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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Professor Ross Baker receives Prestigious Barer-​Flood Prize

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor presented U of T Professor Ross Baker with the Barer-Flood Prize in Health Services and Policy Research at a meeting of Federal and Provincial Health Ministers in Edmonton on Thursday. The Barer-Flood Prize is a prestigious career achievement...

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Recent immigrants more likely to receive aggressive care at end of life

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation University of Toronto researchers studied patterns of end-of-life care among patients of different cultures, religions and ethnicities and found that recent immigrants identified as those who arrived between 1985-2015, were significantly more likely to receive aggressive care...

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DLSPH new home for International Journal of Indigenous Health

The Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the DLSPH is the new home of the International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH), a leading scientific journal that advances knowledge and understanding to improve Indigenous health. “As publisher, we will be able to provide graduate students with an opportunity to work behind...

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