DLSPH Open: Mental Health at DLSPH

Dear colleagues, Over the last several months, mental health concerns were brought to the forefront at the University. I would like to acknowledge a number of individuals and initiatives that all members of our community can engage in to support their own — and each other’s — mental health and...

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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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DLSPH Open: Welcome Back!

Dear colleagues, It’s good to see the halls and elevators so crowded with people again! Welcome back to the faculty and students returning from fieldwork around the world or a well-deserved break. Welcome to our 13 new postdoctoral fellows and to our four newest faculty members: Roberta Timothy, SBHS Amaya...

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Final Thoughts from DLSPH’s Inaugural Dean

It is with decidedly mixed feelings that I write my final Dean’s Message as the inaugural Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.  I am tremendously proud of the School’s accomplishments over the last five years and the progress we’ve made together in achieving our vision: to be...

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Dr. France Gagnon named Associate Dean of Research

Dr. France Gagnon, Canada Research Chair in Genetic Epidemiology and Associate Professor of Epidemiology, is DLSPH’s new Associate Dean of Research as of June 1, 2017. “I am delighted to welcome France to the Faculty’s leadership team in this important role where she will further our diverse research portfolio of...

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Nobel Prize Winner and Health and Human Rights Scholar Amartya Sen at DLSPH

As a firm believer that science must serve social needs and address inequality, I have always been keenly interested in human rights, social justice, health equity, and how these issues map onto public health policy and policy in general. That’s why when I heard Professor Lisa Forman landed Professor Amartya...

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Welcoming Steini Brown as Interim Dean & Global Health Achievements

Dear Colleagues, First, many of you have seen the Provost’s announcement that Professor Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown will serve as Interim Dean for the Dalla Lana School of Public Health beginning on July 1, 2017 when I transition into my administrative leave/sabbatical. As you all know, Steini has served as Director...

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Q&A with Howard Hu: Chemical Weapons

Following news of chemical attacks in Syria, Howard Hu, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, explains how chemical weapons work and why they are inhumane as weapons. He is a Professor of Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, and Medicine and has led human rights fact-finding missions on the effects...

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Appointment of Professor Adalsteinn Brown as Interim Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Sent on behalf of the Office of the Vice President & Provost, Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost I am pleased to announce that the Agenda Committee of Academic Board has approved of the appointment of Professor Adalsteinn Brown as Interim Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), from...

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Howard Hu stepping down as Dean on July 1, 2017

Dear friends: I am writing to let you know (as some of you read Cheryl Regehr’s message that was sent to the University of Toronto community in January) that after five terrific and rewarding years leading the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, including four as the inaugural Dean, I...

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