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The Pulse
  • Relationships and collaboration are central to philosophy of new Dean
    Dr. John Yoo begins his term as Dean on May 1. With his first 100 days in sight, he looks forward to understanding the School more deeply by meeting as many people as he can. Join Dr. Yoo at a welcome reception for the campus community on February 5.

  • WE SPEAK 2020: Your opportunity to shape Western’s workplace culture
    Share your views on the workplace culture and engagement in your area at the School and for the University overall. The survey takes 20 minutes to complete. Provide your feedback until February 14.

  • Envisioning Our Future
    During the past few months, the School’s Senior Leadership Team has reviewed more than 160 recommendations focused on the School’s financial and operational systems, opportunities for growth and program improvements for education and research. An update has been prepared outlining the themes and progress made to date.

  • Coronavirus information for students, faculty and staff
    Western continues to monitor the ongoing situation with coronavirus, taking direction and sharing information from federal, provincial and local health authorities. The Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public risk as low for Canada and Canadian travellers.

  • Planning and construction continues on all fronts
    As construction continues at Robarts Research Institute, planning and preparations are underway to support the relocation of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the development of the BioMedical Research Facility.

  • Striving for excellence in postgraduate medical education
    Dr. Lois Champion started her term as Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education on January 1. She looks ahead at her priorities in the role and the challenges and opportunities facing medical education.

  • Researchers receive more than $11.9 million in federal funding
    From studies on autism to osteoarthritis, fifteen research projects at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Project Grant competition.

  • Changing perspectives
    The Western Perspective Project, a campaign by the Science Students’ Council, features stories from students and faculty members focused around four themes: loneliness, failure, self-acceptance and healing. The campaign aims to inspire others, shift campus culture and promote mental health awareness.

  • Welcome and farewell
    Welcome to new faculty and staff members and farewell to those departing the School for new opportunities.

  • Celebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Mary Lee Myers, Ornela Kljakic, Peeyush Lala and many others on the recognitions and honours you recently received.

  • Team Broken Earth London Spine Team reflects on trip to Haiti
    Team Broken Earth: A team of nurses and doctors from the London Spine Centre returned to Port-au-Prince, Haiti this week. Marjorie Johnson, PhD, reflects on their efforts and impact.

  • Experiencing global learning early
    From Uganda to Rwanda to Peru, Medicine Class of 2022 students reflect on their pre-clinical electives abroad and how their International Health Equity Learning experiences are shaping their futures.

  • Bringing infection to its knees
    A team of basic scientists and clinicians across the School is working to reduce infection rates for millions of people undergoing orthopaedic surgery.

  • Distributed Education
    For Dr. Shawn Segeren, a seed planted as a teenager grew into a passion for rural medicine.

  • Becoming Dr. Dhaliwal
    On her journey to becoming a psychiatrist, third-year resident Dr. Arash Kaur Dhailwal focuses on the power, privilege and responsibility of listening to patient stories.

  • CPD Update
    Are you a physician leader? Learn practical ways you can apply business principles to health care delivery. Management Principles for Physicians is a one-day course offered jointly with the Ivey School of Business.

  • Awards of Excellence: One week left to nominate your peers and mentors
    Recognize exceptional educators, researchers and leaders making a difference in your area at the School. Submit your nomination online by February 7.

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to host CFMS Annual General Meeting
    From September 18 to 20, 2020, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry will host hundreds of medical students from across Canada for the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students.

  • Website Training
    Need to update your website but you don’t have Cascade training? Register for the next training session on March 20.

  • Land Acknowledgement
    Western’s Indigenous Land Acknowledgement strives to inspire action and commitment to recognizing and furthering relationships with Indigenous communities. This brief guide will help you better understand the purpose of the Land Acknowledgement and how to incorporate it into your next event.

  • Events
    One in four high school students have vaped in the past 30 days. Now people are dying from vaping-related illnesses. Hear from experts about this growing issue on March 10. Register today for Generation Vape: The new era of lung injury.

  • Indigenous Leader in Residence: Creating a representative space and community
    Danielle Alcock, PhD, Indigenous Leader in Residence, will champion the Indigenous Health Action Plan, support the goals outlined by the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada and work to forge respectful relationships with Indigenous communities.

  • Recognizing 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.

  • Susanne 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.

  • Cheryle 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.

  • Learning 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.

  • Rapid 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.

  • The 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.

  • 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.

  • Fake 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • First 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

  • Discovery 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

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

  • CPD 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.

  • Share 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.

  • Promoting 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.

  • Meet 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.

  • 2020 Achievements Report
    While change has been our constant for the first half of 2020, throughout the past year, faculty, staff and learners continued to advance the School’s vision. The Achievements Report highlights many of those accomplishments and features six compelling stories about our School.

  • One month check in with Dr. John Yoo
    Dr. John Yoo began as the School’s Dean on May 1. Four weeks into the role, we sat down with him to check in on what’s been keeping him busy and his plans for the coming weeks and months.

  • Road to Recovery
    Plans are underway for the return to campus and in the short term, research. A web page has been established to provide details and information that is important about this road to recovery.

  • Celebrating the Class of 2020
    Wishing the Class of 2020 all the best as they take the next steps toward their future. With Convocation postponed, a special website has been created to recognize and celebrate the School’s newest graduates.

  • Centre for Quality, Innovation and Safety opens at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry
    The Centre for Quality, Innovation and Safety aims to improve patient care through research in quality improvement, innovation and patient safety.

  • The three pillars of development
    Dr. Andrea Lum began her term as Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs, in January and is already developing new ways for faculty to excel and navigate their careers. She’ll be leading faculty through recruitment, retention and retirement, with a focus on their professional development and wellbeing.

  • Getting to know Dr. Sandra Northcott
    As Associate Dean, Learner Equity & Wellness (LEW), Dr. Northcott hopes to better define the mandate and role of the LEW Office, develop a plan for learner mistreatment, create greater synergies between the different student support services on campus and explore and how the Office can create a better structure to support wellness.

  • COVID-19 stories: The latest research, innovations and community outreach in response to the pandemic
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry continues to lead on a global scale during the pandemic. Faculty and learners at the School are exploring new ways to test and treat the virus, gaining a better understanding of symptoms, designing and supplying PPE for frontline workers, supporting seniors and providing care to people in the community.

  • Dr. Bertha Garcia extended as Vice Dean & Director, Dentistry
    Dr. Bertha Garcia has been extended as Acting Vice Dean & Director, Dentistry at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective June 1, 2020 until May 31, 2021.

  • Thomas Drysdale, PhD, appointed Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
    Thomas Drysdale, PhD, has been appointed as the Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2025.

  • Celebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Greta Bauer, Mithu Sen, Jona Szakacs, recipients of the latest AMOSO Innovation Fund grants and many others on the recognitions, honours and appointments you recently received.

  • Music sparks virtual connections with the community’s most vulnerable
    Second-year medical student David Zheng has organized more than 100 student volunteers to play live musical performances over video chat for residents in long term care homes and other health care facilities who may be feeling isolated as a result of the pandemic.

  • Celebrating the Medicine Class of 2020 with Michelle Quaye
    Michelle Quaye, MD’20, says she’s learned a lot about herself and what it means to be a leader during her medical school experience.

  • Research: Class of medication used for overactive bladder linked to onset of dementia
    A recent study from researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Lawson Health Research Institute and ICES provides further evidence of a link between a common class of medications called anticholinergics and the onset of dementia.

  • Distributed Education: Expressing experiences through poetry
    Inspired by a phone call with a patient, Dr. Kevin Dueck took to pen and paper. His poem, "Someone Cares," was recently published in Leaflet.

  • My six-word story
    Dr. Jasna DeLuce, a fourth-year resident in Medical Oncology, shares the words of wisdom she lives by.

  • In memoriam: Dr. Douglas Bocking
    Dr. Douglas Bocking, MD’43, former Dean of Medicine, died on May 9 at the age of 99. He is remembered as a great scholar, mentor and champion for the School and University.

  • In the news: COVID-19 research and community contributions
    Faculty members and learners made national and international headlines during the past month. David Edgell, PhD, shared details on CTV News Network about his team’s work to develop a serological antibody test for COVID-19. Janet Martin, PharmD, is part of a global collaborative that studied the impact of cancelled surgeries. Medical students involved in volunteer initiatives to aid in the pandemic were featured by University Affairs. And Dr. Charles Weijer shared his expertise on the ethics of human challenge studies.

  • J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine Symposium
    Each year, Robarts Research Institute awards the distinguished J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine to an individual who has made outstanding research contributions. A premier event, the accompanying Symposium is held to showcase the tremendous research efforts of researchers at Robarts and around the world. This year, planning and preparation to host this event and adjudicate the award has become complicated due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, a decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Symposium and Prize.

  • Connect with Dr. John Yoo on Twitter
    Follow and connect with the Dean on Twitter at @JohnYooMD.

  • 2020 Alumni of Distinction
    Eleven Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni have been recognized with a 2020 Alumni of Distinction award, including current faculty members Brad Urquhart, BSc’01, PhD’06, and Drs. Cindy Hutnik (resident alumna) and Abdel Lawendy, MD’03, PhD’14. Congratulations to all the recipients.

