January 2019 Newsletter

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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.

  • 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.