March 2016 Newsletter

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    Embracing her animal instincts

    After completing veterinarian school in her home country of Germany, Nina Weishaupt, PhD, DVM, was compelled to make a career switch. The postdoctoral fellow now uses her inquisitive mind to conduct research on cardiovascular risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease.

  • decorative imageChanging the game for bacterial resistance
    In the ongoing battle against multi-drug resistant bacteria, Brandon Banaschewski, BMSc’12, PhD Candidate, is dedicated to fortifying frontline defenses. He’s determined to develop stronger therapeutic treatments for respiratory diseases like cystic fibrosis.

  • decorative imageThe importance of the strategic planning process
    The School's leaders recently met to take part in a strategic planning retreat. Andrew Watson, PhD, associate dean, discusses his experience and why he believes the process is crucial for the organization.

  • decorative image5 reasons to attend London Health Research Day
    Where will you be on March 29? Alex Moszczynski, chair, Graduate Students Council, discusses five reasons you can't miss London's premier research event, and how you can make the most of the day.

  • decorative imageChanneling a passion for pannexin research
    Silvia Penuela, PhD, studies pannexin channels and their role in diseases like melanoma and stroke. In this Q&A, the assistant professor sat down with us to discuss her journey from Colombia to Canada, her love of salsa dancing, and the importance of her research.

  • London Health Research Day - Register now
    London Health Research Day is fast approaching. Register as a guest by Thursday, March 24 at 12:00 p.m. to participate in the lunch featuring keynote speaker Dr. Peter Libby and the wine and cheese awards reception.

  • Dean's Video Newsletter - State of the School
    In this edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Dr. Michael Strong, shares some of the School's most memorable accomplishments in 2015 and looks ahead to what we will achieve in 2016.

  • Profiles of Excellence - Dr. Penny MacDonald
    In this edition of the Profiles of Excellence Series, Dr. Penny MacDonald, assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, discusses her research into the connection between dopamine depletion in the striatum and cognition problems for patients with Parkinson’s.

  • 2016 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Day
    Plan to attend the 2016 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Day — an event where the Department's trainees, staff and faculty showcase its activities and research in both basic and clinical science. Dr. Andrew Fire, professor, Pathology and Genetics at Stanford University School of Medicine, will deliver the Patterson Lecture.

  • Purchase your tickets for the 61st annual Tachyardia
    Schulich Medicine students are proud to present the 61st annual Tachyardia — the medical, musical comedy guaranteed to get your heart racing. The three shows will take place on Friday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Montcalm Secondary School.

  • February tweets of the month
    Our community has some important things to say on Twitter. Catch up on the best 140-character thoughts from faculty, staff and students during the month of February.

  • Top stories from February 2016 Current Affairs
    Did you miss the February 2016 issue of Current Affairs? Read the top stories on scanning the world for a passion project, choosing the road less travelled, and putting patients in the spotlight.

  • 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.