Seminars are held on
Fridays at 1:30-2:30 pm in the Kresge Building, Room K203
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is dedicated to the expert application and teaching of epidemiological and health services research methods, and to the discovery of new research methods, to improve population health.
We offer MSc and PhD degrees in the fields of: Biostatistics; Clinical Epidemiology; Health Services and Policy Research; Population Epidemiology. The department also offers a Collaborative Graduate Program in Biostatistics with the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences. Ours is one of the oldest graduate programs in Canada, having graduated our first Master's student in 1947 and our first Doctoral student in 1950.
We are introducing a new undergraduate Honors Specialization module in the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) program. This module is currently under review. Pending approval by Western's Senate, we will be admitting our first 3rd year class in September 2013. The brochure for our new undergraduate program can be found here.
Our department boasts a thriving research environment. Our faculty epidemiologists have externally funded (predominantly CIHR or SSHRC) research programs in specific health areasof interests and are expert in the application of a number of health and health research methods. Our faculty biostatisticians have externally funded (NSERC) research programs directed towards the development of new methods applicable to health and health services research.
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2014-15 Sessional Dates
MSc graduate Joseph Hwang's Master's thesis has received extensive coverage in the media. His work was most recently featured in the Western News. Joseph's thesis is available in the Electronic Thesis and Dissetation Repository.
Ayden Scheim, PhD Candidate, named one of 14 national Trudeau Scholars
Congratulations to Dr. Yun-Hee Choi on receiving her NSERC grant titled "Statistical Methodologies for Competing Risks."
Congratulations to all those who participated in this year's London Health Research Day. In a special way, we want to recognize Kariym Joachim who won best poster in Fetal-Maternal, Family, Development and Aging and Cindy Chan who won best poster in Endocrinology & Metabolism, Population Health, and Education.
Congratulations to Samantha Davie and Kariym Joachim who represented the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at this year's 3MT (3 Minute Thesis) competition.
March 21, 2014
We welcome Dr. Vivek Goel, President & CEO of Public Health Ontarion, to present our annual Carol Buck Lecture.
Congratulations to Samantha Davie, winner of the 2012 - 2013 Carol Buck Graduate Scholarship in Epidemiology.
Congratulations to Dr. Janet Martin, winner of the 2012-2013 Teaching Excellence Award in Epidemiology & Biostatistics.
Congratulations to Ayden Scheim, recipient of the Dean's MSc Transfer to PhD Stipend for Graduate Research.
Congratulations to Dr. Marnin Heisel and colleagues for being awarded a grant from Movember Canada.