  • After brain injury: An optimist’s approach to treatment
    Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to rewire itself after injury. Through research, Arthur Brown, PhD, is harnessing this power in order to develop new ways to treat concussion. The final video in the four-part series, Brainstorm: Straight Talk on Concussion.

  • Western creates new leadership role, advisory council to chart a path forward for anti-racism
    Western released the Anti-Racism Working Group report and the University’s response and actions. The University will create a new leadership role and an advisory council that will guide university-wide efforts to develop a sustained strategy for tackling racism on campus and in the world.

  • Welcome to our new resident doctors
    More than 200 new resident doctors are beginning their training at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry in July. Drs. John Yoo, Lois Champion, Terri Paul and Karishma Desai provide a warm welcome to the newest members of our School community.

  • Transition to Residency Program
    The 2020 Transition to Residency Program gets underway with weekly sessions beginning July 8. Connect with your peers and experience interactive sessions focused on topics ranging from shock and hypotension to neurological emergencies.

  • Mental health is fundamental to health during the pandemic: A Q&A with Dr. Chandlee Dickey
    As one of 17 Psychiatry Chairs in Canada, Dr. Chandlee Dickey is calling for more support for vulnerable populations in the midst of the pandemic. The group is specifically concerned about people with serious mental illnesses or addictions, vulnerable populations in violent living situations and frontline health care providers.

  • COVID-19: The latest research and innovations
    Faculty and learners at the School are developing innovative new technologies and devices to support health care providers, exploring important lessons from countries who have successfully managed COVID-19 and focusing on youth mental health during the pandemic.

  • Celebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to the 13 recipients of the Internal Graduate Awards, Jonathan Michaels, Shawn Whitehead and many others on the recognitions and honours you recently received.

  • Dentistry Class of 2020: Amr Alsabbagh
    Amr Alsbbagh says nature and nurture led him to the dental profession. His parents, alumni of the School’s Internationally Trained Dentists program, continue to inspire and guide him.

  • Graduate Studies Class of 2020: Alex Levit
    Alex Levit, MD/PhD, sees the entire scientific process as a creative endeavour. He is grateful for the opportunities to pursue independent discovery as part of his degree.

  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences Class of 2020: Megan Van Gorp
    Inspired by a young swimming student, Megan Van Gorp, BMSc, refocused her career aspirations on audiology. She says her experience at the School helped her grow personally and professionally.

  • Residency Class of 2020: Drs. Ally Istl, Martina Mudri, Elaine Tang and Lucy Yang
    Drs. Ally Istl, Martina Mudri, Elaine Tang and Lucy Yang are making history as the Division of General Surgery’s first all-female graduating year. “It’s a family like no other.”

  • Photo Gallery: Class of 2020
    Unlimited. Transformative. Community. Belonging. Members of the Class of 2020 shared meaningful words and photos in celebration of their experience at Western.

  • Video: Dr. John Yoo celebrates the Class of 2020
    “You are poised to make tremendous contributions to our community and to shape the collective futures for your generation and generations to come.”

  • In the news: Research with global impact
    Faculty members at the School made international headlines for their expert opinions and important contributions to research. The Irish Sun reported on new research from Ravi Menon, PhD, showing repetitive mild impacts in contact sports cause changes in the brain. Dr. Javeed Sukhera shared insights on supporting the mental health of youth during the pandemic. Dr. Saverio Stranges explained what can be learned from other countries about fighting the pandemic in the community and Charles Weijer was featured in an article in The Washington Post on human challenge studies for COVID-19.

  • Antioxidants in the brain linked to improved treatment for psychosis
    Patients who experience their first episode of psychosis will have better overall outcomes if they respond early to treatment. A research team led by Dr. Lena Palaniyappan studied antioxidant levels in the brain and found that these chemicals may improve outcomes of early intervention in psychosis.

  • New institute pushes neuroscience research forward
    The Western Institute for Neuroscience will provide a framework that coordinates and unifies neuroscience expertise at Western, Lawson Health Research Institute, London Health Sciences Centre and other campus and community collaborators by creating an entity that provides academic leadership related to a shared vision, program alignment and advocacy.

  • Western moves up in QS World University Rankings
    Western researchers were top in Canada for research output for the second year in a row, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University 2021 rankings, released on June 10.

  • New office elevates Indigenous presence across campus
    The Office of Indigenous Initiatives is the next step in the University’s commitment to stronger Indigenous considerations in all aspects of its operations. It sits within the Office of the Provost because of its strong links with the University’s teaching and research mission. In addition, it houses the Indigenous Student Centre, formerly Indigenous Services.

  • Western partners with Bell on 5G research initiative
    Western has partnered with Bell Canada to create an advanced 5G research centre. Bell will invest $2.7 million and deploy 5G network equipment and infrastructure throughout the Western campus. The partnership will also fund research and development initiatives, training opportunities, and technological innovations.

  • 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.

  • SOCIAL MEDIA
    Thinking about setting up an official account for your department, division or program? Here are a few things to consider.

  • Events
    Awards of Excellence, London Health Research Day and more. Mark your calendar and learn more about events on tap for spring 2019.

  • Interim Chair/Chiefs announced for Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Drs Robert Teasell and Keith Sequeira have been appointed Interim Co-Chair/Chiefs of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, effective February 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 or until the incumbent Chair/Chief returns from leave.

  • Sophisticated hand functions from spinal cord research
    Andrew Pruszynski, PhD, and his team have shown that spinal cords contribute to sophisticated hand function

  • Media releases highlight research in hand function, vulnerable populations, and arrhythmia care
    This month, several media releases highlighted outstanding research taking place across the School. Read more about how research shows our spinal cords contribute to sophisticated hand function, proximity to primary health-care providers in London, and how cutting-edge technology ushers in a bold new era of arrhythmia care.

  • Unique oncology internship uses mentorship and research to train and raise awareness
    The Oncology Research Internship) initiative in the Department of Oncology pairs resident mentors with medical students, providing an introduction to research and case reports.

  • Postgraduate surgery videos feature faculty and current residents
    A series of videos feature a number of faculty including Drs. Guo, Howard, Ott, Power, Yazdani and others and current residents Drs. Singh, Symonette and Valdis and more. The videos highlight the many attributes of the postgraduate surgical programs at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

  • 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.

  • SOCIAL THIS MONTH
    Catch up on the best Twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including CaRMS Match Day, research in the media and an imaginative email signature.

  • EVENTS
    Awards of Excellence London and Windsor, London Health Research Day and many other activities are taking place in the coming months.

  • Media releases highlight research about common spine disease and the transformation of tobacco plants
    This month, a number of media releases highlighted outstanding research taking place across the School. Read about a major breakthrough into a better understanding of a highly prevalent spine disease that affects an astounding 25 to 30 per cent of North American men over 50 and tobacco plants transformed into ‘green bioreactors’ to benefit human health.

  • Using artificial intelligence and brain stimulation to improve treatment for psychosis
    In collaboration with five European centres, Dr. Lena Palaniyappan will be collecting brain scans and genetic information from more than 60,000 patients in order to understand the relationship between genetics and brain development. He is doing so with $2.1 million in support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the EU consortium.

  • Commercialization strategies top competition
    Trainees took home top prizes at the Proteus Innovation Competition, a four-month-long contest that takes three newly developed technologies and challenges teams to plan their commercialization. Congratulations to Joshua Dierolf, Tim Han, Christopher Leclerc and Jeffrey Levine.

  • Global experiences broaden horizons
    Walking through a tight, crowded corridor of the hospital, Clayton Law watched as a father bag-mask ventilated his son and the tiny patient’s mother held on to the IV bags with one arm. In the distance, he saw another family wheeling their loved one off on a stretcher so he could pass away at home. Law was one of 13 undergraduate medical students who took advantage of an opportunity for an international elective. It was an eye-opening learning experience none will ever forget.

  • Refresh your branded templates
    Branded templates for your esignature, powerpoint slides, letterhead and more are available for you to use. If you haven’t updated your templates in a while, branding kits have now available for you. Download the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Internal Brand Package.

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

  • Events
    Awards of Excellence London and Windsor, London Health Research Day, and many other activities are taking place in the coming months.

  • Government of Canada supports HockeyFIT expansion across Canada
    The Public Health Agency of Canada will invest up to $2.5 million over three-and-a-half years to help expand the Hockey Fans in Training (Hockey FIT) program across the country. This program, which was founded by Dr. Rob Petrella, aims to motivate Canadian adult males to eat healthier foods and become more physically active by incorporating participants’ passion for hockey into the initiative.

  • Senate approves changes to Internationally Trained Dentists Program
    On March 15, Western’s Senate approved changes to the School’s ITD Program from the current two-year format to a three-year format beginning in 2020/2021.

  • Changes to upcoming student reading weeks
    Effective September 1st, 2019, Fall Reading Week will be scheduled to begin on the third Monday after Thanksgiving and end at midnight on the subsequent Sunday. As a result, the Senate has also approved a new Structure of the Academic year to encompass that each term is twelve weeks in length, comprising of at least 60 lecture days.

