September 2019 Newsletter

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    You have a concussion – now what?

    Dr. Lisa Fischer debunks concussion myths and outlines best practices, policies and guidelines around concussion care in the first video of the School’s new, four-part series, Brainstorm: Straight Talk on Concussion.

  • decorative image BioMedical Research Facility – on track
    With the new BioMedical Research Facility on track to break ground in February 2020, faculty and staff can expect to see work beginning on a few enabling projects and may encounter some minor changes to parking in the Medical Science lot.

  • decorative imageRapport Magazine now available
    The 2019 issue of Rapport Magazine is hitting newsstands this week. Read the magazine online and find out more about new approaches to education, the challenges facing senior care in Canada and how the School’s alumni are shaking up the status quo around the world.

  • decorative imageRobarts Research Institute home to Canada’s first Magnetic Particle Imaging system
    Considered the most promising and emerging imaging technology of the past 20 years, Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) has arrived at Robarts. As Canada’s first MPI system, it provides unique research opportunities and solidifies the Institute as one of the world’s leading imaging research centres.

  • decorative imageResearchers named among newest Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
    Congratulations to Ann Chambers, PhD, Ravi Menon, PhD and Joy MacDermid, PhD, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly and scientific achievement.

  • decorative imageLauren Flynn named a member of College of New Scholars
    Congratulations to Lauren Flynn, PhD, who was named a member of the College of New Scholars. Part of the Royal Society of Canada, College membership represents the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada.

  • decorative imageThe real low-down on diabetes
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Diabetes Alliance received more than $1 million to lead a global, real-world study on diabetes-related hypoglycemia.

  • decorative imageAcademic appointments
    During the summer months, several academic appointments and re-appointments were announced. Congratulations to Drs. Davy Cheng, Tracey Crumley, Gregory Gloor, Ian Hons, George Kim, Lena Palaniyappan, Robbie Stein, Brad Urquhart, Chris Watling and Eric Wong.

  • decorative image Welcome to Dentistry’s newest faculty members
    Three new faculty members have recently joined Schulich Dentistry. Welcome to Drs. Sharat Pani, Shawn Steele and Liliani Vieira.

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Bojana Radan, Matthew Hebb, Jennifer Vergel de Dios, and many others on the recognitions and honours you received in recent months.

  • decorative imageA story of survival and strength
    Trainee Profile: PhD Candidate Emmanuel Ndashimye's inspiring story of survival and strength spans across borders and to the heights of academia.

  • decorative imageResearch: Top lab to make an ImPaKT on pathogens
    Unique in North America, the Imaging Pathogens for Knowledge Translation (ImPaKT) officially opened.

  • decorative imageDr. Firas Al-Dhaher is hoping to inspire rural-based health research
    By exploring issues of access and availability for rural patients, Dr. Firas Al-Dhaher is hoping to inspire rural-based health research. As the Site Director for the Petrolia Medical Clinic, he sees an under-serviced patient population, one that faces distinct socio-economic concerns and limited access to health care resources.

  • decorative imageMy six-word story
    PGY5 Urology resident Dr. Roderick Clark shares the advice he would give his younger self.

  • decorative imageCPD Update: The new Activity Planning Guide outlines the process of designing and delivering and accredited event
    The new Continuing Professional Development Activity Planning Guide is a comprehensive guidebook that outlines the process of designing and delivering an accredited event. It also guides you through the accreditation application process. Access the Planning Guide online.

  • The Conversation Canada: Impact of vaping on people's lungs
    Imaging scientist Grace Parraga, PhD, sounds the alarm about the harmful effects of vaping in a commentary for The Conversation Canada. The article led to media coverage in Canada and around the world.

  • Media Releases
    Media coverage throughout the summer featured research on how mutations in tRNA may play a role in disease, predictors of substance abuse in pregnancy and why cannabis produces radically different effects in different individuals.

  • Welcome to a new academic year
    New Medicine and Dentistry students began their professional journey with the traditional White Coat Ceremony and enjoyed a week of firsts and celebration as they became acquainted with their peers and faculty.

  • New admission process focuses on experiences and values
    The Medicine Class of 2023 is the first to have been selected through the initial phase of changes to the medical school admissions process that includes an autobiographical sketch and widened MCAT threshold.

  • Taylor Prize recipient credited with rescuing abandoned molecule
    Dr. Daniel Rader from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has been named this year’s recipient of the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine.

  • See the Line continues to shine the light on concussion
    More than 500 people attended the seventh annual See the Line Community Symposium. It was a captivating day, with speakers highlighting the latest in concussion research, education, policy change and prevention.

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

  • Website Checklist
    Are you updating your website? A checklist will help you with your reviews before you go live.

  • Events
    “Medicare ends once you leave the doctor’s office with your prescription in hand.” Dr. Danyaal Raza, MD’09, joins us for the Dean's Distinguished Lecture on October 19 to discuss the fight for prescription drugs.