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Dean Steini Brown among experts advising Ontario on health-​care policy

By:  Chris Sorensen, Communications Officer University of Toronto A health-care advisory council struck by the Ontario government will draw on the expertise of Professor Adalsteinn Brown, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The province said today Brown is among the members of the council, first revealed back in June, that will...

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Pilot Anti-​Oppression Panel for Public Health Students Explore Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

“We all have power and privilege,” said Haran Vijayanathan to more than 30 second-year MPH students on a late Thursday night for the School’s pilot anti-oppression training workshop. The workshop is a training pilot project that allows DLSPH students to learn more about the structural powers at play when interacting...

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DLSPH welcomes Pierre Lee, Business Manager

Pierre Lee will take on a new role with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as Business Manager on September 17, 2018. In this role, Pierre will work closely with the CAO to provide leadership in finance, human resources and space management. He will be responsible for ensuring...

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Three DLSPH faculty named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health Professors Patricia O’Campo, Raisa Deber and Prabhat Jha were named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, joining 2,000 Canadian artists, scientists and scholars in this prestigious group. “It’s thrilling to be recognized by a group of...

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Prescribing employment: Study identifies key features of interventions to help patients get jobs

By: Ana Gajic, St. Michael's Hospital  Health care organizations can play a key role in supporting unemployed patients find a job, suggests a new study by University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital researchers. “Employment status is a key social determinant of health, or a social aspect that impacts our...

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DLSPH Open: Welcome to the 2018-​19 Academic Year

Dear colleagues, I am delighted to welcome everyone to the 2018-19 Academic Year, and a warm welcome to the more than 485 incoming students to the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. A message to our new cohort joining us this month:...

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Mapping Partner Selection Among Gay and Bisexual Men Highlights Public Health Intervention Opportunities

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health A new study by DLSPH researchers describes geographic movements between sexual partners that may inform opportunities for sexually transmitted infection (STI) intervention. “The geography of sex is often overlooked. STIs tend to move in space and time...

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DLSPH Blog – Why U of T is launching a public health-​led Immunization Research and Education Centre

The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis. For blog ideas, feedback or comments, contact: communications.dlsph[at]utoronto.ca Immunization is one of the most effective public health interventions that saves millions of lives every year from infectious disease...

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DLSPH welcomes Konstantina Kollias as Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the Dean

Konstantina Kollias started her role in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the Dean on August 27, 2018. Konstantina is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies, and is the former Executive Assistant...

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Megan Saad helps develop training program to improve health care for transgender sexual assault survivors

Janice Du Mont and Megan Saad

Megan Saad is helping to develop a training program to educate nurses on how to provide “trans-affirming” care to improve health services for trans persons who have experienced sexual violence. “Trans people in their most critical time of need are often unable to access supports due to poor treatment from...

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