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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.