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Public health students spearhead Ebola equipment delivery to Sierra Leone hospitals

This week, three University of Toronto public health students spearheaded the delivery of protective equipment to front-line health workers in Sierra Leone. Working with Save the Children — a global NGO dedicated to children’s rights — three first-year epidemiology students in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health successfully facilitated...

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Work-​related injury rates on the decline in Ontario, non-​work injury rates not changing

Work-related injury rates in Ontario fell by 30 per cent from 2004 to 2011—in sharp contrast to non-work injury rates, which did not change. According to a study by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH), the overall decline in total injuries during this eight-year period can be almost entirely...

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U of T public health students receive $1-​million to provide FOXY sexual health education to teens in Arctic

A sexual health education program led by Dalla Lana School of Public Health PhD students received the Arctic Inspiration Prize — worth $1-million — at an Ottawa gala on December 11. FOXY — Fostering Open eXpression among Youth — is an arts-based sexual health education program that empowers young women...

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DLSPH names director of Institute for Indigenous Health

Professor Jeffrey Reading will begin the role of inaugural interim director of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Institute for Indigenous Health on January 1, 2015. This is somewhat of a homecoming for Professor Reading. He is an alumnus with master’s and PhD degrees from U of T’s Community...

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New faculty appointments in Occupational and Environmental Health and Social and Behavioural Health Sciences

The Dalla Lana School of Public health would like to welcome four new faculty members to the Divisions of Occupational and Environmental Health and Social and Behavioural Health Sciences.Tracy Kirkham has been appointed Assistant Professor in Occupational and Environmental Health and will commence this position on January 1, 2015. Kirkham...

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U of T supports Universal Health Coverage Day

In May 1914, John “Gerry” FitzGerald opened the University of Toronto Antitoxin Laboratory in the basement of the University’s medical building in a city rife with infectious disease. The lab eventually helped control or eradicate deadly infectious diseases like diphtheria and smallpox by manufacturing vaccines and distributing them for free...

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Two Dalla Lana School of Public Health professors awarded CIHR Applied Public Health Chairs

By Elaine SmithDeveloping targeted public health interventions at street youth in Kenya and Canada’s Aboriginal peoples are two projects that will be undertaken by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s new Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Applied Public Health Chairs.Paula Braitstein and Janet Smylie, both Associate Professors of...

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Ebola: Experts, Resources, Breaking News

As the Ebola outbreak continues, Dalla Lana School of Public Health experts are leading authorities on the disease, the ethical issues surrounding treatment and prevention measures, and more.  This page aggregates information about the Ebola outbreak from various sources and addresses some of the most commonly questions surrounding the disease,...

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Detaining Ebola: Professor Ross Upshur on the ethics of quarantine

By: Liam MitchellTo quarantine or not to quarantine?That is the question that has surrounded nurse Kaci Hickox since she returned to the United States from Sierra Leone where she treated Ebola patients. While some — notably New Jersey Governor Chris Christie — have insisted that she be quarantined for 21...

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Global Health Summit: Creating a Pandemic of Health is underway

From November 3 to 5, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health is hosting a Global Health Equity and Innovation Summit, “Creating a Pandemic of Health,” that aims to shift the emphasis in health care away from the traditional focus on disease and towards a concentration on health and well-being....

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