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DLSPH Scientist Receives 2019 U of T Medicine Dean’s Alumni Awards

Mohammad Akbari, an Assistant Professor at DLSPH and Scientist at the Women’s College Research Institute, won the Faculty of Medicine’s Emerging Leader Award this year. As director of the Molecular Genetics Research Laboratory at Women's College Hospital, Professor Akbari leads The Screen Project, a study offering Canadians access to low-cost genetic...

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Large-​scale study seeks to increase access to mental health care for pregnant women and new mothers

By: Corporate Communications, Mount Sinai Hospital Up to one in five women experience depression and anxiety during the perinatal period (between pregnancy and one year postpartum period). Effective treatments, including ‘talk therapies’, exist but less than 20 per cent of women have access to care. Accessing appropriate care is challenging,...

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DLSPH Open: CPTP Transition & Increasing Equity and Inclusion

Dear colleagues, I’m pleased to provide updates on two important priorities for our community: the completed transition of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project into the DLSPH and the launch of an equity and inclusion climate review for the School. As of April 1, 2019, the DLSPH has assumed all...

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Q&A with Dr. Leo Trasande: Chemicals disrupting our hormones are making us Sicker, Fatter and Poorer

Register for PHAA’s In the Loop networking event on March 28 The DLSPH’s Public Health Alumni Association (PHAA) will host Dr. Leonardo Trasande, a pediatrician, professor and world-renowned researcher on March 28 at In the Loop, PHAA’s signature networking event for alumni to connect and reconnect with their peers at The...

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Accelerating Integrated Care Collaboration – The Launch of NACIC 2020

by Rebecca Biason, IHPME It was has been just over 10 years since Jodeme Goldhar an IHPME alumnus and adjunct lecturer, and Walter Wodchis, a professor at IHPME began working in earnest on approaches to integrated care, studying integrated delivery systems and trying to improve our understanding of how the health...

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U of T researcher on why Canadians need to care more about caregivers

By Rebecca Biason, IHPME Over 35% of Canada’s workforce are caregivers. The balancing act it takes to manage employment and caregiving responsibilities is not only detrimental to the Canadian economy with an estimated loss of $1.3 billion annually, it is also leading to negative health outcomes for the spouses, children, neighbours,...

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Majority of 200,000 deaths in children aged 5 to 14 in India, China, Brazil and Mexico are preventable

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Deaths due to communicable diseases, transport injuries, drowning and childhood cancers are common for children in all four countries By: Ana Gajic, St. Michael's Hospital Most deaths of children aged five to 14 in India, China, Brazil and Mexico arise from preventable or treatable conditions, suggests a new study published today...

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DLSPH Open: Office of Research Expands its Footprint and Impact

Dear colleagues, Research conducted by members of the DLSPH community has a tremendous impact on public health and health systems. From identifying the causes of premature mortality to patterns of hospital readmission in Ontario, DLSPH faculty, post-docs, students, staff, alumni and partners are conducting research that is rigorous and innovative....

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U of T’s leading bioethics centre to design ethical artificial intelligence for health

Partnership between Joint Centre for Bioethics and AMS Healthcare to shape the future of artificial intelligence in Canada’s health system By: Nicole Bodnar A new partnership with AMS Healthcare is supporting the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) accelerate knowledge and inform practice on ethical artificial intelligence (AI)...

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Achieving World-​Class Health Outcomes on a Shoestring

by Françoise Makanda, DLSPH Which is the best-integrated health network in the world? Experts should look no further than Colombia says Professor Alex Jadad. He believes that an initiative in this South American country is an example of what can happen when diverse entities come together with shared values, inspired...

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