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Suzanne Stewart leads U of T centre for Indigenous mental health and homelessness

By Hannah James Professor Suzanne Stewart is transforming research in Indigenous mental health and homelessness in Canada. The rate of homelessness for First Nations, Metis and Inuit people is higher than that of the general Canadian population, and Stewart says there has been a dearth of culturally relevant research to...

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Nobel Prize Winner and Health and Human Rights Scholar Amartya Sen at DLSPH

As a firm believer that science must serve social needs and address inequality, I have always been keenly interested in human rights, social justice, health equity, and how these issues map onto public health policy and policy in general. That’s why when I heard Professor Lisa Forman landed Professor Amartya...

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Midwives as Partners in Inclusive Primary Care

DLSPH Student Blog By: Jen Goldberg RM, MPH (Family Community Medicine) student With the unfolding of spring, midwives are recognizing International Day of the Midwife (May 5) and queer and trans people are readying themselves for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (May 17). As a queer midwife and...

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Olympic athletes disproportionately white and privately educated compared to general population

[caption id="attachment_10363" align="alignright" width="225"] Dr. David Lawrence in Rio de Janeiro last summer as a Canadian Health Services Team member[/caption] White and privately educated Olympic athletes, particularly Winter Olympic Games athletes, are over-represented on four high-income country Olympic teams, according to a University of Toronto public health researcher who conducted...

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Dr. Rob Fowler receives the 2017 Teasdale-​Corti Humanitarian Award

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME Dr. Rob Fowler is the 2017 recipient of the Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award presented by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This award is given to a Canadian physician to acknowledge their work in health care or emergency medical services,...

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Welcoming Steini Brown as Interim Dean & Global Health Achievements

Dear Colleagues, First, many of you have seen the Provost’s announcement that Professor Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown will serve as Interim Dean for the Dalla Lana School of Public Health beginning on July 1, 2017 when I transition into my administrative leave/sabbatical. As you all know, Steini has served as Director...

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Q&A with Howard Hu: Chemical Weapons

Following news of chemical attacks in Syria, Howard Hu, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, explains how chemical weapons work and why they are inhumane as weapons. He is a Professor of Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, and Medicine and has led human rights fact-finding missions on the effects...

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DLSPH Hosts Unprecedented National Consultation on HIV Prevention for People in the Sex Industry

[caption id="attachment_12726" align="alignright" width="300"] Prof Dan Allman's welcoming remarks at the consultation[/caption] For the first time in North America, public health researchers gathered sex workers and people who work with them from across Canada to discuss the impact that HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) will have on the sex industry. In...

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U of T students place second at Emory Global Health Case Competition

[caption id="attachment_12691" align="alignright" width="225"] left to right: Corey M., Gillian C., Chris T., Monica C., Tina A, Shamim A.[/caption] A multidisciplinary team of University of Toronto graduate students placed second and received the Participants’ Choice Award after competing against 23 teams from international institutions at the 2017 Emory Global Health...

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Global health researchers receive $500K grant to build capacity and exchange global talent

Public health researchers at the University of Toronto received funding from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholars Program to strengthen the capacity of tomorrow’s global health leaders. Professors Erica Di Ruggiero and Prabhat Jha received close to $500,000 over four years to enable global talent exchange and...

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