March, 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 student research awards recipients

Monday, March 31, 2014

Congratulations to the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry 2014 student research awards recipients. These award programs in medicine and dentistry aim to foster research excellence and encourage students to incorporate research activities into their future career plans. … (Read More)

Research provides new insight into rural versus urban causes of childhood concussion

Monday, March 31, 2014

Researchers at Western University have found youth living in rural areas are more likely to sustain concussions from injuries involving motorized vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes, whereas youth living in urban areas suffer concussions mostly as a result of sports. … (Read More)

Congratulations History of Medicine Colloquium Award Winners

Friday, March 28, 2014

Congratulations to Kevin Dueck, Medicine Class of 2016, and Hannah MacKenzie, Medicine Class of 2016, who received awards at this year's History of Medicine Colloquium. … (Read More)

New CRC for Frank Beier

Friday, March 28, 2014

Frank Beier, PhD, of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology has been awarded a new Tier I CRC in Musculoskeletal Research to study the connection between skeletal development and osteoarthritis. … (Read More)

Dr. Mandar Jog honoured as a 2014 Faculty Scholar

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dr. Mandar Jog, Professor, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Neurology, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, has been selected as one of 13 Faculty Scholars … (Read More)

Dr. Michael Rieder honoured with 2014 Distinguished University Professorship (DUP)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dr. Michael Rieder is among the latest honorees to receive the university's top award for faculty. The Distinguished University Professorship award acknowledges sustained excellence in scholarship over a substantial career at Western … (Read More)

Dr. Cheryl Forchuk receives Distinguished University Professorship award

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dr. Cheryl Forchuk, a professor in Western University's Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing with a cross-appointment in the Department of Psychiatry, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, has been an active faculty member at the School for more than 15 years … (Read More)

Dr. Mithu Sen has been appointed as Assistant Dean, Faculty Equity and Wellness

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dr. Mithu Sen has been appointed as Assistant Dean, Faculty Equity and Wellness, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from March 1, 2014 to February 28, 2017 … (Read More)

Celebrating Excellence

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Windsor Program Awards of Excellence celebrate the commitment and dedication of faculty, staff and students to the overall mission of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. We are proud to announce the 2013-2014 recipients. … (Read More)

Seeking applications for Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is seeking applications for the position of Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) effective July 1, 2014. … (Read More)

Call for Nominations - Dr. John D. Brown Award - Friday, April 4 deadline

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Call for nominations is now open for the prestigious Dr. John D. Brown Award for residents. This award recognizes a postgraduate trainee in any area of medicine who displays excellence in patient-centred care and reflects the values and practices of Dr. John Brown, who always put his patients first … (Read More)

University Awards for Excellence in Teaching announced

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Congratulations to Jerry Battista of the Department of Medical Biophysics and Brad Urquhart of Physiology and Pharmacology on receiving Western's highest teaching awards. … (Read More)

Health research showcase features London's up and coming scientists

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Close to 400 young scientists will be presenting their research at the third annual London Health Research Day at the London Convention Centre today. … (Read More)

Dr. Paul Adams named Irish Fellow

Monday, March 17, 2014

On a day when many profess to be Irish, we want to recognize Dr. Paul Adams, a gastroenterologist in the Department of Medicine, who was named an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland … (Read More)

Call for Applications - Assistant Dean, Rural & Regional Community Engagement

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Dean, Rural & Regional Community Engagement (RRCE), to be effective July 1, 2014 … (Read More)

Bonnie Adamson retires as President and CEO of London Health Sciences Centre

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry thanks Bonnie for her tireless commitment to health care and wishes her all the best … (Read More)

Power Shutdown March 22, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Facilities Management is scheduling a brief power outages for maintenance to equipment on 22nd. … (Read More)

Eyeing heart a new way offers hope to stroke victims

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dr. David Spence, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry professor and Robarts Research Institute scientist, said an inexpensive tool for assessing the arteries inside the head may detect a potentially dangerous hole within the heart of some patients with an unexplained stroke. … (Read More)

Crafting club boosts spirits of young patients

Thursday, March 13, 2014

As a fourth-year Medical Sciences student at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Jonathan Besney never expected to spend his days making crafts. Besney is president of Western's Crafting for a Cure, one of the newest student clubs on campus. … (Read More)

Majority of transgender patients report negative experiences in emergency departments

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A new study led by Greta Bauer, PhD, of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics has found the majority of transgender patients in Ontario have had a negative experience when it comes to receiving emergency department care. … (Read More)

Orthopaedic research gets funding boost

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Alan Getgood has been awarded a research grant worth nearly $52,000 from the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF), the world's leading tissue bank. … (Read More)

CAME Certificate of Merit Award recipients announced

Monday, March 10, 2014

Drs. Mariamma Joseph, Department of Pathology, Claude Kortas, Department of Medicine, and Michele Weir, Department of Pathology, have been selected to receive the 2014 CAME Certificate of Merit Award. … (Read More)

Exploring how kidney failure impacts the body's systems

Thursday, March 6, 2014

For patients currently on kidney dialysis, several medications are prescribed to control such things as diabetes, hypertension and infection. Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Brad Urquhart is looking at how the body reacts to these drugs and how the doses can be optimized by physicians. … (Read More)

2014 Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) match results reflect School's value of social responsibility

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

We extend our congratulations to our students who achieved success in the first round of the match. The CaRMS match results were shared with our students from the Undergraduate Medical Education program at noon today on March 5. … (Read More)

Bringing oral health to the community with DOCS

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

For Marie, a trip to the dentist used to mean one thing: pain. It had been 10 years since the 74-year-old retiree had visited a dentist. Last year, Marie sought treatment through the Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) Program. DOCS provides free dental care to low-income families … (Read More)

Bringing insight to the community with Mini Medical School

Monday, March 3, 2014

Dr. Marjorie Johnson speaks in front of a large, packed university lecture hall. Everyone sits silently, absorbing each bit of information with breathless enthusiasm. The next PowerPoint slide comes up on the screen. It reads, 'Problems of the butt?' … (Read More)