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Making prevention a priority

By Elaine SmithWhat shape should the ideal health system take if health promotion and prevention were valued as much as disease treatment?The potential answers to that question will be up for discussion as part of the Global Health Summit, Creating a Pandemic of Health, being convened by the Dalla Lana...

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DLSPH names first Associate Dean of Research: Dr. Daniel Sellen

Daniel Sellen, Professor of Public Health, Anthropology, Nutritional Sciences at U of T and Senior Scholar in Residence at the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, has been appointed the first Associate Dean of Research at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health for a three- year term. “I’m delighted...

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Remembering Robert Remis: A pioneering Canadian HIV and AIDS advocate

Robert Remis, a public health leader in HIV and AIDS research, surveillance and advocacy, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014. “Robert was a colleague, co-researcher, friend and the most energetic person that I ever met who tirelessly contributed to the health and well-being of diverse communities in Canada and around...

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Global health: Expanding our focus

By Elaine SmithA health epidemic is speeding its way towards the University of Toronto, and organizers of the upcoming Global Health Equity and Innovation Summit are convinced that it is contagious.The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is convening “Creating a Pandemic of Health” from November 3 to 5, 2014,...

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Dean’s Message: October 2014

When preparing for my General Faculty Meeting presentation on October 22, I felt an overwhelming sense of pride in our School’s tremendous accomplishments since achieving faculty status 15 months ago. From the IHPME transition, the Big Data workshop, Michael and Amira Dan’s $10-million gift and the Global Health Summit, the...

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Sick, fired and deported: the fate of injured or ill migrant farm workers in Ontario

For migrant farm workers in Ontario, getting sick or injured can mean losing a job and getting deported, a practice that raises concerns for human rights and health equity, according to a study by Dalla Lana School of Public Health researchers."Medical repatriation is about getting sick, fired and deported all...

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DLSPH welcomes Jillian Kohler, Director of the Collaborative Doctoral Program in Global Health

Dean Howard Hu is delighted to announce a new appointment in the School. Jillian Kohler, Associate Professor in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and the Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, is taking a leadership role in global health. She...

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DLSPH welcomes faculty member in Occupational and Environmental Health

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health would like to welcome Jeremy Scott who will commence a tenure track position as Associate Professor in Occupational and Environmental Health on January 1, 2015. Scott will be teaching an industrial toxicology course at the School this fall.With a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and...

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DLSPH researchers receive Grand Challenges Grant to address workplace hazards in India

Every year, work-related disease kills more than two million people around the world – more than the number that die as a result of armed conflict or HIV/AIDs. Tens of millions of Indian workers are exposed to deadly silica dust that can cause cancer, tuberculosis and lung disease. Exposure to...

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Sport-​Related Concussions are a Public Health Issue

U of T public health professor and primary care physician Ross Upshur says sport-related concussions are a public health issue and stronger action should be taken to prevent them in children and youth."Our children should have the right to play at all levels of skill in an environment without fear...

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