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Building Equitable AI for Public Health

Training next generation to close gap in AI and health inequalities A pan-Canadian institute designed to train emerging public health and computational science researchers in equitable artificial intelligence (AI) will be launched this summer by an interdisciplinary team of Canadian scientists. Using interactive teaching methods, case examples and multidisciplinary team-based...

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DLSPH Open: Welcoming 2020 with research successes, faculty growth and community engagement

Dear Colleagues, I hope everyone had a restful holiday break and is settling into the New Year. There are a number of exciting opportunities and events in the DLSPH community to kick off the winter term and I am pleased to provide an overview of a few of them. First,...

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Remembering Dr. Garry R. Humphreys

The DLSPH community mourns Dr. Garry R. Humphreys — a DLSPH alumnus and smoke-free community advocate — who died on December 13, 2019. Dr. Humphreys was the inaugural resident in DLSPH’s Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program and a distinguished alumni, according to Dr. Chandrakant (Chan) Shah, a Professor...

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One more reason to try dry January: Public health researchers find increasing public awareness about alcohol as a carcinogen strengthens support for higher prices

Fewer than 25 per cent of Canadians who consume alcohol are aware that alcohol can cause cancer. However, people who learned that alcohol is a carcinogen were almost two times more likely to support policies that raise the price of alcohol, according to one of the first international studies and...

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Professors Anthony Miller and Robin McLeod receive Order of Canada

Two members of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health community — Professors Anthony Miller and Robin McLeod — received the Order of Canada on December 27, 2019. Anthony Miller, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology, was named Member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to the field of cancer...

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Study led by DLSPH researchers named one of BMJ’s top papers of the last decade

A landmark study led by a team of DLSPH researchers was named one of five key research papers to mark the decade by the British Medical Journal. The paper, Twenty five year follow-up for breast cancer incidence and mortality of the Canadian National Breast Screening Study: randomised screening trial, was...

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U of T expert attributes ‘dozens of deaths’ to decline in Toronto police traffic ticketing

by Toronto Star's David Rider, City Hall Bureau Chief and Ed Tubb [...] Tickets for moving violations have dropped by nearly two-thirds since 2013. Meanwhile, the number of pedestrians and cyclists killed has gone up nearly as dramatically. They include Erica Stark, a 42-year-old mother of three killed while walking on a...

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IHPME student takes closer look at vision care access – barriers – for school children in Ontario

by Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator at IHPME Despite the fact that vision care coverage is offered in Ontario to individuals under the age of twenty, in 2013, only 14% of children under the age of six had a vision exam. This is concerning to researchers and optometrists like Afua...

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DLSPH Open: Interdisciplinary Research Teams

Dear Colleagues, One of the most important components of our Academic Plan is to create and nurture clusters of experts that will tackle critical challenges in public health and health systems in partnership with colleagues across the School, University and health systems, locally and globally. Ultimately, we hope these Interdisciplinary...

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U of T Faculty Volunteer to Help Remote Brazilian University Build its First Qualitative Health Research Program

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Four years ago, Rozilaine Redi Lago was a visiting PhD student at U of T’s Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research (CQ). She was eager to develop a similar program at the Federal University of Acre (UFAC) in Brazil. After graduating, she taught...

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