  • Student Profile: Accessible Medics
    A large population of Canadians hesitate when picking up the phone to call 911 in a medical emergency because they aren’t sure how they are going to pay the ambulance fee. Working as a volunteer first responder for St. John’s Ambulance, BMSc student Kevin Zhou witnessed this first hand here in London, and committed to doing something to help.

  • Media release highlights research that ICU patients with non-brain-related injuries may suffer undetected cognitive dysfunction
    This month, a media release was shared that highlighted research which found that most patients entering hospital intensive care units for non-brain-related injuries or ailments also suffer from some level of related cognitive dysfunction that currently goes undetected in most cases.

  • A decade of laughter and sharing smiles
    Sharing Smiles Day, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019, is an informative day where the attitudinal barriers between dental students and persons with special needs are removed and positive relationships fostered.

  • Refresh your branded 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.

  • Social Media
    Wondering how to integrate social media into your academic work? This workshop will answer your questions and share tips and best practices. Register for the session on June 6.

  • Events
    Awards of Excellence, See the Line, Homecoming and more. Learn about upcoming events and RSVP today.

  • Medicine Class of 2019 celebrates their convocation
    On May 17, the Medicine Class of 2019 celebrated their convocation. Families, friends and colleagues enjoyed a morning together toasting the Class. During the ceremony Dr. George Kim was honoured with the Class of ’62 Award and Dr. Hersch Rosenberg received the Douglas Bocking Award.

  • Faculty facilitators needed to support MD curriculum
    Faculty will be the key to the success of the MD Program curriculum renewal, and there is a new opportunity for faculty to be involved in a number of roles including coaches, facilitators, mentors and others. Learn more about these roles and how you can become involved.

  • Second iteration CaRMS results
    More than 98 per cent of Schulich Medicine students have matched to a postgraduate training program after the two iterations. As in past years, the largest number of Schulich Medicine students (45 per cent, or 78 students) matched to Family Medicine. This was followed by Internal Medicine, Psychiatry and General Surgery.

  • Dr. Paul Adams honoured for career-spanning work
    Dr. Adams was honoured with the Marcel Simon Award, an international prize for excellence in the research of genetic hemochromatosis, and has also been selected as the recipient of the 2019 CASL-CLF Visiting Professorship.

  • Lorelei Lingard, PhD, explores the current landscape of arts and humanities in medical education
    Can jazz help a future physician better interact with patients? Can reflective writing improve self-awareness and positively influence physician resilience? These are questions that Lorelei Lingard, PhD, co-lead Tracy Moniz, PhD, and an international team of researchers will explore in a scoping review of arts and humanities in medical education for the Association of American Medical Colleges.

  • Media releases highlight research in epilepsy, ACL reconstruction surgery and share news about Discovery Week
    Media releases in May highlighted research led by Michael Poulter, PhD; the largest clinical trial of its kind led by Dr. Alan Getgood, which found that young athletes needing ACL reconstruction surgery after knee injury can improve outcomes through an additional procedure called lateral extra-articular tenodesis; and the annual Discovery Week program.

  • Western backs federal equity efforts
    Western University has joined an early chorus of voices in endorsing a federal initiative that backers say will promote equity, diversity and inclusion among the nation’s postsecondary researchers.

  • London Health Research Day showcases research excellence and the value of science communication
    London Health Research Day (LHRD) brought together hundreds of learners, clinical fellows and postdoctoral scholars to share their work, connect with peers and enhance their science communication skills. On April 30, more than 400 learners from across Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, the Faculty of Health Sciences and Lawson Health Research Institute participated in the eighth annual event.

  • SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP
    Wondering how to integrate social media into your academic work? This workshop will answer your questions and share tips and best practices. Register for the session on June 24.

  • EVENTS
    Faculty & Staff BBQ – July 5. Let's celebrate summer and enjoy time with friends and colleagues at the 2019 Faculty & Staff Summer BBQ. Planning is also underway for a Windsor Campus Faculty & Staff Summer BBQ. More information, including an event date, to be released soon.

  • Media Releases
    Media releases in June featured research on how diet can influence memory formation, what you should know about marijuana and fertility and how researchers are collaborating to help defuse aortic aneurysms, known as the 'time bomb' of cardiology.

  • See The Line
    The 2019 event is fast approaching and has an outstanding lineup of speakers including Katherine Price Snedaker, LCSW, Executive Director and Founder of PINK Concussions; and Rick Westhead, Senior Correspondent, TSN and CTV National News. This event sells out early every. Don't miss your opportunity to attend.

  • EXCELLENCE PHOTOS
    Last month, we celebrated the 2019 Awards of Excellence recipients - faculty, staff and trainees who are leading the way in education, research and administration.

  • SUMMER BREAK
    We hope you have enjoyed reading The Pulse this past academic year. We are taking a break for two months and will be back with more stories in September.

  • EVENTS
    Faculty & Staff BBQ – July 5. There's just one day left to register for the BBQ. Sign up by the end of day June 28 to ensure you are on the list for this summer favorite.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rapport 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.

  • Robarts 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.

  • Researchers 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.

  • Lauren 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.

  • The 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.

  • Academic 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.

  • 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.

  • Celebrating 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.

  • A 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.

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

  • Dr. 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.

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

  • CPD 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.

  • Allies in assessment
    Who ‘owns’ the responsibility of completing Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) during residency? How do we engage in better feedback in clinical settings? This month, residents and faculty members came together to learn and build understanding at a retreat dedicated to competency-based medical education.

  • Q&A with Dr. Davy Cheng
    In this month’s Q&A, Dr. Cheng provides an update on key initiatives at the School, faculty and leadership recruitment and a few upcoming projects that will involve Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

  • Construction projects continue as planned
    Construction plans for the new BioMedical Research Facility and Robarts Research Institute are moving forward. Discussions for renovations in the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine seek to maximize space and capitalize on program synergies.

  • Surgeon General makes historic visit to celebrate military history
    Canada’s Surgeon General made an historic visit to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry in October to honour Western’s military medical past and look forward to new partnerships.

  • Residents take wellness to heart
    Drs. Ali Bateman, Ernest Chan and Camilla Stepniak are three Schulich Medicine & Dentistry residents who are developing diverse wellness initiatives for their peers in hopes of reducing burnout and enhancing mental health.

  • Student leaders take to the airwaves
    Increasing transparency, enhancing communication and advocating for their fellow students are top priorities for the School’s student leaders. Allison Dilliott, Todd Kaiway, Jessica Garabon and Rishika Geda shared their thoughts on how they will achieve this and more in a recent podcast.

  • dentalcorp student lounge opens at Schulich Dentistry
    Schulich Dentistry officially opened the dentalcorp student lounge this month, recognizing the company’s $1 million donation in support of ongoing education and training.

  • Homecoming 2019
    The School celebrated 50 years of Clinical Neurological Sciences and welcomed back hundreds of alumni. For our community, Homecoming is also an opportunity to reflect on current issues facing health care in Canada - this year, topics included burnout in medicine and dentistry, and universal pharmacare.

  • National Media: David Edgell discusses gene editing technology in The New York Times
    "CRISPR is the next step in antimicrobial therapy," says David Edgell, PhD. He led a recent study that used gene editing to kill a species of Salmonella, forcing the bacteria to make lethal cuts to its own genome. Via NY Times

  • Dr. P. Andrea Lum appointed Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs
    Dr. P. Andrea Lum was appointed as Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for a five-year term effective January 1, 2020.

  • Dr. Sandra Northcott appointed Associate Dean, Learner Equity & Wellness
    Dr. Sandra Northcott was appointed as Associate Dean, Learner Equity & Wellness, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective December 1, 2019.

  • Dr. Amardeep Thind re-appointed Director, Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health
    Dr. Amardeep Thind was re-appointed as Director, Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective September 1, 2019.

  • Forging international collaboration in Hong Kong and China
    A recent tour through Hong Kong and China by Dr. Davy Cheng, Acting Dean, fostered new and existing partnerships that aim to improve health care abroad and at home.

  • Celebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Ruth Lanius, Terry Peters, Fred Ross, Kara Ruicci and many others on the recognitions and honours you recently received.

  • Social Accountability
    Using teddy bears as patients, medical and dental students visit kindergarten classrooms across the city to teach children about health and medicine.

  • Trainee Profile
    During her time in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program, Nour Kachouh, MPH’19, was challenged to think critically and reflect on her role as a public health professional.

  • Training surgeons to manage stress, emotions
    Is there a vaccine for stress when performing surgery? A simulation program developed by Dr. Rob Leeper is helping train general surgical residents to effectively manage high-stress, emotional scenarios.

  • Distributed Education
    A study led by Dr. Barry Emara, an Adjunct Professor with the School’s Windsor Campus, supports the efficacy and safety of dropless cataract surgery.

  • My six-word story
    PGY6 Psychiatry resident Dr. Sheena Ghodasara shares the words of wisdom she lives by.

