Dr. Don Richardson, recognized for his research innovations related to veterans with PTSD

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Dr. Don Richardson was recognized at the 2019 Lawson Impact Awards for his research and innovation in working with veterans with military-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  His study titled, “Predicators of Long-Term Treatment Outcome in Combat and Peacekeeping Veterans with Military-Related PTSD,” was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.


Lawson research coordinator recognized for contribution to spinal cord and acquired brain injury research

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At the 2019 Lawson Impact Awards, Saagar Walia was awarded the Staff Award of Excellence for his contributions in his role as research coordinator and manager for the Research 2 Practice (R2P) team at Parkwood Institute Research (PIR), a program of Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson).

Cells within the wall of the aorta that have become hostile.

Researchers at Lawson and Western have shown that muscles cells in the aorta become destructive and eat away at the surrounding muscle tissue, causing aortic aneurysms to grow silently over time.

They have been called the ‘time bomb’ of cardiology - ascending aortic aneurysms grow for decades without any warning signs and can be fatal once they rupture. They have taken the lives of well-known actors Alan Thicke and John Ritter and are a leading cause of death in North America.