Professor Joanne Kotsopoulos named Canada Research Chair in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention

Earlier this month, Professor Joanne Kotsopoulos received a Canada Research Chair in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention. She is one of 20 U of T scientists to receive a Canada Research Chair (CRC), equaling $19.3 million in research investment at the University. Professor Kotsopoulos is an internationally recognized expert...

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Flu vaccine prevents hospitalization in children

Children vaccinated against influenza are significantly less likely to experience serious complications from the virus that could land them in hospital, new research led by Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) PhD candidate Sarah Buchan. “Our study shows that flu vaccines are effective at preventing influenza hospitalizations in young...

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Global death study gets support to expand from Connaught Global Challenge Award

By Jennifer Robinson How and why we die are questions that hold a lot of meaning for Prabhat Jha. With support from this year’s Connaught Global Challenge Award, Jha is leading an interdisciplinary team to expand the collection of mortality statistics and develop innovative new tools to analyse the data for...

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Celebrating U of T health innovation

By Elaine Smith Three University of Toronto entities celebrating anniversaries this year have made major contributions in narrowing the gap between research and impact, making health care accessible to everyone, and improving health worldwide. The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Connaught Laboratories (now Sanofi Pasteur Canada), the 90th...

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DLSPH Open: Anniversaries, Student & Alumni Engagement, Renewing our Story

Dear colleagues, Like many of you, I’m in the midst of teaching, conferences and a slew of activities that make for a full calendar, but it’s fantastic to see members of our community coming together at our various events and celebrations. We have lots about which we should be proud....

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Public health and health systems researchers reduce widespread antibiotic misuse in rural China

An international team led by Professor Xiaolin Wei has significantly reduced the widespread practice of prescribing antibiotics to kids with common colds in rural China. Their results were published October 25, 2017 in the The Lancet Global Health. “Antibiotic misuse is high because parents demand care for their children, and for many, care equals...

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Spotlight on Canada’s health-​care system during Bernie Sanders’s visit to Toronto this weekend

By: Noreen Ahmed-Ullah, Associate Editor and Senior Reporter, UofTNews As he tries to build a movement for universal health care south of the border, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ much-anticipated trip to Toronto this weekend is meant to be a fact-finding mission on Canada’s health-care system. The most popular politician in America,...

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PHS Research & Practice Day 2017 winners

Important work, engaging presentations, tacking key issues. Congrats to all PHS Research & Practice Day winners! Poster: A scoping review: Understanding Canadian dialogue on vaccine injury compensation Poster: Sources of planetary health data: a practica in Eldoret, Kenya Poster: Seasonal dynamics of malaria in pregnancy in West Africa Poster: What...

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DLSPH Open: Equity, Diversity, and Excellence

Dear colleagues, The University of Toronto is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and has a variety of services and people dedicated to removing barriers and supporting the University community in fulfilling their academic, research and employment goals. As a world-leading school of public health, DLSPH has reaffirmed its commitment...

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DLSPH Blog – Diversity and Equity

 The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis.For blog ideas, feedback or comments, contact: communications.dlsph@utoronto.ca It has always been my understanding that equity and social responsibility are core values of a School of Public Health.  And...

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