December 17, 2018 With sadness, we share news of the passing of Dr. Joshua Shadd, formerly of our Department of Family Medicine and, at present, a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster.
November 28, 2018 Kinesiology doctoral candidate Narlon Boa Sorte Silva and Western University family medicine professor Robert Petrella launch study examining the link between high-intensity exercise, blood pressure reduction and cognitive health with community-based exercise program. Via London Free Press
November 13, 2018 The Regional Family Physician of the Year Award recognizes seven physicians - one from each region of the province - who provide exemplary care to their patients and are passionately involved in activities that contribute to excellence in family medicine.
October 30, 2018 Dr. Stephen Wetmore, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, is pleased to announce the interim directorship of the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, (CSFM). Effective November 1, 2018 through to September 30, 2019, the interim Co-Directors of the CSFM will be Dr. Sonny Cejic and Amanda Terry, PhD.
October 11, 2018 Thanks to a recent grant from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Dr. Rob Petrella, Professor at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and a team from the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine will be initiating a community-based exercise program combining high-intensity exercise with mind-motor training with the goal of looking for ways to improve cardiovascular health and cognitive function.
September 14, 2018 The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has named Dr. Susan McNair as an Award of Excellence recipient for Ontario in 2018. The Awards of Excellence recognize College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) members who in the past 24 months have made outstanding contributions to family medicine.
September 13, 2018 Dr. Carol Herbert, Professor Emerita of Family Medicine, who served as Dean of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry from 1999 to 2010, is among those being celebrated this fall when Western University bestows honorary degrees on seven Canadian luminaries at the 312th Convocation. A pioneer in developing services for sexually assaulted adults and children in British Columbia, Dr. Herbert was co-founder and co-director of the Sexual Assault Service for Vancouver from 1982 to 1988.
September 12, 2018 Congratulations Dr. Henry Becker on being named a recipient of The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Research Awards for Family Medicine Residents for his project “Long term treatment outcomes in a First Nations high school population with opioid use disorder.” Dr. Becker has been asked to present at Family Medicine Forum (FMF) in November.
September 11, 2018 Congratulations to Dr. Jane Thornton on being named the recipient of the prestigious Murray Stalker Award from The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Dr. Thornton is a resident physician, researcher and advocate for physical activity for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. She has led a national strategy on physical activity in the undergraduate medical curriculum, and created and curated resources for both patients and physicians on the topic.
August 27, 2018 Western University continues to monitor the situation concerning Canada and Saudi Arabia. The University's primary focus is how this situation may affect the students involved and our campus community.
July 23, 2018 An examination of chronic diseases among Ontarians has uncovered that the volume of multimorbidity is derived from adults as young as 35 years old. Multimorbidity has been associated with increased physician and specialist appointments, medication use, emergency department use and hospitalization.
July 19, 2018 Dr. Jane Thornton is a resident physician, researcher and advocate for physical activity for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. She has led a national strategy on physical activity in the undergraduate medical curriculum, and created and curated resources for both patients and physicians on the topic. Dr. Thornton is the recipient of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Family Medicine Resident Leadership Award.
July 12, 2018 From using CRISPR to alter the gut microbiome to looking at how the brain rewires itself in deafness, researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry are the recipients of $11.3 million in project and bridge grant funding announced by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) this week.
June 29, 2018 Congratulations to Alumna Dr. Andrea Sereda, BSc '03, MD ’07, who was named as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2018. The recognition honours Canada's outstanding leaders under 40 years of age.
June 20, 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 08, 2018 The Department of Family Medicine celebrated our 50th anniversary on Wednesday, May 30, with a special lecture by alumna Dr. Danielle Martin, MD'03, who spoke about her ideas for improving health care in Ontario and across the country. Thanks to everyone who joined us!
May 18, 2018 The Department of Family Medicine would like to congratulate this year’s Undergraduate Teaching Awards recipients, Dr. Jessica Howard (Full-Time Faculty), Dr. James Mather (Adjunct Faculty), Dr. Wendy Cui (Resident). These awards are given to department members who have been identified by the students as providing excellent mentorship, clinical and/or classroom teaching during the undergraduate years.
April 05, 2018 As educators, researchers, innovators and leaders, this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients are making a difference at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. It is with great pride that we recognize and honour their achievements. Congratulations Drs. Al-Dhaher, Munro, Weston, and the Diabetes Research Program Team, at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine.
March 02, 2018 Congratulations to the 2018 Award of Excellence recipients. Each is recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Campus. The recipients will be celebrated on Monday, March 19, at Caesar's Windsor.
February 27, 2018 Congratulations Dr. Daniel Pepe on receiving two prestigious resident teaching awards. Dr. Pepe was recently recognized with the OMA Resident Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of postgraduate training, and the PARO Resident Teaching Award for providing outstanding clinical teaching experiences to junior residents and clinical clerks. Dr. Pepe is a Family Medicine resident in the PGY3 Academic Family Medicine program.
February 16, 2018 Family medicine resident Dr. Lauren Bouillon says exposing learners to rural contexts early and often provides them with a better understanding of the realities of practice. Go behind the scenes with her during a neurology rotation at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, in the fourth installment of the R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives.
January 26, 2018 The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) today announced more than $8.6 million in research funding through their project grants program for 13 projects across Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute
January 17, 2018 The Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine recognized Dr. Puneet Seth with the 2017 Award for Outstanding Service in Hospital Medicine for his work done in founding a hospitalist department at the Woodstock General Hospital, helping to bring quality improvement through electronic documentation, and creating a teaching site for family medicine residents in hospital medicine in Woodstock. Congratulations Dr. Seth.
January 09, 2018 Congratulations to Drs. James and Leslie Rourke, this year's co-recipients of the WONCA 5-Star Doctors award for the North America region. The Rourkes were co-honoured for their life’s work as family physicians and the significant contributions they have made to family medicine for the past 35 years, including the development of the Rourke Baby Record.