April, 2011

Orthopaedic surgeons honour division's founder

Friday, April 29, 2011

A group of 25 orthopaedic surgeons at The University of Western Ontario's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has committed $1.5 million in honour of Dr. J.C. Kennedy, Western's first professor and chair of orthopaedic surgery. The donation will … (Read More)

New institute expands expertise in Africa

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The University of Western Ontario's commitment to making a difference in Africa will receive a major boost with the opening of a new institute … (Read More)

WIF targets three projects

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Three Western projects incuding two at Schulich are one step closer to moving their work toward commercialization with awards from the Western Innovation Fund (WIF). … (Read More)

Program just smoke and mirrors

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The medical marijuana program was set up to fail and is leaving many Canadians suffering with chronic pain, says a University of Western Ontario professor. … (Read More)

Schulich Windsor Health Lecture Series - Mental Illness

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Schulich Windsor Health Lecture Series invites the community to learn about mental illnesses with Windsor psychiatrist Dr. Tamison Doey on Tuesday, May 3 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Windsor Public Library. … (Read More)

Epigenetics: You are what your grandmother ate!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Come out and join a panel of researchers at the London Arts Project on Thursday, May 5 from 7-9 p.m. for an interesting and lively discussion about epigenetics … (Read More)

Encouraging 'doctors of tomorrow'

Monday, April 25, 2011

Three medical students from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will be conducting an educational outreach program called "Doctors of Tomorrow" at Lord Elgin Public School, 1100 Victoria Dr … (Read More)

Students cannot escape impact of Libyan conflict

Thursday, April 21, 2011

It's not the way Baset Elzagallaai would prefer to start each morning. First on the agenda for the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry PhD student is powering up his laptop to check if his family is alive in Libya. Armed conflict has been ongoing … (Read More)

Schulich Dentistry profiled in GLAO newsletter

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The graduate orthodontic program at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry was recently profiled in the 'Education Spotlight' section of the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists (GLAO) Spring 2011 newsletter. … (Read More)

Research turns the world upside down

Monday, April 18, 2011

When you think you see a face in the clouds or in the moon, you may wonder why it never seems to be upside down. It turns out the answer to this seemingly minor detail is that your brain has been wired not to. … (Read More)

Strategy developed to regenerate better blood vessels

Monday, April 18, 2011

Researchers at The University of Western Ontario have discovered a strategy for stimulating the formation of highly functional new blood vessels in tissues that are starved of oxygen. Dr. Geoffrey Pickering and Matthew Frontini at the Schulich Schoo … (Read More)

Dr. Bernard Wolfe, Dr. David Naylor, Mitch Baran and Ron Calhoun among Honorary Degree recipients

Friday, April 15, 2011

Eleven distinguished individuals will receive their honorary degrees when The University of Western Ontario hosts its 297th Convocation this June. … (Read More)

Statins may protect against kidney complications following elective surgery

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Taking a statin before having major elective surgery reduces potentially serious kidney complications, according to a study by Dr. Amber Molnar of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry appearing in today's issue of the Journal of the American … (Read More)

$1.7 million for heart and stroke research in London

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Health research at The University of Western Ontario and Lawson Health Research Institute has received a $1.7 million boost from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. … (Read More)

Dr. Neil Arya to receive Honorary degree

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dr. Neil Arya, the Founding Director of the Office of Global Health at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Wilfrid Laurier University this spring … (Read More)

Dr. Mark Awuku named Business Professional of the Year

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dr. Mark Awuku, Acting Associate Dean, Windsor Program, was named Business Professional of the Year at the Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. … (Read More)

Journalism project reflects on death and dying

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Good journalism is consequential; it is about things that really matter. Few things matter more than how we die. Will we die in peace and comfort or in distress and pain - either alone or with strangers? … (Read More)

Med students set to take the stage

Friday, April 8, 2011

Medical students of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are hard at work putting the finishing touches on their productions for Tachycardia 2011. … (Read More)

Schulich in the news

Friday, April 8, 2011

Research papers by Steven Laviolette and Murray Huff published in the journals Neuroscience and Diabetes respectively, drew international attention for Schulich and Western this week. … (Read More)

Substance in tangerines fights obesity and protects against heart disease

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New research from The University of Western Ontario has discovered a substance in tangerines not only prevents obesity, but also offers protection against type 2 diabetes, and even atherosclerosis, the underlying disease responsible for most heart at … (Read More)

In memoriam: Dr. David C. Way

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. David C. Way on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. David was born here in London on August 5, 1924, graduated from Central Collegiate, attended the University of Toronto where he … (Read More)

Marijuana, the brain & emotional significance

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Drugs like marijuana act on naturally occurring receptors in the brain called cannabinoid receptors. However, the mechanisms by which these drugs produce their sensory and mood altering effects within the brain are largely unknown. Research led by … (Read More)

Researchers in Motion

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

On Sunday, May 15, Team Bernier: Researchers in Motion will be participating in The Arthritis Society's Walk to Fight Arthritis in honor of colleague and friend Dr. Suzanne Bernier, a passionate Arthritis researcher who passed away in 2007. Dr … (Read More)

In memoriam - Professor Emeritus Dr. John Reid

Monday, April 4, 2011

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. John Reid - a long-time faculty member and Professor Emeritus in Radiology at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry … (Read More)

Nuclear safety inspection completed

Friday, April 1, 2011

Western has fared almost perfectly in an inspection this week by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). The inspection, conducted annually, took place over three days and included 121 laboratories and other facilities in 19 campus buildings w … (Read More)

Discovery Day in Health Sciences - call for volunteers

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sign up as a volunteer for Discovery Day 2011, a one-day workshop -- to be held on Friday, May 6 -- that will give secondary school students and teachers the opportunity to explore a variety of career options in medicine and the health sciences. … (Read More)