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Mental Health in the Workplace

Depression and anxiety affect about one in five. How do we help the person who could be affected in the cubicle next to us? By Alison Motluk for U of T Magazine Cheryl Oldham (BSc 1987) was in her mid-30s when she had what she thought was a heart attack. She...

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DLSPH Open: Academic Plan Update & Strategic Planning Retreat

Dear colleagues, Over the last few months, the DLSPH community has engaged in an academic planning process to develop an overarching strategic direction for the School from 2019 to 2024. As our first academic plan since becoming a faculty, it is critical for us to reinforce our shared vision and...

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U of T study finds long-​term success in reducing unnecessary antibiotics prescriptions in China

Clinical public health researchers use implementation science to shape global policy change By: Nicole Bodnar Primary care physicians in China have reduced unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for children with upper respiratory tract infections by one third — an important step to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) globally — according to a new...

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The Perfect Predator: U of T Alum Champions Century-​Old Therapy to Treat Superbug

By Françoise Makanda, DLSPH U of T alum Steffanie Strathdee’s new book “The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir” recounts her husband’s fight against an antibiotic-resistant superbug. She will share her story at DLSPH on March 26. “First, I was embarrassed because...

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Ross Upshur elected Hastings Fellow

Professor Ross Upshur — internationally recognized primary care, public health and bioethics expert —was elected a Hastings Center Fellow on January 30, 2019. As the only Canadian of 18 new Hastings Center Fellows, Upshur joins a group of outstanding academics whose work has informed scholarship and public understanding of...

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Diabetes in Young People Increases Risk of Mental Illness – U of T study in partnership with Hong Kong

By Rebecca Biason, Communications Coordinator, IHPME Young people who develop type 2 diabetes earlier in life have an increased risk of developing a serious mental illness before the age of 40. This is according to a new study that found one-third of hospitalizations for patients with younger onset diabetes, resulted...

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Three DLSPH faculty awarded Dalla Lana Chairs and Early Career Professorship

by Nicole Bodnar, Director of Communications at Dalla Lana School of Public Health Three DLSPH internationally recognized faculty with expertise in clinical public health, global health policy and health policy innovation were awarded two new Dalla Lana endowed chairs and one early career professorship, all supported by the Dalla Lana...

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Q&A with Nutrition and Dietetics Alum Sue Mah about Canada’s new Food Guide

Last week, the Federal Government launched a new food guide based on the best available evidence to translate the science on food and health into healthy eating guidelines. It offers concrete dietary guidance to Canadians on healthy food choices and eating habits, including: eating plenty of vegetables and fruits eating...

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Shafi Bhuiyan elected Board Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research

headhot of prof Shafi Bhuiyan with green backdrop

Professor Shafi Bhuiyan, internationally recognized leader in global public health education and research, was elected Chair of Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research’s Board of Directors from 2018 to 2020. “It’s a great honor to work with global health champions from around the world and support the Coalition’s mission, vision...

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Former CFL Player now U of T alumnus is working to inspire youth to consider careers in health systems and public health

By Rebecca Biason, IHPME When Ryan Hinds retired from a career as a professional football player with the CFL, some would say his next career move as the lead for community engagement at the Toronto Central LHIN was somewhat surprising, but Hinds always knew he wanted to pursue a career...

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