September 01, 2021 The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Graduate Research Scholarships (OGGS) encourage and recognize excellence in research at the graduate level within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. This year's winners are Jack Webb & Virginia Wolfe.
August 19, 2021 The numbers are in at Southwestern Ontario’s largest hospital, and they’re record-breaking. London Health Sciences Centre medical teams delivered 561 newborns last month, its highest monthly total on record, enough to fill the seats on three Boeing 737 jetliners.
“We’re on par for over 500 babies in August. too, but I don’t know how much above 500 we’ll be yet,” said Dr. Tracey Crumley, LHSC’s chief of obstetrics and gynecology.
August 13, 2021 The Middlesex-London Health Unit collaborated with Western University and the London Health Sciences Centre to host an interactive conversation with the public on the topics of interactions on pregnancy, fertility, and breastfeeding from the COVID vaccine last week.
August 12, 2021 London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) recently welcomed Dr. Hutson to its roster of innovative thinkers. Her mission? To make prescription drug use safer for pregnant women.
Learn more about Dr. Janine Hutson and how her research is leading a new, life-changing maternal health program at LHSC.
June 17, 2021 Dr. Genevieve Eastabrook and team is recruiting 300 new London-area moms and their babies to explore in detail the pandemic’s toll on them. The study details were recently discussed in the The London Free Press.
June 16, 2021 It has been a challenging year for many with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic creating changes to people’s lifestyles, education, employment and health care. The impacts of these changes may be posing a health risk to women who have given birth during this trying time, and for their babies.
May 15, 2021 Dr. Daniel Hardy's lab recently published a paper investigating the "beneficial effects of exercise in pregnancy on placental function". The paper's results were recently discussed in a mainstream running/outdoors magazine, Outside Magazine.
May 01, 2021 On May 1, the Ontario Medical Association and health-care organizations across the province will recognize the extraordinary contributions of Ontario doctors by celebrating Doctors’ Day - let’s celebrate and thank our doctors for their expertise and dedication to patient care.
April 29, 2021 Celebrating the 2021 Awards of Excellence recipients! As educators, researchers, innovators and leaders, the 2021 Awards of Excellence recipients are making a difference at the School. It is with great pride that we recognize and honour their achievements.
April 09, 2021 We are pleased to announce that Dr. Timothy Regnault has been appointed to the position of Assistant Dean, Pre-Clinical Research, at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024.
April 09, 2021 Dr. Timothy Regnault has been appointed to the position of Assistant Dean, Pre-Clinical Research, at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024.
February 24, 2021 As a fifth-year resident in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr. Stephanie Lammers enjoys the surgical aspects of the program, as well as the special moments with patients that energize and refuel her.
February 23, 2021 London, Ontario–based translational oncology scientist Dr. Trevor Shepherd dedicates his career to breaking new ground in ovarian cancer research. He’s currently developing three-dimensional (3D) models of cancer cells, using tissues donated by women with ovarian cancer. In technical terms, these are called patient-derived organoids, essentially miniature tumours that are grown in a lab. Importantly, they preserve the characteristics of actual tumours, and respond just as a tumour would when changes to its surroundings are introduced.
January 21, 2021 Dr. Tracey Crumley has been appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St. Joseph’s Health Care London effective January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2025.
December 31, 2020 Our very own Dr. John Challis has been awarded as an officer of the Order of Canada! The Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation.
The citation states for his “seminal contributions to the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology”. Many of those contributions occurred when he was in our department and when he became the first director of our Maternal-Fetal research group and the Lawson Health Research Institute in London.
December 01, 2020 Congratulations to our 2020 Carl Nimrod Award recipients! The Carl Nimrod Educator Award recognizes outstanding achievement within the field of education in obstetrics and gynaecology. Award recipients demonstrate excellence, commitment, innovation and leadership in imparting not only knowledge and skills but also attitudes, to the next generation of practitioners.
August 03, 2020 The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Graduate Research Scholarships (OGGS) encourage and recognize excellence in research at the graduate level within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. This year's winner is Sebastian Vanin.
May 19, 2020 Precautions have been put in place at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) to ensure expectant parents and their babies remain safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Dr. Tracey Crumley, the interim chair and chief of obstetrics and gynecology at LHSC said when the pandemic hit, parents-to-be were very concerned about how the process would change and about the safety of mother and child.
