News

  • A Q&A with Dr. Jim Calvin

    June 01, 2021
    Dr. Jim Calvin, Chair/Chief, shares updates about the Department’s recent activities, priorities for the new fiscal year and a message of support to clinical teams.

  • Collaborative leadership, communication and compassion: How the Critical Care team is navigating the COVID-19 pandemic

    June 01, 2021
    Dr. Wael Haddara reflects on the challenges, lessons and achievements for Critical Care during the past year.

  • Dynamic COVID-19 modelling provides insights into local experience

    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.

  • Research update from Dr. Richard Kim

    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.

  • Award: Dual Honours for a remarkable physician

    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.

  • LUC3 brings care home

    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.

  • Centre for Quality, Innovation and Safety Update

    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.

  • Commentary: What Canada learned (and didn’t learn) from the SARS pandemic

    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).

  • A message from Dr. Jim Calvin

    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.

  • Education update with Dr. Salim Hatem

    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.

  • Research update with Dr. Richard Kim

    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.

  • Research publications in 2019

    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.

  • Expert Explainer for World Diabetes Day: Dr. Irene Hramiak on advances in diabetes care

    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.

  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology program ranked in top 25 globally

    November 05, 2020
    The Department of Medicine's Gastroenterology and Hepatology program is 22nd among comparable programs worldwide based in a ranking conducted by US News’ Best Global Universities.

  • Dr. Irene Hramiak receives Mastership from the American College of Physicians

    November 03, 2020
    Dr. Irene Hramiak, Professor of Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, has been awarded a 2020 Mastership from the American College of Physicians.

  • Insulin's centenary: The birth of an idea

    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.

  • Six researchers named Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellows

    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.

  • Researchers receive a multi-million dollar injection of funding through CIHR

    September 16, 2020
    Eight Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researchers targeting a wide range of health issues were recipients of nearly $4.9 million through the CIHR's spring 2020 competition.

  • Canadian team first in world to treat COVID-19 with specialized dialysis

    May 11, 2020
    As part of a randomized controlled trial, a team from Lawson Health Research Institute is the first in the world to treat a patient with COVID-19 using a modified dialysis device.

  • News: Case report describes new type of vaping lung injury

    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.

  • Honour: Dr. Robert Hegele named George Lyman Duff Memorial Lecturer

    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.

  • Reducing length of stay for patients following liver transplantation

    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.

  • Dr. Amit Garg has been re-appointed as the Dr. Adam Linton Chair in Kidney Health Analytics

    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.

  • Seeking an Obesity Cure, Researchers Turn to the Gut Microbiome

    September 17, 2019

  • Awards: Dr. Paul Adams honoured for career-spanning work

    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.

  • Fighting delirium: Small changes have big impacts

    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).

  • President's Award for Innovation - PODS Team (Phase 1) - UH Acute Medicine

    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.....

  • Award: Professor Emeritus Dr. Ross Feldman named to the Order of Canada

    January 13, 2019
    Congratulations to Dr. Ross Feldman, professor emeritus, for his appointment to the Order of Canada.

  • Medical Advisory Committee Awards

    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.

  • Dr. James Calvin has been re-appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Medicine

    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.

  • On the Road to Equality: Women in Higher Education

    November 19, 2018
    In striving for gender equality, shared experiences, mentorship and evidence-based policies offer a way forward.

  • Award: A global leader in medical education research

    November 01, 2018

  • Announcement: Dr. Larry Jacobs appointed as Associate Dean, Windsor

    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.

  • A gut reaction

    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.

  • Lawson researchers receive $4.4 million to study personalized medicine at LHSC

    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.

  • Funding: CANet funds arrhythmia research projects across Canada

    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.

  • Award: Project wins AAMC 'Best in Class' two years in a row

    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.

  • Hair samples provide window into refugee stress

    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.

  • Creative Collaboration

    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?

  • Doing it better

    October 20, 2016
    How can we do this better? It’s a question that Dr. Mark Goldszmidt has been asking about medical education and the delivery of patient care for the past 20 years.

  • Lorelei Lingard, PhD, is one of the newest recipients of the Dean's Research Initiative Grant

    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.”

  • Connecting the dots throughout his career

    July 20, 2016
    Dr. Anthony Jevnikar talks about his career, transplantation research and his Schulich Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • 2016 Alumni of Distinction and Dean's Distinguished Lecture Award recipients

    July 20, 2016
    Congratulations to the 2016 Alumni of Distinction Award recipients - Dr. Geoffrey Pickering, Recipient of the Excellence in Basic Science Research Award.

