Toronto’s first peer cancer education program for black women improves awareness and screening

Public health researchers created a first-of-its-kind peer education project targeting black women to improve breast and cervical cancer awareness and screening for black women living in Toronto’s Malvern community. “There is a lot of silence in the black community. People think that cancer is not a black issue and many...

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VIDEO: Dean’s Leadership Series: Can we Innovate our way to a Sustainable Health System?

Watch the full presentation of the inaugural Dean's Leadership Series featuring keynote speaker Dr. David Naylor, University of Toronto President Emeritus, and an expert panel addressing the question: can we innovate our way to a sustainable health system? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axp5vy_Vg3c Panellists: André Picard, Globe and Mail columnist; Susan Fitzpatrick, Toronto Central LHIN...

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Two Public Health Professors Receive Canada Research Chairs

Examining and improving societal health with enhanced prevention strategies, equitable resource allocation and innovative policy design are the focus of two new Canada Research Chairs awarded to Dalla Lana School of Public Health professors. Assistant Professor Laura Rosella and Associate Professor Arjumand Siddiqi received Canada Research Chairs from the Tri-agency...

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Dalla Lana School of Public Health hosts distinguished panel on health system innovation

An expert panel of thought leaders with distinctive viewpoints on Canada’s healthcare system met on February 3, 2016 at the University of Toronto to address the question: can we innovate our way to a sustainable health system? More than 350 students, alumni, faculty, staff and partners attended the event where...

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Professor Alex Jadad appointed Director of the Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation

Professor Alejandro (Alex) Jadad is the permanent Director of the Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation (IGHEI) as of January 1, 2016. His primary institutional home will shift from University Health Network and the Faculty of Medicine to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. “This is an important...

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JCB Working Group Explores the Ethical Dimensions Related to Implementing Physician-​Assisted Death

On Feb. 3, 2016, the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) released the discussion paper An Ethics-based Analysis and Recommendations for Implementing Physician-Assisted Dying in Canada by Nadia Incardona, Sally Bean, Kevin Reel and Frank Wagner. This paper is the first in a series that the JCB is...

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Public Health Alumni Association’s Annual General Meeting

On November 24, 2015, the Public Health Alumni Association (PHAA) hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM). Cameron Norman, PHAA Board President and Adjunct Lecturer at the School, discussed PHAA’s mentorship program that connects talented public health students with thriving alumni who are giving back to the school and making an impact...

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HIV researcher receives $75K grant from Elton John AIDS Foundation

Dan Allman received a $75,000 grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation in support of his work to prevent HIV infection among Canadian sex workers. “The Elton John Foundation doesn’t typically fund universities, but they found our project to be particularly compelling and community-oriented,” said Allman, an Assistant Professor in...

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Associate Professor Pia Kontos reminds us that those living with Alzheimer’s are #StillHere

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and Associate Professor Pia Kontos’ research challenges misconceptions about the disease, which is the aim of the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s #StillHere campaign. “People with dementia face discrimination and social rejection. Often they are ignored. People will address their caregiver even when the person with...

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Five per cent of Ontario residents account for majority of health care costs

Five per cent of Ontarians account for 65 per cent of provincial health care costs attributable to individual care with the top one per cent accounting for one third of these costs overall, according to a study by Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation researchers. “Ontario spent more than...

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