Building machines for better health Mamadou Diop, PhD, is focused on tissue health, developing non-invasive technologies to measure specific biomarkers, such as blood flow and oxygen saturation. "We build machines and algorithms, but we embark on a project because we foresee its application for better health."
Helping PhDs remember their value and find meaningful careers Alumna Cathy Sorbara, BMSc'06, serves as Chief Operations Officer for Cheeky Scientist, an association offering job training, career support and advice for PhD graduates. "I understand how paralyzing fear can be when trying to transition into a career that is off the beaten path."
The Conversation: Why you should stop buying vitamins "Most supplements don't prevent chronic disease or mortality. Their widespread use is not justified, and they should be avoided," writes Dr. Saverio Stranges for The Conversation Canada. His research examines the benefits and risks of micronutrients and nutritional supplements, such as selenium.
Register for your 3MT faculty heat - February 13 Showcase and practise your research communication skills. Western's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition is back for 2019. This is an opportunity to present your work to a panel of non-specialist judges and peers. Register online for the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry heat taking place on Wednesday, February 13.
SchulichMedDent Live: Exploring 3D-ultrasound technology A true example of innovation in action. The most recent episode of SchulichMedDent Live was broadcast from Robarts Research Institute, featuring Aaron Fenster, PhD, and trainees Jessica Rodgers and Derek Gillies. Learn how 3D-ultrasound technology is improving care for patients.
Leveraging technology to diagnose psychiatric disorders Researchers are using brain imaging to classify different subtypes of PTSD. “Our study suggests brain activity can be used to assist diagnosis of psychiatric disorders and help predict symptoms,” says post-doctoral fellow Andrew Nicholson, PhD.
#SchulichAdvantage: Nominations open for Awards of Excellence Do you know a staff or faculty member that goes above and beyond? Help us recognize exceptional teachers, mentors and leaders making a difference in your area. Nominations are open for the 2019 Awards of Excellence. Submit your nomination online by February 25.
Panel discussion: CIHR peer review - January 30 The Research Office is hosting a panel discussion focused on the CIHR peer review process. Panel members include chairs, scientific officers and reviewers who served on CIHR review committees in the Fall 2019 Project Grant Competition. Wednesday, January 30 at 11:00 a.m. Rm. 148, Medical Sciences Building.
Beyond the bench From flashback moments to national honours to winter activities, take a look at what your colleagues have been up to this month. Tweets from Dean Betts, Jennifer Vergel de Dios, Sarah Chadwick, Robert Gros and more.
Featured publications Featured publications covering topics ranging from access to intensive care to implicit bias. Authors include Kathryn Manning, Blayne Welk, Alan Getgood and more.