2022

  • Welcome Dr. Emilie Lalonde

    November 21, 2022
    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Emilie Lalonde has joined the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Lalonde is a clinical molecular geneticist and cytogeneticist at the London Health Sciences Center and Assistant Professor in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University.

  • Expert insight: What’s in store for respiratory virus season?

    November 15, 2022
    Dr. Sameer Elsayed gives us expert insight regarding what is in store for respiratory virus season. There are several factors that could make this cold and flu season one of the worst in years.

  • COVID-19 measures brought the flu to standstill

    November 04, 2022
    Dr. Sameer Elsayed was quoted in an article about what to expect from COVID and flu season this winter.

  • Welcome Dr. Simone Illman

    October 31, 2022
    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Simone Illman has joined the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine as an Assistant Professor and Pathologist effective October 2022.

  • Halloween Costume Content 2022

    October 31, 2022
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine encouraged faculty and staff to dress up in costumes for this years Halloween costume contest. This year was our biggest group by far and thank you to our panel of judges for helping pick our winners.

  • 2022 Departmental Award Recipients

    October 31, 2022
    On behalf of departmental committees overseeing graduate education and resident training, we are pleased to announce the results of our 2022 Departmental Awards. Thank you to the committees as well as a number of invited faculty members for accepting the difficult task of adjudicating the awards. We congratulate the 2022 recipients for their excellent contributions. Recipients are also highlighted on our Awards and Honours website.

  • Making the Case for One Health

    October 28, 2022
    A recent article in University Affairs features One Health research and education programs across Canada, including in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Western University. The article highlights how One Health, an interdisciplinary approach to human, animal, and environmental health, is gaining traction in teaching and research, but how the field still struggles against institutional silos.

  • The clinician-scientist: Driving knowledge and innovation in health care

    October 26, 2022
    MD/PhD candidate in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Vanier Scholar Peter Zeng interviews his supervisor, Dr. Anthony Nichols, about the role of clinician scientists, mentorship and the future of cancer research care.

  • 25 Years of Service Awards 2020 and 2021

    October 24, 2022
    Congratulations to our 25 year service award recipients: Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti, Dr. Mike Shkrum, Linda Jackson, Dr. Helen Ettler and Dr. Mariamma Joseph. The award ceremonies were postponed for 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

  • Emmanuel Wong completes his MSc Thesis

    October 21, 2022
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Emmanuel Zack Chuan Wong, who has completed his MSc in Pathology.

  • Welcome Back to School

    September 26, 2022
    The PaLM administrative office at Western University is buzzing with excitement as we begin the 2022-2023 academic year.

  • The Power of Curiosity

    September 22, 2022
    Asking questions is at the heart of what Dr. Matthew Cecchini does. This curiosity and a whole lot of innovation served him well when setting up his new pathology lab and research program.

  • Jennifer Coats completes the Graduate Diploma Program in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

    September 09, 2022
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to congratulate Jennifer Coats, who has completed the newly launched Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Graduate Diploma program.

  • 2022-2023 One Health Research Awards

    August 31, 2022
    We are pleased to announce the recipients of 2022-2023 One Health Research Awards to Xinru Li, MSc candidate and Matthew Jackson, MSc candidate.

  • Molly Liu completes her MSc Thesis

    August 31, 2022
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Molly Liu who recently completed her MSc in Pathology.

  • Ryan LaPenna completes his MSc Thesis

    August 31, 2022
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Ryan LaPenna, who has completed his MSc in Pathology.

  • Joel Zhang completes his MSc Thesis

    August 31, 2022
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Joel Zhang, who has completed his MSc in Pathology.

  • The Edge of Innovation

    August 29, 2022
    Entrepreneur and scientist Saumik Biswas, PhD’20, is taking medical innovation to the next level with medical technology start-up Tenomix.

  • Announcing the Schulich Academy of Educators

    August 25, 2022
    Dr. Michele Weir from the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is one of the 20 faculty members selected to join the newly-formed Academy of Educators.

  • Funding: CIHR announces Project Grant recipients

    August 23, 2022
    Congratulations to Dr. Art Poon on receiving a CIHR project grant for “Adapting genetic clustering techniques to SARS-CoV-2”.

  • Laura Xu completes her MSc Thesis

    August 09, 2022
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Laura Xu who recently completed her MSc in Pathology.

