Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso

Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso, scientist at Lawson, geriatrician at St. Joseph’s Health Care London, and associate professor at Western University’s Schulich Medicine & Dentistry

Study suggests that cognitive and motor dysfunction in older adults with MCI share common changes to the brain

St. Joseph’s: Parkwood Institute - 

Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso’s research demonstrates that gait testing, such as walking while performing a cognitively demanding task like counting backwards (dual-task gait),can be an effective predictor of progression to dementia. In a new study, a team at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has discovered changes to the brain that correspond to these findings. 

Group of government officials, Lawson representatives and hospital CEO

Parliamentary Secretary Adam Vaughan announced funding for the No Fixed Address Version 2 Expansion project, joined by Kate Young, MP for London West; Dr. Cheryl Forchuk, Principal Investigator for the research project and Lawson Clinician Researcher; Dr. Paul Woods, President and CEO of London Health Sciences Centre; and, Dr. David Hill, Scientific Director for Lawson. 

Government of Canada announces over $220,000 for Lawson research project

London Health Sciences Centre - 

In Canada, about 235,000 people experience homelessness each year. The number of homeless people, and the length of time they spend homeless, continues to rise. Homelessness is not a choice and anyone can become homeless. 

Although the root cause is poverty, some underlying issues are poor physical or mental health; violence or abuse in the home; lack of employment or income; and, a shortage of affordable housing. 

ICES Faculty Scholars Program

Develop your skills in population health research 

The ICES Faculty Scholars Program has officially launched the call for applications to its fourth training cycle (2019-2021).

This two-year, part-time learning opportunity is open to Ontario-based academic researchers who are passionate about population health and health services research, and wish to obtain an appointment as an ICES Scientist,

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