November, 2013

Lifestyle prescriptions initiative gets federal funding

Friday, November 29, 2013

On behalf of the Minister of Health, the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Regional Minister of Southwestern Ontario, today announced funding for a project to promote healthy living and type 2 diabetes prevention. … (Read More)

Knee surgery success may depend on ALL attention

Friday, November 29, 2013

While anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery is a widely proven procedure, a Western orthopaedic surgeon says re-injury rates in young patients after such procedures are unacceptably high for those returning to pivoting sports like basketball, volleyball and soccer. … (Read More)

Western University cancer researcher teams up with Chinese scientists to study chemotherapy

Monday, November 25, 2013

Cancer researcher Shun-Cheng (Shawn) Li, PhD, has been awarded a China-Canada Joint Health Research Initiative grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The grant, valued at $225,000 over three years, … (Read More)

Assistant Dean, Faculty Equity and Wellness - call for applications

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Dean, Faculty Equity and Wellness, to be effective February 1, 2014 … (Read More)

Gregor Reid one of Canada's Stars in Global Health

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Gregor Reid's project "Using locally sourced probiotic food to reduce levels of potent environmental toxins" is one of 83 bold innovations to improve global health which received $100,000 seed funding today from Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada. … (Read More)

Students, faculty invited to public forum on assisted suicide

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Public Law and Legal Philosophy Research Group at Western Law will host a public forum on recent developments in the law of euthanasia and assisted suicide, and welcomes Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to attend. … (Read More)

CRC renewed for Stephen Ferguson

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor and Robarts Research Institute scientist Stephen Ferguson has had his Tier 1 Canada Research Chair renewed. Ferguson is developing new diagnostic and therapeutic tools for identifying and treating neurological disease. … (Read More)

Alumna Margaret Chan named among global power elite

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Forbes has ranked Margaret Chan, BA'73, MD'77, DSc'99, World Health Organization (WHO) director-general, as the world's 59th most powerful person on the magazine's World's Most Powerful People list. … (Read More)

Dr. Qingping Feng identifies potential new treatment for sepsis

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sepsis is the leading cause of in-hospital death and there is no specific treatment for it. Now, research led by Dr. Qingping Feng of Western University suggests a protein called recombinant human annexin A5 may have therapeutic potential for the treatment of this disease. … (Read More)

Robarts team to share in $1.5 million team grant

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Marco and Vania Prado of Robarts Research institute will share in funding announced by Brain Canada for five Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) grants. They will work with a team led by by Dr. Salah El Mestikawy of McGill University … (Read More)

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cortical Plasticity in Sensory Processing - call for applications

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the Faculty of Social Science at Western University, one of Canada's leading research intensive universities, are seeking applicants for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cortical Plasticity in Sensory Processing … (Read More)

Corn and safflower oils may actually increase risk of heart disease

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A cardiac surgeon at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry along with a nutritionist from Toronto are urging Health Canada to reconsider health claims for omega-6 oils such as corn and safflower oils on food labels. … (Read More)

Western Revealed airs tonight on Rogers

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

"Western Revealed" will carry two segments tonight on the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry -one on the Mini Medical School and one on the opening of the new building. … (Read More)

Medical Biophysics marks a special day

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Today is a big day for those in the Department of Medical Biophysics. It's the first International Day of Medical Physics, and tomorrow is the International Day of Radiology. Find out more about both on the department's home page. … (Read More)

Study finds tired surgeons do not have more complications during surgeries

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New research by Western University, Lawson Health Research Institute and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) Western shows that surgical safety is not affected even if the surgeon hasn't had a good night's sleep. … (Read More)

In memoriam - Dr. Richard (Dick) Rankin

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Richard (Dick) Rankin who served as Chair, Department of Medical Imaging, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Chief, Department of Radiology, London Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Rankin was respected and admired by many … (Read More)

Noted neurologist receives honorary degree

Monday, November 4, 2013

In an increasingly interdependent world, graduates must remember to work with one another in solving the challenges of today, said respected neurologist Thomas Feasby. … (Read More)

Journalist talks to grads about chance and change

Monday, November 4, 2013

Today's graduates must embrace the unknown and the lessons it will bring, said journalist Adrienne Arsenault. Arsenault spoke to graduates from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, … (Read More)

Another Grand Challenges entry

Friday, November 1, 2013

Dr. Luis Altamirano-Diaz of the Department of Paediatrics has entered the Grand Challenges "Stars in Global Health" challenge. His project uses augmented reality to improve the training of adult cariologists who in many poor countries, also have to deal with children with congenital heart disease. … (Read More)

Engineering Medical Advances

Friday, November 1, 2013

Jeremy Cepek, PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering, explores improved treatment for prostate cancer. He and his research, conducted at the imaging centre at Robarts Research Institute, received a boost in the form of an Ontario Graduate Scholarship recently. … (Read More)

Take the Grand Challenge

Friday, November 1, 2013

David Holdsworth, PhD, of the Robarts Research Institute has submitted an application to Grand Challenges Canada, as part of their "Stars in Global Health" competition, and he needs your vote! … (Read More)