December 19, 2018 Congratulations to Dr. Jamie Wickett and Fabiana Crowley, PhD, who were named as this year’s recipients of the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Certificate of Merit Award for Western University.
December 07, 2018 Congratulations to Dr. Douglas Fraser on receiving a 2018 Innovation Fund Award in the category of Women and Children from the Innovation Fund Provincial Oversight Committee.
Dr. Fraser, Associate Professor in Paediatrics, Physiology & Pharmacology and Clinical Neurological Sciences, worked with Dr. Karen Choong at McMaster University’s Department of Pediatrics, on a project entitled, “Functional Recovery in Critically Ill Children: The ‘Weecover’ Longitudinal Cohort Study".
November 30, 2018 The ‘escape box’ was developed by Nicole Campbell, PhD, assistant professor in Physiology and Pharmacology, and John Kelly, a master’s student in clinical anatomy, with the help of a local mystery escape room company. The box is at the centre of Campbell’s fourth year Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences lab.
November 28, 2018 Two of the world’s most accomplished neuroscience centres – Western’s BrainsCAN and McGill’s Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives – are sharing their expertise in seven ground-breaking team projects.
November 23, 2018 A new rapid testing kit developed by researchers at Western University is revolutionizing food safety testing by producing results in hours rather than current methods which can take days.
September 25, 2018 Like Theodore Seuss Geisel, educators at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry are finding new ways to capture the imagination of their students as they use innovative approaches to learning, curricula development and assessment.
September 11, 2018 Bonnie Schmidt, BSc’86, PhD’93, the founder of Let’s Talk Science, is a pioneer in science education for Canadian school children and teachers. Due to her drive and exceptional dedication, the initiative she started as a graduate student at Western, more than 20 years ago, is now a multi-dimensional national program, providing over six million Canadian children, regardless of gender, race or social standing, the opportunity to develop their skills in problem solving and critical thinking.
August 17, 2018 Wataru Inoue explores “what our brains go through every day” – the biological mechanisms of how the brain deals with and adapts to stressful experiences. While current treatments and the progress in the development of new or improved drugs is slow, Inoue said advancing the understanding of stress neurobiology is a crucial step in identifying the key mechanisms causing mental illnesses and, ultimately, developing more effective treatment strategies.
August 10, 2018 Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Jeffrey Dixon, PhD, who was honoured by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) as the 2018 recipient of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Oral Biology.
June 15, 2018 Many PhysPharm trainees presented their research at the recent Canadian Connective Tissue Society Conference in Toronto. Jeff Dixon presented awards to Supinder Kour Bali, Margaret Man-Ger Sun, Brandon Kim and Melina Bellini. Well done!
May 15, 2018 Dr. Jeff Dixon has received a Life Time Achievements Award from the Canadian Connective Tissue Society (CCTS). The award will be presented at the 24th Annual Canadian Connective Tissue conference to be held in Toronto from May 23rd – 25th.
April 17, 2018 Blake Butler, PhD, an adjunct research professor with the Department of Psychology, and Stephen Lomber, PhD, Professor with the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and Psychology, and Canada Research Chair in Brain Plasticity and Development, are looking at the anatomy underlying sensory enhancements to better understand how the deaf brain transforms and reorganizes itself.
March 27, 2018 Four professors are the latest recipients of Distinguished University Professorships (DUP) awards including Dale Laird, from the Department of Anatomy & cell Biology. Western also selected 15 Faculty Scholars to recognize their significant achievements in teaching or research including Qingping Feng, Physiology and Pharmacology; Steven Laviolette, Anatomy &Cell Biology; and Walter Siqueira, Biochemistry.
March 26, 2018 Congratulations to Sean on his award from the Ontario Thoracic Society for his project, "Role of TIMPs in pulmonary microvascular endothelial cell activation and dysfunction in lung injury."
March 15, 2018 Sarah McLean’s students describe her as clear, energetic, enthusiastic with a teaching style that makes them excited to learn. She strives to include interaction, collaboration and inspiration – ensuring student perspective through peer-to-peer interactions and then inviting students to reflect on their discussions. At the centre of her teaching is innovation through technology. Sarah has also developed experiential learning opportunities with community partners in London to allow students to apply knowledge to real-world health issues.
February 27, 2018 The Physiology and Pharmacology Research Committee is hosting an Interactive outreach session on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 12:00-4:00 pm. DSB2005 to help you explore and navigate research opportunities in Musculoskeletal, Cardiovascular, Reproductive and Developmental Biology Clinical and Molecular Pharmacology Neuroscience
A light Pizza Lunch will be available. Please RSVP to Penny Sim, firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 01, 2018 Congratulations to Andrew Pruszynski who has been selected the inaugural winner of The Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM) Early Career Award. This award was established to recognize outstanding contributions by scientists early in their careers that have significantly advanced our understanding of the neural control of movement.
January 22, 2018 Marlys Koschinsky, the scientific and executive director of the Robarts Research Institute in London, has been studying lipoprotein(a) – or lp(a) – for 30 years. She warns it can accelerate the development of plaque in the arteries and lead to blood clots, which can be fatal.
January 19, 2018 Kevin Shoemaker, Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences, examined how the lack of gravity for astronauts affects normal circulation and distribution of blood inside the body, and the problems it can cause when they return to Earth. Some of his finding could prevent falls among frail elderly people.
January 10, 2018 Western University researchers who are part of the interdisciplinary Bone and Joint Institute have been awarded two major Arthritis Society grants — one to study the cellular workings of osteoarthritis in knee joints, and the other to examine whether a specific protein inhibitor might be used to halt or treat scleroderma fibrosis.