September, 2013

Dr. George Athwal recognized as one of the top 28 North American Shoulder Surgeons

Monday, September 30, 2013

Congratulations Dr. George Athwal, associate professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry on being honoured as one of the top 28 North American Shoulder Surgeons by Orthopedics This Week … (Read More)

Windsor Hospital Realignment

Friday, September 27, 2013

This past July, the board of Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital (HDGH) and the Board of Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) approved the transitional realignment plan for the Windsor hospitals … (Read More)

Dedication fulfills young alumnus' 'Wish' for others

Friday, September 27, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Tom Cheung, one of our residents in emergency medicine, on receiving Western's Faculty of Health Sciences first ever Young Alumni Award. … (Read More)

Student competition aims to change the world

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Think you have a unique solution to a global problem? As part of International Week, Western is holding the World's Challenge Challenge, a student competition to change the world. … (Read More)

Dr. Carol Herbert appointed to the Board for the Council of Canadian Academies

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Carol Herbert on being appointed to the Board of Governors for the Council of Canadian Academies. Dr. Herbert is a professor of Family Medicine, and former dean of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. … (Read More)

New research shows how heart cells communicate to regulate heart activity

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New research led by Robarts Research Institute scientists Robert Gros and Marco Prado, is leading to a better understanding of what happens during heart failure; knowledge that could lead to better therapeutics or a more accurate predictor of risk. … (Read More)

Dr. Cheryl Forchuk wins national mental health research award

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Today, Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Canada will present Dr. Cheryl Forchuk with the Recovery Research Award in honour of her achievements in mental health research. Dr. Forchuk, a professor in … (Read More)

Vanier Scholars announced

Monday, September 23, 2013

Congratulations to Mauricio Rodriguez-Torres of Anatomy and Cell Biology on being named a Vanier Scholar along with seven other graduate students from Western. … (Read More)

Local Rally planned in support of Dr. Tarek Loubani

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Loubani are organizing two rallies on Tuesday, September 24 to publicly urge for his release. … (Read More)

Dr. Terri Paul re-appointed as Associate Dean, Learner Equity & Wellness

Friday, September 20, 2013

Dr. Terri Paul has been re-appointed as Associate Dean, Learner Equity & Wellness, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2018 … (Read More)

Dr. Tom Feasby to receive honorary degree from Western

Thursday, September 19, 2013

One of the country's most notable neurologists, scientific directors and medical leaders, Dr. Tom Feasby will receive an honorary degree from Western in recognition of his outstanding contributions in shaping and improving Canada's health care delivery and policy during his academic career. … (Read More)

Creating new Synergies in Simulation Education and Training

Thursday, September 19, 2013

More than 70 education and clinical leaders, and simulation training experts from across southwestern Ontario will converge at Fanshawe College this weekend to create new synergies in simulation education and training … (Read More)

Western president releases statement on detention of Loubani

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Recent news reports that Schulich Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. Tarek Loubani has begun a hunger strike in protest to his detainment by the Egyptian government has heightened concern for the well-being of our academic colleague. … (Read More)

Jennifer Martins, Dents 2014, wins bronze medal at the 2013 World Rowing Championships

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Congratulations Jennifer Martins, Dents 2014, on winning a bronze medal with Rowing Canada, women's eight, at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea … (Read More)

Dr. Sandrine deRibaupierre selected to attend Young Physicians Leaders' Program

Friday, September 13, 2013

Congratulations Dr. Sandrine de Ribaupierre, associate professor, Clinical Neurological Sciences, on being chosen to attend the Interacademy Medical Panel (IAMP) 3rd Young Physicians Leaders' (YPL) Program in Berlin in October … (Read More)

It's the Medical Matchup of the century

Thursday, September 12, 2013

This year's Homecoming game finds the Western charging against Queen's University! A battle of epic proportions is brewing as Dr. Michael J. Strong, has challenged Dr. Richard Reznick, Dean, Queen's School of Medicine to a friendly bet over the outcome of this year's 2013 Homecoming football game … (Read More)

Scientists discover a novel opiate addiction switch in the brain

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Neuroscientists at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry have made a remarkable new discovery revealing the underlying molecular process by which opiate addiction develops in the brain. … (Read More)

In memoriam - Dr. Arthur J. Hudson

Monday, September 9, 2013

It is with a sense of great loss that we inform you of the passing of Dr. J. Arthur Hudson earlier today. Dr. Hudson was a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences and one of its earliest members … (Read More)

UWindsor open, classes continue during labour disruption

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The University of Windsor will remain open and classes will continue during a CUPE 1393 work stoppage that began at 12:45 am on Sunday, September 8 … (Read More)

Pairing cancer treatments shows patient improvement

Friday, September 6, 2013

Combining two common brain tumour treatments could lead to greater results, according to preliminary data from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Oncology professor Dr. Barbara Fisher. … (Read More)

Gait and Brain Week

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Gait and Brain Lab in conjunction with the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Western Visiting Scholar Program is proud to announce the upcoming "Gait and Brain Week" at Western from October 21 to October 27. … (Read More)

Western team named Global Call for Ideas finalist

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A project spearheaded by Western researchers Adrian Owen and Melvyn Goodale has been named among seven shortlisted teams to proceed to Stage 2 of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Global Call for Ideas. … (Read More)

HIV vaccine produces no adverse effects in trials

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Phase I Clinical Trial of the first and only preventative HIV vaccine based on a genetically modified killed whole virus (SAV001-H) has been successfully completed with no adverse effects in all patients. … (Read More)