Discover - April 2017

Brainhack Western
Robarts became a classroom for trainees from across Canada, as part of the 2017 MRI Winter School hosted by the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping. Read More

Daniel GelmanQ&A with Alex Major, PhD Candidate
Alex Major, PhD Candidate, is studying specialized neurons that play a role in working memory. In this Q&A, he discusses his current research projects and the valued support he receives from the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex. Read More

Governor General tours RobartsRecognition for Robarts scientists
Marco Prado, PhD, is the recipient of the Dean's Award of Excellence for Faculty - Research. Brian Corneil, PhD, was named a Faculty Scholar by Western University. Read More

Proteus Innovation CompetitionDr. Lena Palaniyappan receives Young Investigator Award
Dr. Lena Palaniyappan recently received the 2017 Young Investigator Award from the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CCNP). Read More

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New Robarts Research Staff Group
The Robarts Research Staff Group will meet a few times a year to share information with the hope of advancing resource sharing and other efficiencies. All research staff are welcome to join. Learn More

Announcement: Dr. Denise Figlewicz takes on new role
After serving as Vice Dean, Research and Innovation, for five years at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, Dr. Denise Figlewicz has accepted a new role as Assistant Vice President, Research Enhancement and Development at Wayne State University effective April 18, 2017. Read More

Trainee success at London Health Research Day
Robarts trainees Julia Sunstrum, Eric Wright and Katie Parkins were among the award recipients at the 2017 London Health Reseach Day. Hundreds of participants from across the region came together for the event. Read More

Media: Brain Buster - CTV London
Research led by Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo revealed nerve cells in our brains work together to store and retrieve short-term memory. Watch the CTV London story

Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award - Nominations due by April 15
Western's Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) is accepting nominations for the Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award. Each year, students and course instructors are able to recognize outstanding graduate student Teaching Assistants through these awards. Learn More
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Achievements

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Congratulations to the Robarts trainees who took home top prizes at the Imaging Network Ontario (ImNO) Symposium in March, and to David Hess, PhD, on his recent appointment. Read More

Dr. Robert Hegele is a featured guest on a podcast by the Heart and Stroke Foundation about how research changes lives when it moves from the lab to the real world. Listen to the podcast

Read the latest messages from Current Affairs about the value of graduate trainees and career advice. Discover upcoming funding opportunities. Read More

The Robarts Resource Guide is now available for researchers, staff and students. The Schulich Wellness Comittee is looking for a staff member from Robarts to be part of the Committee. Read More