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Dean’s Message: March/​April 2014

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FREE tickets to see Izzeldin Abuelaish on George Stroumboulopoulos

On Tuesday, February 25 at 3 p.m., author and DLSPH Professor Izzeldin Abuelaish pays a visit to CBC’s George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight show. Dr. Abuelaish founded the Daughters for Life Foundation in memory of his three daughters killed by Israeli tank fire during the Gaza war. His autobiography I Shall Not...

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Annual screening does not reduce breast cancer deaths, suggests U of T study

Annual mammograms of women between 40 and 59 does not reduce breast cancer death rates compared to regular physical examination or usual care, concludes a 25-year study from U of T’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The study, published on February 11 in the British Medical Journal, found that...

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U of T report finds that fewer school-​aged children are smoking cigarettes

The Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy Monitoring Report finds that fewer school-aged children are smoking, but the overall prevalence of cigarette smoking in the general population hasn’t changed in five years.The Report, produced by the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health and...

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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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