February 2018 Newsletter

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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.

  • 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.