February, 2014

In memoriam -Dr. Praful Chandarana

Friday, February 28, 2014

Well-known and respected psychiatrist Dr. Praful Chandarana passed away on February 26, 2014. Dr. Chandarana was an associate professor who joined the Department of Psychiatry in 1989. … (Read More)

Bringing well-being to the community

Friday, February 28, 2014

Dr. Michelle Mottola, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, is the founding director of the Exercise and Pregnancy Lab at Western. A certified embriologist, Mottola was the first pregnant woman enrolled in the program in 1994 … (Read More)

London researchers awarded $14.2 million from CIHR to tackle health issues

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute have been awarded operating grants worth nearly $14.2 million in the latest competition from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). … (Read More)

MedLINCS bringing access to the community

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Until Grade 10, Sarah Felder's only medical experience came in 10-minute appointments with her family doctor and one-hour appointments on her couch with the television series ER. Needless to say, a health-care career was the last thing on her mind. … (Read More)

Ontario's medical schools improve access to family doctors

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ontario's six family medicine programs have graduated 1,900 more family doctors in the last decade, transforming family medicine and improving access for patients, according to a new report by the faculties of medicine. … (Read More)

REACT clinical trial supports new approach of accelerated treatment for Crohn's disease

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Robarts Clinical Trials has announced the final results from an international clinical trial involving nearly 2,000 patients with Crohn's disease. The REACT study found the use of a new management strategy referred to as accelerated step-care as a best practice … (Read More)

Medical resident puts expertise to work with Honduras Project

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Schulich Medicine resident, Dr. Alisha Gabriel, will be boarding a plane this March to travel more than 8,400 kilometres to Honduras for the Honduras Medical and Dental Project … (Read More)

Dr. Robert Hegele's recent publications provide a direct link from the lab to patients

Thursday, February 13, 2014

This month, Dr. Hegele's contributions to two publications in both Nature Reviews and the Lancet on the management of a common condition called hypertriglyceridemia, provide a direct link from his research lab right to his patients. … (Read More)

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Medical Health Informatics - call for applications

Friday, February 7, 2014

Western University is seeking applicants for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Medical Health Informatics. The candidate will be an excellent emerging scientist who has demonstrated research creativity and innovation … (Read More)

Six Schulich Medicine students presenting at Calgary conference

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Congratulations to six Schulich Medicine students for successful abstract submissions to the annual History of Medicine Days Conference. The national conference features a highly competitive abstract process, with submissions from medical schools across Canada. … (Read More)