November 2019 Newsletter

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    World AIDS Day: Fighting HIV from all fronts

    Jessica Prodger, PhD, is on the forefront of HIV research. On World AIDS Day (December 1), we recognize the work of researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry in preventing and treating HIV, and their enduring search for a cure.

  • decorative imageOffice of Military Academic Medicine opens
    Under the direction of Dr. Vivian McAlister, the Office builds upon a long-standing relationship between the School and the Canadian Armed Forces, and brings together current education, research and partnership activities. It also positions the School to work more strategically and to identify new opportunities.

  • decorative imageAwards of Excellence: Nominations open December 2
    It’s time to start thinking about who you’d like to recognize. The School is home to many outstanding staff and faculty – celebrate their accomplishments with an Award of Excellence. Nominations open on December 2. More details arriving in your inbox next week.

  • decorative imageProgress continues on renovation and construction projects
    From renovations at Robarts Research Institute, to planning a new home for Epidemiology & Biostatistics, to continued early works projects for the BioMedical Research Facility – the School’s construction projects are moving forward.

  • decorative imageRecognizing student excellence at the Dentistry Fall Awards Reception
    More than 20 awards were presented to students at the annual Schulich Dentistry Fall Awards Reception on November 21.

  • decorative imagePopcorn lung: Faculty members document case of life-threatening vaping injury
    By publishing details of the first Canadian case of vaping-related illness, Drs. Karen Bosma and Simon Landman hope to draw attention to the dangers of vaping.

  • decorative imageConcussion for non-athletes
    Most concussions are not sport-related. How do we help people injured in car accidents, workplace incidents, assaults or falls? Laura Graham, PhD, explores how we can translate what we’ve learned from sport and apply it more broadly. The latest in the four-part series, Brainstorm: Straight Talk on Concussion.

  • decorative imagePaul Paolatto serving as Acting Chief Administrative Officer
    Paul Paolatto is serving as Acting Chief Administrative Officer for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, effective November 1. In this role, he will support the School’s operating (non-academic) activities.

  • decorative imageOtolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery resident to improve global surgery care in Ethiopia
    In early 2020, third-year resident Dr. Hannah Ernst will travel to Mekelle, Ethiopia on a global surgery rotation. She’ll be joining Dr. Joshua Wiedermann, a Fellow at the School, who has been working for more than a year to establish a sustainable education program at the hospital in Mekelle.

  • decorative imageStories of service
    Faculty members and learners have used their medical and dental training to support the Canadian military for generations – serving their country in times of war, conflict and peace. This month, the School profiled these contributions in a special online series.

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Parisa Shooshtari, Rachel Eddy, Robert Hegele, the PEPP Physician Team and many others on the recognitions and honours you recently received.

  • decorative imageDiscovering a sense of community
    Social Accountability: Medical student Katherina Baranova asked her wedding guests to support Rowntree’s Evening Meal instead of bringing gifts – a generous act that builds on six years of support for the organization.

  • decorative imageAlong the journey of illness and healing
    Medical student Tina Zhou’s personal experience with illness and healing inspired her to pursue a career in medicine.

  • decorative imageCelebrating science, discovery and the next generation
    Photos: Researchers, trainees and community supporters came together at Robarts Research Institute’s Taylor Symposium and Celebration of Science and Discovery Dinner this month.

  • decorative imageDistributed Education
    Dr. Ian Hons is forging new community connections as the new Regional Academic Director for Oxford.

  • decorative imageMy six-word story
    PGY3 Urology resident Dr. Leandra Stringer shares the words of wisdom she lives by.

  • decorative imageCPD Update
    Awards up to $10,000 are available through the CPD Innovation & Research Grant to support your continuing professional development work. Apply by January 11.

  • WE SPEAK 2020
    Western University is once again conducting an employee engagement survey. Faculty and staff at the School will have the opportunity to provide feedback from January 28 to February 14, 2020. Based on feedback from past surveys, the School plans to develop a separate clinical faculty survey in the coming year.

  • Online training programs enhance workplace knowledge and safety
    All faculty, staff and volunteers are required to complete online training programs in Health & Safety, WHMIS, Safe Campus Community and AODA. Have you completed yours?

  • Oh, the weather outside is frightful
    With the winter weather fast approaching, it’s a good time to review the inclement weather processes for the University and the School.

  • Branding kits – download ready-to-use templates
    Branded templates for your e-signature, PowerPoint slides, letterhead and more are available for you to use. If you haven’t updated your templates in a while, branding kits are now available for you.

  • Holiday Candy Grams in support of United Way
    Help make someone else’s holiday bright. Show them you care by sending a Holiday Candy Gram and support Western’s United Way campaign. Order online by Friday, December 6.

  • Holiday Door Decorating Contest – Submit your photo by December 10
    Ring in the holiday season with tinsel, bows and lots of festive cheer. Transform your office door or cubicle for the Holiday Door Decorating Contest. Submit your photo by December 10 to Winners will be decided by an online vote and announced on December 13.

  • ‘Tis the season for giving
    The holiday season is synonymous with gift giving. Learn more about how you can support Schulich Medicine & Dentistry students and trainees, research programs or new initiatives.

  • Enhance your interdisciplinary skills, expertise and confidence to tackle health care problems
    Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research – Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) is accepting applications for its one-year program. Get valuable feedback on your primary health care research, gain interdisciplinary team experience, network with other health researchers and more. Apply by December 2.

  • Social Media Resources
    Promotional posts don’t perform well on social media. How do you get people interested and engaged in your upcoming event? These guidelines will help you use social media effectively to share and promote School events.

  • Communications Support
    From graphic design to video production to event planning, the Communications team supports a variety of services at the School. Complete the Project Request Form to get started on your next communications or marketing project.

  • Events
    The Imaging Pathogens for Knowledge Translation (ImPaKT) facility officially opened this year. What role will it play in future research? Join us on February 3 for ImPaKT Summit: Our ImPaKT on an HIV Cure. RSVP today.