Regional imaging excellence at heart of partnership
Western News, December 10, 2019
A new partnership between Western, London hospitals and a medical technology pioneer will make southwestern Ontario a “global powerhouse” when it comes to state-of-the-art imaging research and clinical application.
New tool developed in London, Ont. expected to drastically reduce repeat breast cancer surgeries
Global News, October 30, 2019
Jeffrey Carson and his team have developed a new tool that they believe can greatly improve surgery outcomes and reduce time in the operating room for breast cancer patients.
Salma Dammak featured as "Next Generation Scientist"
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, October 23, 2019
“I’m excited by the human challenges that technology can address – like recognizing small patterns in chest scans that indicate early traces of a recurring tumour — that give patients more treatment options,” says Salma in her interview with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.
Knowles wins top Schulich award
School of Biomedical Engineering, October 18, 2019
Nikolas Knowles, a recent Biomedical Engineering PhD graduate, has earned the top PhD thesis in a Schulich graduate program award – the Collip Medal Award.
Chief resident of neurosurgery earns PhD in Biomedical Engineering
School of Biomedical Engineering, October 16, 2019
Jonathan (Jon) Lau, MD, PhD, hopes his research will result in safer and more precise surgical therapies for patients suffering from neurological illnesses. The recent alumnus shares the importance of collaboration for improving healthcare.
Willing earns fellowship for promising technology
School of Biomedical Engineering, October 15, 2019
Mechanical and Materials Engineering assistant professor Ryan Willing has been awarded the Peter C. Maurice Research Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering for his innovative research on knee biomechanics.
Faculty members earn Ontario research fund awards
Western News, October 08, 2019
Ryan Willing earns Early Researcher Award; Ali Khan receives Research Infrastructure Funding.
CARL revolutionizing audiology education
Western News, Western News, October 01, 2019
BME alumnus Rob Koch, founder and president of AHead Simulations, created CARL patient simulators. CARL is used for research, training and product demonstrations.
Terry Peters honoured with COMP Gold Medal
Robarts Research Institute, September 27, 2019
The Gold Medal is the highest award given by the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists. Peters has been recognized for his outstanding career and significant contribution to the field of medical physics in Canada.
Ravi Menon was named a Fellow of the Royal Society
School of Biomedical Engineering, September 10, 2019
Ravi Menon has been elected by his peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Election to the academies of the RSC is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences.
Lauren Flynn named one Western's newest College members
School of Biomedical Engineering, September 10, 2019
Lauren Flynn was named among the newest members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. She is one of two of Western's newest College members. Part of the Royal Society of Canada, College membership represents the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada.
Knee ligament research earns CFI backing
Western News, August 13, 2019
July award recipients
School of Biomedical Engineering, July 30, 2019
Congratulations to Jessica Rodgers who has won a top award at the American Association of Physics in Medicine (AAPM) Scientific Meeting.
BME Fall 2019 timetable now posted!
School of Biomedical Engineering, July 29, 2019
Dr. Walter Siqueira internationally recognized for oral health research
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, July 02, 2019
“Without question, this is one of the most prestigious International awards in oral health research,” said Dr. Siqueira. “I’m pleased that this award recognizes my dedication to oral health research and also positions Schulich Dentistry internationally as a centre of excellence in salivary research.”
June award recipients
School of Biomedical Engineering, June 19, 2019
Congratulations to BME faculty and students who have been recognized for their research at various conferences.
Baron, Parraga, and Paul named CRCs
Western News, June 17, 2019
Faculty members Corey Baron and Grace Parraga, and incoming faculty member Arghya Paul have been named Canada Research Chairs in the latest round announced by Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport.
2019-20 scholarship recipients
School of Biomedical Engineering, May 28, 2019
Congratulations to 10 BME students receiving scholarships for the upcoming school year.
Coley named Western Engineering Dean
Western News, May 21, 2019
Nationally renowned researcher, educator, and administrator Ken Coley has been named the next Dean of Western Engineering.
Researchers awarded $750,000 from inaugural New Frontiers in Research Fund
School of Biomedical Engineering, May 17, 2019
Biomedical Engineering faculty members Baron Corey, Emma Duerden, and Haojie Mao have been awarded $250,000 each over two years from the first New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF), representing three of the five awarded Western researchers.
Meet Matthew Teeter, PhD
Robarts Research Institute, May 14, 2019
Through his research, Teeter is using medical imaging tools to evaluate implants and surgical techniques used in total joint replacements.
BME students honoured at LHRD for impactful research
London Health Research Day, May 07, 2019
Ian Villamagna, PhD, supervised by Drs. Frank Beier and Elizabeth Gillies, won a Feature Platform Presentation award for his research on polymeric drug delivery systems for the intra-articular treatment of osteoarthritis. Michael Lavdas, MESc, won the Poster Award for the "Detection, screening and diagnosis of health and disease" category. Michael is supervised by Drs. Matthew Teeter, David Holdsworth and Brent Lanting.
Innovative ACEB on track to achieve LEED platinum certification
Business Elite Canada, May 07, 2019
Through a combination of new innovative and collaborative learning spaces for students, to the building’s sustainable features, to new program offerings, the Amit Chakma Engineering Building establishes Western University and its Faculty of Engineering as a leader both nationally and globally.
BME students thrived at Imaging Network Ontario Symposium
April 30, 2019
Mahsa Bataghva won first place in the Poster Awards category; Jessica Rodgers and Hui Wang were honourable mentions. Seva Ioussoufovitch was an honourable mention in the Oral Awards category. Congratulations Masha, Jessica, Hui, and Seva!
Professor Jun Yang honoured for Excellence in Research
April 29, 2019
Yang is an established researcher in additive manufacturing, printed electronics and advanced materials. He also played a major role in the successful submission of an Interdisciplinary Development Initiative to develop an Industry 4.0 Network at Western.
Three students represent BME at Western Top 20 Finals
School of Biomedical Engineering, April 12, 2019
Three biomedical engineering students earned Western's Top 20 finalists spots through their engaging, concise, and creative presentations.
Award-winning imaging technology promising for clinical use
School of Biomedical Engineering, April 10, 2019
Jessica Rodgers' 3D transvaginal ultrasound technology has been recognized for its clinical application potential. She was awarded first place in the Young Investigators Symposium at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Spring Clinical Meeting.
New valve gets to heart of implant issue via design
Western News, April 03, 2019
A team including Biomedical Engineering faculty member Kibret Mequanint has developed a next-generation heart valve that may provide patients with a safer, longer-lasting implant alternative.
Hareem Nissar wins best poster at SPIE Medical Imaging conference
School of Biomedical Engineering, March 14, 2019
Congratulations Hareem Nissar, PhD Biomedical Engineering student, for winning best poster award at the SPIE Medical Imaging conference in the Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modelling category!
Innovation puts charge in smart knee implants
Western News, Western News, January 31, 2019
An international research team, including BME faculty member Ryan Willing, has solved one problem with cutting-edge smart knee implants by developing a novel technique that harnesses friction from an individual’s own movements to charge the implant.