April 22, 2020 Preparing for the real possibility of having a patient with COVID-19 giving birth, medical staff in obstetrics are doing everything they can to be ready.
With the help of the Western's Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, labour and birthing simulations have been taking place at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC).
April 17, 2020 More than 30 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty members have been creating and delivering interprofessional simulation experiences, with the goal of helping health-care providers learn, adapt and prepare for the COVID-19 cases they may encounter.
Led by Obstetrics and Gynaecology professor Dr. Taryn Taylor, MD’10, the interprofessional obstetrics simulation was one of about 50 COVID-19 simulations that have taken place, with more planned.
April 15, 2020 As educators, researchers, innovators and leaders, the 2020 Awards of Excellence recipients are making a difference at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. This year, we celebrate 42 award recipients. It is with great pride that we recognize and honour their achievements.
October 30, 2019 Opened in 2017, the Michael Gunning Simulation Centre is a unique space where care teams come together in a realistic, simulated patient care setting to respond to emergencies and learn life-saving skills.
February 04, 2019 Our very own Daniel Hardy, a Department of OB/Gyn Basic Scientist, led a recent study that found “alarming” damage to important organs in newborns who were exposed to cannabis – and, specifically, to THC – while in utero. This damage could lead to heart disease and diabetes later in life.
July 10, 2018 We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tracey Crumley has been appointed as Interim Chair/Chief, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University commencing July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
October 26, 2017 We are happy to announce that the OMA Section of Ob/Gyn and the OSOG will be holding their Awards Dinner in association with the SOGC’s Ontario CME event on Thursday, November 30th, honoring this year’s recipient, Dr. Renato Natale. We encourage you to purchase tickets and celebrate with your colleague.
Congratulations Dr. Natale!
October 10, 2017 Dr. Wu's project entitled "Pelvic Floor Muscle Training versus Watchful Waiting on Pelvic Floor Disorders in Postpartum Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" was presented as an oral podium presentation during the general scientific session, the most prestigious format of scientific presentation at the meeting. She was the only Canadian project that was granted a presentation during the general scientific session and she spoke to a crowd of hundreds. Her project was also granted early acceptance for publication in the Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Journal.
October 02, 2017 Residency brings many unexpected challenges. For Resident Alumna, Dr. Brittney Parlett, it was her husband Jeff Perreault being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Instead of giving up hope, Dr. Parlett excelled in her residency, cared for her husband and raised money for ALS research.
July 25, 2017 Drs Barbra de Vrijer, Timothy Regnault and Charles McKenzie were awarded a Whaley Fellowship for their project entitled, “MRI of placental inflammation”. This fellowship will be used to support Dr Takashi Hashimoto, obstetrician/gynaecologist from Kagoshima city, Japan, to complete a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in London.
July 10, 2017 Stephanie Giza, PhD student with Drs Charles McKenzie and Barbra de Vrijer for the Collaborative Obesity in Pregnancy Research Group, received the 2nd place Poster Award for her e-poster entitled: Quantification of Fetal Fat Development in Mid-Late Gestation using 3D Water-Fat MRI, presented at the London Imaging Discovery Day (LIDD) in London.
July 06, 2017 The Department would like to extend our congratulations to Steve, Fatima, Cici, Brittney, Cheryl, Caroline, and Marie, for successfully completing their Royal College exams and their residency training. We wish you all the best!
June 29, 2017 At Western’s annual employee reception in June 2017, Dr. Andrew Watson was recognized for 25 years of service at the University. In lieu of a gift from Western, Dr. Watson preferred to acknowledge this wonderful milestone with cake at the June Department meeting. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Watson.
May 11, 2017 Originally interested in breast cancer research, Trevor Shepherd, PhD, was inspired to study ovarian cancer after realizing how little was known about the disease. Now, an established researcher in the area, he is uncovering new discoveries and generating knowledge about ovarian cancer. And as London gears up for its annual London Run for Ovarian Cancer on May 14, he’s grateful for the community’s continued support of research and its awareness programs, as ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer for women and considered to be among the most serious for this affected group.