  • Professor offers forensic expertise to investigate missing Indigenous children

    August 02, 2022
    A Métis forensic pathologist and professor in pathology and laboratory medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Dr. Rebekah Jacques has been appointed to the new National Advisory Committee on Residential Schools Missing Children and Unmarked Burials.

  • Brandon Brower completes his MSc Thesis

    July 06, 2022
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Brandon Brower, who has completed his MSc in Pathology.

  • Resident and Fellow Cake and Tea Celebration 2022

    June 29, 2022
    We had much to celebrate at the 2022 Resident and Fellow Cake and Tea Celebration on June 16, 2022!

  • Annual Resident Award of Excellence 2022

    June 29, 2022
    Congratulations to Dr. Karissa French on being awarded the 2022 Annual Resident Award of Excellence!

  • MClSc-PA Program Cake and Tea Celebration 2022

    June 28, 2022
    Congratulations to our six PA students of the 2022 Graduating Class!

  • The Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti MClSc PA student Award of Excellence 2022

    June 27, 2022
    Congratulations to Jordyn Orlando, recipient of the Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti MClSc Pathologists’ Assistant Student Award of Excellence.

  • Welcome Dr. Chris Tran

    June 17, 2022
    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Tran joined our team as an Anatomical Pathologist and Assistant Professor effective June 1, 2022.

  • Dr. Cindy Hutnik appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Ophthalmology

    June 14, 2022
    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Cindy Hutnik has been appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Ophthalmology at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, effective July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2027.

  • Expert insight: What is monkeypox and what does the public need to know?

    June 08, 2022
    Dr. Sameer Elsayed, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, answers questions on monkeypox including, what are the symptoms? And does the smallpox vaccine prevent it?

  • Feature: A humbling, energizing and empowering experience

    June 02, 2022
    Dr. Bertha Garcia reflects on her term as Vice Dean and Director of Dentistry.

  • Jeff Soparlo completes his MSc Thesis

    May 31, 2022
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Jeff Soparlo, who has completed his MSc in Pathology.

  • Commentary: Investment in biomedical research will protect Canadians from COVID-19 in the months and years to come

    May 25, 2022
    After contracting COVID-19, immunologist Saman Maleki, PhD, ended up in the emergency department. He says his experience highlights the need for better testing, vaccines and therapies – measures achieved by investing in biomedical research.

  • Researchers use social network analysis to model virus evolution

    May 17, 2022
    New research from Western provides evidence viruses may be evolving much like a social network, creating a web of intersecting subtypes. By studying full-length genomes of HIV-1 from around the world, especially regions where sequencing has been less common, a team at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry led by Art Poon, demonstrated that recombination is much more prevalent than previously believed.

  • Jack Reilly completes his MSc Thesis

    May 11, 2022
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Jack Reilly, who has completed his MSc in Pathology.

  • Research: Unraveling the mysteries of cancer and neurodegeneration

    May 05, 2022
    Scientists Drs. Kun Ping Lu and Xiao Zhen Zhou are studying a stress response enzyme involved in a puzzling inverse relationship between cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

  • 2022 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Day Awards

    April 29, 2022
    We are happy to announce the recipients of the 2022 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Day. It was a difficult task to select the recipients and we thank the judges who dedicated valuable time interacting with the researchers. We are proud of all presenters for their research activities and fantastic presentations, and congratulate the recipients.

  • Championing peer support

    April 21, 2022
    Unique in Canada, the Peers for Peers program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry provides one-on-one support for clinical faculty, building on mounting evidence that conversations with peers enhance wellness and build resilience. Dr. Michele Weir is one of six faculty leaders serving as champions and Wellbeing Leads for the Peers for Peers program. Learn about her experiences providing emotional support and resources to clinical colleagues across the School.

  • Western researcher turns to big data in hunt for HIV cure

    April 11, 2022
    Roux-Cil Ferreira works at Western as a postdoctoral associate in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, under the supervision of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry professors Art Poon and Jessica Prodger, whose research into the problem has introduced new ways of thinking about the virus.

  • Congratulations to the 2022 Synapse Life Science Competition winners

    April 06, 2022
    Congratulations to Postdoctoral Fellows Dr. Saumik Biswas and Dr. Eveline Pasman and Tenomix for being named the grand prize winner at the 2022 Synapse Life Science Competition.

