January 2017 Newsletter

    • decorative imageApplications now being accepted for the 2017 Global MINDS @ Western Summer Institute in Machakos Town, Kenya
      Travel to Machakos Town, Kenya from May 21 to June 3, 2017 with Global MINDS @ Western this summer! In its first year of operation, the Summer Institute will focus on finding new and disruptive solutions to mental health challenges in East Africa.

    • decorative imageUntapping Assessment Resources
      Stefanie Sebok-Syer, PhD, CERI's newest postdoctoral fellow, is researching untapped resources for assessment to aide with competency-based medical education.

    • decorative imageGender and Graduate Studies
      Andrew Watson, PhD, associate dean, discusses gender's role in academia.

    • decorative imageWhat's in a name?
      Non-academic positions are no longer considered the alternative. Doug Jones, PhD, vice dean, discusses how opportunities available after graduation are changing.

    • decorative imageThe Entrepreneur
      As a young teenager, Hanif Ladak, PhD, developed and sold computer games. Today, he’s creating software for simulation training and sharing his entrepreneurial spirit with his students.

    • In the News: Molecular 'Lego' Promises to Sharpen CRISPR Gene-Editing Tool
      Researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry have found a way to snap two enzymes together and give the DNA-snipping technique two blades instead of one.

    • Celebrating our Achievements
      Congratulations to Louisa Salemi, Mike Ellis, Paul Desormeaux, Marcon Laforet and six other graduate trainees and postdoctoral fellows on their recent achievements.

    • Alzheimer's Awareness Month Video
      Robarts Research Institute scientists work tirelessly every day to better understand and diagnose Alzheimer's disease, with the aim of developing new tools and treatments to help stop it. In recognition of Alzheimer Awareness Month, we are featuring our YouTube video Alzheimer's and dementia research at Robarts Research Institute.

    • Submit your Abstract for London Health Research Day
      All submitted abstracts will be evaluated by a group of expert judges before the selected participants are invited to prepare a poster presentation for the event. The deadline to submit an abstract is Monday, January 30, 2017.

    • #BellLetsTalk Day 2017
      Bell Let's Talk Day is quickly approaching. Join the conversation on Wednesday, January 25 on social media and help us end the stigma.

    • Alumni of Distinction
      Annually, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Alumni of Distinction Awards celebrates and honours alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the School, Western University, the community and/or their profession.

    • Top stories from November 2016 Current Affairs
      Did you miss the November 2016 issue of Current Affairs? Read the top stories on the 10 trainees who represented the School at the Canadian Student Health Research Forum, celebrating the spring convocating class with Lori Lowes, and cultivating creativity and inspiration in research.