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Patient engagement in research can improve health and the health system

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Does engaging patients in research projects improve health? A comprehensive collection of 17 innovative Demonstration projects – from youth involvement in mental health services to suicide prevention, Indigenous health, children with complex medical needs and more – highlights the value of patient engagement in research. Engaging Patients in Health Research:...

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PhD Biostatistics candidate Dawn Yang receives Edwin S.H. Leong Scholarship

When Dr. Edwin Leong (MSc 1974) gave generously to the University of Toronto in 2017 to establish the Edwin S.H. Leong Scholarship, he hoped the award would “attract the best and brightest students from around the globe to U of T.” Today, Dr. Leong’s vision has become a reality. Three extraordinary students have been...

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DLSPH Open: Creating a Strong Academic Plan for the DLSPH

Academic planning is an integral part of the University of Toronto ecosystem and I am pleased to share that this fall, the DLSPH initiated an academic planning process to complete a plan covering 2019 to 2024. The DLSPH has enjoyed tremendous growth and success since transitioning from a school to...

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DLSPH researchers find Canada scores poorly on tobacco and child poverty compared to the UK

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health Arjumand Siddiqi has compared public health indicators between Canada and other countries for many years, with a focus on the United States and Canada. In a recent study, she supported researchers Alexandra Blair and DLSPH Professor Emeritus...

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Jeffrey Brook receives shared teaching appointment at DLSPH and Engineering

Jeffrey Brook — a nationally and internationally recognized researcher in air quality and health —  received a budgetary cross appointment at DLSPH and U of T Engineering on September 1, 2018. “Environment continues to be a key interest to all students and through both classes and research I hope to...

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U of T experts, including IHPME’s Beate Sander, help lead new pan-​Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network

by Rebecca Biason, Events & Communications Coordinator, IHMPE Today, Federal Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced a $4 million investment in the first-ever Pan-Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network (CLyDRN) that will bring together researchers from over 40 universities across the country, as well as patients, public health experts and representatives from communities living...

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Higher levels of urinary fluoride associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children

Higher levels of urinary fluoride during pregnancy are associated with more ADHD-like symptoms in school-age children, according to University of Toronto and York University researchers. “Our findings are consistent with a growing body of evidence suggesting that the growing fetal nervous system may be negatively affected by higher levels of...

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U of T leading a new training program to strengthen Ontario’s public health workforce

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Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change aims to improve professional skills in health equity, population health assessment and effective public health practice Earlier this spring, the University of Toronto received a $1-million Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Health-and Well-Being grant to support a comprehensive training program to improve...

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DLSPH Open: Addressing Anti-​Black Racism

Dear colleagues, The DLSPH strives to create an inclusive environment for all students, staff and faculty and is working collaboratively to deeply engage with systemic issues of anti-Black racism and discrimination through consultations with faculty, student and alumni leaders. With support from Professor Arjumand Siddiqi, we have initiated conversations with...

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Dean Steini Brown among experts advising Ontario on health-​care policy

By:  Chris Sorensen, Communications Officer University of Toronto A health-care advisory council struck by the Ontario government will draw on the expertise of Professor Adalsteinn Brown, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The province said today Brown is among the members of the council, first revealed back in June, that will...

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