Canada-​Led Effort on Maternal and Child Nutrition Receives Partnership Award

by Jim Oldfield, Faculty of Medicine A global collaboration that includes the University of Toronto and spans dozens of organizations working toward better nutrition and health for women and children has been honoured with a Canadian partnership award. Enhancing Nutrition Services to Improve Maternal and Child Health (ENRICH) is a five-year...

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Fractured Families, Fractured Communities: Studying the Impact of Separation on Migrant Workers and Indigenous People

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH DLSPH researchers are studying the psychosocial impact of separation from one’s family and land by comparing the experiences of two population groups: Temporary foreign workers in Canada and Indigenous People who move to urban areas. “To our knowledge, nobody has ever conducted a study like this one before,” said Andrea...

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U of T Researchers receive 1.5 million to improve cancer screening among Indigenous People

by Rebecca Biason, IHPME In Canada, Indigenous people continue to face persistent health inequities, rooted in colonialism and racism. These issues extend to cancer and cancer screening in Ontario, where Indigenous persons report a lack of cultural safety and have worse outcomes from cancer. To improve cancer outcomes and address...

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DLSPH Scientist Receives 2019 U of T Medicine Dean’s Alumni Awards

Mohammad Akbari, an Assistant Professor at DLSPH and Scientist at the Women’s College Research Institute, won the Faculty of Medicine’s Emerging Leader Award this year. As director of the Molecular Genetics Research Laboratory at Women's College Hospital, Professor Akbari leads The Screen Project, a study offering Canadians access to low-cost genetic...

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Large-​scale study seeks to increase access to mental health care for pregnant women and new mothers

By: Corporate Communications, Mount Sinai Hospital Up to one in five women experience depression and anxiety during the perinatal period (between pregnancy and one year postpartum period). Effective treatments, including ‘talk therapies’, exist but less than 20 per cent of women have access to care. Accessing appropriate care is challenging,...

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Q&A with Dr. Leo Trasande: Chemicals disrupting our hormones are making us Sicker, Fatter and Poorer

Register for PHAA’s In the Loop networking event on March 28 The DLSPH’s Public Health Alumni Association (PHAA) will host Dr. Leonardo Trasande, a pediatrician, professor and world-renowned researcher on March 28 at In the Loop, PHAA’s signature networking event for alumni to connect and reconnect with their peers at The...

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Majority of 200,000 deaths in children aged 5 to 14 in India, China, Brazil and Mexico are preventable

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Deaths due to communicable diseases, transport injuries, drowning and childhood cancers are common for children in all four countries By: Ana Gajic, St. Michael's Hospital Most deaths of children aged five to 14 in India, China, Brazil and Mexico arise from preventable or treatable conditions, suggests a new study published today...

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U of T’s leading bioethics centre to design ethical artificial intelligence for health

Partnership between Joint Centre for Bioethics and AMS Healthcare to shape the future of artificial intelligence in Canada’s health system By: Nicole Bodnar A new partnership with AMS Healthcare is supporting the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) accelerate knowledge and inform practice on ethical artificial intelligence (AI)...

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Achieving World-​Class Health Outcomes on a Shoestring

by Françoise Makanda, DLSPH Which is the best-integrated health network in the world? Experts should look no further than Colombia says Professor Alex Jadad. He believes that an initiative in this South American country is an example of what can happen when diverse entities come together with shared values, inspired...

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Depression and anxiety affect about one in five. How do we help the person who could be affected in the cubicle next to us? By Alison Motluk for U of T Magazine Cheryl Oldham (BSc 1987) was in her mid-30s when she had what she thought was a heart attack. She...

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