  • CPD Update
    CPD Update: Faculty Development Mini Fellowships provide grants of up to $5,000 to support professional development opportunities for faculty. Apply by November 12

  • Western named one of fastest-rising institutions for scientific research by Nature index
    Your research output has placed Western among the top five fastest-growing institutions in the world.

  • Ontario Research Fund supports early researchers and infrastructure
    The Ontario government announced $2.2 million in support of research at Western University. Recipients include Ilka Heinemann, Susan Huang, Naveen Poonai, Brian Allman, Tim Bussey, Ali Khan and Rithwik Ramachandaran.

  • NIH grant supports genome editing cancer immunotherapy research
    John Ronald, PhD, and his team have received a grant from the National Health Institute to develop tools to better monitor how CRISPR-modified cancer immunotherapies move through a patient's system.

  • Stipends available for Summer Research Training Program
    Clinical and basic science research projects are supported through SRTP. Submit your proposal by December 9 to the School's Research Office.

  • In the media
    Media releases in October focused on a research group's quest to use CRISPR to alter the microbiome and a new study from Adrian Owen's lab that helps better understand consciousness.

  • United Way campaign kicks off
    There are many ways to get involved and show your support for the United Way. Join the purple wave at the StairClimb, Coffee Day, Beach Volleyball Tournament and other events.

  • Enhance your interdisciplinary skills, expertise and confidence to tackle health care problems
    Interdisciplinary 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
    What hashtags should you use on Twitter? How do you share images and links? The School’s Social Media Style Guide provides easy guidelines and recommendations to help you use social media effectively.

  • Branded Templates
    Branded templates are available to help you create professional event and research posters, Power Point presentations and more. Access the templates using your Western username and password.

  • Events
    In Canada, one person dies every five minutes from a heart condition, stroke or vascular cognitive impairment. Scientists at Robarts Research Institute are helping change this outcome. Join us on November 12 to shine a light on a critical area of research. RSVP today.

  • 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.

  • Office 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.

  • Awards 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.

  • Progress 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.

  • Recognizing 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.

  • Popcorn 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.

  • Concussion 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.

  • Paul 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.

  • Otolaryngology – 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.

  • Stories 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.

  • Celebrating 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.

  • Discovering 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.

  • Along 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.

  • Celebrating 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.

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

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

  • CPD 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 socialcommittee@schulich.uwo.ca. 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.

  • Serenading students
    Mike Boffa, PhD, serenaded his students to the sounds of "Sweet Collagen" in preparation for their exams. Set to the music of Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," Boffa's version was definitely a hit.

  • Celebrating a decade of medical education excellence
    2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Campus. In this edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Dr. Strong speaks about the development of the Campus and the tremendous impact it has made.

  • CIHR funding supports numerous School researchers
    Thirteen different research projects received a major funding boost from the Canadian Institutes of Heath Research. David Litchfield, Vice Dean, Research and Innovation says this success is a reflection of the excellence of the School's research teams and the funding will support research and training in a number of areas aligned with the strategic plan.

  • A special thanks to Dr. Bertha Garcia
    Family, friends and colleagues gathered to thank Dr. Bertha Garcia for her many years of dedication in her role as Vice Dean, Education. Although stepping away from this position, Dr. Garcia will continue in her academic role at the School.

  • Powerful practice
    200 psychiatry residents from Canada, the US and around the globe gathered in London to hear from world-renowned experts on every aspect of their practice from depression, to sleep disorders and ADHD. The week-long course featured a mix of situation-based practice and in-depth review.

  • Autism and The Little Prince
    For Dr. Genevieve Eastabrook, the classic children's book The Little Prince holds a special place in her heart. The main character reminds her of her brother, Thomas, who lives with autism and served as the main source of inspiration for her recent publication about the book's connection to the disorder.

  • Shelley McKellar, PhD, explores the drama and impact of the world's first heart transplant
    December 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant. In a recent publication, Shelley McKellar, PhD explored what this clinical first meant and what it can tell us about medical innovations across the ages.

  • Annual Bootcamp an international affair
    The Anatomy and Radiology Contouring Bootcamp for Radiation Oncology Residents, led by Dr. David Palma, attracts radiation oncology residents from around the world. For three days, residents experience lectures, hands-on learning, share ideas and gain new perspectives on how to do things.

  • Dr. Homer Yang, appointed Chair/Chief Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
    Dr. Homer Yang has been appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, 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, 2018 to December 31, 2023.

  • Susanne Schmid, PhD, appointed Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
    Susanne Schmid, PhD, has been appointed as the Associate Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022.

  • Interim leadership for Psychiatry announced
    London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care London and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are actively engaged in a search for a new Chair/Chief of Psychiatry. While that process is ongoing, a collaborative model has been undertaken to fill the interim leadership of the Department of Psychiatry.

  • Blending her passions of arts and science
    An MSc Candidate in the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Baha finds it humorous to see how shocked people are when they find out she completed her undergraduate studies in music education.

  • Demystifying frontotemporal dementia
    Unwavering determination earned PhD Candidate Tamara Tavares first place at Western's Three Minute Thesis competition in 2017. Through her success, she has raised awareness of frontotemporal dementia at the University level and beyond.

  • Rugby study shows metabolite changes in the brain
    Researchers at Robarts Research Institute have shown that a regular season of play can cause changes in the brain that are similar to changes caused by concussion, though less severe.

  • R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives: Grey Bruce Health Services
    In the fourth installment of the R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives, we follow faculty member and neurologist Dr. Bryan Young and Family Medicine resident Dr. Lauren Bouillon at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound.

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Seth Climans, Neurology
    Dr. Seth Climans grew up in Richmond Hill and Vaughan, but after graduating from high school he came to Western University and completed his Bachelor of Medical Sciences. Visits to the hospital where his mother worked exposed him to health care environments first planting the seed of curiosity about a career in medicine.

  • Faculty Development Mini Fellowships - Call for Submission for $5,000 grants
    Career development grants up to $5,000 available to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty members from London, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Campus and Distributed Academies who wish to take advantage of professional development opportunities to acquire new skills and knowledge.

  • Hair samples provide window into stress experienced by refugees
    For the first time, researchers have been able to correlate a group’s self-reported feelings of stress and trauma with biological evidence of that stress. A study co-authored by Drs. Stan Van Uum and Michael Greff analyzed the concentration of cortisol – the so-called stress hormone – in the hair of refugees who had fled the Syrian war.

  • Research uncovers new link between head trauma, CTE and ALS
    Dr. Michael Strong, and Alex Moszczynski, PhD have uncovered a unique neurobiological pathway triggered by head trauma which underlies both chronic traumatic encephalopathy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also called ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

  • 2018 Awards of Excellence - Nominations now open
    Every year, the Awards of Excellence honours the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and provides an opportunity to recognize and encourage the ongoing development of the outstanding talent found here. Please submit your nomination by February 26, 2018.

  • Alumni of Distinction Awards - Nominations now open
    Annually, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Alumni of Distinction Awards celebrates and honours alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the School, Western University, the community and/or their profession. Please submit your nomination by Monday, March 5, 2018.

  • Living Well @ Western
    Living Well @ Western provides wellness opportunities to Western’s employees, including postdoctoral scholars and graduate students. A new service is being launched, 'Bringing Living Well to You', that brings a ‘coach’ to your worksite to provide a 10 to 15 minute wellness activity.

  • Social Media Round-Up - January 2018
    Catch up on the best twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including Alison Allan, Doug Jones, Brooke Edwards, David Rodenhiser and many others.

  • Branding quick reference guide
    Unsure of the correct way to use the School name or logo placement? Check out the Branding Guidelines which will provide you with all the details.

  • A lifelong pursuit in public health
    The field of public health is something Ryan McConnell has been passionate about since his childhood, even if he didn’t realize it until later in life. His interest began inadvertently at a young age when his grandmother and grandfather were both diagnosed with cancer in the same calendar year.

  • Celebrating and thanking donors for their support
    Annual donations, multi-year pledges and estate gifts continue to make a difference, enriching student awards and bursaries and supporting the overall mission of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

  • Windsor Star highlights a decade of medical education in Windsor
    In celebration of the10th anniversary of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Campus, the front page of the Windsor Star featured stories from leaders, students, faculty and alumni to demonstrate the impact the School has had on health care in Windsor.

  • History of Medicine professor answers the question, can your heart be mechanically replaced?
    Shelley McKellar, PhD, explores the history of artificial hearts in her new book. Just in time for Valentine’s Day she discussed the allure and uncertainty of this technology and society's fascination with replaceable parts on CBC London Morning.

  • LHRD Exchange
    This exciting new addition to London Health Research Day aims to foster conversation and influence policy regarding diversity and inclusivity in health research, and will feature talks from Dr. Janet Smylie, Greta Bauer, Alysha Croker, Shantal Feltham, and your fellow trainees.

  • Dean's Report 2017 - Now available
    The Dean's Report is an annual performance review that presents a comprehensive overview of the successes we as a School have achieved over the past year. It also provides updates and data pertaining to the School's operations & administration, education programs, financial accessibility, research, awards, international efforts, and social responsibility.

