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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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DLSPH joins Canadian Network of Schools and Programs of Public Health

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is now a member of Canada’s Network of Schools and Programs of Public Health (NSPPH). NSPPH is the first Canadian network linking institutions that educate and train population and public health professionals in Canada and globally. The purpose of the NSPPH is to:...

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STAGE mentor France Gagnon receives Graduate Teaching Award for Early Career Excellence

France Gagnon, a Professor of Epidemiology in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and co-director of the Canadian Institute for Health Research’s STAGE program, received a 2014 Faculty of Medicine Graduate Teaching Award for Early Career Excellence, a student-nominated award celebrating outstanding contributions to graduate education. Professor Gagnon received...

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U of T joins Harvard FXB Health and Human Rights Consortium

U of T’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Joint Centre for Bioethics are members of Harvard’s FXB Health and Human Rights Consortium in support of Health and Human Rights, an international journal that examines health issues from the perspective of health as a human right. This is the...

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Beth McCarthy, joins the DLSPH as Director of Advancement

Dear DLSPH faculty, students, staff, alumni and other stakeholders,I am delighted to announce a new member of our administrative leadership team. On March 31, Beth McCarthy will join us full-time as our inaugural Director of Advancement, in which position she will play a central role in launching the Faculty’s fundraising...

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Visit by candidate for new epidemiology faculty

The first candidate, Roman Pabayo, in our search for epidemiology faculty will be visiting us on January 28-29. Roman Pabayo is currently a Canadian Institutes of Health Research funded, postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his Doctoral Degree in...

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Nicole Bodnar, the first DLSPH Director of Communications

Dear DLSPH Faculty, Students, Staff, Alumni and other stakeholders,I am extremely pleased to announce a key addition to our administrative leadership team. As of January 20, Nicole Bodnar will come on board full-time as our first Director of Communications. She will play a central role in developing and implementing an...

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Global Effects of Smoking, of Quitting, and of Taxing Tobacco

Dalla Lana School of Public Health Professor Dr. Prabhat Jha’s study Global Effects of Smoking, of Quitting, and of Taxing Tobacco published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that tripling tobacco taxes around the world could reduce the number of smokers by 433.3 million people and prevent 200...

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