July, 2013

Dr. Aaron Fenster to be profiled by IOMP

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Congratulations Dr. Aaron Fenster on being selected as one of 50 medical physicists being profiled by the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) … (Read More)

Eric Lindros named Honorary Chair of See the Line

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Retired NHL great and former Canadian National Hockey Team member Eric Lindros has been named as the 2013 Honorary Chair for "See the Line", a new, collaborative initiative focused on concussion research, care and awareness. … (Read More)

Kevin Dueck, Meds 2016, places top three at UNM Medical Narrative and Poetry Contest

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Congratulations Kevin Dueck, Meds 2016, on placing third at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine (UNM) Medical Narrative and Poetry Contest for his submission The Crying Doctor … (Read More)

Dr. Jane Rylett elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Congratulations Dr. Jane Rylett on being elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). Election to Fellowship in the Academy is considered one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community … (Read More)

Researchers compile systematic list of recommendations for investigational-drug studies

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Fewer than five per cent of promising basic science discoveries that claim clinical relevance lead to approved drugs within a decade, and only 11 per cent of investigational drugs are ultimately licensed. … (Read More)

Benefits found by pairing brain tumour treatments

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Combining two common brain tumour treatments could lead to greater results. Associate professor of oncology, Dr. Barbara Fisher shows that combining radiation with a standard chemotherapy drug for patients with low grade gliomas can increase three year survival rates by 35%. … (Read More)

In memoriam - Dr. James McDonald (Jim) Robertson

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry wishes to extend sincere condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Dr. Jim Robertson … (Read More)

PhD candidate joins record-breaking lake swim

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Samantha Whiteside, a Department of Microbiology and Immunology PhD candidate, joins four other Ontario women on the swim of a lifetime today - a 305-km relay running the length of Lake Ontario. … (Read More)

Study explores relationship between childhood development and poor sleep patterns

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Be it the stress of poor work-life balance and everyday living or the seemingly endless stream of technological advancement unleashed globally on a daily basis, sleep patterns have become neglected for … (Read More)

Dr. Salim Yusuf awarded J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Robarts Research Institute is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2013 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine is Dr. Salim Yusuf, an internationally renowned cardiologist and epidemiologist. … (Read More)

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry welcomes Nanjing Medical University

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is hosting a delegation from Nanjing Medical University, July 22-23. President Chen Qi, and six colleagues including deans and vice deans from the Chinese medical school, will meet with Schulich Medicine & Dentistry … (Read More)

Dr. Candace Gibson appointed as Assistant Dean, Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education

Monday, July 22, 2013

Dr. Candace Gibson has been appointed as Assistant Dean, Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education (BMSUE), Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2018 … (Read More)

Chinese universities on campus to explore new partnerships

Monday, July 22, 2013

Early this week, Western welcomes two Chinese universities to campus in hopes of exploring broader partnerships. On Monday and Tuesday, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry hosts a delegation from Nanjing Medical University. … (Read More)

Schulich team takes steps to help arthritis research

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Arthritis Society honoured members of the Western community this week, presenting a Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry team with a plaque for being the city's top fundraising group in the annual Walk to Fight Arthritis. … (Read More)

Robarts researchers win a Movember Discovery Grant

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Robarts scientist recognized for his mustache is benefitting from an annual event that sees thousands of men grow one. Gregory Dekaban has been awarded a Movember Discovery Grant. … (Read More)

Research detects lung cancer sooner

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Postdoctoral fellow and Robarts Imaging Research Associate Todd Stevens, along with a research team at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have proposed a method of detecting lung cancer tumors at an earlier stage of development. … (Read More)

Heart and Stroke Foundation announces grants

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Heart and Stroke Foundation today announced grants to support research in the areas of cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular research. Congratulations to our Western University recipients: … (Read More)

MedQUEST experience comes full circle

Monday, July 8, 2013

Shawn Segeren's enthusiasm is palpable as he speaks about his time as a high school student at the Chatham-Kent MedQUEST Exploration Program. Things have come full circle as Segeren, a first year undergraduate medical student, is now taking the MedQUEST Clinical Elective program. … (Read More)

CIHR funding tops $8 million for Western University research

Friday, July 5, 2013

Congratulations to the successful recipients of operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Thirteen research projects at Western University received funding totalling more than $8 million. … (Read More)

Bacteria communicate to help each other resist antibiotics

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

New research from Dr. Miguel Valvano and first author Omar El-Halfawy, unravels a novel means of communication that allows bacteria such as Burkholderia cenocepacia (B. cenocepacia) to resist antibiotic treatment. … (Read More)

Memorial celebration of Dr. Francis Chan

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A memorial celebration of Dr. Francis Chan's life will be held at the Great Hall, Somerville House, Western University, at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Friends, colleagues, students, and neighbours are invited, together with their children to share their memories and stories of Dr. Chan … (Read More)