On April 11, in a full room at the London Convention Centre, almost 350 guests celebrated the sixth annual Lawson Impact Awards. The event honours research that is making a difference both locally and globally, and recognizes the remarkable accomplishments of Lawson scientists, staff, trainees and partners.
For years, Kirstie Leedham stayed away from doctors and counselors trying to cope with her mental health on her own. At 23 years old, she realized she needed to reach out. She says her mood was terrible and that she struggled to deal with small day-to-day issues.
A new study led by Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute has found that most patients entering hospital intensive care units (ICU) for non-brain-related injuries or ailments also suffer from some level of related cognitive dysfunction that currently goes undetected in most cases.