  • LHSC Academic Realignment Initiative Award Recipients

    April 04, 2022
    Congratulations to Dr. Bekim Sadikovic, recipient of an LHSC Academic Realignment Initiative Award. Bekim received one of four Limited-Term Research Chairs in the area of Clinical Genomics and Epigenomics.

  • PaLM Research Day 2022

    March 31, 2022
    For a second time, our annual Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Day was held virtually on Thursday, March 31, 2022. Although we all missed the in-person atmosphere, the buzz, and the elegance of the Great Hall, it was extremely important for us to carry on in a virtual setting.

  • Celebrating the 2022 Awards of Excellence Recipients

    March 31, 2022
    The 2022 Awards of Excellence recipients enrich life and learning at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry each and every day. Their commitment to the School’s mission, their innovative approaches to their work, and their leadership distinguishes them. It is with great pride that we recognize and honour their achievements.

  • Dr. Meg McLachlin Retirement

    March 24, 2022
    After almost 28 years of dedicated service, Dr. Meg McLachlin has retired from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 

  • Sachin Kakar completes his MSc Thesis

    March 23, 2022
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Sachin Kakar, who has completed his MSc in Pathology.

  • Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti named Distinguished University Professor

    March 17, 2022
    Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti will be named a Distinguished University Professor next month, an honour accorded to Western University faculty members with outstanding careers in teaching, research and leadership.

  • Ten Years of Continuing Accreditation by NAACLS

    March 16, 2022
    We are happy to share that our Pathologists’ Assistant MCISc Program has been recommended for ten years of continuing accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), which is the one of the most important agencies for accreditation and approval of educational programs in the clinical laboratory sciences and related healthcare disciplines in North America.

  • M.E. Kirk Annual Teaching Award for Excellence in Resident Education

    March 10, 2022
    Congratulations to the 2021 recipient of the Dr. M.E. Kirk Teaching Award for Excellence in Resident Education, Dr. C. Meg McLachlin.

  • Ashley Jackson completes her MSc Thesis

    March 02, 2022
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Ashley Jackson who recently completed her MSc in Pathology.

  • Awards: Dr. Noha Gomaa receives Colgate Award for Research Excellence

    February 25, 2022
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Dr. Noha Gomaa, Assistant Professor, Oral Medicine and Associate Director for Dentistry Research, is a recipient of the Colgate Award for Research Excellence.

  • London Health Research Day

    February 15, 2022
    Save the date for London Health Research Day - May 31, 2022. Presented virtually, London Health Research Day will once again showcase the exciting research taking place across London and feature a wide variety of workshops and speakers.

  • Alice Shin completes her PhD Thesis

    February 09, 2022
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Alice Shin, who has completed her PhD in Pathology.

  • Thank you Dr. Chakrabarti

    January 28, 2022
    On January 27, 2022, a virtual celebration was held to thank Dr. Chakrabarti for his service as Chair/Chief since 2011.

  • In Memoriam - Dr. M. Daria Haust

    January 24, 2022
    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. M. Daria Haust, on January 11, 2022. Dr. Haust was a Professor Emerita in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

  • Roberta Bondar: Trailblazer in space, explorer on Earth

    January 21, 2022
    Thirty years ago, on Jan. 22, 1992, alumna Dr. Roberta Bondar, MSc’71 in Pathology, DSc’95, became the world’s first neurologist and Canada’s first female astronaut in space. In conversation with Western News, she recalls the “watershed moment” of seeing a brain specimen for the first time as a Master’s student at Western in 1969.

  • London Pathology Associates Award of Excellence 2021

    January 20, 2022
    Congratulations to Laurie, Alyshia, Stephanie and Andrew, the recipients of the 2021 London Pathology Associates (LPA) Staff Awards of Excellence.

  • 2022 CAME Certificate of Merit Award

    January 18, 2022
    Congratulations to Dr. Bertha Garcia, Acting Vice Dean and Director, Schulich School of Dentistry for being selected as one of the recipients to receive the 2022 Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Certificate of Merit Award.

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry 2022 Pictorial Calendar

    January 11, 2022
    Congratulations to Kathilyn Allewell, Robert Hammond and Subrata Chakrabarti, whose photos were chosen for the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry 2022 Pictorial Calendar.