Medical Biophysics
Western community among Order of Ontario honourees

Western community among Order of Ontario honourees

Western professor Aaron Fenster and alumnus Dr. Zane Cohen, BA’65, stand among 21 new appointments to the Order of Ontario, Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell recently announced.

Sensors set stage for happier patients post-op

Sensors set stage for happier patients post-op

A simple technology may offer more specific rehabilitation plans, smoother recoveries and clearer expectations about the future for thousands of knee-replacement patients nationwide.

Western elite named among Royal Society Fellows

Western elite named among Royal Society Fellows

Two Western scholars and one professor emerita – Joy MacDermid of Physical Therapy, Ravi Menon of Medical Biophysics, and Ann Chambers of Oncology, Medical Biophysics and Pathology – have been named among the new Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Take heart. New test reduces risk for patients

Take heart. New test reduces risk for patients

Health-care professionals may soon have a clearer ‘window’ into heart disease while offering a near risk-free testing option to more than half a million Canadians, according to a recent study.

Five receive Frontiers research funding

Five receive Frontiers research funding

Five innovative, early-career Western researchers have been awarded funding for interdisciplinary research, ranging from pre-term birth predictors to concussions.

Project eyes easier prostate cancer diagnosis

Project eyes easier prostate cancer diagnosis

For the estimated 21,000 Canadian men diagnosed with prostate cancer annually, the answer to potential treatments may soon be as simple as a urine test, according to one Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry graduate student.

Elite researchers share in CFI-JELF funding

Elite researchers share in CFI-JELF funding

Generating a better understanding on everything from meteorites, autism and heart disease drug, to asthma and air pollutants, Western researchers are sharing in more than $1 million in funding from the federal Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF).

Vanier celebrates nation’s finest graduate students

Vanier celebrates nation’s finest graduate students

Five Western PhD candidates have been named among 167 nationwide recipients of the 2018-19 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships – two from the natural sciences and engineering competition, two from the health sciences competition, and one from the social sciences and humanities competition.

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...

Coffee leads to award-winning collaboration

Coffee leads to award-winning collaboration

At 10:30 a.m. on weekday mornings, Robarts Research Institute trainees come together for coffee and conversation. While it is an informal social opportunity, given the environment, science and collaboration often come up. And it was such a chance encounter over coffee...

Vanier celebrates nation’s finest graduate students

Vanier celebrates nation’s finest graduate students

Four Western PhD candidates have been named among 167 nationwide recipients of the 2017-18 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships – two from the natural sciences and engineering competition, two from the health sciences competition. Each winner will receive $50,000...

PhD candidate looks to focus liver surgery

PhD candidate looks to focus liver surgery

Medical Biophysics PhD candidate Derek Gillies is working to give surgeons a clearer view – and liver cancer patients a better outcome – thanks to a new 2D/3D imaging system. Currently, surgeons use a 2D ultrasound to place a needle electrode through the skin into a...

Leonard, Shoemaker named to top professor honour

Leonard, Shoemaker named to top professor honour

Two professors are the latest recipients of Distinguished University Professorships (DUP) awards, joining a select group of faculty members recognized for exceptional scholarly careers. Honoured this year are John Leonard, English and Writing Studies, Arts &...

Training tool to aid in better ear disease diagnoses

Training tool to aid in better ear disease diagnoses

Sometimes, as a team of Western students can attest, it takes a new set of eyes on a problem to find a solution for the ears. The five-person team, including four Western students and an alumnus, created a winning commercialization plan for OtoTrain, a 3D digital...

Western News Newsmakers 2015

Western News Newsmakers 2015

How will we remember 2015? Probably through one or more of these faces. Join us in this spotlight, in brief words and striking images, of some of our favourites from the last year.