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January 2016
Volume 3 | Issue 1

Celebrate Black History Month 2016 at McIntosh Gallery, Western University

McIntosh Gallery is pleased to present The John and Suzanne Kaufmann Collection of African Art. Selected from an array of over 200 nineteenth and twentieth century works of art, this remarkable exhibition includes tribal masks, ancestral figures, basketry, sculpture and textiles made by artists from over thirty ethnic groups including the Dan, Mossi, Asante, Luluwa and Dogon peoples. A complementary installation of beadwork and jewellery from the Kaufmann collection will be on display at Western’s Weldon Library.

Since the mid-twentieth century, the late John and Suzanne Kaufmann of London, Ontario, maintained a keen interest in collecting fine examples of art that celebrated the diversity of African visual culture, an interest handed down from Suzanne’s family who began collecting in the early part of the 20th century.

Dr. John Kaufmann was a neuropathologist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine from the early 1970's until his retirement in 1989. He was an Emeritus Professor Western University until he passed away in February 2013. 

Welcome to Dr. Ian Chin-Yee 

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Ian Chin-Yee has accepted the position of Program Head - Laboratory Medicine effective January 1, 2016.  Please join us in congratulating Dr. Chin-Yee on his new role!

Congratulations to Dr. Martin Duennwald 

Congratulations to Dr. Martin Duennwald on his successful Canada Foundation Innovation, Leaders Opportunity Fund application. This funding will be used to put state-of-the-art infrastructure in place to advance Dr. Duennwald’s research program on the role of protein misfolding and cellular defense mechanisms in neurodegenerative diseases.

Congratulations to Dr. Zia Khan

Congratulations to Dr. Zia Khan on his recent success in the Fall 2015 Lawson IRF competition. Dr. Khan will receive two years of funding for his project entitled "Role of T-box 2 in maintaining differentiation competence in infantile hemangioma."

News Stories

Update In PathologyPaLM Research Day - Save the Date

The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Day will be held on Thursday, April 7th, 2016.  Please mark this date down in your calendar.
Update In PathologyALS Research and Community

Dr. Martin Duennwald’s lab received a grant from ALS Canada recently to study whether or not RGNEF protects motor neurons against misfolded TDP-43 and FUS, as well as their subsequent toxicity.  Read more.
Update In PathologyGraduate Student Awards

It is time for our Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Graduate students to submit their applications for the graduate student awards. Submission deadline is Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 before 12:00 noon.  Read more.
Update In PathologyCecilia Kwok completes her thesis

Cecilia Kwok has successfully defended her thesis on December 1, 2015 and completed her master of science degree.  She is supervised by Dr. Zhuxu Zhang and Anthony Jevnikar.  Read more.
Update In PathologyDr. Muriel Brackstone completes her PhD Thesis

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Dr. Muriel Brackstone, who has completed her PhD in Pathology.  Read more.
Update In PathologyPaLM Fundraising Event - Spring Raffle

The PaLM department is currently planning a Gift Basket Raffle.  There will be approximately 5 different gift baskets.  Money raised from the ticket sales will be donated to The London Food Bank.  At this time we are hoping that you will be able to donate an item (or two) for one or more of our gift baskets.  Read more.
Update In PathologyThe 2016 Schulich Equipment AID Grant recipients

The program provides faculty with a mechanism to acquire, develop or improve equipment directly used for research.  PaLM received funding for a ChemiDoc MP image system for fluorescence and chemiluminescence detection and all general gel documentation applications.  Read more.
Update In PathologyRonald McDonald House

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine cooked dinner at the Ronald McDonald House on Friday, December 18th.  It was a full house and we had a great time!
Update In PathologyPaLM's Biggest Loser Contest

PaLM did a biggest loser challenge from Thanksgiving to Christmas. There were 26 staff members that took part. Kelley Matthews won, losing 16% of her body weight. As a whole, the 26 contestants lost 276 lbs in total.  It was such a success "Season 2" of the Biggest Loser has already begun.
Update In PathologyLHRD Abstract Submission Deadline Approaching

The deadline for London Health Research Day submissions is Monday, February 1, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  Read more. 
Update In PathologyCall for Nominations

Nomination forms are now available for the 2016 Awards of Excellence.  The 2016 award recipients will be honoured at the Celebration of Excellence Dinner.  The deadline for nominations is March 7, 2016.  Read more.

Upcoming Events

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Zhong Seminar - February

Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - UH Auditorium A 
Candidate in Veterinary Pathology

Speaker: Dr. Raoul Kuiper
Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - MSB 148 
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