September 2018

  • decorative imageFrom concussion awareness to action at See the Line
    This year's See the Line initiative took place during two days in August. Highlights included the announcement of the successful completion of the NHLPA Challenge, which raised $3.125 million to support the future of concussion research. The 2018 event also included addition of the Scientific Workshop to bring together researchers to address animal modelling of concussion.

  • decorative imageA global leader in medical education research
    Lorelei Lingard, PhD, has been awarded the 2018 Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education. This international honour recognizes Lingard's contributions to medical education policy in Canada and around the world.

  • decorative imageBehind the door: London Regional Flow Cytometry Facility
    We’re taking a look behind the doors of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s core facilities. This month, we toured the London Regional Flow Cytometry Facility (LRFCF), based at Robarts Research Institute, with manager Kristin Chadwick, PhD, who explained the technology, equipment and services the LRFCF provides to the London research community.

  • decorative imageCheeky Scientist: Worst resumé mistakes PhDs make
    "You are more than a list of tasks and procedures in a lab." Alumna Cathy Sorbara, BMSc'06, PhD, COO of the Cheeky Scientist Association, discusses resumé mistakes to avoid and how you can make your experiences stand out, including proper formatting, results-oriented content and industry-specific focus.

  • decorative imageNew Vanier Scholars explore cardiovascular health, cancer and behavioural neuroscience
    Three Schulich Medicine & Dentistry trainees are among the recipients of the 2018 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, the Government of Canada’s most prestigious scholarships for doctoral students. Congratulations to Roger Hudson, PhD Candidate; Jason Lee, PhD Candidate; and Cory Lefebvre, MD/PhD Candidate.

  • decorative imageNSERC update: Redesign process for the Research Partnerships Program
    NSERC has begun redesigning its Research Partnerships Program in support of scientific research projects between academic researchers and various partners. The new program aims to offer Canadian researchers, industry, entrepreneurs, and not-for-profit organizations a single point of entry to rapidly develop and grow research partnerships.

  • decorative imageMedia: Researchers date 'hibernating' HIV strains
    Art Poon, PhD, and collaborators from the BC Centre of Excellence in HIV/AIDS discuss a new method for better measuring the timeline of virus latency and evolution within an individual living with HIV.

  • decorative imageGift continues commitment to ALS research
    A $2.5 million gift has established the Temerty Foundation RGNEF Research Fund for ALS. The funds will be used to implement a three-year study with an international team of researchers led by Dr. Michael Strong's lab at Robarts Research Institute.

  • decorative imageResearchers awarded more than $11 million in CIHR funding
    From using CRISPR to alter the gut microbiome to looking at how the brain rewires itself in deafness, researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry are the recipients of $11.3 million in project and bridge grant funding announced by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in July.

  • decorative imageA tool to help graduate students strategically plan their careers
    Most trainees know they should give serious thought to their next career steps, but they aren’t sure how to navigate the process. A tool called the Career Exploration Road Map guides trainees through six stages of career exploration, helping track progress and identify strategic next steps.

  • decorative imageFollow Schulich Medicine & Dentistry on Instagram
    Spread the word, we're on Instagram. Follow @schulichmeddent for photos showcasing the School's people, community and events. And be sure to tag your photos with #schulichadvantage for a chance to be featured.

  • decorative imageTaylor Symposium: Fundamental and Translational Research in Epilepsy - November 19
    A full-day symposium focused on the knowledge, diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, including expert presentations, a panel discussion moderated by Avis Favaro, medical specialist with CTV National News, and a keynote lecture by Istvan Mody, PhD, the 2018 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine recipient. No cost to attend, but RSVP required.

  • Beyond the bench
    From outdoor activities to an annual corn roast, take a look at what your colleagues have been up to leading into the new academic year via Twitter. Tweets from Brad Urquhart, Saman Maleki, Adrienne Borrie, Matthew Berg and more.

  • Celebrating your recent achievements
    Congratulations to Jeffrey Dixon, Shelley McKellar, Amy Burke, Anu Thomas, Jacqueline Dron and Miljan Kuljanin, as well as many others, on your recent accomplishments.

  • Featured publications
    Featured publications covering topics ranging from voluntary euthanasia and the implications for organ donation to a population-based study of multimorbidity in Ontario. Authors include Ian Ball, Lloy Wylie, Chris Watling, Bridget L. Ryan, and David Steven.