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

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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

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[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

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[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

A female doctor with the International Medical Corps examines a young boy at a mobile health clinic in the village of Goza, near Dadu, in Pakistan's Sindh province.
Funding from the UK government is enabling the International Medical Corps to operate mobile health clinics in Sindh, as part of the UK's response to the Pakistan floods. These clinics will provide access to basic healthcare services for thousands of people across Sindh as they return home to communities which were devastated by the floods in August 2010. The floods destroyed clinics and hospitals as well as homes and schools, so mobile teams of doctors, nurses and pharmacists are a vital way of reaching people in need of healthcare. The teams also operate as a disease 'early-warning' system; being getting out into the communities, they can spot the early signs of cholera and other water-borne diseases associated with large amounts of standing water and limited sanitation.

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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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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