January 2016 Newsletter

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    Raising awareness for the traumatic, untold stories

    With media coverage of PTSD on the rise, the acronym has become a common household term. Drs. Paul Frewen and Ruth Lanius want to use events like Bell Let's Talk Day to shed light on the role traumatic life events can play in mental health issues.

  • decorative imageMaking connections
    Life experience has taught Sara Matovic, BSc’15, MSc Candidate, the importance of personal connections. As a student athlete, campus leader and trainee at Robarts Research Institute, she is using these connections to excel in sport and research.

  • decorative imageEverything you do helps you get ahead
    Andrew Watson, PhD, associate dean, discusses the ways in which getting involved in extracurricular activities can have a positive impact on the lives of trainees.

  • decorative imageMay you live in interesting times
    Canada's new science minister recently announced there would be more support for fundamental research. Doug Jones, PhD, vice dean, considers what that means for your future.

  • decorative imageBeating the winter blues with a healthy lifestyle
    Graduate Students Council Chair Alex Moszczynski and Wellness Representative Jessica Blom want graduate trainees to "go superman" to get through the winter months.

  • decorative imageThe art of standing out amongst your peers
    In this Q&A interview, Dirk Lange, PhD'08, discusses his current role and how he found success as a basic scientist within a clinical field.

  • decorative imageExposing the system that protects us
    Ryan Shaler, PhD, is fascinated by the idea of the immune system. The postdoctoral fellow's current research focuses on looking at some of the reasons why the immune system fails to target and eliminate cancer cells.

  • Celebrating our achievements
    This month we would like to congratulate Sonya Van Nuland, Stefanie Attardi, Harpreet Chahal, Nahal Farhani, Scott MacDonald, Cecilia Kwok and many more graduate trainees and postdoctoral fellows at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

  • London Health Research Day – Call for abstracts
    London Health Research Day is fast approaching. Submit your abstract by February 1 to participate in this premier research showcase event. Not submitting an abstract? Register as a guest to attend the full-day of events.

  • Awards of Excellence – Call for nominations
    Nomination forms are now available for the 2016 Awards of Excellence. These awards are an opportunity to honour the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. The nomination deadline is March 7, 2016.

  • Exposure to marijuana in adolescence causes schizophrenia-like changes in the brain
    Steven Laviolette, PhD, a professor in the Departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology and Psychiatry, published a study showing the significant, long-term impacts of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on the adolescent brain.

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researchers receive funding from the Ontario Institute of Regenerative Medicine
    Dean Betts, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and Zia Khan, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, received a combined $99,500 in funding for their new ideas on regenerative medicine research.

  • Top stories from December 2015 Current Affairs
    Did you miss the December 2015 issue of Current Affairs? Read the most popular stories about a journey from sport to science, an international interest in infectious diseases, and how to stand out and get noticed while networking.

  • 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.