Health Sciences in the News
- December 10, 2015
Western Sports and Recreation Services will continue its “proud tradition of excellence” under new leadership as the unit shifts under the leadership of the Associate Vice-President (Student Experience) portfolio.
- November 19, 2015
Community partners gathered to launch the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion (CRHESI), a new organization focused on studying the effects of inequality and discrimination to improve health policy and services in London and surrounding area.
- October 31, 2015
A recently-completed study by Nursing professor Abe Oudshoorn mapped the postal codes of nearly 800 recovering addicts living in London
- October 10, 2015
The Faculty of Health Sciences community is mourning the death of Andrea Christidis, 18, a first-year student in the School of Health Studies, who died as a result of injuries caused by a car crash late Wednesday night.
- October 01, 2015
During the month of October, the InMotion Community Challenge asks participants who commit to do something active each day to track their activity. There is a mobile app available to track exercise and activity, and there are forms available online as well.
- September 19, 2015
Congratulations to Cheryl Forchuk, PhD, Professor in the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, on her induction as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).
- July 18, 2015
London’s street sex workers live and work farther afield than expected, but must make their ways into areas most dangerous to them to get health care and social services, a novel new study concludes.
- July 09, 2015
Part of Western’s Bone and Joint Institute and the Collaborative Training Program in Musculoskeletal Health Research, Amanda Ali is the inaugural recipient of the Kirkley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Health Research and Innovation.
- June 26, 2015
Jayne Garland has been appointed to a five-and-a-half-year term as dean of Health Sciences, effective Jan. 1, 2016.
- June 04, 2015
Two FHS faculty members were honoured at the 2015 conference of the North American Society for Sport Management.
- June 04, 2015
After serving as Faculty of Health Sciences' Associate Dean (Programs) for more than 10 years, Kevin Wamsley has been named Academic Vice-President and Provost at St. Francis Xavier University.
- May 21, 2015
Health Studies professor Aleksandra Zecevic has been named one of five North American winners of the 2015 Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning.
- April 29, 2015
A new program designed by FHS associate dean Kevin Wamsley is designed to foster health and wellness among staff, faculty and students.
- April 26, 2015
School of Occupational Therapy assistant professor Mike Ravenek has developed two new resources aimed at helping those with Parkinson's disease, and those providing medical care, better manage the disease.
- April 18, 2015
Arthur Labatt School of Nursing professor Helene Berman recently received the Nursing Network on Violence against Women International (NNVAWI) 2015 Excellence in Research Award at the 20th conference in Atlanta, Ga.
- April 16, 2015
The National Centre for Audiology's anechoic chamber is proving useful in helping researchers understand how the blind use sound to 'see'.
- April 02, 2015
Communication Sciences and Disorders professor Jack Scott has been named the 2015 Western Humanitarian Award winner for his First Nation Hearing Health program, which addresses hearing health issues in James Bay First Nations communities.
- April 01, 2015
School of Health Studies student has been named among 10 3M National Student Fellowship Award recipients.
- March 31, 2015
Tobacco use kills more than five million people per year and smoking is the world's single most preventable cause of death. As a result, researchers at Western University are now actively combating cigarette cravings through exercise and a new study has delivered promising results.
- March 26, 2015
Western researchers will be at the forefront of preventing, detecting and combating family violence and child abuse as part of a 10-year, $100-million investment by the federal government.
- March 26, 2015
Stephanie Kuhn is a visiting graduate research scholar from Cambridge University investigating urban planning for an aging population.
- March 26, 2015
It’s all about the ‘big picture’ for a pair of Western researchers helping rethink social housing in London.
- March 12, 2015
School of Health Studies professor Jennifer Irwin was named as a 2015 winner of the Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching, the most prestigious teaching award offered by Western.
- March 02, 2015
Audiology students from Western's National Centre for Audiology are helping students in grades four through six learn about preventing hearing loss.
- February 10, 2015
Fourth-year Health Studies student Caroline Ehrhardt and School of Kinesiology faculty member Lisa Fischer were recently awarded the YMCA of Western Ontario Young Women of Excellence awards.
- February 06, 2015
Faculty of Health Sciences Dean Jim Weese was recently announced as the recipient of the 2015 North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Garth Paton Distinguished Service Award.
- February 05, 2015
Western Nursing professor Marilyn Ford-Gilboe is heading up the Ontario portion of a national iCAN Plan 4 Safety study, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The project seeks to assist women affected by relationship violence who may be more willing, or able, to seek information or support via the web.
- January 22, 2015
A study being conducted by Health Studies professor Treena Orchard is looking at how geography and sociology impact the health of sex trade workers in London.
- January 15, 2015
You don’t often speak of exercise and texting in the same breath. But Emma Cotten looks to change that as the second-year Kinesiology master's student prepares to launch a study to get students to hang up on sedentary behavior.
- January 14, 2015
Mental health clients in the province are getting a much-needed ‘safety net’ upon re-entering their communities thanks to a novel Western-led initiative. The Transitional Discharge Model bridges the hospital and community for benefits to both individuals and the health system.
- January 13, 2015
Recent Western alumni Melissa Kargiannakis has been named among the recipients of the 2014 Queen’s Young Leaders Awards.