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DLSPH Open: Improving Quality with the IDEAS Project

When we cut health budgets, quality inevitably crumbles. But what if we set out to improve quality – and end up saving money in the process? This is exactly what IHPME researchers at the IDEAS Project have found over the last few years when they helped teams to improve care...

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Salima Mithani: From Pakistan to U of T’s Convocation

By Bernice Yanful, PhD student in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at DLSPH When Salima Mithani talks about her time at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), she often uses words such as tight-knit, community and supportive. For Mithani, graduating this week with a Master of Public Health is...

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Rachel Kirkland: Climbing my own Mount Everest

by Rachel Kirkland, DLSPH Graduate Sitting in the auditorium at 155 College Street on day one of my degree felt a little like how I imagine I’d feel if I decided to climb Mount Everest tomorrow, equipped solely with the vision of what I wanted to do at the top,...

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Menthol Ban Helps People Quit Smoking: DLSPH Researcher

A researcher at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health has found that Ontario’s ban on menthol, the minty cigarette additive, encourages more people to quit smoking. Although Canadians don’t smoke menthol cigarettes in high numbers, Prof. Michael Chaiton’s research could add to the debate over banning menthol in the...

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DLSPH Faculty Receive Top Honours

Two DLSPH professors have received the University of Toronto’s highest and most distinguished rank, that of University Professor. Only about two per cent of the university’s tenured faculty hold the title. This year, Vice-President and Provost Cheryl Regehr announced five new honourees on May 31, including DLSPH’s Prabhat Jha and...

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Why Young Men Die

U of T Professor Prabhat Jha finds race and education strongly correlates with a young man’s chances of dying from guns in U.S., Mexico, Colombia, Brazil An epidemiologist with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health has published a ground-breaking study of the young men who die from gun violence. Prahbat...

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DLSPH Students Among Recipients of the 2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Nine DLSPH students from public health and health systems research received Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellows this year. “Our strong showing is a testament to the rigour and strength of our academic program,” says Dean Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown, “On behalf of our community, I congratulate our award...

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U of T Opens Groundbreaking Centre to Strengthen Vaccine Confidence Through Collaboration

By Heidi Singer, Director of Communications at DLSPH The Dalla Lana School of Public Health today launched The Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases, an interdisciplinary hub of academic research and educational practice, with experts drawn from across U of T, to better understand and address the growth of preventable illnesses....

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DLSPH Open: DLSPH’s First-​Ever Academic Plan

Dear Colleagues, I’m pleased to announce that DLSPH’s first-ever Academic Plan has been approved by our School Council. This is the blueprint for our school’s guiding values and direction over the next five years. Many of you are already quite familiar with it, as the plan was forged through dozens...

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A career in public health? DLSPH students set to share emerging research innovation at U of T Health Sciences Fair

By Rebecca Biason, IHPME On June 1 at the U of T Health Sciences Fair, part of the University’s Alumni Reunion, three students from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health will be showing high school students and their parents what a career in public health and health systems research...

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