December 19, 2017 Dr. Richard (Dick) Philp, Professor Emeritus in Physiology and Pharmacology, passed away on Oct 26th, 2017. Dick graduated from the University of Guelph with the DVM degree, then completed his PhD in Pharmacology at Western under the supervision of Dr. Charles Gowdey in 1964. He became a faculty member at Western, and was a devoted educator and researcher who served as Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology from 1981-1986. Following his retirement in 1997, Dick pursued his passion for art and community service, volunteering at a number of organizations including as an art instructor at the Horton Street Seniors’ Centre – Boys and Girls Club of London. Dick also authored several textbooks, primarily on environmental matters. Western will lower the flag all day on November 1, 2017 in his memory.
November 13, 2017 Vernon Brooks, Professor Emeritus in Physiology and Pharmacology, passed away on Oct 4th, 2017. Dr. Brooks was chair of the former Department of Physiology from 1972 to 1977. His 1952 PhD thesis in Neurophysiology at McGill and U of T on the effect of botulinum toxin on the nervous system revealed the principle of Botox. Vernon researched the motor cortex and cerebellum at Rockefeller Institute and New York Medical College before moving to Western. His appointment of Professor Emeritus in 1988 marked the end of a distinguished career.
October 31, 2017 The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada is inviting applications for the position of Chair in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Review of applicants will begin after November 30, 2017.
September 12, 2017 Four Western researchers have been named Canada Research Chairs (CRC), a program which recognizes the country’s best scholars across disciplines. Two additional researchers also had their existing Chairs renewed for an additional five years, while another saw a renewal of seven years. This now brings Western’s total number of CRCs to 52.
August 10, 2017 Dr. Qingping Feng has been appointed as the Richard & Jean Ivey Fund Chair in Molecular Toxicology at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2022.
August 03, 2017 Dr. Frank Beier has been appointed as Acting Chair, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018.
August 03, 2017 Dr. Jane Rylett has been appointed as Associate Dean and Director of Animal Research Facilities, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective August 1, 2017 to June 30, 2022. Dr. Rylett has served as Chair, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology since 2005.
August 02, 2017 Dr. Michael Rieder, has been appointed as Chair/Chief of the Department of Paediatrics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London for a five year term.
June 21, 2017 Anish won a Gold Award at this year’s CIHR National Student Research Poster competition held on June 7th in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This competition is held yearly and recognizes excellent research being carried out by trainees in Canada.
June 19, 2017 During the past four years, Tonial has used the motto: “It’s not what you take from the world, but it’s what you give back,” to guide his pursuits. In doing so, he followed his passions for research, community engagement and improving the human condition of those around him.
May 24, 2017 Researchers at Western University are the recipients of a total of $12.4 million in project and bridge grant funding announced by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) today. Congratulations to Dr.'s Martinez-Trujillo, Ramachandran, Seguin, Wang, Welsh, Gribble and Bai.
April 07, 2017 As Physiology and Pharmacology educators, researchers, innovators and leaders, this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients are making a difference at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. It is with great pride that we recognize and honor their achievements:
Dr. Angela Beye, Schulich Excellence in Education Awards for Undergraduate Education;
Dr. Cheryle Seguin, Schulich Excellence in Education Awards for Graduate/Postgraduate;
Dr. Marco Prado, Dean’s Awards of Excellence for Faculty, Research; and
Ms. Dawn Bryce and Ms. Holly Dupuis, Dean’s Awards of Excellence for Staff, Continuous Excellence.
We look forward to celebrating each of them at the Awards of Excellence Dinner on May 24, at the Great Hall.
March 24, 2017 Congratulations to Brian Corneil on being named a 2017 Western Faculty Scholar. Faculty Scholars are recognized for their significant achievements in teaching and research. The recipients are considered all-around scholars and will hold the title of Faculty Scholar for two years and receive $7,000 each year for scholarly activities.
March 17, 2017 Although large classes can often be a challenging environment for both students and instructors, with limited interaction, Anita Woods’ use of technology in classrooms has begun to close this gap. Over the past five years, Woods conceived, developed and popularized the use of a three-dimensional augmented reality (AR) software for the study of human organs in higher education. The program allows students to view and directly manipulate organs in augmented reality to further their understanding of how the structure of organs affects function.