St. Joseph’s and Western University to announce historic collaboration to advance medical imaging research

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Nov. 01, 2016

Media Advisory

In a historical-first, St. Joseph’s Health Care London and Western University will share how they will be advancing medical imaging and patient care through a significant announcement on Wednesday, November 2.

Medical imaging continues to be the cornerstone of care at St. Joseph’s, improving the way clinicians effectively diagnose, differentiate between diseases and correct the course of treatments for life-threatening illnesses.

This announcement will share how St. Joseph’s, Western and Lawson Health Research Institute and the London community are revolutionizing the field of medical imaging to innovate the way hospitals will tackle the most pressing health issues of our time.

Media are invited to record/take photos of the special announcement.

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Where: Shuttleworth Auditorium (D0-104), St. Joseph’s Hospital, 268 Grosvenor Street, London ON (Enter at Cheapside Entrance)

Who: Dr. Gillian Kernaghan, President and CEO St. Joseph’s Health Care London Dr. Amit Chakma, President and Vice-Chancellor Western University Dr. Frank Prato, Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute, Chief Medical Physicist, St. Joseph’s Health Care London, and Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Dr. Ting-Yim Lee, Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute, Medical Physicist, St. Joseph’s Health Care London, and Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

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For more information about St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation:
Matthew Overall, Marketing and Communications Officer
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation
Tel: 519 646-6100 ext. 65233
 
For more information about Western University:
Crystal Mackay, Senior Media Relations Specialist
Schulich Medicine & Dentistry
Western University
Tel: 519 661-2111 ext. 80387
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St. Joseph’s Health Care London (www.sjhc.london.on.ca/)
Renowned for compassionate care, St. Joseph’s Health Care London is a leading academic health care centre in Canada dedicated to helping people live to their fullest by minimizing the effects of injury, disease and disability through excellence in care, teaching and research. Through partnership with Lawson Health Research Institute and our collaborative engagement with other health care and academic partners, St. Joseph’s has become an international leader in the areas of: chronic disease management; medical imaging; specialized mental health care; rehabilitation and specialized geriatrics; and surgery. St. Joseph’s operates through a wide range of hospital, clinic and long-term and community based settings, including: St. Joseph’s Hospital; Parkwood Institute; Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care; and the Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care.
 
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation (www.sjhcfoundation.org)
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation gathers, grows and grants philanthropic funds to enable St. Joseph’s Health Care London to pursue excellence in care, teaching and research. Through donor support, the foundation contributes to advances in the delivery of patient care, specialized equipment, research initiatives and capital funds at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkwood Institute, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care and Lawson Health Research Institute. As one of the largest charitable organizations in Southwestern Ontario, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation is an accredited member of Imagine Canada’s Standards Program, which recognizes the foundation’s commitment to ethical fundraising and donor accountability.
 
Lawson Health Research Institute (www.lawsonresearch.ca)
As the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, and working in partnership with Western University, Lawson Health Research Institute is committed to furthering scientific knowledge to advance health care around the world.  
 
Western University (www.uwo.ca)
Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community.
 
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (www.schulich.uwo.ca)
The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is one of Canada’s preeminent medical and dental schools. Established in 1881, it was one of the founding schools of Western University and is known for being the birthplace of family medicine in Canada. For more than 130 years, the School has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and a passion for scientific discovery.

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