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DLSPH Open: Meet our four new faculty members

Dear colleagues, This summer, four stellar faculty members began academic appointments at the DLSPH. Growing our community of scholars creates exciting new learning opportunities for our graduate students, opens the door to interdisciplinary research discovery, and is critical to delivering on our Academic Plan. I am delighted to welcome and...

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Study led by U of T professor shows male surgeons make more than female surgeons for same time worked

By Gabrielle Giroday, Faculty of Medicine Female surgeons in Ontario are earning 24 per cent less than their male counterparts for the same time spent in surgeries, a new study involving University of Toronto researchers shows. The study – published in JAMA Surgery today – studied more than 3,200 male...

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An African Cookbook, a plan for prenatal nutrition care, and a WHO Study in Switzerland: for DLSPH Nutrition Students, Summer Practicums Offered a World of Opportunity

By Heidi Singer Three DLSPH students interested in influencing global nutrition policy took a step closer to their goals this summer, with practicum experiences in Geneva and Ottawa focusing on Maternal and Child Nutrition, and in Kenya researching traditional cooking. Rim Mouhaffel, an international student who moved to Toronto two...

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For One Professor, The Climate Strike Was a Classroom

Assistant Professor Jeffrey Brook didn’t just reschedule his weekly “Introduction to Public Health – Traffic Air Pollution Case Study” class on Friday, he held it at Queen’s Park, during the Global Climate Strike. MPH student Roshaneh Jaffer, a work-study communications assistant at DLSPH, spoke with the air pollution expert about...

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Prof Carles Muntaner Inducted to The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

DLSPH Prof. Carles Muntaner has been inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences – one of the highest honours within Canada’s academic community. DLSPH writer Françoise Makanda spoke with Muntaner to learn more about the award and its impact on his work. Q: Congratulations on this recognition! How do...

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“It’s not only whether you wake up and feel healthy but when you wake up, do you have access to land and food security?”

A DLSPH Researcher on Access to Care in the Far North By Heidi Singer After spending her early years in Labrador, the North was always part of Prof. Susan Chatwood’s circle of friends and family.  So it felt like a natural place to land when she became a nurse in...

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A trailblazer in women’s health research – Fahima Dossa wins Royal Society of Canada’s Alice Wilson Award

By Rebecca Biason, Communications, IHPME For much of her time at U of T’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), Fahima Dossa’s research has sought to understand the health care decisions that women make, specifically those who undergo genetic testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, to determine...

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Prof Obidimma Ezezika Receives Next Einstein Award

DLSPH Prof. Obidimma Ezezika has been named one of Africa’s top 25 scientists by the Next Einstein Forum – an organization that supports the work of African scientists under the belief that the next Einstein will be African. Ezezika received the Next Einstein Forum Fellow Award for his research around...

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People in Residential Buildings Smell Cannabis More Than Cigarette Smoke: U of T Researchers

U of T researchers found that more people in apartment buildings and condos reported being exposed to cannabis smoke than to tobacco in the year before legalization. In 2017, based on surveys of Ontario residents living in multi-unit dwellings, an estimated 800,000 people smelled cannabis smoke from hallways, other units or...

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DLSPH Researchers Earn Connaught Awards for Cancer Care Projects

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer, DLSPH DLSPH’s Olli Saarela and Jennifer Brooks have received U of T’s prestigious Connaught New Researcher Award for their projects on improving care and screening for cancer. They join 50 winners who are receiving funding as part of U of T’s commitment to fostering excellence...

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