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  • Joy MacDermid Receives Medal of Distinction

    May 16, 2021
    Congratulations to Joy MacDermid PhD for being awarded the Canadian Physiotherapy Associations Centenary Medal of Distinction! The medal serves to recognize individuals who have impacted physiotherapy from 1920 to 2020 as leaders, role models, and innovators.

  • Dr. Graham King Receives Lifetime Achievement Award!

    April 30, 2021
    Congratulations to Dr. Graham King for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry Awards of Excellence!

  • Dr. Jim Johnson Inducted to the Canadian Academy of Engineering

    April 16, 2021
    Fellows of the Engineering Academy are nominated by their peers, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. Congratulations to Dr. Johnson for this prestigious accomplishment.

  • Dr. Jim Johnson Receives the NSERC Discovery Grant

    April 15, 2021
    Congratulations to Dr. Jim Johnson who received a $260,000 grant for a 5-year term.

  • Professor Joy MacDermid and Fellow Collaborators Recognized by Arthritis Society

    January 14, 2021
    Congratulations to Joy MacDermid PhD, Pavlos Bobos PhD, Louis Ferreira PhD, and Emily Lalone PhD for receiving recognition from the Arthritis Society as one of its Top 10 Research Advances of 2020.

  • Dr. Joy MacDermid Receives Distinguished University Professorship Award

    April 08, 2020
    The award acknowledges sustained excellence in scholarship over a substantial career at Western and includes a citation, title, public lecture and a $10,000 prize to be used for scholarly activity.

  • CANCELED: Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Hand/Wrist Disorders: A Course for Family Physicians and Residents

    March 12, 2020
    Due to the evolving world-wide situation regarding COVID-19, all hospital-led events at St. Joseph’s Hospital during the months of March and April are being re-evaluated for the health and safety of our patients, visitors, and staff. As a consequence of new hospital restrictions, the "Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Hand/Wrist Disorders: A Course for Family Physicians and Residents” conference scheduled for April 22, 2020 will be postponed. A new date will be decided upon in the forthcoming weeks.

  • "Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Wrist/Hand Disorders" Course Registration Now Open!

    January 09, 2020
    The consultants and hand therapists of the Roth | McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre present a course for family physicians and residents: "Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Wrist/Hand Disorders."

  • The Roth | McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre Welcome Two New Faculty

    December 11, 2019
    We are pleased to welcome two new plastic surgeons to the HULC team - Dr. Caitlin Symonette and Dr. Joshua Gillis.

  • Dr. Joy MacDermid Named Among the New Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

    September 20, 2019
    Congratulations to Dr. Joy MacDermid on be elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Election to Fellowship in the RSC, Canada’s national academy, is the highest honour that can be attained by Canadian scholars, researchers, and artists. Dr. MacDermid was inducted during ceremonies on November 22nd in Ottawa.

  • Dr. Bing Siang Gan Inducted as New CSPS President

    July 15, 2019
    Dr. Bing Siang Gan, Professor in the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, was inducted as the new President of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons at the society's annual meeting in St. John's Newfoundland in late June, after serving on the Board of the Society for the past five years.

  • Dr. Ruby Grewal Selected for 2019 ABC Fellowship

    August 15, 2018
    Dr. Ruby Grewal was selected by the COA’s Exchange Fellowships Committee as one of the two 2019 ABC fellows. She will join five American colleagues, selected by the American Orthopaedic Association, on the ABC fellowship tour next Spring. The ABC Travelling Fellowship is an educational exchange shared by a group of young orthopaedic surgeons selected by the American, British, Canadian, New Zealand, Australian and South African orthopaedic associations. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Grewal on this tremendous achievement.

  • Congratulations Dr. Chris Doherty!

    May 31, 2018
    Dr. Chris Doherty, Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery, is the St. Joseph's recipient of the Professional Staff Organization Recognition and Reward Award. This award is presented to a staff member who "enables exemplary patient care, teaching and research through leadership, collaboration and/or innovation".

  • HULC Researcher Receives Top Ranking PhD Award

    May 15, 2018
    Pavlos Bobos, a PhD candidate working in the Roth|McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre Clinical Research Lab, was awarded the top ranking PhD application from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

  • The Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre celebrates its 25th year anniversary!

    August 30, 2017
    Founded at St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1992 by doctors James Roth and Robert McFarlane, HULC has grown to become the largest upper limb centre in Canada. HULC is now recognized as a world-renowned centre of excellence in education, research, and the diagnosis, care, and treatment of patients with complex conditions affecting hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders.

  • CIHR Grants Awarded to Dr. Joy MacDermid

    July 18, 2017
    Dr. Joy MacDermid was the recipient of two grants awarded by CIHR.

  • Dr. Louis Ferreira Receives the 2017 Early Researcher Award

    June 07, 2017
    Dr. Ferreira received the 2017 Early Researcher Award from the Government of Ontario for $100,000 for Development of Mechatronic Systems for Joint Replacement Surgical Applications.

  • Dr. Nina Suh Receives Two Research Fund Grants

    June 01, 2017
    Dr. Nina Suh received the 2017 Lawson Health Research Institute (LHRI) Internal Research Fund Grant for $15,000 as well as the 2017 Department of Surgery Internal Research Fund Grant for $20,000, to support her work on wrist biomechanics.

  • Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons President's Medal

    June 01, 2017
    Congratulations to Dr. Douglas Ross on being announced as the recipient of the fourth annual CSPS President’s Medal. The President’s Medal recognizes Dr. Ross’s extraordinary contribution to the betterment of the field of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Ross received his award at the 71st Annual Meeting of the CSPS in June.

  • Dr. Drosdowech Elected Secretary

    May 01, 2017
    Dr. Darren Drosdowech was elected to the executive position of Secretary for the St. Joseph’s Health Care London Professional Staff Organization.

  • Dr. George Athwal Receives 2016 J. Edouard Samson Award

    April 18, 2017
    Dr. George Athwal received the 2016 J. Edouard Samson Award from the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) valued at $15,000 for his work on shoulder instability.

  • Dr. James Johnson Receives a 2016 Engineering Research Award

    April 18, 2017
    Dr. James Johnson received the 2016 Engineering Award of Excellence in Research.

  • Lawson Researchers Win American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons' Neer Award

    March 03, 2017
    Drs. George Athwal, Ken Faber, and David O’Gorman received the 2017 American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons’ Charles S. Neer Award for breakthrough Clinical Science Research.

  • "Lawson research hoping to improve treatment for disease that deforms hands"

    October 22, 2015
    Dr. O'Gorman was interviewed by CTV News for his new findings in Dupuytren's contracture.

  • Two Visionaries: Hand & Upper Limb Centre

    September 30, 2015
    On September 27th, 2013, our Centre was dedicated in honour of our founding partners, Drs. James Roth and Robert McFarlane.

  • "Legacy of Western's Roth lives on through research"

    November 06, 2014
    Western University has committed to matching the funds for the James Roth Chair.

  • Congratulations, Dr. Athwal!

    September 24, 2013
    Congratulations to Dr. George Athwal, who has been named one of the top 28 shoulder surgeons in North America.

  • Honouring Jim's Legacy

    February 28, 2013
    Research donations to benefit the academic programs of the Roth | McFarlane Centre can be made to Foundation Western to benefit the James Roth Chair in Musculoskeletal Measurement and Knowledge Translation, or via the SJHC Foundation to benefit the Roth | McFarlane Clinical Excellence Fund, which provides funding for projects in research, education or the provision of specialized medical equipment that advances research knowledge and/or clinical practice.