December 10, 2018 Dr. Jorge Guillermo Burneo, Professor of Neurology and Cross-Appointed Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University, has been appointed as the Jack Cowin Chair in Epilepsy Research, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2023.
November 26, 2018 Kelly Anderson, Luciano Sposato (both affiliated with Epidemiology and Biostatistics) and Stephen Renaud all agree that there are challenges to starting a research program when you are new to academia – but the rewards of the efforts are plentiful.
November 14, 2018 Making Mindfulness Matter, an eight-week Canadian Institutes of Health Research project, is a community-based family treatment program for children with epilepsy between the ages of four and 10 and their parents. The program is co-led by Western University’s Dr. Kathy Speechley, a professor in the Departments of Paediatrics and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Dr. Karen Bax, professor and managing director of the Mary J. Wright Research and Education Centre at Merrymount.
October 15, 2018 Considering applying to our graduate program? Take a look at a list of our research opportunities for graduate program applicants to discover numerous and diverse research projects seeking new students.
June 27, 2018 Dr. Sisira Sarma, Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is the first author on a study published in the journal Health Economics that shows family physicians who switched from a blended fee-for-service payment scheme to a blended capitation model (a fixed rate per patient per year) increased their referrals to specialists by more than five per cent.
June 25, 2018 Congratulations Dr. Evelyn Vingilis, psychologist and Director of the Population and Community
Health Unit, and Professor with the Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, on receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals.
June 20, 2018 Jacqueline Kueper, PhD Candidate supervised by Dr. Dan Lizotte, recently attended the Canadian Student Health Research Forum in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She presented a poster titled, “A topic modelling approach to understanding the body of research on artificial intelligence and primary care.”
May 09, 2018 Dr. Vladimir Hachinski – past president of the World Federation of Neurology and a world-renowned stroke expert – has been named a 2018 Killam Prize winner for Health Sciences. He is a Distinguished University Professor at Western, a Professor in the Department of Neurology and a Cross-Appointee with the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.
February 25, 2018 Dr. Robert Petrella and the entire Hockey Fans in Training (Hockey FIT) team are thrilled to announce that their recent grant application to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research was successful. Co-Applicants and Collaborators include numerous individuals from Western University, including Dr. Saverio Stranges (Chair), Dr. Guangyong Zou, and Dr. Merrick Zwarenstein, of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
February 08, 2018 Published research by Dr. Shane Goodwin, PhD graduate from our program, and his former supervisor, Dr. Kathy Speechley, is highlighted in a media release from Lawson Research and in a recent interview with CTV news.
January 25, 2018 Research by Dr. Philip Jones, Lawson Scientist, and Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, examines the practice of handing over patient care between anesthesiologists during surgical procedures.
January 18, 2018 Emaad's submission “The Effect of Statin Medication on Exercise Capacity in Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Retrospective Cohort Study” was selected as a Highly Commended Entrant in the Medical Sciences category of The Undergraduate Awards Programme 2017.
April 02, 2019 A total of 17 funded projects across the School and Lawson Health Research Institute were awarded project or bridge grant funding, as announced by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The recipient teams included Epidemiology and Biostatistics members Dr. Greta Bauer, Dr. Ayden Scheim (Alumnus), Dr. Luciano A Sposato, Dr. Jason Gilliland, Dr. Saverio Stranges, Dr. Jamie Seabrook, Dr. Piotr Wilk, Dr. Evelyn Vingilis, Dr. Kathy Speechley, Klajdi Puka (PhD Candidate), Dr. Guangyong Zou, and Dr. Emil Schemitsch.
April 02, 2019 Faculty and students from the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, University at Buffalo, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, McMaster University, and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University, met in Buffalo on May 25th, 2018 to discuss research in their field and to foster collaborative links across the institutions.