  • CANet researchers publish breakthrough results

    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.

  • Update – Conditions of Appointment for Physicians and Town Hall meetings

    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.

  • Western Email System Change Coming - How will it impact you?

    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....

  • 2015 recipient of President’s Award for Physician Leadership displays tremendous compassion and empathy for patients and colleagues

    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.

  • 2016 Awards of Excellence

    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.

  • Lawson Impact Awards Celebrates Research Excellence

    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.

  • Dr. Rob Hegele re-appointed to the position of the Jacob J. Wolfe Distinguished Medical Research Chair in Human Gene Function

    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.

  • Celebrating the Medicine Class of 2015 with Erica Lee

    May 15, 2015
    The beat-up ’95 Pontiac Grand Am pulls off the Michigan highway in defeat, lost in an endless patchwork of road closures and poorly signed traffic detours.

  • Celebrating the Medicine Class of 2015 with Phil Tremblay

    May 15, 2015
    He appeared on stage for only a few fleeting moments – enough time for a brush of the cape and one quick line with that infamous deep, raspy voice. The caped crusader himself.

  • Social responsibility and community are focuses for Western University’s 2015 medical graduates

    May 14, 2015
    Erica Lee, Phil Tremblay and the Schulich Medicine Class of 2015 are graduating with strong foundations in social responsibility and community commitment.

  • 2015 Alumni of Distinction Recipients

    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.

  • Internationally-recognized musculoskeletal researcher featured at annual Bernier lecture

    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.

  • ‘Time machine’ eyes adrenal imbalance

    April 17, 2015
    Stan Van Uum, professor in the divisions of Clinical Pharmacology and Endocrinology and Metabolism, has developed a new hair analysis to help patients struggling with adrenal imbalance.

  • Celebrating our People

    April 15, 2015
    We are pleased to announce the 2015 Awards of Excellence award recipients and the recipient of the Dr. John D. Brown Memorial Resident Award.

  • UME Accreditation comes to a close

    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.

  • Save the date for See the Line - August 12

    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...

  • 2015 Undergraduate Medical Education Program Accreditation

    April 13, 2015
    After months of planning and preparation, the 2015 UME Accreditation has begun. The UME program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS).

  • 2015 Dean's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Trainees

    April 10, 2015
    We are pleased to have received so many outstanding trainee applications for the 20 positions for the Dean's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (DUROP) in its inaugural year.

  • Dr. Lillian Barra - Uncovering the link between joints and heart health

    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.

  • Lakshman Gunaratnam nominated for RBC Immigrant Award

    March 24, 2015
    Assistant Professor of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology, Lakshman Gunaratnam has been named a finalist for the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award for 2015.

  • UME Quality Committee Scholars of Merit Award

    March 23, 2015
    Congratulations to the recipients of the UME Quality Committee Scholars of Merit Award for 2014: Jane Graham, Dr. Shannon Arntfield, Dani Cadieux and Daniela Kwiatkowski.

  • History of Medicine Days in Calgary

    March 17, 2015
    Congratulations to four Schulich Medicine students who were presented with awards at the annual History of Medicine Days Conference in Calgary.

  • Congratulations to the Windsor Program Awards of Excellence recipients

    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.

  • A global adventure to stop the next pandemic before it strikes

    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...

  • Celebrating the Awards for Excellence in Teaching

    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...

  • Three Schulich Medicine faculty members to receive the CAME Certificate of Merit Award

    March 11, 2015
    Three Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty members have been selected to receive the 2015 CAME Certificate of Merit Award.

  • Call for Abstracts for Department of Medicine Resident Research Day 2015

    March 11, 2015
    This is a call for abstracts for the Department of Medicine Resident Research Day 2015.

  • Strong local connection in 2015 CaRMS match

    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.

  • Dr. Jim Lewis has been appointed as Clinical Research Training Director

    February 06, 2015
    I am pleased to announce that Dr. Jim Lewis has been appointed as Clinical Research Training Director, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.

  • Dr. Michael Strong has been re-appointed to a second term as Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry,

    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.

  • Congratulations to the Schulich Equipment AID Grant recipients

    February 02, 2015
    We are pleased to announce that 11 applications have been funded through the Schulich Equipment AID (Advancement, Improvement, Development) Grant competition.

  • It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Dr. Ramsay Gunton passed away this morning

    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.

  • Team to offer insights into Crohn’s treatment tools

    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.