March 2020 Newsletter

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    A legacy of excellence in medical physics

    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).

  • decorative imageFunding 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.

  • decorative image3MT 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.

  • decorative imageReturning 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.

  • decorative imageCelebrating 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.

  • decorative imageCOVID-19: Travel, Education and Visitor Policy
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has adopted a new travel policy for all clinical/dental faculty, staff and learners and for those working in a clinical care environment.

  • decorative imageExploring 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.

  • decorative imageResearchers 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

  • decorative imageAnatomy and Physiology subjects ranked among global elite
    Seven subjects at Western University, including Anatomy and Physiology, are among the Top 100 in the world, according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject released this month.

  • decorative imageCitrus 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.

  • decorative imageDaring to Ask: How can we make drug therapy safer for children?
    Dr. Michael Rieder, the CIHR-GSK Chair in Clinical Paediatric Pharmacology, is researching drug safety and optimal therapeutics in children. He is daring to ask the question; how can we make drug therapy safer for children?

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  • Celebrating your recent achievements
    Congratulations to Aaron Fenster, Marjorie Johnson, Dr. Jonathan Keow, as well as many others, on your recent accomplishments.

  • Featured publications
    This month, we are featuring recent publications from Physiology and Pharmacology.

  • Funding opportunities
    Learn about funding opportunities from the AMOSO Opportunities Fund, Alzheimer’s Association, Multiple Sclerosis Society and more.

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