• Eric Arts joins global initiative to accelerate the search for HIV vaccine

    November 09, 2015
    Eric Arts, PhD, is leading Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s contribution to the newly established European AIDS Vaccine Initiative (EAVI2020) — a C$33.2 million initiative that will bring together leading researchers from around the world to develop an effective HIV vaccine.

  • Quirks & Quarks 40th Anniversary Special

    November 02, 2015
    Eric Arts, PhD, Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Western Ontario's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, describes the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which emerged as a mysterious killer in 1981. Since then, 39 million people have died, and a million-and-a-half still die every year, mostly in Africa. But we've made enormous progress against the epidemic with effective drug treatments, and the long search for a vaccine is making meaningful progress.

  • Researchers from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry receive more than $23.5 million in grants from CIHR

    July 03, 2015
    Four Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry researchers received grants totalling $9.9 million over seven years from the inaugural Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Foundation Grant. Each is studying factors which may lead to improved health outcomes for people living with osteoarthritis, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

  • Class of 2015

    June 30, 2015
    Congratulations Graduating Honors Students: - Jessica He for winning the Western Gold Medal for the Honors Specialization in Microbiology and Immunology - Diliana Stratkova for winning the Gold Medal for the Honors Specialization in Biochemistry of Infection and Immunity - Tayler Farrell for Winning the Kimberly Clarke Corporation Honors Thesis Award.

  • Trio honoured with Distinguished University Professorships

    March 19, 2015
    Western’s latest honorees of Distinguished University Professorships (DUP) join a select group of faculty members recognized for exceptional scholarly careers. David Heinrichs, PhD, in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, was selected as one of Western's Faculty Scholars.