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Welcome Mavic Galicia to DLSPH

The Dean’s Office would like to extend a big thank you to Palwasha Asey, scheduling assistant to Dean Howard Hu, for all of her hard work and dedication to the DLSPH. We wish her all of the best on her new adventure, as she welcomes a baby into her family.Maria...

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Growing a better tomorrow with the seeds of today

If you walked by East York’s Thorncliffe Park Public School today, you’d find a quiet middle school as students and teachers enjoy March break. Akanksha Ganguly, a first-year Masters student in U of T’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, welcomes the pause as it allows her team planning time...

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Six Dalla Lana School of Public Health students receive Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award

Six Dalla Lana School of Public Health students were awarded a Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award in recognition of their outstanding contributions to improving the world and inspiring others to do the same. The Award was established in 1994 by the University of Toronto Alumni Association and named after Gordon...

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Dean’s Message: March/​April 2014

View in the March/April 2014 Newsletter

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FREE tickets to see Izzeldin Abuelaish on George Stroumboulopoulos

On Tuesday, February 25 at 3 p.m., author and DLSPH Professor Izzeldin Abuelaish pays a visit to CBC’s George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight show. Dr. Abuelaish founded the Daughters for Life Foundation in memory of his three daughters killed by Israeli tank fire during the Gaza war. His autobiography I Shall Not...

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Annual screening does not reduce breast cancer deaths, suggests U of T study

Annual mammograms of women between 40 and 59 does not reduce breast cancer death rates compared to regular physical examination or usual care, concludes a 25-year study from U of T’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The study, published on February 11 in the British Medical Journal, found that...

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U of T report finds that fewer school-​aged children are smoking cigarettes

The Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy Monitoring Report finds that fewer school-aged children are smoking, but the overall prevalence of cigarette smoking in the general population hasn’t changed in five years.The Report, produced by the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health and...

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Food shortages in Zimbabwe sparked increase in tuberculosis, study finds

An international study led by the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health links the rise of tuberculosis (TB) in Zimbabwe during the socio-economic crisis of 2008-2009 to widespread food shortage. “This was the first study to detect the recent TB outbreak in Zimbabwe, and the first anywhere...

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Biostatistics Professor receives CIHR funding to develop new genetic data analysis methods

Lei Sun, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, received five years of funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) to develop new statistical methods with enhanced ability to find links between genetic variants and complex human traits.The interdisciplinary team, including Andrew Paterson, Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Lisa...

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DLSPH solicits for the position of first Associate Dean for Research

Dear DLSPH Faculty and Colleagues,As we continue on our path of expansion and innovation, we are keenly interested in soliciting outstanding candidates for the position of our first Associate Dean for Research. This is a key, high-visibility position that will be critical to enhancing our abilities to pursue the very...

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