December 2015 Newsletter

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    Check out the most-read newsletter stories of this year

    2015 was an exciting year for the Current Affairs newsletters. From profiles on the exciting research that our trainees and postdoctoral fellows are working on to informative monthly messages, we've recapped the top performing stories from this past year.

  • decorative imageA journey from sport to science
    An alumnus of the Canadian National Volleyball Team and three-time athlete of the year at Dalhousie University, Jeff Weiler, PhD, has used his passion for athletics to fuel his research. He is now finding his stride as a postdoctoral fellow, working on another type of movement.

  • decorative imageNetworking: How to stand out and get noticed
    Networking offers many advantages, including ultimately helping you land your dream job. Andrew Watson, PhD, associate dean, provides nine tips to help you make the most of networking opportunities.

  • decorative imageWrapping up the semester for the holidays
    Alex Moszczynski, chair, Graduate Students Council, reflects on the events and activities that the Council has accomplished this semester, and what it has planned for the New Year.

  • decorative imageInternational interest in infectious diseases
    Growing up in West Africa, Hinissan Pascaline Kohio knew she wanted to do research on the biological processes that lead to infectious diseases. Now this PhD Candidate is building her expertise to eventually share it with her home country of Burkina Faso.

  • Celebrating our achievements
    This month, we would like to congratulate graduate trainees and postdoctoral fellows from several Schulich Medicine & Dentistry departments on their recent awards and publications.

  • London Health Research Day – March 29, 2016
    Mark your calendars for London Health Research Day 2016, which will showcase outstanding research by students, trainees and postdoctoral scholars from across the city of London. Dr. Peter Libby, a cardiovascular specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, will deliver the lunchtime keynote lecture.

  • Listen online to the Radiology podcast
    Grace Parraga, PhD, discusses her recent publication "COPD: Do Imaging Measurements of Emphysema and Airway Disease Explain Symptoms and Exercise Capacity?".

  • Researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry receive funding from ALS Canada
    Congratulations to Martin Duennwald, PhD, and Drs. Michael Strong, Christen Shoesmith and Marvin Chum on receiving significant funding from ALS Canada for their research on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

  • Dean’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program 2016 applications now open
    Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs is now accepting applications for the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, which will take place in summer 2016. The deadline for interested supervisors to submit a project description is January 10, 2016.

  • A night to remember
    The 2015 Leaders in Innovation Dinner featured comedian Martin Short, and delivered humour, poignant moments and a true sense of camaraderie among guests.

  • Current Affairs – Share your story ideas
    Do you have news and accomplishments to share, or an idea for a feature or profile story? We are looking for your input for upcoming editions of the Current Affairs newsletter.