September 2019

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    Making an ImPaKT on pathogens

    Unique in North America, the Imaging Pathogens for Knowledge Translation (ImPaKT) facility gives researchers an unprecedented ability to investigate infectious pathogens like HIV, Staph A and Zika.

  • decorative imageA story of survival and strength
    PhD Candidate Emmanuel Ndashimye’s story spans across borders and to the heights of academia. As a child, he escaped horror and tragedy in Rwanda. At Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, he is studying HIV drug resistance with the hope of developing more effective treatments for patients.

  • decorative imageResearchers named among newest Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
    Congratulations to Ann Chambers, PhD (Oncology, Medical Biophysics and Pathology), Ravi Menon, PhD (Medical Biophysics) and Joy MacDermid, PhD (Physical Therapy and Surgery), elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly and scientific achievement.

  • decorative imageEye movement opens door to memory formation
    New research from Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo’s lab shows that eye movement directly influences the brain signals in the part of the brain responsible for new memory formation and recall.

  • decorative imageThe real low-down on diabetes
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Diabetes Alliance received more than $1 million to lead a global, real-world study on diabetes-related hypoglycemia

  • decorative imagePreventing dementia by tackling stroke
    A team of international researchers, led by Dr. Vladimir Hachinski, is calling on international medical bodies and national governments to develop dementia prevention programs and guidelines that address stroke.

  • decorative imageResearchers find a way to defuse ascending aortic aneurysms
    Drs. Geoffrey Pickering and Michael Chu have shown that muscle cells in the aorta become destructive and eat away at the surrounding muscle tissue, causing aortic aneurysms to grow silently over time.

  • decorative imageTaylor Prize recipient credited with rescuing abandoned molecule
    Dr. Daniel Rader from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has been named this year’s recipient of the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine.

  • decorative imageResearchers discover tRNA may play a role in disease
    Matthew Berg, PhD Candidate, and a research team led by Christopher Brandl, PhD, Patrick O'Donoghue, PhD, and Dr. Robert Hegele, have shown that the genes encoding tRNA molecules can have mutations that cause the genetic code to be misread in greater numbers than previously thought.

  • decorative imageResearchers find 'silent' strokes common for seniors after surgery
    Faculty member Dr. Marko Mrkobrada co-led a study recently published in The Lancet that shows silent strokes are more common in seniors after elective surgery, increasing the risk for cognitive decline and further strokes. "Despite the benefits of surgery, we also need to understand the risks," he said. Via CTV News

  • decorative imageRobarts Research Institute home to Canada’s first Magnetic Particle Imaging system
    Considered the most promising and emerging imaging technology of the past 20 years, Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) has arrived at Robarts. As Canada’s first MPI system, it provides unique research opportunities and solidifies the Institute as one of the world’s leading imaging research centres.

  • decorative imageFunding translational collaborative research
    Brad Urquhart, PhD, and Silvia Penuela, PhD, are among many Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researchers who received funding will support this summer from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

  • decorative imagePrograms showcase grad student skills to employers
    Two programs are helping to improve employment prospects and showcase graduate student skills to industry. "We’re opening people up to the idea that other companies and organizations value their skill set."

  • decorative imageCommunicating science to policymakers: six strategies for success
    The policy world can be tricky to navigate. Simple strategies can help scientists communicate effectively, including audience, format and follow up. Via Nature

  • decorative imageSave the Date: London Health Research Day – May 5, 2020
    Discover your research community and join your peers at London Health Research Day on May 5, 2020. More information will be shared about speakers and abstract submissions in the coming months.

  • Celebrating your recent achievements
    Congratulations to Matthew Hebb, Cheryle Séguin, Danielle MacNeil, Saumik Biswas, as well as many others, on your recent accomplishments.

  • Featured publications
    Featured publications covering topics ranging from mental health in refugee populations to surgical options for oropharyngeal cancer. Authors include LLoy Wylie, Anthony Nichols, Sayra Cristancho, Shahar Lavi and researchers from across Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

  • Beyond the bench
    From outdoor activities and exploring new cities to community events, take a look at what your colleagues got up to this summer. Tweets from Marlys Koschinsky, Bogumil Karas, Rodney DeKoter, Katie Parkins and many others.