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DLSPH appoints Dionne Gesink as Acting Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Dionne Gesink was appointed Acting Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health on March 10, 2020. Gesink is a Professor of Epidemiology whose work focuses on generating new knowledge on restoring healthy relationships with a focus on the social epidemiology of sexual and reproductive...

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With new federal funding, U of T researchers aid global effort to understand and control COVID-​19

by Geoffrey Vendeville The University of Toronto and affiliated institutions will receive almost $6 million for research projects related to COVID-19, with another $2.7 million to campus-based researchers, while $3.13 million will go to U of T researchers at affiliated hospitals – part of a $27 million federal investment in research related to the...

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DLSPH Open: DLSPH launches a new Centre for Global Health

Dear Colleagues, Last week, the DLSPH hosted a lecture and reception to celebrate the launch of the DLSPH’s School-wide Centre for Global Health. As one of the top schools of public health, it is critical for the DLSPH to have a critical mass of scholars exploring problems through a global...

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DLSPH welcomes global health powerhouse Nísia Trindade Lima to launch new Centre for Global Health

Global health is public health. With tremendous breadth and expertise in a diverse set of global health issues, DLSPH faculty, alumni and collaborators have cultivated strong partnerships with leading global institutions and public health leaders. As the Office of Global Public Health Education and Training transitions into DLSPH’s new Centre...

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Race Health and Happiness: U of T Professor Launches Podcast on Race and Wellbeing

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH A new podcast that aims to help racialized people thrive and stay well hits the airways today with its host U of T Professor Onye Nnorom. “It’s not a podcast where we start explaining racism and if there is any in Canada. The...

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DLSPH’s STAGE Celebrates Anniversary and Finds New Home in Statistical and Data Science Research Hub

by: CANSSI Ontario and DLSPH DLSPH’s Strategic Training for Advanced Genetic Epidemiology (STAGE) program celebrates its eleventh anniversary this year. It officially joined the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) Ontario Regional Centre, housed in an extra-departmental unit in the Faculty of Arts and Science, last November. “The partnership with CANSSI Ontario is...

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DLSPH Open: Audrey Laporte appointed IHPME Director & Student Mental Health

Dear Colleagues, Last month, I announced Professor Audrey Laporte’s appointment to Director of IHPME for a five-year term. Strong leadership for IHPME is imperative and I am thrilled to work in partnership with Audrey to expand the Institute’s global footprint. In addition to Audrey’s internationally recognized scholarship in dynamic microeconomic...

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Audrey Laporte appointed as new director of IHPME for 5-​year term

After an extensive search, Professor Adalsteinn Brown announced the official appointment Professor Audrey Laporte as the new Director of IHPME on January 24, 2020. “I look forward to working closely in partnership with Audrey as the new Director of IHPME to propel the Institute forward, and to work towards achieving...

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DLSPH welcomes Ophelia Michaelides as Manager of the Centre for Global Health

Ophelia Michaelides joined the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as Manager of the new School-wide Centre for Global Health on January 27, 2020. Ophelia is a public health professional with experience in global health, health system strengthening, family medicine and primary health care. Through her previous management positions at...

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U of T Researchers Find That Coronavirus Has Not Been Controlled as Hoped

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH The coronavirus epidemic started earlier and the disease transmission has not yet been controlled in China, a new U of T disease-transmission model suggests. “You can’t get up to that level of cases if the epidemic started in December even if you pushed...

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