 2015, wasn’t sure she was meant to be a doctor. But this month, she graduates as a four-year class president with a bright future in emergency medicine...

  • Celebrating the Medicine Class of 2015 with Phil Tremblay
    With a passion for family medicine and the city of Windsor, Phil Tremblay, Medicine Class of 2015, is graduating from the Schulich Medicine – Windsor Program intent on practicing in his hometown community. He looks back on his four years at the School and the incredible relationships formed with his classmates and faculty...

  • Dr. Lakshman Gunaratnam - Protecting patients who experience kidney failure
    Dr. Lakshman Gunaratnam, assistant professor in the Departments of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology, is on a mission to improve the outcomes of acute kidney injury and acute kidney failure — conditions that affect approximately five to 10 per cent of hospitalized patients around the world...

  • Resident spotlight: Dr. Rebecca Zener - Training for the thrill of adventure
    Dr. Rebecca Zener’s life doesn’t lack adventure. The fourth-year radiology resident has visited more than 50 countries and participated in unique recreational activities. Now, her training combines her love for travel with her passion to improve global health...

  • Ian Connell - Navigating life and lab
    Rowing season is back in session for Ian Connell, PhD Candidate. As a member of Western University's varsity rowing team and national-level competitor, Connell is just as at home on the open water as he is in a lab. As a trainee in the Department of Medical Biophysics, he has developed a new and improved radiofrequency coil for the 7-Tesla MRI scanner...

  • Information Services - Who ya gonna call?
    If the Information Services department, had a theme song it would probably sound a lot like the popular 1980’s film Ghostbusters tune. Who ya gonna call? HelpDesk Support! Whenever we require technology support, Information Services is willing to work on a solution...

  • Video: Experience Discovery Week
    In honour of Discovery Week 2015 we are featuring the Discovery Week video. Experience the one-week placement for first-year medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry...

  • Tips and tricks for GroupWise vacation auto-reply
    Wondering how to add an auto-reply message to your GroupWise email account while away from the office for a period of time? This month's technology tip will take you through the quick step-by-step process...

  • Events
    The Operations Town Hall is quickly approaching on June 2. Registration for the annual See the Line event on August 12 is now open. Registration is now open for all the exciting upcoming Homecoming events this September...

  • decorative imageCommitment to the Community: Head for a Cure
    Head for a Cure: It’s become an annual week-long event at the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Program, which leaves students with much less hair, and much bigger hearts...

  • decorative imageAwards and opportunities
    The deadline for The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame nominations is June 29. The 2016 3M National Teaching Fellowship is calling for nominations; submit your dossie​r on or before August 31 to be considered...

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Catherine Nevin; Dr. Susanne Schmid; the PhD Candidates representing the School at the Canadian Student Health Research Forum; Radha Joseph; Khadija Sheikh and the recipients of the Faculty Teaching Certificate...

  • decorative imageGet caught up on the latest news from the past month
    Researchers receive nearly $20 million in funding for research excellence... Studying the impact of gender and culture on suicide rates... Study finds that risk of suicide in transgender community may be reduced by changing policy and societal factors...

  • decorative image Ravi Menon, PhD, selected as senior fellow by International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine for lifetime achievements in brain imaging research
    For 30 years, Ravi Menon, PhD, has paved the way for key developments in the field of brain imaging research. On June 1, Menon became one of only six Canadians ever selected as a senior fellow by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine...

  • decorative imageHip and happening times
    Extra! Extra! Tweet all about it! Welcome to Schulich Dentistry in the 2010s. The School has entered the digital age, complete with a hashtag and new online look. Read more about the exciting events, accomplishments and people that continue to impact our community and future directions. #SchulichAdvantage...

  • decorative imageHomecoming 2015 Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer announced
    Bonnie Schmidt, PhD’93, has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Dean’s Distinguished Lecture award. Schmidt is the President and Founder of Let’s Talk Science...

  • decorative imageRelive your story at the Dean’s Gala – September 2015
    Excitement is building for Homecoming 2015. Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is hosting a number of exciting events on September 26, with the annual Dean’s Gala concluding the day of festivities...

  • decorative imageTrainees shine at Robarts Research Retreat
    Student research took centre stage, as more than 200 faculty members and trainees gathered for the 2015 Robarts Research Retreat. Among the highlights was a keynote presentation from Dr. Karl Deisseroth of Stanford University...

  • decorative imageWeb update: Phase 2.1 successfully complete
    Five new websites were successfully launched in June: Department of Medicine, Ophthalmology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hospital & Interfaculty Relations and Internationalization. Phase Three of the website redevelopment project is quickly advancing toward an expected launch in late-October of this year...

  • decorative imageThe Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Pictorial Calendar is back by popular demand
    Whether you are a photographer, painter, sculptor or you dabble in other endeavours in the visual arts, we would like to receive images of your work. Submit a .jpg image of your work, along with the title and photo settings or medium, to comms@schulich.uwo.ca by August 31...

  • decorative imageThe Wellness - Mental Health subcommittee presents Mandala Mondays
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Wellness - Mental Health subcommittee invites you to Mandala Mondays. This initiative invites staff and faculty to colour away their stresses during the lunch hour on July 20 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ...

  • decorative imageCall for expression of interest: Strategic Planning Steering Committee
    Are you interested in becoming a member of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry? The deadline for expression of interest is 4:00 p.m. on July 15...

  • decorative imageJune Operations Update
    The Operations Update includes information from each of our operational teams and departments as well as an update from the School’s Chief Operating Officer...

  • Celebrating the Dentistry Class of 2015 with Jeremy Goldberg
    Jeremy Goldberg graduated in June with a Doctor of Dental Surgery. He looks back on four years of life-changing experiences, memorable people and incredible learning opportunities...