  • Selection Committee Updates
    Interested in knowing the status of various selection committee activities? You can visit the School's Human Resources for a monthly update. Please note the information is updated at the beginning of each month.

  • Cheers to Us: A Toast to 2018
    On January 26, Epidemiology and Biostatistics celebrated the new year. Cheers to Us: A Toast to 2018 featured good food, good people and good trivia (even if Google occasionally disagreed).

  • Tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including tweets from Gary Tithcott, Frank Beir, Jane Thornton , Saman Maleki, Alison Allan and more...

  • Upcoming events
    Awards of Excellence - Windsor, Beer Tasting Event at Forked River Brewing Company, London Health Research Day and many other activities.

  • Selection Committee Updates
    Interested in knowing the status of various selection committee activities? You can visit the School's Human Resources for a monthly update. Please note the information is updated at the beginning of each month.

  • The Paralympics demonstrate the importance of Rehabilitation Medicine
    The Canadian Paralympic Team that recently sent a record number 55 athletes to compete in the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The delegation included 25 first-time Paralympians and 19 previous medal winners who collectively participated in all of the sports on offer: para alpine skiing, para ice hockey, para snowboard, para nordic (cross-country and biathalon) and para wheelchair curling.

  • Working Groups get underway
    More than 100 faculty, staff and students submitted their names to participate in one of the School’s budget and operationally focused Working Groups. During the next few months, the six groups, each with 10 members, will be working to assess and make recommendations on items relating to budget, organizational structure and other areas.

  • Staff & Faculty Summer 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. Planning is underway for a BBQ at the Schulich Medicine - Windsor Campus.

  • Western reduces tuition for international PhD students to same level as domestic PhD students
    With global excellence its defining goal, Western University is reducing tuition for international PhD students to the same level as domestic PhD students effective September 1, 2018. This new tuition equality strategy will enable Western’s world class faculty, which includes 66 Canada Research Chairs, to recruit not only the best Canadian students, but also the best international students.

  • Tweets of the Month
    Catch up on the best twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including Mike Ott, George Kim, Frank Beier, Gary Tithecott, Katherina Baranova and many others

  • Upcoming Events
    Conversation & Coffee with the Dean, Schulich & Dentistry Alumni Cocktail Reception-Toronto, London Health Research Day, Awards of Excellence, Staff & Faculty Summer BBQ, and many other activities.

  • How the brain is folded provides researchers with accurate marker to predict psychosis
    By using images of the brain to look at how its outer surface is folded on itself, researchers can predict which high-risk patients will develop psychosis with more than 80 per cent accuracy. Before now, there has been no way to examine young people before they become ill to reliably identify who will develop acute psychosis and who will not.

  • Dr. Frank Beier appointed Chair, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
    Dr. Frank Beier has been appointed as Chair, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Schulich of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, and effective April 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023. Dr. Beier earned his Diploma in Biology from the University of Erlangen in 1991, and went on to earn his PhD in Biology, Cell Biology/Genetics in 1995. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary from 1996 to 2001.

  • Ruth Lanius re-appointed as the Harris-Woodman Endowed Chair
    Dr. Ruth Lanius has been re-appointed as the Harris-Woodman Endowed Chair in Psyche and Soma at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University from April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2023. Dr. Lanius graduated from the University of British Columbia with a combined MD/PhD in neuroscience in 1996, and continued training at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University where she specialized in psychiatry.

  • Tweets of the Month
    Catch up on the best Twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including Alison Allan, Gary Tithecott, BrainsCAN, David Rodenhiser, and others.

  • Tips and Tricks
    If social media is an important part of your communications. You will benefit by viewing the most current processes and services used here at The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

  • Upcoming Events
    Mini Medical School, See the Line, Schulich Dentistry Alumni Cocktail Reception, Family Medicine's 50th Anniversary Celebration Lecture and many other activities.

  • Parliamentary Secretary for Science meets with faculty, trainees and research staff
    Kate Young joined David Litchfield, PhD, and a team of trainees at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry this week to tour the Functional Proteomics Facility. She took part in a hands-on robotic instrumentation demo, and learned about the field of synthetic biology.

  • Biomedical Research Facility update
    Planning for the new facility has been underway since the fall of 2016, and it is expected that the new facility will open in 2021. HDR Architecture Associates along with engineering firms Vanderwesten & Rutherford Associates and HH-Angus have been selected for the project and the design phase is underway.

  • 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.

  • Elentra ME System Implementation Update
    This project communication update is provided to the key project stakeholders to keep everyone up to date on the current status of the project. Key milestones are described below, with a brief explanation of what has been accomplished.

  • Celebrating science with the community
    Trainees, faculty and staff supported a number of community outreach activities in April and May to showcase the exciting world of science and inspire the next generation.

  • Shawn Li, PhD renewed as Canada Research Chair
    As part of the renewal, Li had his Canada Research Chair in Molecular and Epigenetic Basis of Cancer renewed and moved from a Tier 2 to a Tier 1.

  • Indigenous convocation ceremony
    On April 6, Drs. Madeline Arkle and Amanda Sauvé, Medicine Class of 2018 from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry participated in the annual Indigenous graduation ceremony that the University hosts.

  • Faculty and students inspired by advocacy at Hungry for Change Gala
    In Uganda, Adriana Cappelletti and Rachel Loebach witnessed firsthand the effects poverty, government corruption and labour disruptions can have on women and children. With a desire to raise awareness about their experiences and reinforce the value of global health, they made a moving presentation at the recent Hungry for Change Gala.

  • Tweets of the Month - May 2018
    Catch up on the best Twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including Susanne Schmid, George Kim, Walter Siqueira and others.

  • Celebrating 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.

  • 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.

  • SOCIAL 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.

  • EVENTS
    Staff & Faculty Summer BBQ, See the Line Concussion Awareness events, Homecoming and much more

  • Rapport Magazine now available
    The 2018 issue of Rapport Magazine is now available on newsstands and online. Read about some of the exciting educational innovations and research taking place at the School, learn more about how some of the School’s residents are raising their voices to make changes and find out about the difference our alumni are making across Canada and around the world.

  • Shifting the culture around concussion in sport
    On August 16, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry welcomed guests for the sixth annual See the Line Community Symposium. It was an exciting afternoon focused on concussion research, education, awareness and prevention. Those in attendance heard from special guests, Cheryl Wellington and Keith Yates, on the latest in concussion research and what steps Canada needs to take to initiate a national concussion strategy. The highlight of the afternoon for most was the keynote speaker, Ken Dryden, as he challenged decision-makers to move beyond awareness and toward changing the rules of the game to make it safer for those playing. Please enjoy an online photo gallery highlighting some of the afternoon’s special moments.

  • 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.

  • CIHR Results: Researchers awarded more than $11 million in CIHR funding
    From using CRISPR to alter the gut microbiome to looking at how the brain rewires itself in deafness, researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry are the recipients of $11.3 million in project and bridge grant funding announced by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) this week.

  • Reflections from the International Summer Program 2018
    From July 16 to 27, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry hosted medical students from partner institutions abroad during its third International Summer Program.

  • Western researchers explore implications of MAID for organ donation in Canada
    Written by Dr. Ian Ball and Robert Sibbald from Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and collaborator Dr. Robert Truog from Harvard Medical School, the commentary addresses what implications the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to decriminalize Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) has for organ donation.

  • Social Media
    Catch up on the best Twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including Steven Laviolette, Alison Allan, Gary Tithecott and others.

  • Events
    Opioids Panel Discussion, Dean’s Distinguished Lecture, Homecoming Lunch, the Dean’s Gala and all things Homecoming. Celebrate with us.

  • Celebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Drs. Javeed Sukhera, Rob Petrella, Vipin Bhayana, Leslie Scott, Luke Harford, and Muriel Brackstone for their achievements.

  • Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Facts and Figures update
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry currently employs more than 2,400 full- and part-time faculty members in clinical and basic medical sciences, dentistry, and Robarts Research Institute. The School has an additional staff complement of more than 1,200 employees.

  • Dr. Kiaii and his team pioneer two surgery firsts
    In a Canadian first, the multidisciplinary heart team at University Hospital pioneered the use of a new trans-catheter aortic valve, offering patients faster recovery and better long-term outcomes than previously available

  • Patches signals revolution in reconstructive surgery
    Revolutionary implants produced by a Western-based medical device company will soon change the face of reconstructive surgeries for more than just the family pet. Human patients may see the benefits of this technology as soon as early next year.

  • Politics and research take centre stage at Leaders in Innovation
    Join David and Susan Axelrod as they discuss the political situation in the U.S. as well as their work as epilepsy research advocates. The evening will profile research advancements and innovations in epilepsy and will include the formal awarding of the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine to Istvan Mody, PhD. Purchase tickets today.

  • Fundamental and Translational Research in Epilepsy
    Join us for the 2018 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine Symposium for presentations by experts in the fields of knowledge, diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. The afternoon features a panel discussion and a keynote lecture by the 2018 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine recipient, Istvan Mody, PhD. All are welcome to attend this complimentary event but registration is required.

  • Tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best Twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including Homecoming Alumni of Distinction Award recipients, a panel discussion with Dr. Steven Laviolette, and much more.

  • Save the date - THIS WEEK@SCHULICH
    This Week@Schulich has a new "Save the Date" feature for use with all events that require to inform their audiences more than four weeks in advance. When submitting a form to This Week@Schulich, easily take advantage of this feature and select "Save the Date".

  • Events
    Politics and epilepsy research take centre stage at Leaders in Innovation and Taylor Symposium.

  • Schulich Dentistry recognizes faculty and students at annual Fall Awards Reception
    More than 20 awards were presented to faculty and students at the annual Schulich Dentistry Fall Awards Reception on November 27. Congratulations to the recipients.

  • Community partnership takes centre stage
    For the past six years, Tachycardia has been partnering with the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) while raising more than $120,000 in total for the agency. It's a partnership valued by the students and welcomed by the RHAC.

  • Campaign feasibility study provides important insights
    During the first six months of 2018, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry worked with consulting firm Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A) on a feasibility study focused on a capital fundraising campaign totaling $30 million, which would support significant infrastructure renewal for the School.

  • Dr. Rochelle Dworkin named Regional Family Physician of the Year.
    Distributed Education: Dr. Rochelle Dworkin named Regional Family Physician of the Year.

  • Schulich Medicine and Dentistry Admissions website
    The Office of Admissions recently launched a new website. This new site offers quick and easy access to essential information for prospective students.

  • Door Decorating Contest – Submit by December 10, 2018
    This year, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is ringing in the holidays with a door decorating contest. It’s easy to participate: gather your supplies, decorate your door and submit your photo. You can decorate solo or team up; just remember, the competition is on. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Winners will be announced on December 14, 2018.

  • Candy Grams for United Way
    Show someone you care by sending them a Holiday Candy Gram. Proceed will go to the United Way. A toonie can make a big difference. Santa will personally deliver them on December 12, 2018. Help make someone else's holiday bright. Order by December 7, 2018. Order now.

  • Awards of Excellence - Nominations open soon
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is home to many outstanding staff and faculty. Help celebrate all that they’ve accomplished with an Award of Excellence. Nominations open soon, so start thinking about who you’d like to recognize. More details arriving in your inbox next month.

  • Social Media
    Catch up on the best Twitter thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including support for epilepsy research, faculty achievements and a new ‘student’ in the Edgell Lab.

  • Events
    Each Discover Robarts Community Presentation features a group of scientists and clinicians who share the latest research advancements on an accessible and relatable level, and includes a tour of research labs and facilities at Robarts.

  • In the media: PTSD: Beyond Trauma
    Dr. Ruth Lanius' imaging research was featured as part of a Nature of Things documentary exploring the real stories and the science behind PTSD...

  • Thank you for participating in #BellLetsTalk Day
    Thanks to you, Bell Let's Talk Day had a total of 131,705,010 overall interactions and raised $6,585,250. In case you missed it, we've gathered some of our most impactful tweets from the day...

  • Understanding the brain mental health Lena Palaniyappan
    For Bell Let's Talk Day, Dr. Lena Palaniyappan sat down with us to discuss ending stigma around mental health and how his research may help early detection, diagnosis and treatment in the future...

  • Recognize an outstanding alumnus today
    Annually, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Alumni of Distinction Awards celebrate and honour alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the School, Western University, the community and/or their profession The deadline for nominations is March 10...

  • Take a 360° tour of the new Dentistry Simulation Laboratory
    Welcome to the new state-of-the-art Dentistry Simulation Laboratory. This newly-renovated space features more than 5,000 square feet of leading-edge simulation technology including true-to-life models, dental mannequins, digital x-rays and teaching cameras, all designed to develop the skill and precision vital to the practice of dentistry...

  • Tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students including tweets from Dr. George Kim, Tomi Nano, and David Rodenhiser, PhD...

  • Upcoming events
    Get up to date information about upcoming Conversation and Coffee dates with the Dean. RSVP for the Talent Management Conference: Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence by January 27...

  • The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics toasts to 2017
    In late January, students, faculty, and staff from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics met for a celebration of the new year. The department remarked on a few of their achievements, and Drs. Greta Bauer, Janet Martin and Guangyong Zou were recognized for their recent accomplishments...

  • New exhibition celebrates the career of Dr. Henry Barnett
    Dr. Henry Barnett and the history of Robarts Research Institute are being celebrated in a special exhibit at Western Libraries...

  • Call for volunteers: London Health Research Day
    London Health Research Day is seeking volunteers for its upcoming event on Tuesday, March 28. Volunteers will assist with greeting guests, registration, presentation support and event logistics. The registration deadline for volunteers is March 6...

  • Researchers: supervised injection sites needed in London
    A recent paper, co-authored by Ayden Scheim, PhD Candidate, indicates there is an urgent need for supervised injection sites in London...

  • The Centre for Translational Cancer Research hosts first annual networking night
    In early February, a mix of clinicians, scientists, researchers and trainees gathered at Bellamere Winery for CTCR Colleagues Collaborate networking night...

  • Tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students including tweets from IESC Western, Dr. Marlys Koschinsky and the Department of Family Medicine...

  • Upcoming events
    The annual Paterson Lecture Series featuring Martin Chalfie, PhD, takes place on March 30. Registration for the Schulich Medicine Education Conference on May 5 is now open. The Awards of Excellence nomination period closes on March 6...

  • Informative and Insightful discussions at coffee sessions
    During the past four Coffee & Conversation sessions, Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean, has been able to share news about the School and engage in insightful discussions about the concerns of faculty...

  • The Chair's Blog
    Dr. James Calvin has released part two of the three-part blog series that discusses quality improvement initiatives on clinical teaching units...

  • Communications Request Form
    The Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Communications Team is implementing a new process for communications requests. The Communications Request Form is an online form which will help begin the planning process and provide a brief outline of your upcoming project...

  • In case you missed it: Complexity, Competency & Care
    Let Lorelei Lingard, PhD, Sayra Cristancho, PhD, Mark Goldszmidt, MDCM, PhD, and Saad Chahine, PhD, provide the answers to three important questions that continue to impact medical education and patient care today...

  • The 2016 Dean's Report is now available
    The annual performance review presenting a comprehensive overview of the successes achieved during the past year...

  • In the media: Drugs for enlarged prostate can up depression, self-harm risk in rare case
    CTV National highlighted new research from Western University and ICES Western that showed a common class of medications used to treat men with enlarged prostate does not boost the risk of suicide, but in rare cases can cause depression and thoughts of self-harm...

  • History of Medicine success
    Twelve Schulich Medicine students, whose research ranges from prosthetic limbs to Japanese medical experiments, were award recipients at recent History of Medicine events...

  • March tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students including tweets from Dr. Javeed Sukhera, the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping and Dr. Michael Ott...

  • Tips and tricks: How do I...?
    Information Services is pleased to announce a new 'How Do I...?' video. The latest video is 'How to Spot a Phishing Attempt'...

  • Upcoming events
    Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Celebration of Excellence Dinner. Purchase today. RSVP for Developmental Disabilities Research Day on May 4. Save the date for the annual See the Line concussion research and awareness symposium on August 16...

  • Department Profile: Division of Autopsy Services, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    The Division of Autopsy Services at London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital sees about 600 cases per year. And although not every case is comparable to a murder mystery novel, the cases that the division processes on a daily basis provide a vital service to the London community and beyond...

  • Prosci Change Management
    Shulich Medicine & Dentistry is offering Refresher Sessions for those who were previously trained in Prosci Change Management methodology. In the fall of 2017, information sessions for staff and leaders not yet familiar with Prosci will be offered outline the training opportunities available in 2018...

  • Windsor faculty member among Canadian astronaut finalists
    Windsor faculty member, Dr. Adam Sirek has been selected as one of 17 finalists in the race to become Canada's next astronaut...

  • Detecting dementia takes top spot at 3MT competition
    Tamara Tavares, a PhD Candidate at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, took the top spot in Western’s sixth annual Three Minute Thesis competition last week, tackling the complex world of frontotemporal dementia, a hereditary neurodegenerative disorder...

  • In the media: The fight against concussions
    Former NHLer Eric Lindros is on a mission to keep his kids—and yours—safe from concussions...

  • Marking the Vimy Centennial
    In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Dr. Vivian McAlister writes about the contributions of the Canadian Army Medical Corps during this nationally defining moment...

  • Awards of Excellence - Windsor Campus photo gallery
    The Awards of Excellence - Windsor Campus event featured an evening full of celebration, laughter and new memories...

  • Tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including tweets from Lorelei Lingard, David Rodenhiser, Frank Beier, Lisa Saksida and more...

  • Tips and tricks for Cascade
    Western's upgrade to Version 8 of Cascade was successfully completed on April 9, 2017. A new Cascade user manual has been created to help answer some of your questions about the new interface...

  • Upcoming events
    Last chance to register for Developmental Disabilities Research Day. Registration will close end of day Thursday, April 27. Registration for the Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting Alumni Reception closes on Friday, April 28...

