Medical Learning in Community Settings (MedLINCS) celebrated its 10th anniversary in July 2015. The six-week clinical teaching summer elective opportunity for first- and second-year medical students takes place in rural and remote communities across Southwestern Ontario.
With a focus on Alzheimer’s and dementia research, the day-long Taylor Symposium, Public Forum, and Leaders in Innovation Dinner events presented by Robarts Research Institute drew in hundreds of community members for yet another successful celebration of research leadership.
Schulich Dentistry’s Dental Outreach Community Service program, which gives fourth-year dental students the opportunity to provide supervised dental care to clients from local social service agencies, received the 2014 Partnered Community Hero Award from the Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre.
As part of a growing partnership between Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Nanjing Medical University, the Department of Family Medicine hosted Drs. Yayun Wang and Lingxia Wu, delegates from Nanjing Medical University, with the aim of helping solve the challenging task of filling an immense gap of primary care physicians in China.
Faculty members from across the School were recipients of Western University, national and international awards throughout the past year. Their dedication and commitment continues to enrich the School’s education and research environments and advances its mission.
Two of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s influential leaders left behind a legacy of greatness as they passed away respectively on September 30, 2014 and January 22, 2015.
The renowned musician and much loved Western University stalwart Rick McGhie, as well as Dentistry faculty, staff, students and alumni gathered together in March 2015 to kick off the year-long celebration of Schulich Dentistry’s 50th anniversary.
Marlys L. Koschinsky, PhD, is the new Scientific and Executive Director for Robarts Research Institute. Koschinsky has had an extensive research career and is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Windsor.
Dr. Michael J. Strong has been re-appointed to a second term as Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry beginning July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2021.