January, 2014

Dr. Watling successfully defends his PhD

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dr. Chris Watling, associate dean, Postgraduate Medical Education can now add PhD to a long list of degrees and honours he has achieved. With this achievement, Dr. Watling becomes the first clinician at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to earn a PhD in education and one of a very small group nationally … (Read More)

Mayor's honour puts a smile on DOCS faces

Monday, January 27, 2014

In less than a decade, Dr. Kenneth Wright has given many Londoners something to smile about. A dentist and professor at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Wright founded the School's Dental Outreach Community Services (DOCS), responsible for the restoration of many smiles in low-income communities … (Read More)

Dr. George Dresser debunks detox diets

Friday, January 24, 2014

Detox diets are, simply put, a hoax. Just ask Dr. George Dresser, Department of Medicine, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Dresser was recently sought out by CBC's Marketplace, for an investigation of detox diets … (Read More)

Jacob Van Dyk to receive honorary degree

Thursday, January 23, 2014

An award-winning cancer researcher and teacher, Jacob Van Dyk will be receive an honorary degree at the 2014 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry MD Convocation … (Read More)

Dr. Robert Litchfield keeps Olympic dreams alive

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Most Canadians will be watching Kaya Turski's aerobatic moves when the freestyle skier hits the slopes of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi next month. Dr. Robert Litchfield, Department of Surgery, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, however, will be eyeing her left knee … (Read More)

Watch the January Edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter: Conflict of Interest Policy

Thursday, January 23, 2014

In this month's Dean's Video Newsletter, we hear from Dr. Michael J. Strong about the importance of the Conflict of Interest Policy, why you need to sign it and how it can help to guide faculty, clinicians and learners … (Read More)

Fetal exposure to nicotine increases long-term risk of obesity

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Research led by Daniel Hardy, PhD, has shown that nicotine during pregnancy, whether from smoking or nicotine replacement therapy, causes a wide range of long-term adverse reactions for the offspring, including an increased risk of obesity by influencing the liver to produce more triglyceride. … (Read More)

New study shows alcohol affects vision by 30 per cent

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Using a 144-year old optical illusion, researchers from Western University have determined that drinking the legal limit of alcohol impairs some aspects of vision by 30 per cent. … (Read More)

Schulich Dentistry opens unique operating suite for special needs patients

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Schulich Dentistry has become the first dental school in North America to be equipped with a general anesthetic (GA) suite allowing the School's dental clinic program to expand its scope of services for patients, especially those with physical and/or intellectual challenges. … (Read More)

Research targets relief for crippling condition

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. David O'Gorman and PhD student Christina Raykha have identified a possible new focus for the treatment of Dupuytren's disease, a hereditary condition causing hand tissues to contract and fingers to curl permanently onto the palm of the hand … (Read More)

Funding fuels brain disease research

Thursday, January 9, 2014

New funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will help a Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researcher unlock a previously underexplored portion of the brain, giving his team a unique look into how certain diseases attack. … (Read More)

Join us at the Bone and Joint Injury Repair Scientific Conference - Register by January 10

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Interdisciplinary Development Initiative in Bone and Joint Health is holding a scientific conference on January 16 & 17. … (Read More)

Research reveals new therapeutic target for Huntington's disease

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Research from Robarts Research Institute scientist Stephen Ferguson, PhD, has revealed a possible new target for treating movement disorders such as Huntington's disease (HD) and Parkinson's disease. … (Read More)

Classes cancelled through Tuesday; university remains open

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Due to unprecedented and dangerous wind chill temperatures and blowing snow, Western has cancelled classes for Tuesday. The university will remain open and continue to provide services on campus … (Read More)

Western University weather update

Monday, January 6, 2014

Please check the Western weather update website for the latest campus information. It is also important to check your email for information specific to your program. … (Read More)

Dr. Kenneth Wright on Mayor's Honouree List

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Dr. Kenneth Wright has been named to the 2014 Mayor's New Year's Honour List for his humanitarian work. The Schulich Dentistry professor founded the very successful Dental Outreach Community Services (DOCS). … (Read More)