June, 2013

Dr. Andrew Leask awarded EULAR Abstract Award

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Dr. Andrew Leask, Physiology and Pharmacology, Schulich Dentistry, was honoured with one of six European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Abstract Awards in Basic Science at a recent meeting in Madrid, Spain … (Read More)

Unintentional EMF breakthrough may offer hope

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A study by Alexandre Legros, a professor in Western's Department of Medical Biophysics and School of Kinesiology, shows EMFs can alter brain activity and physical responses, opening the possibility of therapy for disorders such as Parkinson's. … (Read More)

Two Western led teams share in $33 million primary care research funding

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Two Western led teams -one looking at innovative solutions for the growing problem of chronic disease in First Nations communities, and the other tackling how primary health care handles patients with multiple chronic conditions, are among those … (Read More)

Western teams with Heart and Stroke Leadership Circle

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Western researchers will receive $20 million dollars as members of the newly formed Heart and Stroke Foundation Research Leadership Circle. … (Read More)

Dr. David Nicolle appointed as Acting Chair/Chief, Department of Ophthalmology

Monday, June 24, 2013

Congratulations Dr. David Nicolle, on being appointed as Acting Chair/Chief, Department of Ophthalmology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, effective July 1, 2013 … (Read More)

CDA funds two pathology research projects

Friday, June 21, 2013

Two researchers in the Department of Pathology have been awarded operating grants from the Canadian Diabetes Association. Congratulations to Subrata Chakrabarti whose submission "Pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy" … (Read More)

Funding helps push for answers on primary care in Ontario

Friday, June 21, 2013

Moira Stewart knows hundreds of questions surround primary health care in Ontario. Now, the Family Medicine professor in the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry believes her newest project is well-positioned to provide some of the answers for those making the decisions. … (Read More)

"Forrest Gump" mice show too much of a good thing, can be bad

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A line of genetically modified mice that Robarts Research Institute scientists call "Forrest Gump" because, like the movie character, they can run far but they aren't smart, is furthering the understanding of a key neurotransmitter called acetylcholine (ACh). … (Read More)

Study finds commonly co-prescribed drugs can cause serious side effects

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Lawson Health Research Institute, Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Western University study found patients who are taking certain statins to lower cholesterol are at an increased risk of hospitalization if they are also prescribed antibiotics. … (Read More)

Dr. Les Kalman - digital app developer and ICOI Diplomate status recipient

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Congratulations Dr. Les Kalman, assistant professor, Division of Restorative Dentistry, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, on being awarded Diplomate status within the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) … (Read More)

In Memoriam - Dr. Al Annen

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry wishes to extend condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Dr. Al Annen who passed away suddenly on Friday, June 14 at the age of 62 … (Read More)

In Memoriam - Dr. Francis Chan

Monday, June 17, 2013

It is with great sadness, that we share the news that Dr. Francis Chan has passed away, after a long and valiant struggle with cancer. Dr. Chan was a much loved and highly regarded professor at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry … (Read More)

Dr. Frank Prato becomes the first Canadian to receive D'Arsonval Award

Monday, June 17, 2013

Dr. Frank Prato, professor in the Departments of Medical Imaging and Medical Biophysics, has received the 2013 D'Arsonval Award, the highest scientific honour of the international Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS). … (Read More)

Tree planted in honour of Dr. Ramsay Gunton

Friday, June 14, 2013

A red maple was planted in front of the Siebens Drake Research Institute this afternoon in honour of Dr. Ramsay Gunton's commitment to medicine & research. … (Read More)

New curriculum and strong bonds form memories

Friday, June 14, 2013

What do you want to do with your life? It's a question that is asked of us throughout our youth and one we pose to ourselves as we grow older. David D'Sliva, Dentistry Class of 2013 didn't always know he wanted to be a dentist … (Read More)

Award presentations at convocation

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Several of our faculty and one of our students received special recognition at this morning's convocation. Dr. Jane Rylett was presented as a Distinguished University Professor. … (Read More)

Lala: Do what you love rather than what is easiest

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The pursuit of one's passions, with the help of good mentorship, will shape legacies of graduates today, said Peeyush Lala, professor emeritus and past chair of Western's Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. … (Read More)

Breathing passion into respiratory research

Thursday, June 13, 2013

With a backpack full of outstanding academic achievements, Dr. Miranda Kirby, PhD, ventured off to Vancouver to begin her postdoctoral work. Once she arrives she will embark on two years of studies at Vancouver General Hospital … (Read More)

Change starts at home

Thursday, June 13, 2013

For as long as she can remember, Radha Joseph's parents counseled her that "change starts at home." This simple philosophy influenced many of her decisions during the past few years, and taken her down roads she would never have imagined … (Read More)

A commitment to research and community

Thursday, June 13, 2013

For Krista Maria Hawrylyshyn, becoming a scientist was not a childhood dream rather, the result of an inspiring trip and an enriching experience in the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) Program … (Read More)

High praise for Dental Research Student Workshop

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Network for Canadian Oral Health Research just wrapped up its inaugural Canadian Dental Research Student Workshops at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Organized by Dr. Walter Siqueira, the two-day conference drew 90 participants from dental schools across the country. … (Read More)

Cognitive neurology and geriatric medicine join forces

Monday, June 10, 2013

St. Joseph's Cognitive Neurology Program is now co-located at Parkwood Hospital with Geriatric Medicine, making this the primary Southwestern Ontario location for interdisciplinary cognition clinics, education and research activities. … (Read More)

Student named among Canada's Top 20 Under 20

Monday, June 10, 2013

Victoria Chok, 18, a first-year Biomedical Sciences student at Western, was named to Canada's Top 20 Under 20, presented by Youth in Motion, recognizing young people for their innovation, leadership and achievement. … (Read More)

Dr. Bob Kiaii appointed as inaugural Ray and Margaret Elliott Chair in Surgical Innovation in the Department of Surgery

Friday, June 7, 2013

Dr. Bob Kiaii has been appointed as the inaugural Ray and Margaret Elliott Chair in Surgical Innovation in the Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, for the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2018 … (Read More)

Dr. Tom Miller receives top CAPM&R award

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Tom Miller on receiving the Award of Merit, the highest award given out at the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Meeting in Montreal. … (Read More)

Conference to add teeth to dental academia pitch

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Walter Siqueira believes it couldn't have come at a better time. A new investment of $800,000 by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will fund a much-needed push to boost dental research and support graduate students in the field. … (Read More)

Fellowship to aid commercialization of new tremor treatment

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Jack Lee, MSc (Physiology and Pharmacology) is determined to take an innovative technology which helps patients with tremors, and bring it to market. And he's finding a lot of people and resources, to help him achieve that goal. … (Read More)

Western gets a research funding boost from CFI

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry have four of the six Western projects receiving nearly $1.15 million today from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. … (Read More)

Dr. Ana Igric honoured with the Dr. John D. Brown Memorial Resident Award

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Given to a postgraduate trainee in any area of medicine who displays excellence in patient-centred care and reflects the values and practices of Dr. John Brown … (Read More)

Short fiction published in CMAJ by MD/PhD Candidate Tavis Apramian

Monday, June 3, 2013

Congratulations Tavis Apramian, MD/PhD Candidate, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, for the recent publication of his short fiction, "Oncology Sleep", in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) … (Read More)