December 05, 2019 There is a new version of STAR now in production. Updates to the program include the ability to accept scanned PDF uploads of teaching summaries that have been received from teaching sources outside of Western, as well as changes to the Teaching Philosophy, Supervisory Experience & Mentoring Activities, and Teaching Innovations & Curriculum Development sections.
December 03, 2019 Dr. Bütter and her team are part of the Pediatric Surgical Oncology Research Collaborative (PSORC), a group of Canadian and American paediatric surgeons from more than 30 hospitals. They share data on rare childhood cancer to accelerate research in the hopes of improving outcomes for children with sarcoma.
November 04, 2019 Maj.-Gen. Andrew Downes, Surgeon General and Commander of the Canadian Forces Health Services Group, and members of his team attended a celebratory dinner, toured the School’s facilities and took part in a business meeting.
November 04, 2019 Dr. Ernest Chan, PGY 3, Urology, is one of three Schulich Medicine & Dentistry residents who are developing wellness initiatives supporting their peers in hopes of reducing burnout and enhancing mental health.
November 03, 2019 Men who filled a prescription for opioids after minor surgery were at significantly higher risk of persistent long-term opioid use and hospitalization for opioid overdose than those who did not, according to a study led by Division of Urology members.
October 01, 2019 Charles Weijer is the leading expert on the ethics of randomized controlled trials. In this talk he will be discussing the ethics of placebo controlled trials in surgery as well explore the C-SAW trial evaluating arthroscopic subacromial decompression. The seminar will take place on Friday, October 11 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in room K203 (Third floor of the Kresge Building).
September 30, 2019 The Heineken Prizes are international prizes worth $200,000 each awarded every other year to five internationally renowned scientists and scholars. The Heineken Prize for Medicine is awarded to a scientist who has conducted pioneering medical research. Nomination deadline is October 15.
September 04, 2019 The deadline for the Internal Research Fund (IRF) and Resident Research Grant (RRG) Competition is Friday, October 11. All clinical members of the department are eligible to apply for the IRF competition and all residents of the department are eligible to apply for the RRG competition.
August 30, 2019 In preparation for the fall grant writing period, here are some refreshers for navigating your way past the initial proposal entry screen you see when choosing the "New ROLA" button on the Funding Opportunities Page.
August 06, 2019 Dr. Ken Leslie, Professor and Chair/Chief, Division of General Surgery, and the STOP Narcotics study authors meet with hospital executives across Canada to discuss the need for limiting narcotic prescriptions after surgery.
July 29, 2019 Led by Dr. Christopher Schlachta, Professor in the Division of General Surgery, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is now part of the Ontario Bariatric Network, and offers a full-service program to help obese patients change their lives through lifestyle and surgical intervention.
July 15, 2019 Dr. Tina Mele, Associate Professor, Division of General Surgery, and Co-PI Dr. John McCormick, Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, will receive $1,090,126 over five years toward their project entitled, "Staphylococcus aureus at the commensal-pathogen interface: the superantigen paradox"
July 08, 2019 Dr. John Denstedt photographed during a surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital in 2014 that was broadcasted live to Brazil. Just one of the many innovative urological practices he has contributed to in his lifetime.
July 04, 2019 Study led by Dr. Jeffrey Campbell, assistant professor in the Division of Urology, and colleagues found filling a narcotic prescription post-surgery increased the chance of long-term opioid use by 43 per cent.
June 26, 2019 Research led by Dr. Michael Chu, Division of Cardiac Surgery, and Dr. Geoffrey Pickering, Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine, has shown possible causes for ascending aortic aneurysms and potential methods for treating them.
May 02, 2019 Congratulations to Dr. Vivian McAlister, Professor in the Division of General Surgery, for being selected as this year’s recipient of the Canadian Medical Association’s John McCrae Memorial Medal.
April 17, 2019 Online registration is now available for the Dr. Robert Zhong Department of Surgery Research Day. This year's event will be held on June 24 at the Kenny Theatre, King's University College.
March 27, 2019 Congratulations to Dr. Alp Sener, Associate Professor, on his appointment to the position of Chair/Chief, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, for the period July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024.
February 26, 2019 Department of Medicine and Department of Surgery member, Dr. Tony Jevnikar and Lawson Scientist, Professor Shengwu Ma discuss the use of tobacco plants in producing the protein IL-37.
February 25, 2019 The study, "Sex-Related Differences in Patients Undergoing Thoracic Aortic Surgery: Evidence from the Canadian Thoracic Aortic Collaborative" by Dr. Michael Chu and colleagues compares post-aortic surgical outcomes between men and women. Celine Moreau of CTV News reports on the results of the study and what investigators will be working toward.
February 04, 2019 The Dr. Robert Zhong Department of Surgery Research Day will take place on June 24, 2019. The deadline to submit an abstract for a poster presentation or a pitch for the Inaugural Surgical Dragon’s Den Awards is March 18, 2019.
January 23, 2019 St. Joseph's Health Care London and the St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation shine a spotlight on the excellent work being done by Department members Drs. Stephen Pautler and John Denstedt.
January 09, 2019 Congratulations to Dr. Alan Getgood, Assistant Professor, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, and the Stability study team on being awarded the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) O’Donoghue research award for best clinical paper. The team’s findings, “Stability Study: 'Lateral Extra-Articular Tenodesis Reduces Failure of Hamstring Tendon Autograft ACL Reconstruction –Two Year Outcomes from the STABILITY Study Randomized Clinical Trial’” will be presented this summer in Boston at the Society’s annual meeting.
January 09, 2019 Congratulations to Dr. Peter Wang, Assistant Professor, Divisions of Paediatric Surgery and Urology, on his successful grant application to the Lawson Fall 2018 IRF competition. Dr. Wang’s project, “Augmented Reality and Competence Assessment for Open Surgery” will receive approximately $14,300.