February 2020 Newsletter

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    3MT 2020

    An 80,000-word PhD thesis would take about nine hours to present. You only have three minutes. Are you up for the challenge?

  • decorative imageBalancing act: Addressing important questions in research ethics
    Dr. Charles Weijer is unpacking complex questions in research ethics. He recently authored a set of guidelines for the World Health Organization on ethical considerations for health policy and systems research.

  • decorative imageSusanne Schmid, PhD, appointed Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences
    Susanne Schmid, PhD, has been appointed Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences, effective July 1, 2020. She is an internationally recognized neuroscientist and academic leader.

  • decorative imageBack to the lab: Advancing dental care
    Drs. Shariq Najeeb and Georgia Nikoloudaki are pairing clinical experience with basic science research to improve the field of dentistry. The PhD candidates are exploring scar formation and tissue regeneration as members of the Hamilton Lab.

  • decorative imageUnder the covers at Robarts Research Institute
    As a trainee, Fabiana Crowley, PhD’##, landed the cover of the Journal for Neurochemistry for her research with the Prado Lab. It is one of dozens of framed journal covers hanging on the walls at Robarts Research Institute – forming a mosaic of scientific excellence.

  • decorative imageNovel coronavirus forum offers topical education for learners
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry students learned from an expert panel of researchers and clinicians about the 2019 novel coronavirus epidemic in the context of virology, infectious disease medicine and past outbreaks.

  • decorative imageImPaKT Summit showcases research strengths
    New insights. New treatments. Experts gathered on campus this month to discuss the role the Imaging Pathogens for Knowledge Translation (ImPaKT) Facility will play in future research. “We are going to be at the forefront of infectious disease research, developing innovative solutions,” said Eric Arts, PhD.

  • decorative imageResearchers receive more than $11.9 million in federal funding
    From studies on autism to osteoarthritis, fifteen research projects at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Project Grant competition.

  • decorative imageImproving care for spinal cord compression
    With new funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Dr. Neil Duggal is addressing quality of life for older adults suffering from an often-overlooked progressive spinal condition.

  • decorative imageVanquishing an insidious foe
    Research is targeting the varied, complex nature of cardiovascular disease.

  • decorative imageFinal reminder: Submit your abstract for LHRD 2020
    Looking for feedback on your research? Hoping to practise your science communication skills? Submit an abstract to London Health Research Day to share your work with peers and research leaders. Submit online by Friday, February 14 at 11:59 p.m. EST

  • Celebrating your recent achievements
    Congratulations to Dervla Connaughton, Ornela Kljakic, Saverio Stranges, as well as many others, on your recent accomplishments.

  • Featured publications
    This month, we are featuring recent publications from faculty with the Master of Public Health program.

  • Events
    Upcoming events include Neuroscience Research Day (February 21), Generation Vape: The New Era of Lung Injury (March 10) and New Faculty Lecture featuring Sarah Mattonen, PhD (March 13).