  • Canadian Medicare 2017: Historical Reflections, Future Directions
    As a board member of the Associated Medical Services, Dr. Mithu Sen is proud to join them in celebrating their 80th anniversary in May 2017. We’re pleased to share a five-part series of Op-Ed pieces they’ve written for the Globe and Mail...

  • Celebrating Medical Excellence: London 2018
    Mission statements from our Medicine Classes 2017-2020 are featured in a video introduction shared at the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Ceremony in Quebec City. We're excited to be hosting the 2018 event next year in London...

  • Mansour Haeryfar and colleagues unlock the ‘shocking’ truth about TSS
    Once thought of as a hero, now also a villain - that’s the way researchers are now looking at a cytokine called interleukin IL-17A and its role during certain infections that lead to Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)...

  • Chinese delegates travel to Western University for Medical Education Symposium
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry welcomed delegates from Nanjing Medical University on May 16, where new collaborative goals for the future and emerging practices in medicine were discussed...

  • Ten students heading to Kenya with the Global MINDS Summer Institute
    Congratulations to Michelle Quaye and Gunjan Mhapankar, Medicine Class of 2020, on being chosen as two of the 10 Western University students taking part in the first ever Global MINDS Summer Institute in Machakos Town, Kenya...

  • Tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including tweets from Elizabeth Mazza, Alison Allan, Susanne Schmid, George Kim, Glenn Bauman and more...

  • Tips and tricks for Outlook
    Progress continues with the School-wide migration from GroupWise to Outlook. Information about training sessions, resources and how-to documents can be found on the IS website...

  • Upcoming events
    On August 16, learn the latest in sport related brain injury evaluation and treatment. See the Line includes a full-day CME, as well as an afternoon Community Symposium that will educate you on the latest in concussion research...

  • Submit your entry today for the Pictorial Calendar contest
    The annual Pictorial Calendar contest is open to all Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni, faculty, staff and students. Submit a .jpg image of your work, along with the title and photo settings or medium, to comms@schulich.uwo.ca by Thursday, August 31 for your chance to be featured in the 2018 calendar...

  • In the media: T Cells that drive Toxic Shock in mice identified
    Mansour Haeryfar explains how overzealous activity by mucosa-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells in response to bacterial toxins can lead to illness instead of stopping it...

  • Profiles of Excellence: Dale Laird, PhD
    Dale Laird, PhD, explains the role of gap junctions in disease and how his lab is trying to understand this function in order to inform treatment...

  • Two Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Trainees awarded 2017 Vanier Scholarships
    Dr. Marat Slessarev and Charles Yin, have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canada’s most prestigious scholarship for doctoral students...

  • Dr. Narinder Paul appointed Chair/Chief, Department of Medical Imaging
    Dr. Narinder Paul has been appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Medical Imaging in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2022...

  • Dr. Kevin Fung appointed Chair/Chief, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
    Dr. Kevin Fung has been appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2022...

  • Tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including tweets from Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Rob Leeper, Alison Allan and more...

  • Tips and tricks for email signatures
    The School-wide migration from GroupWise to Outlook requires you to update your email signature. Step-by-step instructions and resources for updating your email signature are available on the IS website...

  • Upcoming events
    The Pulse will be taking a break for the summer months. Thank you to those who contributed to this year's content. The Pulse will return in September. On August 16, learn the latest in sport related brain injury evaluation and treatment from See the Line...

  • Homecoming Weekend: Pseudoscience Expert Panel Discussion
    Dive into the facts vs. fiction of evidence-based medicine with a stellar panel of clinicians and researchers focusing on pseudoscience and its effect on human health. Featuring Drs. Jennifer Gunter, Marina Salvadori, Mark Speechley, Saverio Stranges....

  • In the media: Have researchers found a way to reverse pot's harmful effects?
    Steven Laviolette, PhD, and Justine Renard, PhD, made national headlines this month for their latest research identifying the mechanism in the brain responsible for the negative psychiatric effects of THC on the adolescent brain...

  • Register today for the 2017 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine Symposium
    The day includes presentations by experts in the fields of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of multiple sclerosis, a panel discussion moderated by André Picard, health columnist with The Globe and Mail, and a keynote lecture by the 2017 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine recipient, V. Wee Yong, PhD...

  • Celebrating White Coat with the MD and DDS Classes of 2021
    We welcomed the incoming Medicine & Dentistry Classes of 2021 to Western on August 29. Students received their white coats to mark the start of a new professional identity...

  • Your September desktop background download is now available
    A special thank you to Marc Lawrence, BMSc'18, for the September desktop background...

  • Robarts takes centre stage at See the Line
    Robarts scientists Rob Bartha, PhD, Arthur Brown, PhD, and Greg Dekaban, PhD, along with trainees from their labs, presented current concussion projects and showcased the Institute's world-class facilities as part of See the Line on August 16...

  • Tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including tweets from Alison Allan, Stephen Wetmore, Family Medicine, George Kim and more...

  • Upcoming events
    The History of Medicine Office is pleased to present the 2017 Visiting Speaker Series, featuring Jeffrey Baker, MD, PhD, Duke University. Dr. Baker will present "Autism and Its Transformations – The History of a Contested Diagnosis" on October 3...

  • Cancer researchers rewarded for innovation with Movember Discovery Grants
    Congratulations to Alison Allan, PhD, and John Ronald, PhD, awarded Movember Discovery Grants based on novel research projects that have the potential to make a significant difference in prostate cancer research...

  • Lloy Wylie advances compassionate care thanks to AMS Phoenix Grant
    A thematic grant from AMS Phoenix is allowing Lloy Wylie, PhD, and her team at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to advance compassionate care for marginalized populations by creating educational initiatives and providing supports for health care staff...

  • Student Awards: Celebrating research at Schulich Dentistry
    Schulich Dentistry celebrated the research, innovation and collaboration of faculty and students at its annual Research Day on October 11. The event featured student poster presentations from dental students and graduate trainees. With more than 300 faculty participating, several students and trainees were awarded prizes for their outstanidng research...

  • Your October desktop background download is now available
    Thank you to the talented Theodore Lo, Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry, for the October desktop background...

  • Conditions of Appointment for Physicians Document - Town Halls
    Join Dr. Davy Cheng, Vice Dean Faculty Affairs, for one of these important Town Halls. November 14, 7:00-8:00 a.m., B2-119, Victoria Hospital or November 24, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Shuttleworth Auditorium, St. Joseph's Hospital.

  • Tweets of the month
    Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from our faculty, staff and students, including tweets from Adam Kassam, David Fischer, Jane Thornton , Saman Maleki, Alison Allan and more...

  • Tips & tricks for proper pumpkin disposal
    As we approach Halloween, Kevin Inchley, Associate Director, Facilities, is offering available options for pumpkin disposal.

  • Scientists take part in Reddit AMA
    Drs. Greg Gloor, Gregor Reid, Jeremy Burton and Jean Macklaim participated in a Science AMA (Ask Me Anything) Series following the publication of their “The Gut Microbiota of Healthy Aged Chinese Is Similar to That of the Healthy Young” study...

  • Profiles of Excellence: Multiple Sclerosis Researchers
    Ravi Menon, PhD, Steven Kerfoot, PhD, and Dr. Sarah Morrow are using molecular biology, advanced imaging techniques and clinical testing to unravel the mysteries of multiple sclerosis...

  • 2018 Awards of Excellence - Nominations Now Open
    Every year, the Awards of Excellence honours the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and provides an opportunity to recognize and encourage the ongoing development of outstanding talent found here. Please submit your nomination by February 26, 2018...

  • 2018 Alumni of Distinction Awards - Nominations Now Open
    Annually, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Alumni of Distinction Awards celebrates and honours alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the School, Western University, the community and/or their profession. Recognize the outstanding accomplishments of a peer, classmate or colleague and join us in celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of our alumni. Deadline for nomination is Monday, March 5, 2018...

  • Your November desktop background download is now available
    Thank you to the talented Melissa Huynh, Resident, Urology, for the November desktop background. Download the November desktop background today...

  • Living Well @ Western
    Living Well @ Western provides wellness opportunities to Western’s employees, including postdoctoral scholars and graduate students. A new service is being launched, Bringing Living Well to You, that brings a ‘coach’ to your worksite to provide a 10-15 minute wellness activity...

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry toques are back - Get yours today
    The snow is falling and the holidays are almost here. Schulich Medicine & Dentistry toques make great gifts for your departments, colleagues, families and friends. You can choose between two different options. Contact Communications to place your order...

  • Upcoming events
    The Paterson Lecture Series will be presented by Martin Chalfie, PhD, one of the world’s most celebrated scientists on December 14...

  • Everything you ever wanted to know about branding at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry
    Have two-ish minutes and questions about proper branding? Watch this quick video to find out everything you need to know about branding at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry...

  • Advancing the Alzheimer's cause: The Prado Lab, Robarts Research Institute
    The Prado lab is working hard to understand the biology behind Alzheimer's disease. A recent publication in the Journal of Neuroscience shows a promising new potential therapeutic target that could decrease cognitive dysfunction in the disease...

