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February 2017
Volume 4 | Issue 2

PaLM Research Day

Dr. Martin Chalfie is one of the world’s most celebrated scientists and received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2008 together with Osamu Shimomura and Roger Y. Tsien "for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP".  The discovery has completely changed the landscape of biomedical research and represents the most common way of labelling proteins in cells and animals.  Dr. Chalfie has continued to provide biological insights into nerve cell development and function, and the mechanisms of neurodegeneration.  His seminal contributions have been recognized with other prestigious awards as well, including the Distinguished Scientist Award by the American Heart Association, the Golden Goose Award, and the Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Science.  We are truly honoured that Dr. Chalfie will deliver the Paterson Lecture.

In Memoriam - Dr. Robert Goyer

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Robert Goyer, on February 21, 2017. Dr. Goyer was an Emeritus Professor and former Chair and Chief of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  Dr. Goyer served for two terms as the Chair and Chief of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Western University and University Hospital, appointments he held until his retirement in 1992.  Read more

Strengthening communities through research

Gerald McKinley, PhD, believes that giving back to the community isn’t a single event, it’s a responsibility that should be fulfilled over a life-time. The assistant professor puts this belief into practice through his research and its application with First Nations communities across Ontario.  Read more

Credentialed Professional Staff Privileges

The 2017 Professional Staff reappointment process has opened and the online reapplication website has been available since February 14th. It will close on March 31st. Applications processed after March 31st, will be subject to a processing fee of $200.00.  Professional Staff have received an email account with instructions to enable them to complete the online reapplication application.  Click here

News Stories

Update In PathologyGrant Awarded to Dr. Cameron

Dr. Lisa Cameron has been awarded a Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Dean’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (DUROP) award.  Read more
Update In PathologyGrant Awarded to Dr. McKinley

Congratulations to Dr. Gerald McKinley on receiving the Western University Teaching Support Centre's Western Mentoring Micro Grant!  Read more
Update In PathologyGrant Awarded to Dr. Tuck

Congratulations to Dr. Alan Tuck on his Stream 1 Cancer Pathology Translational Research Grant from the Ontario Molecular Pathology Research Network!  Read more
Update In PathologyWestern Strategic Support for CIHR Success – Bridge Grant

Lisa Cameron: $25,000.00 for her project “Understanding how Estrogen Signaling Influences Th2 cells and Glucocorticoid Responses: Implications for Asthma in Women”.  Zia Khan: $25,000.00 for his project “Stem cell microenvironment in vascular complications of diabetes”. 
Update In PathologyTeam building event for Western Staff

On Tuesday, February 21 the Western staff took part in a team building painting event.  It provided a great opportunity for our team to socialize with one another while unleashing their inner artists to engage in more creative thinking. It was also a great way to get team members to work together towards a fun goal. 
Update In PathologyStecho Twins

On January 6, 2017 Will Stecho (AP Resident) and his wife Amneet Sidhu welcomed little twin girls, Anika Kaur Stecho and Lavanya Kaur Stecho.  Everyone is home now and doing well.
Update In PathologyBaby AlYamany

On January 29, 2017 Basma AlYamany (NP Resident) and her husband Mohammed Tarabzoni welcomed their first child, a little girl named Yasmeena. Everyone is doing well.

Upcoming Events

Global Health Conversation Series

"Immigrant and Refugee Health Care"

Speaker: Dr. Lloy Wylie
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - LHSC UH Auditorium B | Click here
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Day 2017

"Guarantor Transcription Factors in Cell Differentiation"

Speaker: Dr. Martin Chalfie
Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am - LHSC UH Auditorium A | Click here


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