2019

  • Funding: SSHRC Partnership Development Grant enables researchers to investigate integrated model for effective youth sport concussion management

    April 01, 2019
    Thanks to a recent three-year SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, Alison Doherty, PhD, (Kinesiology) and a 14-member interdisciplinary team, including Western scholars Dr. Lisa Fischer (Family Medicine), Dr. Shannon Sibbald (Family Medicine, Health Studies, Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health), and Dr. Brendan Riggin, Post-Doctoral Fellow (Kinesiology) will be investigating "An integrated model for effective youth sport concussion management."

  • Awards: 2019 Awards of Excellence recipients announced

    March 29, 2019
    As educators, researchers, innovators and leaders, the 2019 Awards of Excellence London and Windsor Campus recipients are making a difference at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. It is with great pride that we recognize and honour their achievements. Congratulations to this years' recipients.

  • Two-Eyed Seeing: The gift of multiple perspectives

    March 21, 2019
    CIHR-funded research projects led by Maria Mathews, PhD, and Lloy Wylie, PhD, incorporate multiple perspectives to advance care and training for Indigenous communities.

  • Award: Dr. Daniel Grushka recognized as 2019 PARO Award recipient

    March 13, 2019
    Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Grushka, associate professor, 2019 PARO (Professional Association of Residents of Ontario) Clinical Teaching Award recipient.

  • Balance For Better: International Women’s Day

    March 08, 2019
    Balance is not a women's issue, it's a business issue. On International Women’s Day, we support the #BalanceforBetter campaign to build a gender-balanced world – in boardrooms, government, clinical environments, academic spaces, media coverage... As part of this year’s initiative, we asked women at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry what #BalanceforBetter means to them.

  • New study aims to understand team-based care for chronic disease management

    March 07, 2019
    Chronic diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), are complex and require thorough care to help manage the condition. Patients often need support from an integrated team of health care professionals who work in different settings. Shannon Sibbald, PhD, is leading a study to better understand integrated health care teams for chronic disease management and factors that help successful implementation.

  • CaRMS Match results

    March 05, 2019
    On February 26, medical students from across Canada learned their residency match results as the first iteration of the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) process became available.

  • Media Release: London’s vulnerable populations live near primary care, but language remains a challenge

    February 14, 2019
    Led by Western professor Jason Gilliland, a team of researchers looked at accessibility to a primary-care provider – either a family doctor or nurse practitioner – based on distribution and geographical proximity in London.

  • February 13: Western returns to a regular schedule

    February 13, 2019
    Western will be open and operating on a regular schedule on Wednesday, February 13.

  • Western operating on a normal schedule February 7

    February 07, 2019
    Western is operating on a regular schedule today. All classes, exams, and scheduled activities will be held.

  • Q&A with Dr. Rochelle Dworkin

    February 01, 2019
    Thirty-two years ago, Dr. Rochelle Dworkin arrived in Hanover with plans to do a six-month locum. Although now retired, her passion for medical education and rural medicine continues.

  • Announcement: Dr. Stewart Harris reappointed as the Canadian Diabetes Association Chair in Diabetes Management

    February 01, 2019
    Dr. Stewart Harris has been reappointed to his third term as the Canadian Diabetes Association Chair in Diabetes Management at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2023.

  • Let's Talk: Resident mental health and wellness

    January 30, 2019
    A recent survey by the Canadian Medical Association found that a significant number of resident doctors are suffering from burnout and depression. Dr. Caroline Just, PGY5 Neurology, says these experiences need to be supported with empathy from peers and colleagues. She shares more about the increasing incidence of mental health issues, the culture of medicine and how residents can support one another.

  • Department of Family Medicine takes leadership role in the education of medical students

    January 23, 2019
    The MD Program at Schulich Medicine is set to implement a new curriculum in September 2019. As part of this initiative, the Department of Family Medicine has been asked to provide an early clinical experience for students across the first year of medical school. One of the main drivers of the new Longitudinal Clinical Experience (LCE) program is to assist in providing early exposure to real world patients in a generalist, primary care setting.

  • Media Release: Dr. Gillian Kernaghan appointed to the Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine

    January 08, 2019
    Associate Professor, Dr. Gillian Kernaghan, has been appointed to the Premier's Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine. This group of visionary health system leaders aims to identify strategic priorities and actions that will lead to improved health and wellness outcomes for Ontarians, high patient satisfaction, and a more effective care delivery structure.