June 2018 Newsletter

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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.

  • 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