2018

  • London Pathology Associates Holiday Party

    December 17, 2018
    The London Pathology Associates (LPA) Holiday Party took place Thursday, December 13 at Windermere Manor. The party was very well attended and everyone had a great time. Two LPA Awards of Excellence were given out this year, as well as the M.E. Kirk Award.

  • Congratulations Dr. Martin Duennwald

    December 14, 2018
    Congratulations to Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Associate Professor, Dr. Martin Duennwald, who has been awarded a Lawson Health Research Institute Grant.

  • Congratulations Dr. Qi Zhang

    December 12, 2018
    Congratulations to Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Assistant Professor, Dr. Qi Zhang, who has been awarded a Lawson Health Research Institute Grant.

  • Ronald McDonald House

    December 10, 2018
    On Thursday, December 6, pathologists, staff and residents from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine prepared and cooked a meal for families staying at Ronald McDonald House.

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry 2019 Pictorial Calendar

    December 07, 2018
    Congratulations to Mohammad Ali Esmaeili, Postdoctoral Scholar in Dr. Duennwald's lab, whose photo was chosen for the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry 2019 Pictorial Calendar (January).

  • Paterson Lecture 2018

    November 30, 2018
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine held its annual Paterson Lecture on November 8, 2018. Dr. Randy Schekman, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkley, delivered the standing-room only 2018 Paterson Lecture.

  • WPA Lecture Series: Dr. Phaedra Henley

    November 30, 2018
    On Thursday, November 15, 2018 the WPA was excited to host another speaker for our Pathology Alumni Speaker series. Pathology alumni, Dr. Phaedra Henley, was invited and gave a thought-provoking talk that described the importance of using a “One Health” approach when attempting to understand health related problems.

  • Bake Sale

    November 30, 2018
    A big thank you to all the efforts of this department! We surpassed last year’s tally with a grand total this year of $1145.00.

  • WPA Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Fundraiser

    November 29, 2018
    On Monday, December 3, 2018, the WPA is having a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Medical Sciences Building.

  • Kara Ruicci completes her PhD Thesis

    November 21, 2018
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Kara Ruicci, who has completed her PhD in Pathology.

  • PaLM Toy Drive

    November 13, 2018
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is hoping to help families stay close to their seriously ill children far from home this holiday season. When making a donation, please keep in mind they like to provide gifts for the entire family, from mom and dad, to pre-teens and teens, all the way to toddlers and infants. We hope you will help us create some holiday magic this season!

  • Welcome Kayla Anderson

    November 08, 2018
    We are pleased to announce that Kayla Anderson will be joining our administrative team effective November 12, 2018. Kayla will be primarily responsible for supporting academic and business operations in the areas of finance and human resources.

  • New breast reconstructive surgery program offering women homegrown options

    November 07, 2018
    Dr. Hana Farhang who is a past graduate student from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine holds a breast implant at the Windsor Regional Hospital Met campus. The plastic surgeon and her colleague Dr. Kristina Lutz won an award recently for their newly created breast reconstruction program.

  • WPA Halloween Haunt at Byron

    October 31, 2018
    On October 30, the WPA had a frighteningly ghoulish evening as Research and PA students travelled to Byron for the 15th annual Byron Scary House.

  • WPA Graduate Journal Critique Workshop

    October 31, 2018
    On October 30, the WPA hosted an interactive journal critique workshop for research-based graduate students. Michael Stewart (VP Academic, Graduate Level) provided guidance and tips for students to read scientific articles more critically to help them prepare for their Pathology Journal Club presentations.

  • PaLM Halloween Spirit

    October 31, 2018
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine got into the Halloween spirit again this year.

  • TBCRU/BCSC Dress for the Cause Bake Sale

    October 29, 2018
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and on Friday, October 19, the Breast Cancer Society of Canada (BCSC) held their annual national "Dress for the Cause" fundraising event.

