July, 2008

Study identifies DNA changes in major depression, suicide

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Autopsies usually point to a cause of death but now a study of brain tissue collected during these procedures, may explain an underlying cause of major depression and suicide, according to University of Western Ontario researcher. … (Read More)

Breakthrough holds promise for cystic fibrosis

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A University of Western Ontario professor studying cystic fibrosis (CF) has successfully corrected the defect which causes the overproduction of intestinal mucous in mice. … (Read More)

Dr. Hao Wang receives HSFC's New Investigator Award

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has announced that Dr. Hao Wang is a recipient of the New Investigator Award. This award provides salary support for Canada\'s best young researchers - located in universities, hospitals and research institut … (Read More)

Early Researcher Award recipients announced

Friday, July 25, 2008

Ten leading researchers at The University of Western Ontario were recognized Friday for their pioneering work at the start of their academic career. … (Read More)

New joint venture for Stiller Centre

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

In an attempt to improve The University of Western Ontario-based Stiller Centre and wipe out accumulated debt, a new governance model and joint venture agreement is being worked out between the city and the university. … (Read More)

Dr. Francis Chan Continues Role in Admissions & Student Affairs

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Dr. Francis Chan has been re-appointed to the role of Associate Dean, Admissions & Student Affairs for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. … (Read More)

Dr. Bertha Garcia Appointed Vice Dean, Education

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Dean Carol Herbert has announced the appointment of Dr. Bertha Garcia as Vice Dean, Education for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, effective July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2011. … (Read More)

Dental Sciences Closure Postponed

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Dental Sciences Building will remain open August 2, 3 and 4. A scheduled shutdown to replace a transformer has been postponed until further notice. Normal procedures for access to the building during weekend hours are to be followed. … (Read More)

Interested in new classroom technology?

Monday, July 21, 2008

A development in computer-to-computer technology that can help bring classrooms, conference halls and meeting rooms to a screen is being considered for license renewal at The University of Western Ontario. … (Read More)

Seeking new Research Chair in Rural Women's Health

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dean Carol Herbert (Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry) and Dean Jim Weese (Faculty of Health Sciences) wish to announce that a search will begin shortly for the Research Chair in Rural Women's Health. The search is expected to take one year to … (Read More)

Dean Herbert appointed to provincial panel on fertility treatment and adoption

Friday, July 11, 2008

Ontario has appointed an expert panel on fertility treatment and adoption to help find solutions for people who are trying to start or expand a family. Dr. Carol Herbert, Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Weste … (Read More)

Biological marker for Alzheimer's holds promise for earlier diagnosis and treatment

Friday, July 11, 2008

Researchers at Robarts Research Institute at The University of Western Ontario have found clear evidence that increases in the size of the brain ventricles are directly associated with cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. … (Read More)

Dr. John Denstedt re-appointed

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Dr. John Denstedt has been re-appointed as City-Wide Chair and Chief of the Department of Surgery, effective July 1, 2008 to June 2013. … (Read More)

Dr. Hachinski named to Order of Canada

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Renowned stroke researcher Vladimir Hachinski has been selected as a member of the Order of Canada for contributions to the field of neurology. He was one of 75 new appointments to the order announced July 1 by Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean. … (Read More)