February 2020 Newsletter

  • decorative imageRecognizing excellence
    The 2020 Awards of Excellence recipients from the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Campus continue to make a difference at the School and in the community. We’re proud to recognize and honour their achievements. The 2020 recipients include Hema Gangam, Michael Farquhar, Yousha Mirza and many more.

  • decorative imageSusanne Schmid, PhD, appointed Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences
    Susanne Schmid, PhD, has been appointed Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences, effective July 1, 2020. She is an internationally recognized neuroscientist and academic leader.

  • decorative imageCheryle Séguin, PhD, serving as Interim Chair, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
    Effective February 1, Cheryle Séguin, PhD, will be serving as Interim Chair for the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, for the duration of Frank Beier’s leave.

  • decorative imageLearning for the future in undergraduate education
    Brad Urquhart, PhD, is an award-winning and passionate educator. As the new Associate Dean, Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education, he oversees undergraduate programs, focusing on student retention and consistency across program modules.

  • decorative imageRapid test kit for Listeria improves food safety
    A team led by Dr. Michael Rieder has created a Listeria rapid testing kit that helps ensure contaminated food doesn't hit supermarket shelves.

  • decorative imageThe Bridge 2020: Dentistry news and profiles
    Meet two of Dentistry’s newest faculty members – Drs. Cecilia Dong and Trevor Thang. Dr. Dong is a prosthodontist and the Dentistry Lead for Interprofessional Education. Dr. Thang is the School’s only oral and maxillofacial radiologist and serves as Chair of Oral Medicine & Radiology.

  • decorative image Photos: Welcome reception for Dr. John Yoo
    “As the hard work begins, you will all continue to encourage and inspire me.” The campus community came together at a special welcome reception for Dr. John Yoo earlier this month.

  • decorative imageFake websites: Be aware of web scraping attempts
    We are aware of a recent web scraping incident at the School, resulting in the creation of a fake departmental website. Web scraping is a sophisticated technique that uses software to scan and copy website content and data with malicious intent. If you encounter suspicious websites, please report them immediately to privacy@schulich.uwo.ca.

  • decorative image Improving care for spinal cord compression
    With new funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Dr. Neil Duggal is addressing quality of life for older adults suffering from an often-overlooked progressive spinal condition.

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Manuel Montero-Odasso, Davy Cheng, Dervla Connaughton and many others on the recognitions, honours and appointments you recently received.

  • decorative imageOur Shared Humanity
    A new online tool developed by Dr. Javeed Sukhera is helping young people navigate the mental health care system.

  • decorative imageA different lens
    Master of Public Health Candidate Cameron Sharpe says the program is shifting how he views inequity, social justice and systemic change

  • decorative imageFirst MPI study published
    Paula Foster, PhD, and her team published the first paper to feature magnetic particle imaging data acquired at a Canadian institution, using the new system at Robarts Research Institute

  • decorative imageDiscovery Healthcare summer camp
    Do you know a teenager who wants a career in health care? Discovery Healthcare is a summer camp experience led by medical students. Registration opens in March

  • decorative imageMy six-word story
    Dr. Marc Chrétien, a resident with the Clinical Investigator Program, shares the advice he’d give his younger self.

  • decorative imageCPD Update
    Faculty Development Mini Fellowships provide grants of up to $5,000 to support professional development opportunities for faculty. Apply by March 26

  • Treat the bleed
    Bleeding is a common scenario in hospital settings, but treating it can be complex. Dr. Ziad Solh helped develop an online, evidence-based resource for clinicians and learners that provides quick access to best practices in bleeding management.

  • Care Zone program signals help for Basic Medical Sciences students
    The Care Zone program supports a network of trained faculty and staff with easily recognizable signage on their doors, providing support to students in need. Representatives in every department have been trained to listen, recognize and respond.

  • Novel coronavirus forum offers topical education for learners
    Students and trainees learned from an expert panel of researchers and clinicians about the 2019 novel coronavirus epidemic in the context of virology, infectious disease medicine and past outbreaks.

  • Discover Shakespeare at the Stratford Festival
    Health and medicine feature prominently in many of Shakespeare’s works. A special group for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty, staff and students is being formed to attend his plays at the world-famous Stratford Festival, including lunch and an opportunity to meet the cast or production teams. There is no charge to join the group and members will have access to the Festival’s group discounts. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Vivian McAlister at vmcalist@uwo.ca.

  • decorative imageShare Your Experise
    With a monthly audience of 10.7 million and connections to national media outlets, The Conversation is your opportunity to educate the public about your research and show leadership in your field.

  • decorative imagePromoting Events
    Hosting an upcoming event at the School? Add it to the Events Calendar. Events can be added up to one year in advance and will be featured in an upcoming issue of This Week@Schulich.

  • decorative imageMeet Dr. John Yoo
    ALL THREE EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED Breakfast on March 20 at St. Joseph's Health Care London, April 8 in Windsor and April 15 at London Health Sciences Centre have been cancelled.