December 2019 Newsletter

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    Stories of Service

    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has a long history of service with the Canadian Armed Forces. Dr. Sudha Ayalasomayajula, MD'19, Joseph Brockman, Medicine Class of 2022, and Phong Nguyen, Medicine Class of 2022, are continuing this legacy as part of the Medical Officer Training Program. They were profiled in a special online series.

  • decorative imageResolving to be socially responsible
    Looking around the communities we serve, it is obvious that there are needs that are not being met. Ask yourself how your patients’ social world is contributing to their health, but more importantly, how we can intervene on this downward trend.

  • decorative imageCaRMS 101
    Questions about the CaRMS process and what to do next? The Learner & Equity Wellness Office has compiled a helpful guide that breaks down important tips by year to prepare you for the process.

  • decorative imageER physician remembered with Emergency Medicine award
    Dr. Gord Vail, a dedicated emergency medicine physician, avid hockey player and Windsor Campus faculty member, is being remembered for his tireless commitment to patient care. The legacy of the late adjunct professor will now live on through the Dr. Gord Vail Memorial Award in Emergency Medicine.

  • decorative imageTurning hometown dreams into reality
    Kara Picco has always called Windsor home. For the fourth-year medical student, studying at the Windsor Campus allows her to give back to her hometown while planning her future in the community.

  • decorative imageMy six-word story
    PGY2 Family Medicine resident Dr. Rachael Pettapiece-Phillips shares what inspires her in work and life.

  • decorative imageCareer climb
    As a new faculty member, Dr. Suzana Buac, MD’13, feels a special connection to the clerks she works with at Windsor Regional Hospital. She reflects on the transition from trainee to independent general surgeon.

  • decorative imageWorld AIDS Day: Fighting HIV from all fronts
    Jessica Prodger, PhD, is on the forefront of HIV research. On World AIDS Day (December 1), we recognized the work of researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry in preventing and treating HIV, and their enduring search for a cure.

  • decorative imageMedical student practises humanity during pre-clinical elective in Uganda
    While on a pre-clinical elective in Uganda, Amanda Stojcevski, Medicine Class of 2021, continued a charitable initiative, ‘Practice Humanity, Be the Remedy,’ that helps patients access essential lab tests and medications.

  • decorative imageChief of Medicine talks antibiotic resistance and flu season
    Faculty member Dr. Ian Mazzetti, MD’09 is the new Chief of Medicine at Windsor Regional Hospital. As flu season approaches, he’s stressing the risks of antibiotic resistance with his community. Read the full story in The Windsor Star.

  • Clerkship Awards for 2018-19
    Each year, the Windsor Campus celebrates students who performed well in clerkship. Congratulations to the recipients for 2018-19.

  • Congratulations to...
    Dr. Jennifer Bondy, MD'12, is the new President of the Essex County Medical Society. Selinda Berg, PhD, received an Award of Merit from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries.

  • 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. Read their full article in The Conversation.

  • Brainstorm: 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.

  • Awards of Excellence
    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 are now open.