  • Walk for ALS

    October 26, 2018
    On the morning of September 22, the Duennwald lab came together to support the Walk for ALS in London's Springbank Garden Park.

  • WALK-IT for Parkinson’s

    October 25, 2018
    PaLM’s Duennwald lab and the Shaw lab from Biochemistry came together to support WALK-IT for Parkinson’s in London's Springbank Garden Park on the morning of September 5, 2018.

  • PaLM clothing

    October 22, 2018
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is selling a new line of PaLM clothing. All orders must be in by November 9, 2018.

  • OMPRN Pathology Matters Meeting

    October 17, 2018
    Congratulations to members of Western Pathology and Laboratory Medicine who took top honours at the OMPRN Pathology Matters Meeting in Toronto on October 15, 2018.

  • Congratulations Dr. Vipin Bhayana

    October 09, 2018
    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Vipin Bhayana is the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists (OSCC).

  • A Global Focus

    October 01, 2018
    Phaedra Henley’s passion for global health and education has taken her from the campus of Western University to Rwanda where she oversees a master’s program at the University of Global Health Equity.

  • Dr. Candace Gibson appointed Acting Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences

    September 25, 2018
    Effective September 1, 2018, the responsibilities related to the Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences role will be overseen and managed by Candace Gibson, PhD, who will be the Acting Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences.

  • Graduate Student Orientation 2018

    September 17, 2018
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine extends a warm welcome to our new group of graduate students.

  • Researchers date ‘hibernating' HIV strains

    September 13, 2018
    Our colleague, Dr. Art Poon, was recently interviewed by CTV News London to showcase his work in collaboration with the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, the University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University.

  • Congratulations Matthew D. Morrison

    September 12, 2018
    Matthew D. Morrison, current chief resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Western University, has had a big academic year.

  • Welcome Dr. Liena Zhao

    September 11, 2018
    We are pleased to announce Dr. Liena Zhao joined our team as an Anatomical Pathologist and Assistant Professor on September 1, 2018.

  • Congratulations Mellonie Carnahan

    September 10, 2018
    It is our great pleasure to announce that Mellonie Carnahan has accepted the position of Coordinator, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Client Support.

  • Peyton Schroeder completes her MSc Thesis

    September 07, 2018
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Peyton Schroeder who recently completed her MSc in Pathology.

  • PaLM and Lawson tackle ovarian cancer through precision medicine

    September 04, 2018
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Lawson Health Research Institute tackle ovarian cancer through precision medicine. New gene testing of ovarian cancer tumours could help lead to better treatments for patients.

  • Back to School

    August 30, 2018
    The PaLM administrative office on the university side is buzzing as preparations are well underway for the new academic year.

  • Congratulations Vy Ngo

    August 30, 2018
    We are pleased to announce that Vy Ngo, a PhD candidate working in Dr. Martin Duennwald’s laboratory, is the recipient of a graduate scholarship from the Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit (TBCRU) funded by the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.

  • Anu Thomas completes her PhD Thesis

    August 30, 2018
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Anu Thomas, who has completed her PhD in Pathology.

  • Farewell to Carolyn McLean

    August 28, 2018
    Carolyn McLean retired from our department on August 31, 2018 after 31 years of service.

  • LHSC launches genetic lab tests across North America for a range of diseases and disorders

    August 28, 2018
    A multi-gene panel technology developed by London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is now available through the global life sciences company LabCorp®. Dynacare, a LabCorp company based in Toronto, has entered into an agreement with LHSC to perform genetic testing for Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease, epilepsy, and mitochondrial disorders at its Canadian genetics laboratory.

  • Farewell to Laurie Floyd

    August 15, 2018
    A Retirement Tea was held for Laurie Floyd, Support Coordinator in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, on Thursday, August 2, 2018.

  • Welcome Dr. Ana Cabrera

    August 14, 2018
    We would like to welcome Dr. Ana Cabrera to Microbiology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine who joined us Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

  • Mena Gaed completes his MSc Thesis

    August 13, 2018
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Mena Gaed, who has completed his MSc in Pathology.

