WesternU opens Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine

October 18, 2013

Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry last week opened its new Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine, which will serve as “Western's hub for knowledge creation and translation in the realm of public health." The $17-million, 66,700 square-foot building houses the academic and research sides of the Department of Family Medicine and the new Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health; its inaugural class of 32 students is enrolled in a Master of Public Health (MPH) program. "Along with Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, the MPH program taps into eight other Western Faculties as well as Brescia University College. It is an interdisciplinary initiative that will facilitate the training of our future leaders in public health and is a perfect complement to one of our oldest and most celebrated medical departments, Family Medicine," says WesternU President Amit Chakma. Western News Release