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Prof Carles Muntaner Inducted to The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

DLSPH Prof. Carles Muntaner has been inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences – one of the highest honours within Canada’s academic community. DLSPH writer Françoise Makanda spoke with Muntaner to learn more about the award and its impact on his work. Q: Congratulations on this recognition! How do...

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“It’s not only whether you wake up and feel healthy but when you wake up, do you have access to land and food security?”

A DLSPH Researcher on Access to Care in the Far North By Heidi Singer After spending her early years in Labrador, the North was always part of Prof. Susan Chatwood’s circle of friends and family.  So it felt like a natural place to land when she became a nurse in...

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A trailblazer in women’s health research – Fahima Dossa wins Royal Society of Canada’s Alice Wilson Award

By Rebecca Biason, Communications, IHPME For much of her time at U of T’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), Fahima Dossa’s research has sought to understand the health care decisions that women make, specifically those who undergo genetic testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, to determine...

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Prof Obidimma Ezezika Receives Next Einstein Award

DLSPH Prof. Obidimma Ezezika has been named one of Africa’s top 25 scientists by the Next Einstein Forum – an organization that supports the work of African scientists under the belief that the next Einstein will be African. Ezezika received the Next Einstein Forum Fellow Award for his research around...

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More People in Residential Buildings Smell Cannabis More Than Cigarette Smoke: U of T Researchers

U of T researchers found that more people in apartment buildings and condos reported being exposed to cannabis smoke than to tobacco in the year before legalization. In 2017, based on surveys of Ontario residents living in multi-unit dwellings, an estimated 800,000 people smelled cannabis smoke from hallways, other units or...

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DLSPH Researchers Earn Connaught Awards for Cancer Care Projects

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer, DLSPH DLSPH’s Olli Saarela and Jennifer Brooks have received U of T’s prestigious Connaught New Researcher Award for their projects on improving care and screening for cancer. They join 50 winners who are receiving funding as part of U of T’s commitment to fostering excellence...

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DLSPH Open: Welcome Back!

Dear colleagues, It’s good to see the halls and elevators so crowded with people again! Welcome back to the faculty and students returning from fieldwork around the world or a well-deserved break. Welcome to our 13 new postdoctoral fellows and to our four newest faculty members: Roberta Timothy, SBHS Amaya...

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The Future of Obesity May be Whiter, Older and Male

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH DLSPH Prof. Laura Rosella and her team at the Population Health Analytics Lab predicts that in ten years the typical Canadian living with obesity will most likely be a Canadian-born white man, between the age of 50 and 64 – and that he...

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Weight Gained from Psychiatric Medications Can Be Lost With Basic Diet and Exercise

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Weight gain can be a major challenge for patients taking psychiatric medications. But a new DLSPH-led study suggests basic exercise and dieting are effective at controlling it. “A lot of doctors tell patients they won’t be able to lose weight because they are...

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Health System Reform Must Include Physicians

Ontario has embarked on a bold experiment to transform care with a large focus on Ontario Health Teams or OHTs. At maturity, OHTs will be responsible for the full continuum of care within a community. As the Premier’s Council’s latest report suggests, OHTs should be able to provide an integrated...

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