Posts Tagged: Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Global study shows COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative mortality

May 29, 2020

Patients with COVID-19 who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative mortality and pulmonary complications, a new global study published in The Lancet reveals. Western University Associate Professor Janet Martin is…

Expert available to comment on the ethics of human challenge studies for COVID-19

May 22, 2020

In his nearly 25 years of studying research ethics, Western University Professor Dr. Charles Weijer says this is the most difficult ethical question he’s ever encountered. As part of The…

Despite social and employment benefits, bilingualism does not make you ‘smarter’

April 21, 2020

Being bilingual does not improve general mental ability, according to a new study conducted by a team of researchers at Western University’s renowned Brain and Mind Institute. More than 11,000…

CIHR awards $1M to study treatment for first responders with PTSD

April 21, 2020

A study co-led by researchers at Western and McMaster universities on a new approach to treating public safety personnel with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is receiving close to $1 million…

New study of football players shows concussions have long-term effects on inhibition

April 16, 2020

World renowned neuroscientist Adrian Owen and his team at Western University have developed a new strategy for predicting cognitive performance in Canadian university football players based on results from online…

Western advanced manufacturing medical face shields for fight against COVID-19

March 31, 2020

Western University is supporting production of low-cost, substantively effective medical face shields that could be in hospitals for healthcare workers (HCW) within days if not hours. Face shields are vitally…

Adolescents prone to poor dietary choices leading to changes in the brain

March 10, 2020

A new review paper from Western University has outlined how poor dietary choices in adolescence can lead to changes in the brain. Published March 9th in the journal The Lancet…

Media Advisory: London experts will discuss the health effects of vaping at community event

March 9, 2020

In 2019, a spate of vaping-related lung injuries occurred across North America, dominating headlines. While one in four high school students have tried vaping in the past 30 days, the…

Western University researchers play key roles in COVID-19 response

March 6, 2020

Western University will be a key player in an accelerated national effort to understand and control the spread of COVID-19. Faculty of Health Sciences professor Maxwell Smith is leading a…

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry appoints Indigenous Leader in Residence

February 4, 2020

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University has appointed an Indigenous Leader in Residence with the aim of fostering an environment that is inclusive and culturally safe…