May 11, 2017 CRSG provides seed funding for the formation and development of new interdisciplinary collaborative research teams. This new funding will help to promote new collaborations that build on different scientific and scholarly backgrounds, facilitate breakthroughs in solving research questions in a collaborative manner, and position Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's researchers to successfully respond to targeted requests for proposals from Tri-Council or other funding agencies.
Project: Combination targeted immunotherapy for the treatment of metastatic ovarian cancer
PI: Trevor Shepherd (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Co-Investigators: John McCormick (Department of Microbiology and Immunology); John Ronald (Department of Medical Biophysics / Robarts Research Institute)
May 11, 2017 Less than seven per cent of Ontario women with the most common type of ovarian cancer were seen for genetics consultation within two years of diagnosis, despite its high potential for life-saving benefits, a new cohort study has shown.
April 25, 2017 April 23 to 29, 2017 is National Volunteer Week and the recognition is well deserved for the nearly 900 individuals who donate their time to help others at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). Each year, LHSC’s Volunteer Services holds an appreciation event where all volunteers are thanked for their work and those who have milestones over five years are recognized with a Long Service Award.
For five years Jim Silcox has been volunteering his time helping answer questions for patients and visitors entering LHSC’s University Hospital from the Information Desk in the front lobby. His volunteer role is quite different from his UH role as an Obstetrician /Gynaecologist, which he began only six months after the hospital opened.
April 10, 2017 Help support the Translational Ovarian Cancer Research Program and join the Racing Researchers in the 2017 London Run for Ovarian Cancer
We have had a team participate in this important London event every year since 2007. Be a part of the year's team, raise money, and run or walk with us on Mother's Day.
If you can't join us, then we welcome your support with a donation to our team. We hope to raise over $1000 and with your help we can easily surpass this goal!
Trevor Shepherd, Racing Researchers Team Captain
April 07, 2017 We are very excited about the upcoming “Fiddler on the Moose” fundraiser in support of Women’s Health at LHSC.
This year’s event will raise funds for Women’s Simulation Education and Surgical Skills Development Centre.
February 22, 2017 Congratulations to Drs. Basim Abu Rafea and Angelos Vilos, who have been awarded an AMOSO Innovation Fund grant for their project "Molecular Validation of Methods used to Select Embryos for Single Embryo Transfer (SET) for the Treatment of Infertility"
February 16, 2017 The RTP Committee congratulates Dr. Matthew Cohen for receiving the 2017 PARO resident teaching award at Western.
The PARO Trust Fund makes an annual $1000 award to each of the five Ontario Medical schools. The awards honour residents who have provided outstanding clinical teaching experiences to junior housestaff and clinical clerks. The winners will be honoured at the time of the PARO Clinical Teaching Awards Banquet held in May.
February 13, 2017 Drs. Barbra de Vrijer, Kevin Coughlin and Genevieve Eastabrook have been awarded a $50,000 Children’s Health Foundation grant for their study “Preventing childhood obesity: Improving metabolic health in the first 1000 days of life”. The purpose of this research is to find markers of poor metabolic health during pregnancy and infancy and identify modifiable environmental and nutritional factors that play a role in the future development of childhood obesity and diabetes.
January 20, 2017 On January 20, 2017, Drs. Barbra de Vrijer and Tim Regnault, and their collaborator in Medical Biophysics, Dr. Charles McKenzie, presented their research on placental MRI as part of a Lawson and Children's Health Research Institutes’ presentation of hospital based research to the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO). For further information about this day please see https://www.lawsonresearch.ca or read CAHO’s tweets on http://bit.ly/2jmETZN.
December 06, 2016 Dr. Tim Regnault and Dr. Deb Sloboda at McMaster University, Co-Chairs of the Organizing Committee, would like to encourage department faculty and trainees to register for the Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting in Montebello, Quebec, February 14-17, 2017.
November 16, 2016 Congratulations to Dr. Bryan Richardson, who has been selected to receive the 2016 Excellence in Research Award from the Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (APOG).
November 14, 2016 This award recognizes excellence, commitment, innovation and leadership demonstrated in research mentoring and/or teaching knowledge, attitudes, and skills to the next generation of practitioners.
October 04, 2016 This team been awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health and Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (CIHR/IHDCYH/SOGC) Team Grant of $746,764 for 5 years