August, 2009

Prevention is key

Friday, August 28, 2009

Students at The University of Western Ontario are encouraged to fend off the H1N1 influenza virus by adding prevention strategies to their back-to-school checklist. … (Read More)

Meet the Windsor Program's new Anatomy Specialist

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sarah Beech is the new Anatomy Learning Specialist at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Program. Her profile appeared today in the University of Windsor Daily News. … (Read More)

Future doctors don white coats

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

One after the other - with proud family and friends snapping photos - 159 first-year medical students took part in the annual White Coat ceremony to signify the beginning of their medical careers. … (Read More)

Warning about codeine use after tonsillectomy

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A University of Western Ontario report being published in the New England Journal of Medicine warns the use of codeine to treat pain following a tonsillectomy could be fatal for some children. … (Read More)

In Memoriam - Nan Cumming

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Nan Cumming, 78, a retired staff member from Obstetrics and Gynaecology, died Aug. 13. Cumming, who had 20 years of service at the university before retiring in 1995, is predeceased by her husband Neil, parents Alan and Peggy Reid and brother Terry … (Read More)

Dr. Donald Rix to receive CMA's highest honour

Thursday, August 13, 2009

On August 19, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) will present the 2009 F.N.G. Starr Award to businessman, philanthropist and community volunteer Dr. Donald Rix from Vancouver, BC. … (Read More)

Robarts announces 2009 Taylor Prize recipient

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dr. Garret FitzGerald of the University of Pennsylvania has been named as the recipient of the 2009 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine, Robarts Research Institute's annual prize recognizing the world's leading researchers. … (Read More)

UPDATE: Problem with Western phone lines

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

UPDATED TUESDAY, AUG. 11, 1:15 p.m. Due to an ongoing technical problem with Rogers Communications, the inbound and outbound telecommunications connection to The University of Western Ontario has been temporarily lost. … (Read More)

Graduate Fellowship Awards Announced

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Congratulations to the 2009 recipients of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's awards for Graduate Studies: James Duncan, Wendy Teft, Kenneth Valyear, Nicole St. Denis, Katherine Kasper, John Robertson and Gobi Thillainadesan. … (Read More)

Quiet alarms signal end of evacuation

Friday, August 7, 2009

The University of Western Ontario Fire Safety and Emergency Management has instituted a new initiative that allows occupants to re-enter buildings when fire alarms stop ringing. … (Read More)

Reducing teen dating violence

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A school program about healthy relationships built into the Grade 9 curriculum appears to reduce adolescent dating violence and increase condom use. The study, conducted by researchers at The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and The Un … (Read More)