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Why a Black Box in the Operating Room is Good for Health Care: IHPME Researcher

by Rebecca Biason, Communications Officer, IHPME Many of us are familiar with the purpose of a black box on an airplane flight; they record audio from the cockpit and capture relevant data so that when something goes wrong, investigators are able to determine what happened, identify risks, and prevent future...

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DLSPH Faculty Member Makes Gift to Increase Public Health Outreach Through Lecture Series

“I think I flatter myself in saying that I can spot good organizations,” Leslie Boehm said reverently. “I’ve worked in great and big hospitals all of my career and been associated with others and you learn to spot the good organizations. When I say Dalla Lana and IHPME are...

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Three DLSPH faculty Receive Canada Research Chairs

Improving sexual and gender minority health, genome data sciences, and integrative molecular epidemiology are research priorities for three new Canada Research Chairs awarded to DLSPH faculty. Professors Daniel Grace, Lisa Strug and Rayjean Hung received Canada Research Chairs from the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat on November 13, 2018. “This Chair...

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DLSPH and UHN Launch Health Policy Blog

Medical Files

By: Dr. Kevin Smith and Professor Adalsteinn Brown Like every other domain of science, health care leaders must manage the onslaught of new evidence and insight. The number of papers published each month that describe what to do or what not to do to improve health care would overwhelm even...

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Patient engagement in research can improve health and the health system

CMAJ cover photo: building blocks of care

Does engaging patients in research projects improve health? A comprehensive collection of 17 innovative Demonstration projects – from youth involvement in mental health services to suicide prevention, Indigenous health, children with complex medical needs and more – highlights the value of patient engagement in research. Engaging Patients in Health Research:...

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PhD Biostatistics candidate Dawn Yang receives Edwin S.H. Leong Scholarship

When Dr. Edwin Leong (MSc 1974) gave generously to the University of Toronto in 2017 to establish the Edwin S.H. Leong Scholarship, he hoped the award would “attract the best and brightest students from around the globe to U of T.” Today, Dr. Leong’s vision has become a reality. Three extraordinary students have been...

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DLSPH Open: Creating a Strong Academic Plan for the DLSPH

Academic planning is an integral part of the University of Toronto ecosystem and I am pleased to share that this fall, the DLSPH initiated an academic planning process to complete a plan covering 2019 to 2024. The DLSPH has enjoyed tremendous growth and success since transitioning from a school to...

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DLSPH researchers find Canada scores poorly on tobacco and child poverty compared to the UK

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health Arjumand Siddiqi has compared public health indicators between Canada and other countries for many years, with a focus on the United States and Canada. In a recent study, she supported researchers Alexandra Blair and DLSPH Professor Emeritus...

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Jeffrey Brook receives shared teaching appointment at DLSPH and Engineering

Jeffrey Brook — a nationally and internationally recognized researcher in air quality and health —  received a budgetary cross appointment at DLSPH and U of T Engineering on September 1, 2018. “Environment continues to be a key interest to all students and through both classes and research I hope to...

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U of T experts, including IHPME’s Beate Sander, help lead new pan-​Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network

by Rebecca Biason, Events & Communications Coordinator, IHMPE Today, Federal Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced a $4 million investment in the first-ever Pan-Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network (CLyDRN) that will bring together researchers from over 40 universities across the country, as well as patients, public health experts and representatives from communities living...

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