May 31, 2021 A collaborative project between the Department of Medicine and the Ivey Business School is helping inform hospital decision-making during the pandemic. Lauren Cipriano, PhD, and Dr. Wael Haddara are using a dynamic compartmental model of COVID-19 to compare different scenarios and identify which factors will have the biggest influence in the London community.
May 28, 2021 Dr. Richard Kim, Associate Chair of Research and Director of the Program of Experimental Medicine, shares recent funding successes and introduces the Department of Medicine’s Research Competition for 2021.
December 02, 2020 Dr. Michael Silverman, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases and Chair of the Infectious Diseases Division at the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, is the recipient of both the Joint Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) Award and the St. Joseph’s MAC Award. It’s the first time an individual has won two MAC awards in the same year.
November 24, 2020 A brainchild of Department of Medicine physicians, the patient-centred LHSC Urgent COVID-19 Care Clinic has become an invaluable part of the COVID-19 care process in London and is an example of rapid quality improvement implementation in the face of a pandemic.
November 24, 2020 Since establishing the Centre for Quality, Innovation and Safety (CQuInS) at the end of May, work has been ongoing with regards to operationalizing the Centre from concept to reality.
November 23, 2020 As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic takes hold across the country, experts say that while Canadian officials implemented improvements to public health organization and in-hospital infection prevention and control after the SARS pandemic in 2003, vulnerabilities remained in the long-term care sector and the supply-chain for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
November 23, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has consumed so much of our time and energy this past year, and it continues to do so. When you step back from the challenges of the pandemic, however, and look at how our Department as a whole reacted to a very threatening and unusual situation, you can really see how we all came together and managed it extremely well.
November 23, 2020 Education programs have risen to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, and have adapted and innovated to continue providing excellent training. Dr. Salim Hatem, Program Director, provides some of the highlights from the education front.
November 20, 2020 Research activities in the Department of Medicine continue to grow and evolve, with an integrated approach to measure, support and guide researchers. Dr. Richard Kim, Associate Chair of Research and Director of the Program of Experimental Medicine, shares the Department’s vision and key priorities for research.
November 18, 2020 Publications from Department of Medicine researchers in 2019. The 2019 publication list includes peer-reviewed articles that are indexed in Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science Core Collection.
November 13, 2020 Dr. Irene Hramiak is an endocrinologist and a professor and renowned researcher specializing in diabetes. She explains how diabetes care has evolved over the past 100 years and how research continues to provide better quality of life for patients.
October 30, 2020 At 2:00 a.m. on October 31, 1920, Dr. Frederick Banting, a surgeon practising in London, Ontario, conceived of an idea to isolate the internal secretion of the pancreas - an idea that culminated in the discovery and clinical use of insulin. Dr. Robert Hegele takes a look back at this important moment in a new publication for The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
September 22, 2020 The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences selected 77 new fellows this year, among them are Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty members Marlys Koschinsky, PhD, Dr. Amit Garg, Grace Parraga, PhD, Dr. Michael Rieder and Lisa Saksida, PhD.
November 21, 2019 A team of authors including Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty members from Lawson Health Research Institute, and University Health Network (UHN) have released details on Canada’s first published case of suspected vaping-related lung injury. Published today in CMAJ, the case study may be the first to describe a new type of injury from vaping products.
November 21, 2019 Congratulations to Dr. Robert Hegele, who was named the 2019 George Lyman Duff Memorial Lecturer at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Sessions. Dr. Hegele is only the second Canadian to be awarded the lectureship.
November 08, 2019 The liver transplant team at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has successfully and significantly reduced the hospital length of stay for patients without any increases to readmission rates. This means that patients are spending less time in hospital post-transplant without any negative impacts to their recovery process.
October 25, 2019 I am pleased to announce Dr. Amit Garg has been re-appointed as the Dr. Adam Linton Chair in Kidney Health Analytics at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2024.
May 24, 2019 Congratulations to Dr. Paul Adams, Professor in the Department of Medicine at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, who received two honours this month for his exceptional career-spanning work in liver disease.
May 07, 2019 A unique care provider team led by orthopaedic surgeons and geriatricians have come together to tackle the rates of delirium in a post-operative unit at Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC).
January 16, 2019 The Patient Oriented Discharge Summary (PODS) Phase 1 - UH Acute Medicine Team is this year’s recipient for the President’s Award for Innovation. The team includes Dr. Andrew Appleton, Claire Martin, Dr. Alan Gob, Dr. Erin Spicer.....
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.
