Driving innovation in a world where knowledge is the new currency Alison Allan, PhD, says doctoral education is becoming essential for driving innovation in a world where knowledge is the new currency. At Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, educational leaders are working to prepare trainees for personal career success, as well as enhancing their ability to contribute to society as global citizens.
Congratulations to the 2019 Awards of Excellence recipients As educators, researchers, innovators and leaders, the 2019 Awards of Excellence recipients are making a difference at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Western University. It is with great pride that we recognize and honour their achievements. Purchase your tickets for the Awards of Excellence Dinner taking place on May 30.
Commercialization strategies top competition Trainees took home top prizes at the Proteus Innovation Competition, a four-month contest that takes three newly developed technologies and challenges teams to plan their commercialization. Congratulations to Joshua Dierolf, Tim Han, Christopher Leclerc and Jeffrey Levine.
Career advice: Keep your eyes on the prize Ronald Vale, PhD, from the University of California, San Francisco, recently received a 2019 Canada Gairdner International Award for his pioneering work on molecular motor proteins. In an essay for Cell, he writes about the bigger picture of scientific research and discovery, outlining 'prizes' worthy of attention and aspiration. "My best advice to young scientists is to keep your eyes on these prizes. If you do, everything else will fall into place." Via Cell
Opinion: Overcoming the PhD stereotype Graduate trainees and recent PhDs hesitate to look for non-academic positions for many reasons. Three tips to help you rebrand your academic skills for a non-academic career. Via Inside Higher Ed
Save the date: New Faculty Lecture with Dr. Tom Appleton – May 10 Dr. Tom Appleton, assistant professor in the Departments of Medicine and Physiology & Pharmacology, delivers his New Faculty Lecture on Friday, May 10. His research is focused on investigating the mechanisms of osteoarthritis disease development and progression to identify new therapeutic targets.
Celebrating your recent achievements Congratulations to Jacqueline Dron, Sarah Singh, award winners at the Imaging Network of Ontario's 2019 Symposium, as well as many others, on your recent accomplishments.
Featured publications Featured publications covering topics ranging from opioid-associated amnestic syndrome to simulation in health care. Authors include Donald Lee, David Rodenhiser, Greta Bauer and researchers from across Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
Beyond the bench From research events to spring weather to lighthearted pranks, take a look at what your colleagues have been up to this month. Tweets from the Karas Lab, Rob Bartha, Natasha Knier and many others.