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Faculty and Staff Win Big at DLSPH Awards

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Faculty and staff were honoured at this year DLSPH Awards. Dean Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown recognized 11 recipients from 2017-18 and 2018-19. The evening ended with a celebration of Prof Donald Cole's retirement. Recipients The Anthony Miller Award for Excellence in Research in Public...

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Seven DLSPH Faculty Receive Prestigious Canada Research Chairs

The newest crop of Canada Research Chairs includes DLSPH professors Patricia O’Campo, Nav Persaud, Tara Gomes, Noah Ivers, Vincent Kuuire, Beate Sander and Wendy J. Ungar. Science and Sport Minister Kirsty Duncan made the announcement June 14 at the University of Victoria. The Canada Research Chairs Program aims to make...

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Palliative Care Disparities in Ontario Persist

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH A DLSPH student has found that some parts of Ontario, particularly in the North, are receiving next to no palliative care – even for painful cancer deaths or organ failure. But Michela Panarella, an MSc candidate in the Division of Biostatistics, found the...

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DLSPH Open: Improving Quality with the IDEAS Project

When we cut health budgets, quality inevitably crumbles. But what if we set out to improve quality – and end up saving money in the process? This is exactly what IHPME researchers at the IDEAS Project have found over the last few years when they helped teams to improve care...

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Salima Mithani: From Pakistan to U of T’s Convocation

By Bernice Yanful, PhD student in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at DLSPH When Salima Mithani talks about her time at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), she often uses words such as tight-knit, community and supportive. For Mithani, graduating this week with a Master of Public Health is...

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Rachel Kirkland: Climbing my own Mount Everest

by Rachel Kirkland, DLSPH Graduate Sitting in the auditorium at 155 College Street on day one of my degree felt a little like how I imagine I’d feel if I decided to climb Mount Everest tomorrow, equipped solely with the vision of what I wanted to do at the top,...

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Menthol Ban Helps People Quit Smoking: DLSPH Researcher

A researcher at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health has found that Ontario’s ban on menthol, the minty cigarette additive, encourages more people to quit smoking. Although Canadians don’t smoke menthol cigarettes in high numbers, Prof. Michael Chaiton’s research could add to the debate over banning menthol in the...

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DLSPH Faculty Receive Top Honours

Two DLSPH professors have received the University of Toronto’s highest and most distinguished rank, that of University Professor. Only about two per cent of the university’s tenured faculty hold the title. This year, Vice-President and Provost Cheryl Regehr announced five new honourees on May 31, including DLSPH’s Prabhat Jha and...

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Why Young Men Die

U of T Professor Prabhat Jha finds race and education strongly correlates with a young man’s chances of dying from guns in U.S., Mexico, Colombia, Brazil An epidemiologist with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health has published a ground-breaking study of the young men who die from gun violence. Prahbat...

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DLSPH Students Among Recipients of the 2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Nine DLSPH students from public health and health systems research received Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellows this year. “Our strong showing is a testament to the rigour and strength of our academic program,” says Dean Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown, “On behalf of our community, I congratulate our award...

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