2024

  • Amanda Morin completes her MSc Thesis

    April 15, 2024
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Amanda Morin who recently completed her MSc in Pathology.

  • Announcement: Celebrating the 2024 Awards of Excellence recipients

    April 12, 2024
    Ensure your spot at the Awards of Excellence Dinner as we celebrate the deserving recipients of the 2024 awards.

  • In Memoriam – Dr. Godfrey Heathcote

    March 31, 2024
    It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Godfrey Heathcote in Bayfield, Ontario on March 20, 2024.

  • WPA Poster Workshop

    March 19, 2024
    The WPA held a workshop to teach incoming students the ins and outs of creating a visually engaging and informative poster for scientific conferences. The workshop was led by a senior PhD candidate and the co-president of the WPA, Frederikke Larsen, who walked the students through the most important aspects of a research poster, and shared some tips on how to make the poster more captivating.

  • WPA Bake Sale

    March 18, 2024
    The WPA held a bake sale at the lobby of the Medical Sciences Building to raise money to support future WPA events. Many members contributed to the creation of baked goods for the sale. They sold out well ahead of the planned end time, and raised over $300 toward upcoming events!

  • Western spin-off secures over $2M in seed funding for cancer care robotics system

    March 13, 2024
    A medical technology startup from Western has obtained seed funding of more than $2 million to develop a robotics system for colon cancer treatment.

  • WPA CV and Resume Workshop

    March 11, 2024
    The WPA hosted a seminar to teach students to write effective resumes and cover letters. We welcomed guest speaker David Feeney, a career coach at the Career Education unit of Western Student Experience, who shared some tips and tricks on engaging the reader, formatting the document to be visually pleasing.

  • Announcement: Dr. Francisco Olea-Popelka re-appointed as Beryl Ivey Endowed Chair in One Health

    February 23, 2024
    I am pleased to announce that Dr. Francisco Olea-Popelka has been re-appointed as the Beryl Ivey Endowed Chair in One Health at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2028.

  • Valentine’s Day Bake Sale and Card Exchange

    February 16, 2024
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine hosted a Valentine’s themed bake sale and card exchange both were a great success.

  • Oral health is health: Better access to dental care may have potential benefits beyond Canadians’ mouths

    January 31, 2024
    Because oral health is linked to overall health, dental care needs to be viewed as an integral part of health care.

  • Meet the researchers who are breaking new ground as Western Research Chairs

    January 31, 2024
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry boasts five Western Research Chairs who are unravelling the mysteries of the brain, infectious diseases, breast cancer, disease-inhibiting enzymes and bringing Indigenous perspectives to bear on human health.

  • PaLM Educational Leadership Appointments

    January 30, 2024
    The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine would like to announce the following educational leadership appointments effective January 1, 2024. Dr. Art Poon - Graduate Chair, Research-Based Programs, Andrew Zhang - Program Director, Masters of Clinical Science, Pathologists’ Assistant (PA) Program and Dr. José Gomez - Medical Director, Masters of Clinical Science, Pathologists’ Assistant (PA) Program.

  • WPA Scientific Communication Workshop

    January 25, 2024
    The WPA hosted a seminar to help students improve their scientific communication skills.

  • New beginnings for the Medicine Class of 2027

    January 24, 2024
    Former MSc Pathology student Wessam AI Jawhri being featured in the Medicine Class of 2027.

  • Doctoral Research Award: Cancer Research Society

    January 17, 2024
    Congratulations to Megan Hong, one of 21 recipients of the new Doctoral Research Award program offered by the Cancer Research Society (CRS).

  • Meet Miguel Quiñones-Mateu and current cohort of Western Research Chairs

    January 10, 2024
    Quiñones-Mateu is a world-leading virologist. His expertise lies in virus evolution and pathogenesis, extracting valuable details about viral behaviour and using that knowledge to develop antiviral strategies.

  • $7.55 million in funding to take LHSC-developed technology global

    January 08, 2024
    On average it takes five to seven years to diagnose a rare disease. But, for growing numbers of rare diseases, that is all about to change with new artificial intelligence-led technology developed by researchers at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and Lawson Health Research Institute that will be going global.