As an epidemiologist and public health physician, Dr. Saverio Stranges has been watching the COVID-19 pandemic unfold across the globe – he is using the evidence to demonstrate what strategies need to be implemented in order to curb the spread early for future outbreaks.
Jumping into the pool that day, Megan Van Gorp did not expect that the next hour would play a major role in changing her life.
“I will take action for a better world.” This line is not only part of the Girl Guides of Canada’s Guiding Promise, but a personal mission statement for Michelle Quaye.
COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery face increased risks of pulmonary complications or even death when compared to those not suffering from the disease, according to a recent international study.
Human trials may offer a pathway toward a COVID-19 vaccine, but the effort is rife with ethical pitfalls that need to be navigated. It is a journey that requires a well-developed roadmap forward, according to one Western researcher.
A Western-led team of researchers and engineers has developed a way to modify a firefighter’s facemask in order to help treat patients with COVID-19.
Family Medicine professor Dr. Daniel Pepe describes it as “a digital shield” – a virtual COVID-19 triage tool designed to protect health-care workers while providing rapid care for patients now in use across Southwestern Ontario.
More than 28 million elective surgeries across the globe could be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – creating a never-before-seen backlog in procedures that could take a year to clear even at an accelerated pace.
On May 1, Yoo stepped into his new role as Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry during an unprecedented moment in human history.
Researchers at Western and Suncor are teaming up to use algae as a way to produce serological test kits for COVID-19 – a new process that overcomes shortfalls of existing processes while saving money.
More than 30 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty members have been creating and delivering interprofessional simulation experiences, with the goal of helping health-care providers learn, adapt and prepare for the COVID-19 cases they may encounter.
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Western teams across campus are supporting production of low-cost, substantively effective medical face shields that could be in hospitals for health-care workers within days if not hours.
Co-developed by a Western researcher, a new tool that looks to address the mental-health and wellness challenges of elite athlete struggling only days after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) postponed the 2020 Tokyo Games.
The escalating COVID_19 situation in Italy motivated Dr. Fabio Salerno, a nephrologist and PhD Candidate at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, to return to his home country last week to help care for patients and support his health-care colleagues.
Applying lessons learned in conflict zones half a world away, Dr. Tarek Loubani is helping front-line health-care workers closer to home combat COVID-19.
Medical students at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are helping a local effort to supply personal protective equipment to primary care teams across the London region.
Western efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine received a major jolt thanks to million-dollar investment by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), federal officials announced today.
Medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are rallying to support their local communities and health-care colleagues during the COVID-19 containment efforts.
Nearly half of transgender and non-binary Canadians who responded to a national survey say they faced one or more unmet health care needs in the past year – with about 1-in-10 saying they avoided an emergency room visit completely, according to a Western-led project exploring this community across Canada for the first time.