November 03, 2016 This new initiative gives our trainees a flavour of career options available to them. Currently the website features our PhD graduates working in academia, industry, law, business, medical editing and other areas. Be sure to follow this link to access alumni profiles and career resources.
November 02, 2016 This passion has been the driving factor behind Dr. Rieder’s more than 25 years of dedication to the international and national paediatric health care communities, which is being recognized by the Paediatric Chairs of Canada with the 2016 Paediatric Academic Leadership – Clinician Investigator Award.
September 06, 2016 Western University's BrainsCAN initiative received a substantial $66 million investment from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) today – the largest research grant in the university's history – providing a significant boost to ongoing research in cognitive neuroscience and imaging at Western.
August 16, 2016 Daniel Hardy, an Obstetrics and Gynecology professor, with a cross-appointment to Physiology and Pharmacology, is the 139th President of The Irish Benevolent Society of London and Area. The society was established in 1877 to provide an opportunity to Irish immigrants, descendants and friends – of all faiths – to work together to preserve their heritage while focusing on doing good works in their transplanted home.
August 04, 2016 It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Dr. David Armstrong, one of the School's most renowned basic scientists in the field of reproductive biology. Dr. Armstrong published over 400 research papers in his long career at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry where he was a professor in the departments of physiology and pharmacology and obstetrics and gynaecology since 1968. It was Dr. Armstrong's work that laid the foundation for the understanding of how the ovary produces estrogens.
Dr. Armstrong founded the Medical Research Council Group and served as its first director from 1979 to 1989. Alongside his distinguished research career, he also mentored a large number of graduate students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows.
He will be greatly missed.
July 20, 2016 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is proud to share that almost $30 million in CIHR funding was awarded to its researchers in the latest round of competition.
34 projects were funded across the School, Robarts Research Institute, and Lawson Health Research Institute including $14.8 million in project grants, and more than $15 million in foundation grants. Congratulations to all of the successful applicants!
July 11, 2016 Dr. Jane Rylett has been extended as Chair of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. She was appointed initially as Chair in 2005 and reappointed for a second term in 2010.
June 21, 2016 We look forward to welcoming you back to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry on Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2 as we unlock the past and focus on passion, purpose, professionalism and potential — key attributes that have driven our alumni to success in varying ways. A variety of events and activities will be taking place all weekend long offering something for everyone.
June 14, 2016 Congratulations to Jane Rylett, PhD, on her appointment as one of 15 Chairs of the CIHR inaugural College of Reviewers. The newly appointed Chairs will oversee strategies aimed at attracting and retaining outstanding peer reviewers.
June 10, 2016 Congratulations to Margaret Sun who is a recipient of the 2016 Nellie Farthing Fellowship in Medical Sciences. The Fellowship recognizes excellence in research to a full-time doctoral student in Medical Sciences. Margaret is supervised by Frank Beier.
May 18, 2016 Congratulations Nicole Campbell, PhD, on receiving the 2016 Fellowship in Teaching Innovation award for your project on “Implementing ePortfolios for Senior Undergraduate Medical Science Students to Promote Lifelong Learning.”
May 02, 2016 Wataru Inoue, PhD, received a New Investigator Fellowship from the Ontario Mental Health Foundation.With this grant, Inoue's lab aims to investigate the mechanisms of stress-induced neural plasticity.
March 29, 2016 Earlier this month, Western University announced that it is beginning the next phase of the project to replace its campus-wide email platform (known as Convergence) to a new cloud-based system called Microsoft Office 365. This next phase includes moving the Western email accounts (i.e. those ending in @uwo.ca) of all faculty and staff in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. This change will likely impact you...
March 29, 2016 London Health Research Day is the largest research day of its kind in Ontario. Each year, more than 700 people attend this event. Together, participants represent health science labs from across the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Robarts Research Institute, Lawson Health Research Institute, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London. LHRD recognizes research excellence in graduate students, trainees, clinical fellows and postdoctoral scholars. Awards are given for both the poster and platform presentations.
March 28, 2016 Congratulations to Stefan Everling, PhD, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and Grace Parraga, PhD, Department of Medical Biophysics, on being selected as two of Western University's 2016 Faculty Scholars.
March 18, 2016 Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Frank Beier, Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Research, received $321,264 from CFI’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund to purchase advanced equipment to identify molecular and cellular mechanisms that lead to various types of osteoarthritis. In the longer term, Beier and his team hope to use this knowledge to create new treatment strategies for the disease.
February 11, 2016 Pruszynski, who came to Western from Sweden, leverages expertise in robotics and neuroscience to understand the basic neural circuitry that underlies healthy and impaired movement – including reaching, grasping and object manipulation. This work will lead to better interventions and rehabilitation strategies following injuries and disease that compromise movement.
February 05, 2016 Wataru Inoue, PhD, is an assistant professor with the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and a scientist at Robarts Research Institute. He studies the effect of chronic stress on the brain and the biological basis for depression. We spoke to him about ending stigma around mental health and how his research may help diagnose, treat and prevent clinical depression in the future.
January 27, 2016 Ten applications have been funded through the latest Schulich Equipment AID (Advancement, Improvement, Development) Grant competition.
The Schulich Equipment AID program provides Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty with a mechanism to acquire, develop or improve equipment directly used for research that they cannot obtain through other funding channels. This program aims to also catalyze collaborative research for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry across many disciplines. The focus of this competition was on repairing/replacing of aging equipment within the faculty.