London Health Research Day (LHRD) brought together hundreds of learners, clinical fellows and postdoctoral scholars to share their work, connect with peers and enhance their science communication skills.
New SOGS President prepared to meet upcoming challenges "It’s important to take risks and get outside your comfort zone. You find out more about yourself that way.” PhD Candidate Jina Kum is setting ambitious goals for her one-year term as President of Western's Society of Graduate Students (SOGS). With changes to student fees, part of her role will involve addressing the funding uncertainty.
Emotion and the brain: Mapping the missing link Derek Mitchell, PhD, is bridging the gap between our understanding of the mind and its relationship to the physical brain. He studies the neuroanatomy underlying the experience and control of emotions, such as fear, anxiety and anger.
Bringing healing into focus 1,500 photos. 34 patients. Using photography to document their lives as part of the Renal Community Photo Project, dialysis patients are giving a research team, led by Dr. Christopher McIntyre, insight into resilience in the face of diagnosis and chronic disease.
Thank you for your support at #LHRD19 Thank you to the dedicated judges who participated in London Health Research Day on April 30. Your support is critical to the event’s success, ensuring trainees have an enriching and valuable experience.
Western backs federal equity efforts Western is endorsing the Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada program focused on equitable hiring and promotion opportunities. By backing the Charter of Eight Principles of Inclusion, Western commits to embedding equity, diversity and inclusion principles in its policies, practices, action plans and culture.
Improving outcomes for fracture clinic patients The fracture clinic in London, Ontario is a bustling place, with surgeons and trainees often seeing more than 70 patients each day. The busy clinic presents a range of challenges for health care workers, creating opportunities for academic surgeons like Dr. Emil Schemitsch to ask important research questions and hunt for answers.
Creating change to tackle public health challenges Three years into his training to be a police officer, Cody Thomas completely changed his career direction. As a student in the Master of Public Health Program, he is now focusing his efforts on upstream, preventative strategies to tackle public health challenges.
Communications tools for management of rare diseases In a video for Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Dr. Teneille Gofton, assistant professor with Clinical Neurological Sciences, discusses communication tools and strategies among patients, caregivers, clinicians, departments and institutions for a rare disease called new-onset refractory status epilepticus, or NORSE.
Developmental Disabilities Research Day - May 30 Learn the latest research in the field of Developmental Disabilities (Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder) at the fourth annual event. The day includes oral and poster presentations, lunch and a keynote address by Daniel Messinger, PhD, Professor, Psychology and Associate Director, Child Division (Developmental Program) at the University of Miami.
Celebrate the #SchulichAdvantage: Awards of Excellence Dinner - May 30 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 by Thursday, May 23.
See the Line Community Symposium - August 15 Stay up-to-date on the latest in concussion research at the See the Line Community Symposium on August 15, featuring keynote speaker Carolyn Emery, PhD, who is leading the SHRed Concussions study at the University of Calgary. She will join Honorary Chair Eric Lindros and an all-star panel.
Celebrating your recent achievements Congratulations to Janice Gomes, Jordan Edwards, Klajdi Puka, the nine award winners from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine's Research Day, as well as many others, on your recent accomplishments.
Featured publications Featured publications covering topics ranging from mind-body interventions in mental illness to the integration of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy and surgery to treat lung cancer. Authors include David Palma, Akshya Vasudev, Kelly Anderson and researchers from across Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
Beyond the bench From Mother's Day activities to welcoming new students to #LHRD19, take a look at what your colleagues have been up to this month. Tweets from Martin Prusinkiewicz, David Edgell, Nivin Nyström and many others.