Screenshot from "The Promised Land"

A still from The Promised Land film

Film illustrates the benefits of the Fermented Food for Life project

Dr. Gregor Reid, a world-renowned probiotics researcher at Lawson Health Research Institute, can now add the title of movie consultant to his resume. As part of his Fermented Food for Life (FFFL) project, Dr. Reid created a storyline which was made into a feature film titled The Promised Land by producer Charles Liburd. The film is set in Kenya and features the story of two young soccer players who are bullied by older kids. When their mother begins to produce probiotic yogurt their lives begin to improve.

Dr. Gediminas Cepinskas

Presented at the 2017 Lawson Impact Awards this past spring, Dr. Gediminas (Gedas) Cepinskas is the recipient of the 2017 Joseph Gilbert Research Contribution of the Year Award.

Dr. Cepinskas is director of the Centre for Critical Illness Research at Lawson. He is recognized for his publication, “Carbon monoxide-releasing molecule 3 inhibits myeloperoxidase (MPO) and protects against MPO-induced vascular endothelial cell activation/dysfunction,” published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine in 2014.

Group of researchers outside Victoria Hospital

From back left, Nancy Bol, nurse case manager, LHSC, Carolyn Doyle, adult services coordinator, London Public Library, Amey Allen, social worker, LHSC, Katy D’Angelo, social worker, LHSC and Dr. Dr. Akshya Vasudev, principal investigator and associate scientist, Lawson, and geriatric psychiatrist, LHSC, plan to provide problem solving therapy to seniors suffering from depression at the London Public Library. 

A new non-pharmaceutical therapy program will help seniors suffering from depression manage life’s daily problems in the community

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A new non-pharmaceutical therapy program will help seniors suffering from depression manage life’s daily problems in the community.

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