Physiology and Pharmacology
Berman, Laird named to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Berman, Laird named to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Health Sciences professor Helene Berman and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. Dale Laird have been named among 36 new fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the organization announced Thursday at its 2016 Forum and Annual General...

Professor keeps family, ethnic traditions alive

Professor keeps family, ethnic traditions alive

Western professor Daniel Hardy, the 139th President of The Irish Benevolent Society of London and Area, hopes his organization can serve as a positive exemplar of immigration and integration for a new generation of immigrants.

Rylett tapped as College of Reviewers Chair

Rylett tapped as College of Reviewers Chair

Physiology and Pharmacology professor Dr. Jane Rylett was recently named among 15 College of Reviewers Chairs by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Selected from among more than 100 candidates across Canada, these chairs will oversee strategies aimed...

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 &...

Team sees collaboration as ‘way forward’

Team sees collaboration as ‘way forward’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twX38NPd8-A It may seem odd when Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professors Lisa Saksida and Tim Bussey talk about rewarding their mice with strawberry milkshakes for using an iPad properly. Yet, this unique approach to...

Nevin earns Women’s Health Scholars Award

Nevin earns Women’s Health Scholars Award

Physiology and Pharmacology graduate student Catherine Nevin’s work centres on how to better predict which Fetal Growth Restriction newborns are at risk for cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, autism and schizophrenia.

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).

Sleep apnea cutting lives short, researcher argues

Sleep apnea cutting lives short, researcher argues

Physiology and Pharmacology professor John Ciriello’s research shows pregnant women suffering from sleep apnea may actually be putting their unborn children at risk for metabolic diseases as adults.

Western teams advance in Hult Prize competition

Western teams advance in Hult Prize competition

Two teams of Western students have advanced to the regional finals of the sixth annual Hult Prize Challenge, putting the eight students in line for the competition’s $1-million prize, the organization announced today. Sponsored by the Hult Prize Foundation, the...

Western neuroscientist explores nuances of ‘touchy’ subject

Western neuroscientist explores nuances of ‘touchy’ subject

When you reach into your pocket, you can easily tell a button from a coin. But how? Solving this seemingly simple problem is actually amazingly complicated. The long-held scientific explanation is that neurons in the cerebral cortex, which is the part of the brain...

Postdoctoral Research Forum set for Nov. 28

Postdoctoral Research Forum set for Nov. 28

The third annual Postdoctoral Research Forum, Thursday, Nov. 28, in the Great Hall, was created by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, to foster scientific interaction, interdepartmental collaboration and garner greater exposure and recognition for the postdoctoral scholars’ invaluable work.

Schulich team takes steps to help arthritis research

Team Bernier: Researchers in Motion from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry was honoured by the Arthritis Society as the city’s top fundraising group in the annual Walk to Fight Arthritis.

2013 Distinguished University Professorship

In the fields of medicine and law, Western’s latest Distinguished University Professorship (DUP) winners emulate the motivation behind why the award was created. In honouring faculty who have built a record of excellence in the areas of teaching, research and service over a substantial career at Western, this year’s recipients receive an award of $10,000 to support their scholarly activities and will deliver a public lecture at a future date. This year’s DUP winners are:

2012-13 Awards for Excellence in Teaching

KATHRYN BRUSH Visual Arts, Faculty of Arts and Humanities EDWARD G. PLEVA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING In her 26 years at Western, Visual Arts professor Kathryn Brush has distinguished herself as both teacher and researcher, as her research has always nourished...

Campus Digest: Dean, alumnae named among influential women

Richard Ivey School of Business Dean Carol Stephenson, along with five Western alumnae, have been named among Canada’s most influential women, according to Women of Influence Magazine in the Canadian publication’s 2nd annual Top 25 Women of Influence list, released in its Winter 2012 issue.

Dean, alumnae named among most influential women

Dean, alumnae named among most influential women

Richard Ivey School of Business Dean Carol Stephenson, along with five Western alumnae, have been named among Canada’s most influential women, according to Women of Influence Magazine.