Current Affairs - February 2014 | Volume 1 | Issue 2


Strong Bones, Strong Minds, Strong Muscles student group members

Building a stronger community

The students who make up the Strong Bones, Strong Minds, Strong Muscles committee make volunteering a priority, helping to make their community stronger. Read More

Kick start your job search

Andrew J. Watson, PhD, offers advice on how to find your dream career. Read More   

Double degree, double pressure

Dr. Yige Bao has blazed a trail from Chengdu, China all the way to London, Ontario as the first trainee in the dual PhD program developed through a unique partnership between Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Sichuan University in Chengdu. Read More

Funding new directions

Three research areas, three degrees, three countries; Monica Guzman has always followed her passion, no matter the cost. Throughout her career, she has made it a priority to apply for many of the grants and scholarships available to graduate and postdoctoral trainees. Read More

Exploring new directions with Ilka Heinemann, PhD

For Ilka Heinemann, PhD, one of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's newest faculty members, making new discoveries is pretty cool. Her most recent discovery has raised some new and exciting questions for her lab to explore. Read More

Three minutes to win it

What can you do with a single, static PowerPoint slide, your charm and charisma and 180 seconds? Armed with only these few things, could you explain your research and its impact to a panel of non-specialist judges? Read More

Research day adds an industry twist

This year, London Health Research Day is offering four interactive workshops featuring industry and academic leaders. Each workshop will include a panel of experts who will discuss key topics in research and academia and answer audience questions. Read More

Researchers find COPD device makes breathing easier

A new device has been tested at Robarts Research Institute designed to help people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Check out a video on the new device, featuring graduate students Gregory Paulin, MSc Candidate, and Sarah Svenningsen, PhD Candidate.

Volunteer at London Health Research Day

We are looking for graduate trainees and postdoctoral scholars to help out at London Health Research Day on Mach 18. A number of volunteer opportunities are available to support the event, all of which look great as extracurricular activities on your CV. Read More

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Dean's Graduate Studies Town Hall
February 24
DSB, Rm. 2016
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Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Science Trivia Night
March 6, 2014
The Grad Club
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March 3 - 5.
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Grant for Multiple Sclerosis Innovation
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Autism Research Training (ART) Program
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In Print

Muhammad Ishtiaq
Supervisor:
Dr. Michael J. Strong

Abstract Title: Analysis of novel NEFL mRNA targeting microRNAs in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

To view the abstract, click here


A Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Proud Moment

Kenneth Carroll became the first PhD graduate from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and from Western University in 1949.

He completed his PhD under the direction of James Bertram Collip, then Dean of Medicine, and a co-discoverer of insulin.

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