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February 2016
Volume 3 | Issue 2

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Day 2016 

Our 2016 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Day will be held on Thursday, April 7 (Social Science 2050 and Great Hall).  Our Research Day is one of the most rewarding days of the academic year when our trainees, staff, and faculty showcase our activities and research in both basic and clinical science.  Our department is small but rich in talent, ideas, and research capabilities and we hope that you will participate and celebrate our achievements on April 7.    
We are fortunate to have Dr. Andrew Fire, a brilliant scientist, deliver the Patterson Lecture at our research day.  Dr. Fire is the Professor of Pathology and Genetics at Stanford University School of Medicine.  His laboratory studies how organisms adapt to genetic changes and how genomes respond to changing conditions.  Among many awards for his pioneering work, Dr. Fire shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Craig Mello "for their discovery of RNA interference - gene silencing by double-stranded RNA."  Their work has completely revolutionized the way we think about genetic information.  Read more.

CDA Operating Grant Success 

Congratulations to Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti on being awarded for three years of funding by the Canadian Diabetes Association, for his project entitled "Pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy".

Dr. Bertha Garcia reappointed 

Dr. Bertha Garcia, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has been reappointed as Vice Dean, Education at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, until June 30, 2017.

WPA Lecture Series: Katie Moisse

WPA hosted our first Academic Lecture Series with our very own Western Pathology alumna, Dr. Katie Moisse, with her talk. "Reporting on Health Science: The Best of Both Worlds". 

News Stories

Update In PathologyHon Leong receives Movember Rising Star Award twice

Congratulations to Hon Leong, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute, on receiving the Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) and Movember Foundation Fund 2016 Rising Star Award.  Read more.
Update In PathologyCongratulations to Dr. Sunil Parapuram

Congratulations to Dr. Sunil Parapuram, cross appointed in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, who received a Collaborative Research Seed Grant for tissue engineering a resilient bio-artificial cornea for human transplantation.  Read more.
Update In PathologySchulich 2016 Pictorial Calendar

Congratulations to Dr. David Driman (April) and Dr. Brian Schick (September), whose photos were chosen for the Schulich 2016 pictorial calendar.  Read more.
Update In PathologyPaLM Fundraising Event - Spring Raffle

The PaLM department is having a Gift Basket Raffle.  Money raised from the ticket sales will be donated to The London Food Bank.  We need all donations for the gift baskets to be dropped off by Tuesday, March 1, 2016.  Read more.

Upcoming Events

London Health Research Day 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 @ 7:30 am - London Convention Centre | Click here


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