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The 2019 Arbor Awards Recognize Outstanding Alumnae

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Alumnae Elsa Cabral, Alison Crepinsek and Julie Foisy received an Arbor award last month, a recognition for their volunteer work at DLSPH. The Arbor Awards recognize alumni who personify the very best attributes of the University’s motto, Velut Arbor Aevo – May it...

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Mourning the loss of former IHPME Chair and a leader in health management education – Dr. Peggy Leatt

The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and Dalla Lana School of Public Health community are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Peggy Leatt, former chair of the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and a much-valued educator. Dr. Leatt had a tremendous impact on...

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DLSPH welcomes Victoria Arrandale as Assistant Professor of Occupational & Environment Health

Victoria Arrandale joined the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as Assistant Professor (tenure-stream) in the Occupational & Environment Health Division (OEH) on November 1, 2019. Arrandale is an occupational health expert whose research focuses on assessing, developing and evaluating interventions to...

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Lessons Learned: Social Media Helps End Hepatitis A Outbreak in Toronto

by: Roshaneh-Fatema Jaffer, Communications Work-Study Student at DLSPH Men who have sex with men in Toronto were at higher risk of contracting hepatitis A following an outbreak in 2017. Social media helped stop the spread, a study found. DLSPH resident physician Mike Benusic was on a communicable disease rotation when...

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Remembering Dr. Jay Keystone (1942-​2019)

“That’s the sad thing with life, There’s people always leavin’ just as other folks arrive” -- Josh Ritter The DLSPH community mourns Dr. Jay Keystone — a giant in the worlds of tropical medicine, travel medicine, public health and medical education — who died on September 3, 2019 after a...

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A New Dose of Mindfulness: Monthly Sessions Open for DLSPH Students, Staff & Faculty

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By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Elli Weisbaum remembers the meal’s colour, its flavour and the sound it made as she sat quietly at the table at her first meditation retreat when she was 10 years old. Weisbaum’s family would attend retreats every year when she was younger. Within...

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DLSPH Remembers Professor Kang Laiyi

The DLSPH community mourns Professor Kang Laiyi — an internationally recognized researcher in HIV, AIDS and infectious disease — who died on October 5, 2019 at the age of 84. “Dr. Kang was a visionary who was at the forefront of promoting global collaboration as key to effectively dealing with...

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Climate Change is Increasing Incidence of a Cholera-​Like Disease in the U.S.

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH A new study led by DLSPH alumnae found that the United States is experiencing a rise in vibriosis, an infectious disease caused by cholera-like bacteria, and rising sea temperatures from climate change are likely to blame. Vibriosis infections are caused by the same...

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U of T Professor Andreas Laupacis takes the helm at the CMAJ

By Brianne Tulk The next phase of Dr. Andreas Laupacis’s career is hardly a goodbye. A professor in the Department of Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a general internist and palliative care physician at St. Michael’s Hospital and scientist at...

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DLSPH Open: Meet our four new faculty members

Dear colleagues, This summer, four stellar faculty members began academic appointments at the DLSPH. Growing our community of scholars creates exciting new learning opportunities for our graduate students, opens the door to interdisciplinary research discovery, and is critical to delivering on our Academic Plan. I am delighted to welcome and...

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