In the News

DLSPH moving closer towards an undergraduate major in Global Public Health Equity and Innovation

Dear colleagues, As we begin a new academic year, I am pleased to provide an update on our School’s planned undergraduate program, a new education initiative led by Professors Abdallah Daar and Andrea Cortinois.  The program will be a main subject of discussion at the first General Faculty Meeting of...

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Ebola Working Group receives knowledge translation award

The Ebola Working Group received the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health Knowledge Translation Graduate Student Award for their efforts in addressing the gap in knowledge and education about Ebola. Second year MPH candidates Micaela Pereira Bajard, Yamna Ali and Amanda Alberga accepted the award on behalf of the 23-student...

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U of T public health researchers urge that movies with smoking be 18A rated

Professor Robert Schwartz

An Ontario 18A rating for all movies with smoking would avert more than 30,000 tobacco-related deaths and save more than half a billion dollars in healthcare costs, according to U of T public health researchers. “There is a solid body of research that demonstrates youth who are exposed to smoking...

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Public health leader discusses big data for health in Brazil

On August 28, 2015, Professor Howard Hu travelled to São Paulo, Brazil to present a new research perspective on big data for population health and cultivate partnerships with public health and clinical leaders at the University of São Paulo and local medical centres. “Brazil’s rapid expansion in public health infrastructure...

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Remembering DLSPH alumnus Roger Nicolaï

Dr. Roger Nicolaï, a graduate of the University of Toronto’s School of Hygiene — the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s predecessor — passed away on August 25, 2015 at his home in Corsica, France. “My grandfather was, I believe, one of the oldest DLSPH alumni alive in Western Europe...

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Call for Nominations: Community Advisory Council for the Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health

The Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH), based at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) of the University of Toronto (U of T), invites nominations for its Community Advisory Council (CAC). Participation on the CAC is voluntary. The WBIIH CAC is open for nominations (including self-nominations) from across...

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Dean’s Message: August 2015

Dear colleagues, With summer coming to a close and a new academic year ahead, I hope everyone in our growing community (for those who missed the announcement, the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) joined DLSPH in June) had a chance to recharge and are prepared for a...

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Global health researcher finds Oliver Twist narrative does not apply to orphans in low-​and-​middle-​income countries

Orphanages, or other institutional environments, may be better equipped to care for children in need than extended families or other family-based care configurations in low-and-middle-income countries, according to researchers at the University of Toronto, Indiana University and Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya. Global health researcher Paula Braitstein published an editorial...

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Professor Shafi U. Bhuiyan appointed part-​time, core faculty at DLSPH

I am delighted to announce Dr. Shafi U. Bhuiyan’s appointment as Assistant Professor (part-time, core) in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Clinical Public Health Division, beginning July 1, 2015. In this role, he will develop a Clinical Public Health MPH program specially designed for internationally trained medical doctors....

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Large Canadian study finds health care cost of people living with diabetes more than double that of people without the disease

Each person living with diabetes requires care that costs the Canadian health care system an average of $16,000 over eight years, compared to $6,000 in average health care costs for people who don’t live with diabetes, a new study has found. The study is the most comprehensive Canadian analysis of...

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