November 2015 Newsletter

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    From bedside to basic research

    While working as a kinesiologist in a cardiac rehabilitation program, Anusha Ratneswaran saw the debilitating effects musculoskeletal problems had on patients. Seeing these barriers inspired the award-winning PhD Candidate to perform research that she hopes will alleviate these conditions.

  • decorative imageA life outside of the lab
    With balance comes success. Andrew Watson, PhD, discusses the many ways taking part in extracurricular activities can positively impact your life and research.

  • decorative imageYour research could change the world
    Alex Moszczynski, chair, Graduate Students Council, explains why it's so important to take your research seriously, like the young researchers who discovered insulin.

  • decorative imageHitting her stride: Q&A with Jessica Esseltine, PhD
    Jessica Esseltine, PhD, has found her true calling with the Laird Laboratory working with stem cells. The postdoctoral fellow sat down with us to discuss her passion for research and policy, her future career goals, and what she does outside of the lab.

  • decorative imageThe future of medicine, hiding in plain sight
    Dan Lizotte, PhD, believes many answers to Canada’s biggest health questions could potentially be hiding in plain sight — in the shadows of large medical data sets, such as patient records.

  • Recognizing our achievements
    We would like to congratulate graduate trainees and postdoctoral fellows from several Schulich Medicine & Dentistry departments on their recent awards and publications.

  • Congratulations to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Governor General's Gold Medalists
    Melanie Kok, PhD'15, and Eric Sonke, MSc'15, have been awarded two of the three 2015 Governor General's Academic Gold Medals presented at Western University. These medals have been become the most prestigious award that students at Canadian schools can receive.

  • Profiles of Excellence Video - Frank Beier, PhD
    Frank Beier, PhD, is working on the biology of the skeleton as well as bone and joint diseases, most notably osteoarthritis.

  • Attend the Master of Public Health Information Session - London
    Are you interested in applying to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Master of Public Health Program? Join us at our upcoming Information Session on Saturday, November 21 for an opportunity to learn more about the Program, have one-on-one time to discuss your unique qualifications and participate in a typical class to experience case-method learning.

  • Put your entrepreneurial skills to the test for a chance to win $10,000
    Proteus is a four-month, three-stage innovation competition that culminates in a live pitch contest. The competition will challenge you and your team to develop a viable commercialization plan for one of five technologies, and successful teams will also be given the opportunity to licence the technology and start their own company.

  • Take the Strategic Plan survey and join the conversation
    The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is entering the next five years with a strong foundation for our academic and research programs. Help us renew our strategic blueprint by providing us with your candid and thoughtful input.

  • Top read stories in October 2015 Current Affairs
    Did you miss the October 2015 issue of Current Affairs? Read the most popular stories on advice on job searching tips, bridging the gender gap in science, and thriving on learning new things.

  • October tweets of the month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter, but you may not have noticed. Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students during the month of October.