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DLSPH welcomes Alanna McKnight as Graduate Assistant

The DLSPH is pleased to announced that Alanna McKnight has joined the DLSPH community today as our new Graduate Assistant in the Public Health Sciences Graduate Office, filling Diane Tang’s maternity leave.  In this role, Alanna will work closely with the Grad Office team to provide detailed information to current...

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A game changer in HIV prevention, U of T researcher on the use of PReP and PEP in Canada

By Rebecca Biason, IHPME As of 2014, Canada has seen a slight uptick in the rate of new non-occupational HIV infections. Those in high-risk populations, including intravenous drug users, members of the LGBTQ2SIA community, and sex workers have made strides in raising awareness about the virus, but the absence of...

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Model World Health Assembly Shows the Importance of Global Mental Health

By Chifum Anyakwo Last November, the Office of Global Public Health Education & Training (OGPHET) hosted the second Model World Health Assembly (WHA) in collaboration with the Office of International Affairs (OIA) for the Health Portfolio. Twenty-five students from diverse disciplines participated in the model assembly. They discussed and debated...

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DLSPH Remembers Professor Arnold Noyek (1937-​2018)

The DLSPH community mourns Professor Arnold Noyek, an internationally recognized otolaryngologist who founded innovative hearing tests for newborns, who died on December 14, 2018 at the age of 81. Noyek was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2011 and died at Baycrest Health Sciences with family by his side. “Dr. Noyek...

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Patients discharged during holiday period at a higher risk of death and hospital readmission: U of T led study

by Rebecca Biason, IHPME While many of us look forward to slowing down during the holiday season whether by lessening our workload or spending time with loved ones, our health care system is still required to run at full capacity. Lauren Lapointe-Shaw (photo by Rebecca Biason) A new study led...

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DLSPH Remembers Professor Frances Silverman (1942–2018)

The DLSPH community mourns Professor Frances Sommerfreund Silverman, an internationally recognized researcher on the impact of air pollution on health, who died in her home on December 11, 2018 at the age of 76. “Despite starting her career as a basic scientist, Frances rapidly understood that truly transformative and impactful...

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DLSPH Open: Advancement Excellence

Dear colleagues, Over the last few months, we’ve discussed the DLSPH’s fiscal snapshot with faculty, staff and School Council. The upshot: the School is in solid financial standing, thanks to a strong Academic Budget Review complimented by outstanding efforts led by all members of the DLSPH community. Four years ago,...

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Outreach and Access Program helps high school students from under-​represented communities discover public health and health system careers

Through a new pilot outreach and access program, the DLSPH is providing an educational pathway and necessary supports to inspire high school students from underrepresented communities to learn about public health and health systems as career options, achieve their potential, improve their communities, and play a leadership role in creating...

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Two DLSPH PhD Students Selected for 2018 Health System Impact Fellow Profiles

DLSPH PhD candidates Joslyn Trowbridge and Sophie Roher are among the recipients of the first doctoral CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship. Both candidates’ projects will use research methodology to improve and distribute care among vulnerable populations. “I feel very lucky and extremely excited about this brand new opportunity,” said Trowbridge,...

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Lobbying Efforts for Mental Health Initiatives for Black Canadians Bears Fruit

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH It started more than five years ago when PhD candidate Nakia Lee-Foon joined The Black Health Alliance (BHA) as a board member while she was earning her Master’s degree. She was eager to make a difference and improve health and access to care...

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