December, 2013

New imaging research validates an MRI method for measuring MS progression

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Imaging research from Robarts Research Institute has demonstrated that a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) approach called quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) can be an important tool for diagnosing and tracking the progression of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other neurological diseases. … (Read More)

In memoriam -Dr. Douglas Manners

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Dr. Douglas Oakley Manners has passed away at the age of 85. Dr. Manners received his MD at Western and spent more than 36 years on faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. … (Read More)

United Way goal draws near

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Western's 2013 United Way campaign has reached the 90 per cent mark, with students, staff, faculty and alumni raising $705,886 of the $780,000 goal. It's not too late to donate. … (Read More)

Dr. Brian Feagan receives CCFA Scientific Achievement Award

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Robarts Research Institute scientist Dr. Brian Feagan is among three physicians awarded with a 2013 Scientific Achievement Award by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. … (Read More)

Ontario Research Funds announced for Western

Friday, December 13, 2013

London North Centre MPP Deb Matthews announced an investment of over $7.4 million from the Ontario Research Fund - Research Infrastructure program to assist in research projects at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute, this morning at Robarts Research Institute. … (Read More)

Dr. Michael J. Strong, dean, and Dr. Raymond Kao included in Western's top newsmakers of 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Western News announced their top newsmakers of 2013. This annual list highlights some of the outstanding accomplishments and memorable activities from the year that have sparked positive conversation on campus … (Read More)

Landmark agreement formalizes accreditation of U.S. and Canadian medical education programs

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools took an important step today in ensuring quality standards in medical school programs in Canada and the US through a memorandum of understanding that formalizes their long-standing partnership. … (Read More)

Congratulations to our 2013 SRTP Award Recipients

Friday, December 6, 2013

Congratulations to Medicine students Caitlin Chang, Jack Li, Joyce Zhang and Arvand Barghi. Each year Schulich Medicine & Dentistry recognizes the outstanding work of four of its medical students for their involvement in advancing health research through the Student Research Training Program. … (Read More)

Mousumi Majumder wins first place at the 3 Minute Research Competition

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Postdoctoral scholar Mousumi Majumder, Anatomy and Cell Biology, was awarded first place at the 3 Minute Research Competition. The competition is a research communication exercise where postdoctoral scholars have three minutes or less to present their work and its impact … (Read More)

New target identified for preventing bone destruction

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Research from Western's Bone and Joint Initiative has identified a new target for preventing bone destruction in diseases such as arthritis and cancer. … (Read More)

Neurofeedback tunes key brain networks, improving subjective well-being in PTSD

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Pioneering research conducted by Dr. Ruth Lanius of the Department of Psychiatry points to a promising avenue for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder: utilising neurofeedback training to alter the plasticity of brain networks linked to the condition. … (Read More)