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Expert explainer: Dr. Nitin Mohan on ‘circuit breaker lockdowns’

Expert explainer: Dr. Nitin Mohan on ‘circuit breaker lockdowns’

Some experts in Canada are considering a ‘circuit breaker lockdown’ to help control surging case counts of COVID-19. Dr. Nitin Mohan, professor at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, is a physician epidemiologist who teaches in the Master...

Course on mindful social innovation aims to build pandemic resilience

Course on mindful social innovation aims to build pandemic resilience

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country burdened by years of civil unrest and poverty, only a dozen psychiatrists currently serve the entire population of more than 90 million. On top of its complex issues, the country is still recovering from the mental...

Research a ‘safe haven’ for PhD graduate

Research a ‘safe haven’ for PhD graduate

From his hospital bed, Steven Gameiro, PhD’20, made the decision to completely pivot the focus of his doctoral research. It was a risky, but necessary move for the young scientist. He was used to working in a wet lab setting, exploring cancers caused by the human...

Explainer: How clinical trials test COVID-19 vaccines

Explainer: How clinical trials test COVID-19 vaccines

Provided that a COVID-19 vaccine successfully navigates Phase 3 clinical trials and is subjected to continuing safety monitoring after it is licensed, we have good grounds to believe that the vaccine both works and is safe.

Royal Society celebrates Western scholars

Royal Society celebrates Western scholars

Four Western researchers were named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), commonly recognized as the country’s top honour in the arts, humanities and sciences.

Med-school admissions add more diversity

Med-school admissions add more diversity

This year’s incoming medical school class at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry will include a diverse cohort of students that are more representative of Canadian communities.

Researchers unravel two COVID-19 mysteries

Researchers unravel two COVID-19 mysteries

A team from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University has made significant strides in understanding COVID-19 – including discovering a way to predict how sick a patient will become – through two studies published this week.