#Rio2016: Sports medicine physician leverages front row Olympic seat to examine structure of sport funding in Canada

Sports medicine physician and U of T alum, Dr. David Lawrence (MD ‘13, PGME ‘15), is a member of the Canadian Health Services Team with a front row seat in Rio de Janeiro— South America’s first role as Olympic host — to swimming, rugby and other events. As an incoming...

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Year-​end Celebration, Awards, 2015-​16 Annual Report & Strategic Plan launch

As the academic year comes to a close, I would like to share some highlights of the last few months and acknowledge our well-deserving student, faculty and staff award recipients. Congratulations to the more than 200 students who graduated earlier this month for reaching this momentous milestone.  Convocation is special...

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Faculty and Staff Honoured at Awards and Retirement Lunch

More than 75 Public Health Sciences faculty and staff attended the awards lunch on June 16, 2016 at U of T’s Faculty Club to celebrate members of the community who have made an impact in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and beyond. “This is an important moment to...

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Dr. Nancy Baxter named Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at DLSPH

Dr. Nancy Baxter is the Faculty’s Associate Dean of Academic Affairs as of July 1, 2016. “Nancy is a tremendous teacher, supervisor, mentor and administrator and I am thrilled to welcome her to the Faculty,” said Howard Hu, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. A faculty member...

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Making the case for supervised injection services

Five years after Associate Professor Carol Strike and Professor Ahmed Bayoumi said that Toronto would benefit from opening at least three supervised drug injection sites, their research is now influencing public health leaders and policy-makers to make safe-injection services available in the city. “We’ve been saying for a long time...

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Fast-​food “swamps” linked to greater diabetes risk

Canadians under the age of 65 have a greater risk of developing diabetes if they live near a high number of fast-food restaurants and few healthier dining options, known as fast-food swamps, according to researchers at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The study, Relative and absolute availability of...

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A Future of Hope for Afghanistan: Researchers lead first systematic analysis of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health and survival in Afghanistan

By Tanya Reid, Senior Communications Manager, Centre for Global Child Health A Countdown to 2015 case study published in The Lancet Global Health shows that despite conflict and poverty, Afghanistan has made reasonable progress The first comprehensive, systematic assessment of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) and survival in Afghanistan over...

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Six public health and health services students receive Gordon Cressy Award

Three Dalla Lana School of Public Health and three Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation students received a Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award in recognition of their outstanding volunteer contributions to the University of Toronto community on April 20, 2016. This year’s recipients include: Shannon Brent (MPH Epidemiology), Melissa...

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Professor Steven Narod receives prestigious Killam Prize

Congratulations to world renowned breast cancer researcher Steven Narod, who will receive the Killam Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts at a ceremony on May 3, 2016. Read more about the Killam Program. Narod is a Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a senior scientist at Women’s College Research Institute,...

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Professor Prabhat Jha receives CIHR Trailblazer Award

By: Marc Dodsworth, St. Michael’s Hospital The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded Dr. Prabhat Jha its inaugural Trailblazer Award in Population Health Solutions. The CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer award recognizes Dr. Jha’s exceptional policy and practice contributions to population health. Dr. Jha’s wide scope of research with health policy impact...

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