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How U of T is Delivering on the Big Data Promise

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health in partnership with the Canadian Institutes for Health Research Strategic Training for Advanced Genetic Epidemiology (CIHR STAGE) and the Fields Institute hosted a workshop, Big Data for Health, July 3 and 4, 2014. Attended by 100 scientists, the event was a great success...

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Welcome back, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Community

It is with great joy that I see the Dalla Lana School of Public Health community spring back to life this fall.  One of the things that I enjoy most about kicking off the new school year is giving the Introduction to Public Health: Past, Present and Future lecture to...

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What you need to know about Ebola

An outbreak of Ebola virus infection has spread across West Africa, through the countries of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and most recently Nigeria, since early 2014. While the outbreak was first reported by North American sources in March, cases appear to have occurred as early as December 2013. Several faculty,...

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Conflict in Gaza is a public health issue, says Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish

By: Terry Lavender In January 2009, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish watched as two tank shells hit his apartment in Gaza, killing three of his daughters and a niece, and seriously wounding a fourth daughter. Just moments before, Dr. Abuelaish and his children had decided that he should accept a research fellowship...

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DLSPH Welcomes Drs. Abdallah Daar and Andrea Cortinois

As of July 1, Dr. Abdallah Daar has returned from the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health at University Health Network (UHN), where he was Director of Ethics and Commercialization. He rejoins the core DLSPH faculty as Professor of Clinical Public Health, Chair of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s...

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Sex on Stage: How one public health professional is turning sex education upside down

While some are horrified by the overtly sexual movies and TV shows consumed by today’s youth, a PhD candidate at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health has a slightly different stance.Shira Taylor, a doctoral candidate at the School’s Division of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences, is taking to the...

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DLSPH study finds that drug use among incarcerated males remains high in Ontario

The prevalence of drug use prior to incarceration among males in Ontario correctional institutions remains very high, underlining the need for drug intervention programs and services.In the first Canadian study of the last decade to examine drug use of recently incarcerated male adults, the University of Toronto researchers in the...

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Three DLSPH students receive a Canada Graduate Scholarship-​ Master’s Award

Three Dalla Lana School of Public Health students received a Canada Graduate Scholarship- Master’s Award, a prestigious honour awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. This award is unique because it’s...

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DLSPH Celebrates Convocation: Q&A with DLSPH Graduate Talia Bronstein

During the first week of June, more than 75 public health professionals graduated from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health to pursue careers in public service, research or academic institutions. We sat down with one graduate, Talia Bronstein, who earned a Master of Public Health degree in Health Promotion...

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DLSPH researcher engages global communities in HIV research

Community-based research is a collaborative approach that actively includes groups of people who belong to a particular community or who have expertise in an area of community life to participate in a study as co-investigators or advisors. The Dalla Lana School of Public Health was an early adopter of this...

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