Drs. David Hill, Matthew Hebb and Amit Chakma

Dr. David Hill, Scientific Director, Lawson Health Research Institute; Dr. Matthew Hebb, Lawson scientist and 2017 WORLDiscoveries® Vanguard Awards Innovator of the Year; and Dr. Amit Chakma, President, Western University. 

Dr. Matthew Hebb awarded as Innovator of the Year

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London, Ontario’s leaders in health innovation and commercialization were celebrated at WORLDiscoveries®’ third annual Vanguard Awards on Thursday, September 28 at Windermere Manor. Scientists from Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) were recognized in all three award categories with Dr. Matthew Hebb taking the night’s top honour – Innovator of the Year.

Panel of researchers from Lawson's Cafe Scientifique

Panel of researchers for Lawson’s Café Scientifique (from left): Drs. Christopher Schlachta, Alp Sener, David Hill (moderator) and Bing Siang Gan.

Café Scientifique highlights the impact of research in the operating room

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Before the bright lights of the operating room are turned on and the surgeons and operating room staff are gowned and ready, research conducted at Lawson Health Research Institute has backed many of the surgical innovations and firsts performed at London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London.

Drs. Jeremy Burton, Jean Macklaim, Gregor Reid and Greg Gloor

From left to right: Drs. Jeremy Burton, Jean Macklaim, Gregor Reid and Greg Gloor.

Drs. Greg Gloor, Gregor Reid, Jeremy Burton and Jean Macklaim answer questions about the human microbiome and probiotics in a Reddit Science AMA (Ask Me Anything). 

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Drs. Greg Gloor, Gregor Reid, Jeremy Burton and Jean Macklaim participated in a Science AMA (Ask Me Anything) Series following the publication of their “The Gut Microbiota of Healthy Aged Chinese Is Similar to That of the Healthy Young” study.

Their study, one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in humans, has shown a potential link between healthy aging and a healthy gut.

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