Medical Biophysics
PhD candidate gets the jump on lung research

PhD candidate gets the jump on lung research

From 30 metres to 21 kilometres. From 90 seconds to more than two hours. These numbers are currently top-of-mind for Khadija Sheikh, a Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry PhD candidate. A former varsity track and field athlete at the University of Windsor, she...

Bringing new life into placenta research

Bringing new life into placenta research

Professors Charles McKenzie and Timothy Regnault recently received $3.7 million in funding over four years as part of the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Human Placenta Project.

Forchuk, Menon tapped for CAHS Fellowship by peers

Forchuk, Menon tapped for CAHS Fellowship by peers

Western researchers Cheryl Forchuk and Ravi Menon were recognized last week by their peers as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) at the CAHS 2015 Forum and Annual General Meeting in Ottawa. The CAHS Fellowship recognizes the pair’s international...

PhD candidate navigating life and the lab

PhD candidate navigating life and the lab

Ian Connell, a Medical Biophysics PhD candidate, is just as at home on the open water as he is in the imaging lab. “I like the competitive nature of rowing and academics,” Connell said. “Being a grad student at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has given me the...

Isotope breakthrough may stave off shortage concerns

Isotope breakthrough may stave off shortage concerns

Medical Biophysics professor Michael Kovacs, part of a cross-Canada collaboration with five other scientists, is addressing the scarcity of Tc-99m, which is currently used to diagnose cancer and heart disease.

Ansari, Kovacs named among ‘world-class talent’

Ansari, Kovacs named among ‘world-class talent’

Psychology professor Daniel Ansari and Medical Biophysics professor Michael Kovacs were named two of 34 recipients of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) awards recognizing the work of outstanding Canadian scientists and engineers.

Unintentional EMF breakthrough may offer hope

While the debate rages over the harmful effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF), found in everything from cell phones, medical imaging devices and power lines, one Western researcher sees potential beyond the controversy.

Western boasts eight Vanier winners

Eight Western students have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canada’s most prestigious scholarship for doctoral students.

Battista: Cobalt-60 celebrates 60 years

On Oct. 27, 1951, the world’s first cancer treatment with Cobalt-60 radiation took place at the South Street site of the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) – then Victoria Hospital. This marked an important milestone for both the fight against cancer and Canada’s emergence as a leader in medical physics and radiation oncology.

Researchers eye stress, breast cancer links

Researchers eye stress, breast cancer links

It’s a common belief that there’s a link between chronic stress and an increased risk of cancer. In new research published online by the International Journal of Cancer, scientists at The University of Western Ontario have taken a step toward confirming that belief.

Six named as Vanier honorees

Western students Ahmed Hamada, Katie Kryski, Donald Lafreniere, Matthew Quinn, Fabrice Szabo and Jodie Whelan have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, the country’s most prestigious scholarships for doctoral students.