  • Welcome Michael Payne

    July 26, 2018
    We would like to welcome Dr. Michael Payne who joined Microbiology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, on Monday, June 11, 2018.

  • Congratulations Dr. Mark Darling

    July 23, 2018
    Congratulations to Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Professor, Dr. Mark Darling, who has been awarded a Western University CIHR Project Grant.

  • Congratulations Dr. Martin Duennwald

    July 19, 2018
    Congratulations to Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Associate Professor, Dr. Martin Duennwald, who has been awarded a Western University CIHR Project Grant.

  • CAP Meeting Award Recipients

    July 18, 2018
    Congratulations to all our award recipients who attended the Canadian Association of Pathologists Meeting, which took place July 7 - 10, 2018 in Quebec City.

  • Candace Gibson, PhD has been extended as Assistant Dean (BMSUE)

    July 10, 2018
    We are pleased to announce Candace Gibson, PhD has been extended as Assistant Dean, Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education (BMSUE), Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

  • Congratulations Dr. Qi Zhang

    July 09, 2018
    Congratulations to Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Assistant Professor, Dr. Qi Zhang, who has been awarded a Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Research Grant.

  • Welcome Rachel Halaney

    July 04, 2018
    We are pleased to announce that Rachel Halaney will be joining the Pathology team as the Manager of Administration & Finance effective July 23rd, 2018.

  • Farewell to Mair Hughes

    June 28, 2018
    With 20 years of service at Western University, Mair Hughes, Manager, Administration & Finance in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine retires effective July 1st.

  • Strategic Plan Update

    June 28, 2018
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is charting our strategic course for the next five years. After months of review, analysis, reflection and consultation, the PaLM strategic plan is complete and was unveiled at the Strategic Retreat on Thursday, June 14th, 2018.

  • Residents and Fellows Cake and Tea Celebration

    June 28, 2018
    We had much to celebrate at the 2018 Resident and Fellow Celebration Tea on June 26, 2018! Congratulations to Dr. Emily Goebel and Dr. Matt Kubica on passing the Royal College Examination in Anatomical Pathology and to Dr. Qi Zhang on passing the exam in Neuropathology. Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Delaney on completing her fellowship in Cytopathology.

  • The Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti MClSc PA student Award of Excellence

    June 27, 2018
    Congratulations to Alyshia Phillips and Nicole Smith, recipients of the Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti MClSc Pathologists’ Assistant Student Award of Excellence.

  • MClSc-PA Program Cake and Tea Celebration

    June 27, 2018
    Congratulations to our six PA students of the 2018 Graduating Class!!! On June 22nd, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine held a cake and tea reception to congratulate our new graduates, who have completed the requirements of their Master of Clinical Sciences, Pathologists’ Assistant program.

  • Soojie Hong graduated with a BMSc in Biochemistry and Pathology of Human Disease Honors program

    June 27, 2018
    This month Soojie Hong graduated with a BMS in the Pathology/Biochemistry joint program and received the gold medal for her outstanding achievements.

  • Best Glaucoma Paper Award

    June 27, 2018
    Congratulations to Dr. Parapuram on receiving the Best Glaucoma Paper Award 2018 for Staff PhD Scientist from the Canadian Glaucoma Society.

  • Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti named Geographic Leader for Asia

    June 25, 2018
    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti has been named Geographic Leader for Asia. The role of Geographic Leader is to serve as a resource and support to the Dean, the Senior Leadership Council and the Internationalization Office in developing a strategic direction for educational, clinical and research activities for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry related to the specific country or region. This administrative post will begin July 1, 2018 until June 30, 2021.

  • Dr. Rob Hammond, Honorary Hippocratic Council President

    June 25, 2018
    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rob Hammond has been elected for a two-year term as the new Honorary President of the Hippocratic Council, the representative body of Schulich medical students.

