June 2014 Newsletter

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    Collip Winner

    When Joshua Giles, PhD, arrived at Western University as a young undergraduate student he had fully intended to pursue software engineering. He became unexpectedly captivated by the fascinating and ever-evolving area of biomedical engineering. With an armload full of research achievements, he recently completed his PhD and was just awarded the 2014 Collip Medal.

  • decorative imageProspering through change
    Change has been a constant for Mohamadreza Najiminaini, PhD. He has moved half way around the world, and changed his research focus from computer hardware engineering to optics and nanotechnology. Now two years into his postdoctoral training, he is focused on making change in the detection of various forms of cancer and other health complications through plasmonic nano-structure applications

  • decorative imageGood Medicine for your graduate degree…or is it?
    The debate seems never-ending, and this month Andy Watson, PhD, associate dean explains why he believes the importance of your Advisory Committee and why is it good medicine for achieving success.

  • decorative imagePassion fueled research
    Mellissa Mann, PhD describes her research as her passion. Catching the bug at an early age, when she cloned carrots for a high school science project, she is now studying epigenetics and hoping to increase the understanding of genomic imprint regulation in early embryos.

  • decorative imageSmall changes make global impact
    Phaedra Henley, PhD, completed what has been described as one of the most unique research projects at Western University. Here ecosystem health research involved the active participation of the communities in Canada and Kenya has shown that fairly small changes can have a big impact on human health.

  • decorative imageBringing home the goods
    Thirteen outstanding graduate students were offered opportunity to represent the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Western University at the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) at the University of Manitoba. And they didn’t disappoint bringing home numerous awards.

  • decorative imageOutstanding trainees only, need apply
    The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Dean’s Stipends are being offered once again. If you have an outstanding academic record and have demonstrated outstanding research excellence, then you should apply for the stipends. Deadline is July 15, 2014.

  • decorative imageThe silent epidemic
    Hardly a day passes without the morning news feed or evening telecast sharing a story about a professional athlete sustaining a concussion on the field or ice, or about concussion research seeking to identify links to life changing neurological disorders. Join us for See the Line to learn more about the latest concussion research.

  • decorative imageSchulich proud moment in history
    Chil-Yong Kang, PhD, professor emeritus, Department of Microbiology and Immunology and his team developed the first and only...

  • Summer hiatus
    Current Affairs will be taking a hiatus for the summer months. Thanks to all our trainees and students who have participated in the interviews and photo shoots, we enjoyed meeting you and sharing your stories. During the coming months, we will be preparing new stories and features to be shared in the fall. Enjoy the summer.

  • Trainees in the News
    Read more about Ayden Sheim, newly named Trudeau Scholar, Kya Naylor, Dan Stolzberg and Strong Bones, Strong Minds, Strong Muscles. (you can link their names to each of the stories).