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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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How U of T is Delivering on the Big Data Promise

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health in partnership with the Canadian Institutes for Health Research Strategic Training for Advanced Genetic Epidemiology (CIHR STAGE) and the Fields Institute hosted a workshop, Big Data for Health, July 3 and 4, 2014. Attended by 100 scientists, the event was a great success...

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Welcome back, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Community

It is with great joy that I see the Dalla Lana School of Public Health community spring back to life this fall.  One of the things that I enjoy most about kicking off the new school year is giving the Introduction to Public Health: Past, Present and Future lecture to...

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What you need to know about Ebola

An outbreak of Ebola virus infection has spread across West Africa, through the countries of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and most recently Nigeria, since early 2014. While the outbreak was first reported by North American sources in March, cases appear to have occurred as early as December 2013. Several faculty,...

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Conflict in Gaza is a public health issue, says Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish

By: Terry Lavender In January 2009, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish watched as two tank shells hit his apartment in Gaza, killing three of his daughters and a niece, and seriously wounding a fourth daughter. Just moments before, Dr. Abuelaish and his children had decided that he should accept a research fellowship...

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DLSPH Welcomes Drs. Abdallah Daar and Andrea Cortinois

As of July 1, Dr. Abdallah Daar has returned from the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health at University Health Network (UHN), where he was Director of Ethics and Commercialization. He rejoins the core DLSPH faculty as Professor of Clinical Public Health, Chair of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s...

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Sex on Stage: How one public health professional is turning sex education upside down

While some are horrified by the overtly sexual movies and TV shows consumed by today’s youth, a PhD candidate at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health has a slightly different stance.Shira Taylor, a doctoral candidate at the School’s Division of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences, is taking to the...

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