Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Western scholar contributes to WHO human trial guidelines

Western scholar contributes to WHO human trial guidelines

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.

Future signaled in combined PhD candidacy

Future signaled in combined PhD candidacy

Jacqueline Keuper, MSC’17, did not intend to be a pioneer. But the more she thought about the possibilities, the more she realized becoming Western’s first combined PhD candidate made sense.

Researcher ‘optimistic’ as crisis hits close to home

Researcher ‘optimistic’ as crisis hits close to home

Like many, Saverio Stranges has had some long days in recent weeks. With a brother and other family back home in the Lombardy Region of Italy – one of the hardest hit areas from COVID-19 virus – the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor has seen his professional and personal worlds collide.

Outreach at heart of new Indigenous Leader role

Outreach at heart of new Indigenous Leader role

Building relationship. Danielle Alcock knows that enjoyable part of her graduate student days will be paramount in her new role as Indigenous Leader in Residence, a newly created role at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Study eyes air pollution, noise links to epilepsy

Study eyes air pollution, noise links to epilepsy

Could long-term exposure to air pollution and city noise increase a person’s risk of developing epilepsy? Building on existing research, Western researchers are exploring these factors and what it might mean to physicians treating the disease.

Survey explores trans, non-binary population

Survey explores trans, non-binary population

Researchers hope findings from a new nationwide survey will offer greater insights into trans and non-binary communities where little data currently exist – doing for Canada what a similar survey did for Ontario a decade ago.

New surgery method reduces transfusion need

New surgery method reduces transfusion need

A new method that limits the number of blood transfusions needed during heart surgery showed no additional risk to patients when it came to kidney injury, a common outcome of the surgery, according to a recent study.

Work explores mental health among immigrants

Work explores mental health among immigrants

With 1-in-5 Canadians born outside the country, one Western PhD student’s exploration of mental health among immigrant populations looks to build better resiliency among landed individuals and, in turn, a stronger country.

Embracing a great laugh out loud

Embracing a great laugh out loud

You’ll soon discover a lot of things make him laugh out loud – including Laugh Out Loud – when Western professor Jason Gilliland takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Grant fuels work into chronic wound care

Grant fuels work into chronic wound care

Douglas Hamilton anticipates the day when people with vascular disease (such as diabetics) will no longer fear that a simple wound will lead to horrible outcomes like amputation or even death.

Rising stars solving health, science puzzles

Rising stars solving health, science puzzles

The core of discovery is research. And the core of good research is a dedicated, inquisitive team of scientists committed to solving some of the key questions of their discipline. Western is proud to highlight the work of teams newly granted Early Researcher Awards...

Young researchers solving health, science puzzles

Young researchers solving health, science puzzles

The core of discovery is research. And the core of good research is a dedicated, inquisitive team of scientists committed to solving some of the key questions of their discipline. Western is proud to highlight the work of teams newly granted Early Researcher Awards...

Feds back radical shift in radiation analytics

Feds back radical shift in radiation analytics

Radiation. Be it contact with a single person, or the unthinkable exposure of tens of thousands, Peter Rogan knows time is of the essence in determining the extent of contamination.

Researchers: supervised injection sites needed in London

Researchers: supervised injection sites needed in London

There is a need for supervised injection sites, and research has shown that to be the case in some of Canada’s largest cities, including Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. But there is also a need in London, according to a recent study that took a close look at...

Researcher makes the case for GASE

Researcher makes the case for GASE

Assessing the ongoing severity of epilepsy in children may be as simple as a single question, said a recent Western grad. The Global Assessment of Severity of Epilepsy (GASE) scale, born at Western almost a decade ago, is a single-item, seven-point global rating scale...

Campbell appointed Vice-Provost

Campbell appointed Vice-Provost

Karen Campbell has been appointed to a four-year term as Vice-Provost (Academic Planning, Policy & Faculty), starting July 1, 2016. She will begin Sept. 1 as Special Advisor to the Provost and Vice-Provost-Elect, working closely with Alan Weedon during the final year of his term.

Research teams backed with nearly $20 million

Research teams backed with nearly $20 million

Western and Lawson Health Research Institute researchers recently received a financial boost from the Government of Ontario as 20 projects are now being backed by the Ontario Research Fund (ORF).

Alumna connecting health resources for Pan Am Games

Alumna connecting health resources for Pan Am Games

When it comes to the health and welfare of the thousands of athletes descending on Toronto for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games next month, Western alumna Karin Hohenadel will need to be on the top of her game. The Public Health Ontario epidemiologist has been named...