  • Congratulations Dr. Art Poon

    June 18, 2018
    Congratulations to Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Assistant Professor, Dr. Art Poon, who has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21).

  • London Health Research Day - Feature Presentations

    June 07, 2018
    This year the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine had two PhD candidates selected; Alice Shin and Kara Ruicci gave their feature presentations.

  • Congratulations Dr. Wehrli

    June 06, 2018
    Dr. Wehrli was the recipient of the Schulich Excellence in Education Awards for Graduate/Postgraduate.

  • Farewell to Michael John

    June 04, 2018
    Please join us in saying farewell and happy retirement to Dr. Michael John who retired May 31, after 23 years of service from both his hospital and academic appointments.

  • Global Challenge

    May 31, 2018
    For the fourth year in a row, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has a team participating in the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge.

  • RMHC Award

    May 31, 2018
    Congratulations to our all our staff who give their time each year to support Ronald McDonald House. Our team has been chosen as a recipient of one of the Core Value Awards in recognition of our efforts.

  • Coagulation Testing Innovations Improving Diagnostics

    May 28, 2018
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is pleased to announce that on January 2018, Hemostasis and Thrombosis laboratory went live with the Sysmex CS-5100, a state-of-the-art automated analyzer for coagulation testing.

  • Amanda Oakie Winner of the Dr. Frederick Winnet Luney Graduate Scholarship

    May 28, 2018
    Her research topic focuses on understanding receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) interplay in regulating beta-cell function and insulin release. This study examines c-Kit and insulin receptor (IR), two RTKs that are important for regulating beta-cell mass, proliferation, and insulin secretion.

  • Christine Caron winner of the Dr. Frederick Winnet Luney Graduate Research Award

    May 28, 2018
    My current research project involves elucidating the pathophysiology of drug hypersensitivity using the peripheral blood from individuals hypersensitive to various drugs.

  • Kara Ruicci Winner of the Dr. Frederick Winnet Luney Graduate Scholarship

    May 28, 2018
    I work with the Translational Head & Neck Cancer Research Group at Victoria Hospital, where our research team is focused on genomically-guided targeted therapies for the treatment of head and neck cancer.

  • Rebecca Sullivan Winner of the Dr. Frederick Winnet Luney Graduate Scholarship

    May 28, 2018
    My research involves the characterization of a new cardiac-specific biomarker for the early detection of cardiac disease. Our research is showing that the growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHSR) and its ligand ghrelin are altered in cardiac dysfunction in humans.

  • Finding common ground

    May 24, 2018
    Exercise may be effective in combatting cardiovascular disease and depression together, according to a recent interdisciplinary study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. “There is growing awareness about the comorbidities of cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression,” said lead author Stephanie Frisbee, PhD, assistant professor.

  • Rui Ni completes his PhD Thesis

    May 07, 2018
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Rui Ni, who has completed his PhD in Pathology.

  • Good Luck Sandy!

    April 30, 2018
    Goodbye and good luck to Sandy.

  • Collaborative Research Seed Grants

    April 27, 2018
    Congratulations Dr. Cameron and her collaborators on their funding from the Collaborative Research Seed Grants (CRSG) program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry!

  • WPA Lecture Series: Dr. Patti Kiser

    April 17, 2018
    The WPA was excited to host another Career Lecture Series, with a talk from very own faculty member, Dr. Patti Kiser. She candidly described her journey through multi-level pathology training, from her extensive experience in basic science research, to her veterinary medicine and anatomic pathology residency training.

  • NSERC Discovery Award for Dr. Art Poon

    April 16, 2018
    Dr. Art Poon recently received notification that he has been approved funding for an NSERC Discovery Grant

  • Teresa Van Deven is bringing holistic health to the community

    April 10, 2018
    A newly developed integrative Social Medicine course within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry aims to tackle this fundamental aspect of physician training, said Teresa Van Deven, the school’s curriculum co-ordinator.

  • Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario Award

    April 05, 2018
    Michael Tauro, MSc Candidate, approved for Research Award.

  • Congratulations Dr. Bret Wehrli

    April 02, 2018
    Congratulations to Dr. Bret Wehrli who is the recipient of the Schulich Excellence in Education Award.

  • Congratulations Dr. Bertha Garcia

    April 02, 2018
    Great news for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Professor, Dr. Bertha Garcia, who is being recognized with two awards.

  • Easter Egg Raffle for Mission Services

    April 02, 2018
    The Western Pathology Association (WPA) held an Easter egg raffle on March 29th in support of Mission Services of London.

  • Congratulations to the Duennwald Research Group

    April 01, 2018
    Congratulations to Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Associate Professor, Dr. Martin Duennwald and his research team on winning the 2017 Wellness Contest. Dr. Duennwald and his team participated in the ALS walk in Springbank Park last fall. Go team Duennwald!

  • Matthew Morrison completes his MSc Thesis

    March 26, 2018
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Matthew Morrison, who has completed his MSc in Pathology.

  • Hamad Aldhafeeri completes his MSc Thesis

    March 06, 2018
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Hamad Aldhafeeri, who has completed his MSc in Pathology.

  • Strategic planning process is moving forward

    February 26, 2018
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Strategic Planning process is moving forward to the next stage. This week Drs. Subrata Chakrabarti and Mike Kadour sent a message to all our faculty, staff, technicians, trainees and students inviting them to participate in one of following three task forces.

  • Terminal lung cancer patients accessing medication faster thanks to Canadian first laboratory test

    February 23, 2018
    Lawson Health Research: Dr. Bekim Sadikovic and his team have validated a blood test capable of detecting EGFR mutations from tumours.

  • WPA Careers in Pathology Event

    February 16, 2018
    The WPA hosted a “Careers in Pathology” session in collaboration with the SSC (Science Students’ Council). In attendance were 6 staff and faculty members within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and 20 undergraduate students

  • GenomeWeb features Dr. Bekim Sadikovic and his team

    January 30, 2018
    Dr. Bekim Sadikovic and his team's study have been featured in a story by GenomeWeb. The story describes the work that went into Dr. Sadikovic's study that was recently published in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

  • Remarkable achievement in CIHR funding for Dr. Art Poon

    January 25, 2018
    Outstanding news for Dr. Art Poon this week as he has been notified that he has been approved for not one, but two CIHR project grants.

  • Strategic Planning Survey – iPad winner

    January 19, 2018
    Thanks to all faculty, students, and staff who participated in the PaLM Strategic Planning survey and focus groups. Congratulations to Claudia Sieffert on winning the iPad after participating in the survey.

  • Western Strategic Support for CIHR Success Accelerator grant

    January 12, 2018
    Dr. Lisa Cameron has received notification that her application to the Western Strategic Support for CIHR Success Accelerator grant competition was successful and received full funding.

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry 2018 Pictorial Calendar

    January 10, 2018
    Congratulations to Dr. David Driman, Mohammad Esmaeili and Kathilyn Allewell, whose photos were chosen for the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry 2018 Pictorial Calendar.

  • WPA Undergraduate Journal Critique Workshop

    January 10, 2018
    WPA hosted our fourth annual undergraduate journal critique workshop for fourth-year Hon. Spec. Pathology students. Milica Krstic (VP Academic) provided guidance and tips for students to read scientific articles more critically and prepare for their PATHOL 4980E journal critique presentations.

  • CANSSI Collaborative Research Team Project

    January 08, 2018
    Dr. Art Poon recently received notification that his application for a Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) Collaborative Research Team Project has been approved for funding.

  • Welcome Dr. Michael Knauer

    January 02, 2018
    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Knauer has joined the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PaLM) as a Clinical Biochemist effective December 18, 2017.