As a group, they have altered the practice of medical physics in Canada and influenced countless careers. For these exceptional contributions, five members of the Department of Medical Biophysics have received the Gold Medal from the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP).
Funding for education research announced Four research teams have received funding from the Faculty Support for Research in Education program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. Recipients include Stephen Ferrier, Sarah McLean, Nabil Sultan and Taryn Taylor.
3MT finalists showcase research communication skills Eight graduate trainees are among the Top 20 finalists for Western’s campus-wide Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Congratulations to Sanna Abbasi, Gregory Brooks, Tricia Chinnery, Madeleine Dacey, Janice Gomes, Chidambra Halari, Rebecca Kozak and Yodit Tesfagiorgis.
Returning to play: Brain imaging and concussion Young athletes who suffer concussions may be returning to the field, court or ice too soon. Ravi Menon, PhD, uses imaging to show that athlete’s brains are continuing to change long after they are cleared for action.
Celebrating top teaching talent Two faculty members have received awards for excellence in teaching from Western University. Fabiana Crowley, PhD, received the Marilyn Robinson Award for Excellence in Teaching and Christine Bell, PhD, received the Angela Armitt Award for Excellence in Teaching by Part-Time Faculty.
Exploring the future of diabetes management Can artificial intelligence help in diabetes management? New technology may offer a non-invasive, wearable alternative for monitoring blood sugar levels without a finger prick.
Researchers receive CIHR funding to study COVID-19 Anita Kothari, PhD, is developing a social media toolkit for public health agencies. Maxwell Smith, PhD, is proposing ethical pathways to expedite treatment and vaccine research for COVID-19. Read More
Citrus component may help combat obesity Murray Huff, PhD, showed that a molecule in oranges and tangerines called nobiletin can drastically reduce obesity and reverse negative side effects in mice fed a high-fat diet. But why it works remains a mystery.
Funding opportunities Learn about funding opportunities from the AMOSO Opportunities Fund, Alzheimer’s Association, Multiple Sclerosis Society and more.
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