December 05, 2016 A unique school granting program is funding out-of-the-box research projects for interdisciplinary teams from across basic and clinical sciences.
What would happen if physicians helped critically ill patients exercise while they were still receiving treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital?
October 12, 2016 Lorelei Lingard is founding director and senior scientist at the Centre for Education Research & Innovation, a professor in the Department of Medicine and Faculty of Education, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Family Medicine. She will receive $100,000 for her project entitled, “Advancing Assessment Science Through Competency-Based Medicine Education.”
May 06, 2016 Researchers with the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) hosted at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry published results today that may change the way clinicians treat Canadians with heart disease.
April 11, 2016 As you may know, a process to update the Conditions of Appointment for Physicians Document began a few years ago. Under the leadership of Dr. Margaret Steele, Vice Dean, Hospital and Interfaculty Relations, the process was undertaken to do a complete and thorough review and update of the Document.
The completed Document was recently endorsed by the Clinical Teachers Association.
March 30, 2016 Earlier this month, Western University announced that it is beginning the next phase of the project to replace its campus-wide email platform (known as Convergence) to a new cloud-based system called Microsoft Office 365....
January 28, 2016 Dr. Andrew House has many talents: skilled and compassionate physician, engaging leader, mentor, trusted colleague—all factors in his successful nomination for the 2015 President’s Award for Physician Leadership.
January 08, 2016 Celebration of Excellence 2016.
Every year, the Celebration 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.
June 30, 2015 Lawson Health Research Institute hosted the second annual Lawson Impact Awards on May 21, celebrating hospital-based scientists, staff, trainees and partners who are making an impact in London, and around the world.
May 19, 2015 I am pleased to announce that Dr. Rob Hegele, Distinguished University Professor, Departments of Medicine (Division of Endocrinology) and Biochemistry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Scientist at Robarts Research Institute, Western University, has been re-appointed to the position of the Jacob J. Wolfe Distinguished Medical Research Chair in Human Gene Function, at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.
April 30, 2015 From the neonatal unit and operating room to the classroom, clinic and the community, the six recipients of the 2015 Alumni of Distinction Awards have all made a tremendous impact on the lives of people in Canada and around the world.
April 29, 2015 Dr. Nancy E. Lane, an internationally-recognized musculoskeletal scientist, is the featured speaker for the eighth annual Suzanne Bernier Memorial Lecture in Skeletal Biology, hosted by Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
April 15, 2015 Our 2015 UME Accreditation visit ended just a few short hours ago. Throughout the nearly four days of meetings and interviews, we have had the opportunity to share information about the strengths of our UME Program and School, while highlighting the many accomplishments of our faculty, staff, residents and students.
April 13, 2015 See the Line - concussion research and awareness - returns with an exciting lineup of events including a full-day Continuing Medical Education (CME) session and a Community Symposium featuring the latest concussion research from world-class medical experts...
March 25, 2015 Approximately one per cent of the Canadian population has rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disorder that affects the lining of joints, usually in the hands and feet. Those living with the disorder are 50 per cent more likely to die from heart disease.
March 13, 2015 The Windsor Program Awards of Excellence celebrate the commitment and dedication of faculty, staff and students. As mentors and role models, the recipients this year are distinguished by their leadership skills, and embodiment of the values of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.
March 12, 2015 Ask questions. Discover answers. Create change. This is the process virologist Nathan Wolfe, the 2015 London Health Research Day Lucille & Norton Wolf Health Research Lecture Series keynote speaker, has followed since the beginning of his career in science...
March 12, 2015 Six winners representing six different faculties have been awarded Western’s highest honour for the “highest calling." including Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry's Charles Trick...
March 06, 2015 The 2015 CaRMS match results had a strong local connection with 42 per cent of Schulich Medicine students pursuing their postgraduate medical education at Western University, and a majority of students continuing their education in the Southwestern and Central regions of Ontario.
February 06, 2015 It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Michael Strong has been re-appointed to a second term as Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, beginning July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2021. Dean Strong’s re-appointment was advanced at the recommendation of the Schulich Decanal Selection Committee, which has now received the formal endorsement and approval of the President and Board of Governors.
January 23, 2015 It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Dr. Ramsay Gunton passed away this morning. We extend our condolences to his family and the many colleagues who worked closely with him.
June 04, 2021 A North American team of researchers, co-lead by a Western professor, hopes their work will ultimately lead to treatments that reduce infections, pain, and hospitalizations for millions of Crohn’s disease sufferers around the world.