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Lack of Health Data Hurting Black Canadians, Say Researchers

by Gabrielle Giroday, Faculty of Medicine The health of Black Canadian women may be endangered by a lack of data, according to a first-of-its-kind paper from the University of Toronto. The paper – published this month in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved – explains how...

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DLSPH Open: Mental Health at DLSPH

Dear colleagues, Over the last several months, mental health concerns were brought to the forefront at the University. I would like to acknowledge a number of individuals and initiatives that all members of our community can engage in to support their own — and each other’s — mental health and...

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Tracking Global Health Improvements with New Method to Count the Dead

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Getting a snapshot of a country’s health statistics is as easy as using simple causes of death and disability surveys with open-source data. Best of all, the method is low cost and reproducible. Professor Prabhat Jha did just that with his National Burden...

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The 2019 Arbor Awards Recognize Outstanding Alumnae

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Alumnae Elsa Cabral, Alison Crepinsek and Julie Foisy received an Arbor award last month, a recognition for their volunteer work at DLSPH. The Arbor Awards recognize alumni who personify the very best attributes of the University’s motto, Velut Arbor Aevo – May it...

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Mourning the loss of former IHPME Chair and a leader in health management education – Dr. Peggy Leatt

The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and Dalla Lana School of Public Health community are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Peggy Leatt, former chair of the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and a much-valued educator. Dr. Leatt had a tremendous impact on...

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DLSPH welcomes Victoria Arrandale as Assistant Professor of Occupational & Environment Health

Victoria Arrandale joined the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as Assistant Professor (tenure-stream) in the Occupational & Environment Health Division (OEH) on November 1, 2019. Arrandale is an occupational health expert whose research focuses on assessing, developing and evaluating interventions to...

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Lessons Learned: Social Media Helps End Hepatitis A Outbreak in Toronto

by: Roshaneh-Fatema Jaffer, Communications Work-Study Student at DLSPH Men who have sex with men in Toronto were at higher risk of contracting hepatitis A following an outbreak in 2017. Social media helped stop the spread, a study found. DLSPH resident physician Mike Benusic was on a communicable disease rotation when...

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Remembering Dr. Jay Keystone (1942-​2019)

“That’s the sad thing with life, There’s people always leavin’ just as other folks arrive” -- Josh Ritter The DLSPH community mourns Dr. Jay Keystone — a giant in the worlds of tropical medicine, travel medicine, public health and medical education — who died on September 3, 2019 after a...

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A New Dose of Mindfulness: Monthly Sessions Open for DLSPH Students, Staff & Faculty

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By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Elli Weisbaum remembers the meal’s colour, its flavour and the sound it made as she sat quietly at the table at her first meditation retreat when she was 10 years old. Weisbaum’s family would attend retreats every year when she was younger. Within...

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DLSPH Remembers Professor Kang Laiyi

The DLSPH community mourns Professor Kang Laiyi — an internationally recognized researcher in HIV, AIDS and infectious disease — who died on October 5, 2019 at the age of 84. “Dr. Kang was a visionary who was at the forefront of promoting global collaboration as key to effectively dealing with...

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