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Gillian Einstein Leads Research in Women’s Brain Health with Inaugural Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair

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By: Jovana Jankovic Why is the incidence of depression, stroke, dementia and Alzheimer’s significantly higher in women than men? Women’s health — and women’s brain health in particular — is something “distinct in itself,” says University of Toronto scientist Gillian Einstein, the holder of the inaugural Wilfred and Joyce Posluns...

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Poverty is a significant risk factor for premature death

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Poverty is one of the strongest determinants of health, regardless of immigration status, according to a new study from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). [caption id="attachment_5243" align="alignright" width="300"] Prof Laura Rosella[/caption] “What our study found was despite the healthy immigrant effect, those...

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DLSPH-​TIFF Partnership explores migration’s impact on health in Fire at Sea Screening

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[caption id="attachment_12501" align="alignright" width="300"] DLSPH & TIFF presentation of Fire at Sea panel discussion[/caption] On March 3, 2017, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) hosted a screening of Fire at Sea, an award-winning documentary that illustrates the complex and compounding...

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Appointment of Professor Adalsteinn Brown as Interim Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Sent on behalf of the Office of the Vice President & Provost, Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost I am pleased to announce that the Agenda Committee of Academic Board has approved of the appointment of Professor Adalsteinn Brown as Interim Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), from...

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Six public health and health services students receive Gordon Cressy Award

Three Dalla Lana School of Public Health and three Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation students received a Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award in recognition of their outstanding volunteer contributions to the University of Toronto community on February 28, 2017. This year’s recipients include: Linda Kachuri (PhD Epidemiology), Kathleen...

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Howard Hu stepping down as Dean on July 1, 2017

Dear friends: I am writing to let you know (as some of you read Cheryl Regehr’s message that was sent to the University of Toronto community in January) that after five terrific and rewarding years leading the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, including four as the inaugural Dean, I...

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Student Blog – Income Security: A Seat at the Table for Public Health

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DLSPH Student Blog [caption id="attachment_12327" align="aligncenter" width="300"] MPH students of DLSPH Student-Led Conference Executive Team[/caption] By: Adrina Zhong, Antu Hossain, Jaya Raghubir, Joy Dawkins, & Rachel McGihon Co-chairs of the 9th Annual DLSPH Student-Led Conference Income is arguably the determinant of all determinants of health. It has far-reaching impacts on the...

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VIDEO: John Evans Lectureship explores if Affordable Universal Health Coverage is Achievable Worldwide

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The Fall 2016 John R. Evans Lectureship in Global Health featured Professor Barbara McPake, Director, Nossal Institute for Global Health, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne Is Affordable Universal Health Coverage Achievable Worldwide? Public-private model challenges in Brazil and beyond https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpXzIj44cKQ&feature=youtu.be Panelists: Dr. Audrey Laporte, Associate Professor...

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Racism: The Missing Social Determinant of Health

By: Liam Mitchell, Associate Director of Communications, Faculty of Medicine. Doctors and public health practitioners have long known that the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age have a profound impact on their health. They refer to those factors as the social determinants of health. But there...

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Think Afro-​Pink!

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Mid-way through Black History Month, approximately 15 mother-daughter pairs will dance their way to better breast health at Think Afro-Pink, a breast cancer awareness event on February 17, 2017 at U of T’s Hart House hosted by public health researchers. [caption id="attachment_8418" align="alignright" width="200"] Dr. Onye Nnorom, Associate Program Director...

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