Pill bottle

Recognizing the role that prescribing plays in the national opioid crisis, a team of researchers at Lawson and Western University have developed a new clinical protocol called STOP Narcotics.

In recent years deaths from opioid overdoses have become one of the most common injury-related deaths in North America. The continent also has the highest per capita rate of opioid prescription in the world. 

Dr. David Palma

Dr. David Palma, researcher at Lawson and radiation oncologist at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC)

Study successfully targeted the spread of cancer

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Cancer that spreads from an original tumour to other parts of the body is generally considered incurable. In an international study led by Lawson Health Research Institute, the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), researchers challenged this idea by showing that high-dose radiation can improve survival in patients with cancer that has spread to five or less sites.

Sheila Fleming with Lawson Impact Award

Sheila Fleming at the 2018 Lawson Impact Awards

Sheila Fleming recognized for her support of Lawson’s entire administration team and research community

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Sheila Fleming, executive assistant to Dr. David Hill, scientific director of Lawson Health Research Institute, was the recipient of a Staff Award of Excellence at the 2018 Lawson Impact Awards event this past spring.

In addition to carrying out her administrative support functions for Dr. Hill – in itself a significant responsibility – Fleming goes above and beyond to provide support in a variety of ways to the entire Lawson administration team and research community.