  • Celebrating the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Convocation with Baraa Al-Khazraji
    Baraa Al-Khazraji has experienced a tremendous amount of growth and success in the past five years. Since completing her undergraduate education in 2009, she has added the titles “trainee”, “nominee”, “award winner”, “wife” and “mother” to her list of roles and accomplishments. On June 11, she added one more: PhD...

  • Celebrating the BMSc Class of 2015 with Madison Turk
    During the past four years, Western University has become Turk’s second home, her hockey teammates have become her soul mates, and she successfully completed the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry...

  • Meet new Robarts scientist John Ronald
    John Ronald, PhD, joined the Department of Medical Biophysics in June, and he is setting up his lab at Robarts Research Institute. We spoke to him about his current research and what he's looking forward to as a scientist at Robarts...

  • Video: Profiles of Excellence - Lloy Wylie
    Lloy Wylie, PhD, studies health systems in underserved communities. In this edition of the Profiles of Excellence series, the assistant professor in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Interfaculty Program in Public Health discusses the importance of developing patient and community-focused systems to improve health in aboriginal and refugee populations...

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Benson Thomas - Immersed in a humbling experience
    Dr. Benson Thomas is a third-year resident in the Internal Medicine program. His ongoing research and training at the School is a humbling and rewarding experience, and he enjoys the friendly environment amongst the residents. Dr. Thomas also enjoys spending time with friends and family and, like many of us, watching marathons on Netflix...

  • Video: We Act: The Next Steps
    Dr. Michael J. Strong, dean, is joined by several colleagues from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to discuss the next steps in the ongoing We Act process...

  • Tips & tricks: GroupWise 2014
    The Information Services team upgraded the GroupWise servers to version 2014. The updated application includes many new features. Learn more about GroupWise 2014...

  • Events
    Join us at the Faculty & Staff Fiesta on July 22. A reminder that lunch will only be served to those who register through the online system...

  • decorative imageMartin Short headlines Leaders in Innovation Dinner
    Celebrated Canadian actor and comedy legend Martin Short is the keynote speaker for the 2015 Leaders in Innovation Dinner on November 18. This year’s dinner celebrates research excellence in the field of cellular and molecular imaging in cancer...

  • decorative imageNHLPA gift supports concussion research
    The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) has made a challenge gift of $500,000 to support concussion research led by Arthur Brown, PhD, and Greg Dekaban, PhD...

  • decorative imageGreat food and fun at the faculty and staff fiesta
    A beautiful summer afternoon offered the perfect environment for colleagues to socialize, build team spirit and celebrate the contributions that our faculty and staff make on a daily basis...

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Ravi Menon, PhD, Alison Allan, PhD, Dr. Stanley Kogon, Nicole Barra, PhD, Dr. Daniel Pepe, Frank Beier, PhD, Dr. Robert Hegele, Terry Peters, PhD, Dr. J. Geoffrey Pickering, the 19 recipients of the CIHR Open Operating Grants, the recipients of the Internal Graduate Awards, Dr. John Kelton, Dr. Danielle Martin, Ian Cunningham, PhD, and Dr. Shannon Venance...

  • decorative imageAugust Operations Update
    The Operations Report includes monthly updates from each of our operational teams and departments as well as an update from the School’s Chief Operating Officer...

  • decorative imageLina Dagnino, PhD, Profiles of Excellence - Research Feature
    Lina Dagnino, PhD, researches skin biology and stem cells. Her expertise includes cellular and molecular biology, as well as developmental genetics. In this edition of the Profiles of Excellence series, Dagnino discusses her research into the mechanisms behind blistering diseases, skin cancer and wound healing...

  • decorative imageTerry Peters, PhD, Robarts Feature - The heart of the matter
    Peters is one of three recipients at Robarts to receive a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Foundation Grant, totaling more than $6.6 million over seven years. Cardiac surgery is just one of four research themes Peters will be working on with his specific funding of more than $2.2 million...

  • decorative imageCelina Dharamshi, Master of Public Health - Student Spotlight
    When Celina Dharamshi, Master of Public Health Class of 2015, was deciding on where to complete her 12-week practicum placement, she was looking for an experience that would give her the opportunity to apply the public health skillset she acquired in the classroom in a real-world setting...

  • decorative imageStephen Sims, PhD, Celebrating our Commitment to the Community
    Stephen Sims, PhD, a cellular physiologist in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, is a longstanding member of the Water Life Initiative: an organization that aims at ensuring the continued health and vitality of the water system within the District of Muskoka...

  • decorative imageDr. Roisin Dooley, Resident Spotlight
    Growing up in a small town in Northwestern Ontario, Dr. Roisin Dooley was fortunate to have Aboriginal role models in medicine — a factor that made her goal of becoming a physician more achievable. Now, as a first-year resident in obstetrics and gynaecology, Dr. Dooley hopes to serve not only as a role model herself, but also as an educational resource on Aboriginal issues in her field of work...

  • decorative imageDr. Philip Squires, Distributed Education Network - Feature
    A career spanning the globe, a passion for life-long learning and a health scare inspired Dr. Philip Squires to value the important things in life and work. He is retiring as a Stratford paediatrician and Distributed Education faculty member this month, confident his next journey is on the horizon...

  • From the desk of George Kim: Meet Dr. Susan Munro, co-regional director of Kent-Lambton
    Dr. Susan Munro will join Dr. Michel Haddad in providing leadership in all educational programs and processes across the medical education spectrum in the Kent-Lambton...

  • Strategic Planning Steering Committee Announcement
    Fourteen members of the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry community will form the School’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee. In their role they will work closely with Dr. Margaret Steele, who is leading the strategic planning process, and Anne Becker of Pathways Consulting...