December 06, 2018 The Joint Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) congratulates all nominees and recipients of the 2018 MAC Awards for their commitment to the vision and mission of LHSC and St. Joseph's, their leadership, integrity and motivation each provides to their peers.
November 20, 2018 Dr. James Calvin has been re-appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, effective November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2023.
August 31, 2018 We are pleased to announce that Dr. Larry Jacobs has been appointed as Associate Dean, Windsor in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective September 1, 2018 until August 31, 2023.
June 30, 2018 Tackling colorectal cancer using ‘mini-guts’
IN DR. SAMUEL ASFAHA’S LABORATORY YOU WILL FIND… the hallmarks of medical research from petri dishes to high-powered microscopes. More unusually, you will find ‘mini-guts’ – gastrointestinal (GI) structures developed from stem cells. The mini-guts are only one cell thick but their structure is similar to a normal GI tract in humans. “The ability to grow a fully structured gut lining in a dish is unique,” explains Dr. Asfaha, a Lawson scientist and gastroenterologist at London Health Sciences Centre.
February 28, 2018 Personalized medicine is the analysis of a patient’s DNA to predict how they will respond to medications. Led by Dr. Richard Kim, scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) and clinical pharmacologist at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), researchers at Lawson have received $4.4 million to study an expanded personalized medicine program at LHSC. One third of the funding comes from the provincial government’s Ontario Research Fund (ORF) while the remainder is contributions from Thermo Fisher Scientific and donor funding through London Health Sciences Foundation.
February 26, 2018 The Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet), and its partners announced funding of 10 research grants across the country totaling over $4.4 million with an additional $10 million in matching funds.
February 14, 2018 Congratulations to Dr. Mithu Sen, Assistant Dean, Faculty Equity & Wellness, for her peer-reviewed international American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Best in Class Award for Innovation, Resilience, and Wellness in Faculty.
January 18, 2018 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 Western researchers analyzed the concentration of cortisol – the so-called stress hormone – in the hair of refugees who had fled the Syrian war.