February 2018 Newsletter

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    Influencing change on a global scale

    Dr. Saverio Stranges has had a diverse international academic experience, which has inspired his passion and commitment to global health and internationalization.

  • decorative imageChanging lives through passion-fuelled research
    After attending the Toronto Pride Parade, MSc Candidate Siobhan Churchill was further motivated to pursue a career in epidemiology focused on health equity and LGBTQ health.

  • decorative imageA lifelong pursuit in public health
    Ryan McConnell’s interest in public health inadvertently began at a young age, and hasn’t wavered since. A proud Mohawk from a rural reserve in Tyendinaga, the MPH Candidate dreams of one day practising medicine in his community.

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements - February
    Congratulations to Madeline Norris, Steven Habbous, Trevor Morey, Dr. Tanya Thornton and many more on your recent accomplishments.

  • Top stories from January 2018 Current Affairs
    Did you miss the January 2018 issue of Current Affairs? Read the top stories on demystifying frontotemporal dementia, embarking on new challenges, and the research behind Alzheimer's disease.

  • Beyond the Bench - February 2018
    From after-work lab outings to conferences, check out what your colleagues and fellow graduate trainees have been up to in the past month.

  • Join us at Exchange: A London Health Research Day Forum on Diversity and Inclusivity
    This exciting new addition to London Health Research Day aims to foster conversation and influence policy regarding diversity and inclusivity in health research, and will feature talks from Dr. Janet Smylie, Greta Bauer, Alysha Croker, Shantal Feltham, and your fellow trainees.

  • Researcher receives Early Career Award from the Society for Neural Control of Movement
    Congratulations to Andrew Pruszynski, PhD, who is recognized for outstanding contributions that have significantly advanced understanding of the neural control of movement.

  • CANet funds arrhythmia research projects across Canada
    The Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet), housed at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and its partners announced funding of 10 research grants totaling over $4.4 million with an additional $10 million in matching funds.

  • Can the heart be mechanically replaced?
    Shelley McKellar, PhD, was recently featured on CBC London Morning to discuss her new book Artificial Hearts, which explores the history of mechanical hearts and the fascination society has with the idea of replaceable parts.

  • Former Robarts Trainee earns Olympic Gold
    Alex Kopacz, BESc’13 (Mechanical Engineering), who spent time as a trainee at Robarts Research Institute, and Justin Kripps captured gold for Canada’s third-ever Olympic medal in men’s 2-Man Bobsleigh.

  • Forked River Brewing Company Beer Tasting
    Because nothing brings people together quite like a good beer, you are invited to join fellow alumni on March 9 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Forked River Brewing Company. RSVPs are required.

  • Get involved by joining Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's new Alumni Council
    With thousands of alumni around the world, keeping in touch can be a challenge. So we are creating an opportunity for young alumni to get involved and stay in touch. Recruitment is underway for three new Alumni Societies, and an overarching Alumni Advisory Council. You are invited you to join us and contribute to the direction of future alumni opportunities.