  • SWAG sales changing
    The School is changing its approach to SWAG sales. It will no longer hold an inventory of swag items. All existing inventory will be available for sale while quantities are available. Moving forward, the School will identify a signature swag item annually and it will be available for purchase by departments and individuals...

  • Join us for the Schulich Medicine Education Conference
    Join us for the Schulich Medicine Education Conference on Friday, April 1st, 2016. This conference will provide a wonderful opportunity for you to share best practices and acquire new knowledge and skills, as well as meet new colleagues and reconnect with friends and peers from London, Windsor and the region...

  • Strategic Planning survey – Results and iPad winners shared
    Nearly 800 faculty, staff and students answered the call and responded to the Strategic Planning survey. Congratulations to Aaron Fenster, PhD and Amanda Wen, Medicine Class of 2018, on each winning an iPad after participating in the survey. A summary of the survey has also been produced that provides an overview of some of the responses...

  • Half of transgender Ontarians do not feel comfortable with their family doctor
    Greta Bauer, PhD, has released a study showing that approximately half of transgender Ontarians are not comfortable discussing transgender-related health issues with their family physician...

  • In the media: "Pot vs. tobacco: Which is the true cancer risk?"
    Steven Laviolette, PhD, believes the medical community needs to conduct more research into marijuana's potential health benefits...

  • Tweets of the month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter. Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students during the month of January...

  • Tips and tricks
    Want to get the most use out of your iPad? Join Sergio Rodriguez on February 18 as he discusses recommended accessories, useful apps, little-known features, and time-saving shortcuts to help you...

  • Upcoming events
    Don't forget to join us on January 27 for the Operations Town Hall in DSB 1002. Other upcoming events include: London Health Research Day and Discover Robarts. Send your nominations for the Alumni of Distinction Awards...

  • Rachel Belanger, Commitment to the Community
    Rachel Belanger finds intrinsic value in volunteering. Her studies keep her busy, but she still has time to give back to her community. She had her first volunteer experience before even setting foot on Western University’s campus, building houses in the Dominican Republic…

  • Student Profile: North de Pencier, MD'19
    Imagine yourself and a group of high school students are dropped off in the Arctic wilderness with only canoes and camping gear. Your destination is more than 1,300 kilometres away and you’ll be asked to handle all medical emergencies. Are you panicking yet? North de Pencier, Medicine Class of 2019, would probably be celebrating because it means another summer as a canoe guide is about to begin…

  • The power of translational research: Corby Fink, Robarts Research Institute
    As part of a team studying and tracking cancer immunotherapy, Corby Fink, PhD Candidate, Department Microbiology and Immunology, gets an insider’s view of the unique scientific detective work taking place at Robarts...

  • Distributed Education Profile: Dr. Kirsten Blaine
    Dr. Kirsten Blaine is a paediatrician in Stratford that works with Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Distributed Education program. She relishes the opportunity to serve her community and provide the School’s trainees with the knowledge they need to excel as doctors and individuals…

  • Resident Spotlight: Dr. Supriya Singh, PGY2, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Second-year orthopaedics resident Dr. Supriya Singh chose the residency program at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry believing it was the strongest surgical training program in Canada. Although she is only in her second year, the program has provided her with the opportunity for personal growth, both inside the operating room and out…

  • Department Profile: Internationalization, Silke Klenk and Jess Jamieson
    From their small office in the Clinical Skills Building, the Internationalization Office is helping to change lives across the globe. Silke Klenk and Jessica Jamieson collaborate with various Offices, Departments and Research Centres throughout the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry as they embark on their mission to coordinate the School’s commitment to internationalization...

  • Founder's Day presentation
    Celebrate Founder's Day on Monday, March 7, with a special lunchtime presentation on A New Paradigm for Transgender Health in Canada by Greta Bauer, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics...

  • Video - Dr. Penny MacDonald discusses Parkinson's research
    In this edition of the Profiles of Excellence Series, Dr. Penny MacDonald discusses her research into the connection between dopamine depletion in the striatum and cognition problems for patients with Parkinson’s...

  • Schulich Medicine Education Conference – Featuring Dr. James Rourke
    Dr. James Rourke, former assistant dean, returns to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to deliver the Conference's keynote presentation. He will speak about the development of rural medicine at the School and the lessons he's learned along the journey. Learn more and register today...

  • FSRE Grant Recipients
    Faculty Support for Research in Education (FSRE) grants facilitate and enable scholarship in education that has the potential to improve the state of knowledge and inform educational practice. Dr. Lisa Shepherd, Saad Chahine, PhD, Sayra Cristancho, PhD, Dr. Victor Ng, Dr. Mark Goldszmidt, Dr. Anita Florendo-Cumbermack and Dr. Chris Watling are the recipients of three new FSRE awards...

  • In the media: "Former military tool to target prostate cancer"
    Hon Leong, PhD, is using Gulf War technology to create a less invasive method for detecting prostate cancer in at-risk men...

  • February Tweets of the month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter. Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students during the month of February...

  • Tips and tricks for Cascade Publishing
    Having trouble with publishing in Cascade? If you notice your news articles or events are not displaying, make sure the correct start date has been included before you click publish...

  • Upcoming events
    Join us at our upcoming events, including: the Schulich Medicine Education Conference and the Operations Town Hall. The nomination deadline for the Awards of Excellence is March 7...

  • Thank you for joining us for Founder's Day
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry celebrated Western University’s Founder’s Day on March 7 with a special lunchtime presentation. Ayden Scheim, a PhD Candidate, Trudeau Scholar, and Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, discussed current issues, controversies, research and policies in health and health care for transgender people...

  • Graduate Teaching Assistants Collective Agreement
    In January, an agreement was reached with the Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA). The new agreement was ratified by the GTA Union on January 18 and by the University’s Board of Governors on January 28. The new agreement is effective as of September 1, 2015...

  • Schulich Medicine students are proud to present the 61st annual Tachycardia
    Join in on the fantastic medical, musical comedy that is guaranteed to get your heart racing. The three shows will take place Friday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m...

  • In the media: Obese women in Canada make less money than non-obese women
    Dr. Sisira Sarma and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researchers compare the outcomes of obese women and non-obese women in the workforce, including labour market participation, hourly wages and personal annual income (via Global News)...

  • Family Medicine top residency choice for Schulich Medicine students in 2016 CaRMS match
    For the third year in a row, Family Medicine is the top residency choice for Schulich Medicine students. The 2016 Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) results were delivered to students on March 2, and more than 40 per cent of the Class of 2016 chose Family Medicine...

  • March Tweets of the month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter. Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students during the month of March...

  • Upcoming events
    The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Day will take place on Thursday, April 7. The Windsor Program Celebration of Excellence Dinner will take place on April 12, 2016, purchase your tickets online today...

  • Eugene Wong, PhD, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Oncology: Commitment to the Community
    Eugene Wong, PhD, professor, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Oncology, found the ROWE Scholar Program, a peer-tutoring program that connects high school students who have an immediate family member battling cancer and are struggling with math and science with a Western University student tutor...

  • Department profile: Office of Distributed Education
    As part of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Distributed Education program, undergraduate and postgraduate learners are afforded vital opportunities for hands-on learning throughout their medical education. For the Office of Distributed Education, this means that the majority of their work is focused off-campus...

  • ODA President's Cup Hockey Classic supports DOCS program
    Schulich Dentistry's hockey team, The Mighty Dents, played a winning game against its University of Toronto rivals this month. The game raised more than $1,500 for the School's Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) program...

  • CaRMS update
    The CaRMS R1 second iteration, which occurred on April 12, resulted in a complete match for all Schulich Medicine & Dentistry programs. Students also found success matching to a number of programs at the School and across the country...

  • Conditions of Appointment for Physicians and Town Hall meetings
    Under the leadership of Dr. Margaret Steele, vice dean, Hospital and Interfaculty Relations, the Conditions of Appointment for Physicians Document has been updated and endorsed by the Clinical Teachers Association. Read about this process, view the document and plan to attend a Town Hall at which the document will be discussed and your questions will be answered...

  • Changing lives in Africa with probiotics
    Gregor Reid, PhD, professor in the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Surgery, has received $1.45 million from the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund for his project that will help provide food and income to those living in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda...

  • Social media guidelines
    School-affiliated social media sites and groups provide a dynamic extension of our community. Take a moment to refresh your knowledge of the social media guidelines and standards...

  • Tips and Tricks for branding - new nomenclature
    As part of the School's Distributed Education strategic planning work, new nomenclature has been established for the School's Distributed Education program and the Windsor Campus. There are new guidelines to assist you in your work...

  • Upcoming events
    Tickets are selling out quickly for the Awards of Excellence event on May 19. Don't miss this chance to celebrate with your colleagues. Mark your calendars for the annual See the Line event on August 10, 2016...

  • Advocating for cutting-edge concussion research
    Eric Lindros, former NHLer and See the Line Honorary Chair, stopped by Robarts to get an update on the Institute's cutting-edge concussion research. He spent the morning touring Robarts and getting an inside look at work being done in the labs and imaging facility...