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U of T’s leading bioethics centre to design ethical artificial intelligence for health

Partnership between Joint Centre for Bioethics and AMS Healthcare to shape the future of artificial intelligence in Canada’s health system By: Nicole Bodnar A new partnership with AMS Healthcare is supporting the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) accelerate knowledge and inform practice on ethical artificial intelligence (AI)...

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Achieving World-​Class Health Outcomes on a Shoestring

by Françoise Makanda, DLSPH Which is the best-integrated health network in the world? Experts should look no further than Colombia says Professor Alex Jadad. He believes that an initiative in this South American country is an example of what can happen when diverse entities come together with shared values, inspired...

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Lentil Soup for the Soul

Being a healthy eater doesn’t mean giving up your own cultural foods, says Nazima Qureshi, a nutritionist who helps women meet their health goals By Stacey Gibson via U of T MagazineWhen nutritionist and registered dietitian Nazima Qureshi (MPH 2015) was 15 years old, her dad was diagnosed with diabetes – a...

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Depression and anxiety affect about one in five. How do we help the person who could be affected in the cubicle next to us? By Alison Motluk for U of T Magazine Cheryl Oldham (BSc 1987) was in her mid-30s when she had what she thought was a heart attack. She...

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DLSPH Open: Academic Plan Update & Strategic Planning Retreat

Dear colleagues, Over the last few months, the DLSPH community has engaged in an academic planning process to develop an overarching strategic direction for the School from 2019 to 2024. As our first academic plan since becoming a faculty, it is critical for us to reinforce our shared vision and...

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U of T study finds long-​term success in reducing unnecessary antibiotics prescriptions in China

Clinical public health researchers use implementation science to shape global policy change By: Nicole Bodnar Primary care physicians in China have reduced unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for children with upper respiratory tract infections by one third — an important step to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) globally — according to a new...

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The Perfect Predator: U of T Alum Champions Century-​Old Therapy to Treat Superbug

By Françoise Makanda, DLSPH U of T alum Steffanie Strathdee’s new book “The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir” recounts her husband’s fight against an antibiotic-resistant superbug. She will share her story at DLSPH on March 26. “First, I was embarrassed because...

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Ross Upshur elected Hastings Fellow

Professor Ross Upshur — internationally recognized primary care, public health and bioethics expert —was elected a Hastings Center Fellow on January 30, 2019. As the only Canadian of 18 new Hastings Center Fellows, Upshur joins a group of outstanding academics whose work has informed scholarship and public understanding of...

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Diabetes in Young People Increases Risk of Mental Illness – U of T study in partnership with Hong Kong

By Rebecca Biason, Communications Coordinator, IHPME Young people who develop type 2 diabetes earlier in life have an increased risk of developing a serious mental illness before the age of 40. This is according to a new study that found one-third of hospitalizations for patients with younger onset diabetes, resulted...

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Three DLSPH faculty awarded Dalla Lana Chairs and Early Career Professorship

by Nicole Bodnar, Director of Communications at Dalla Lana School of Public Health Three DLSPH internationally recognized faculty with expertise in clinical public health, global health policy and health policy innovation were awarded two new Dalla Lana endowed chairs and one early career professorship, all supported by the Dalla Lana...

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