IHPME welcomes new acting director, Audrey Laporte

As the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) bids a fond farewell to outgoing Interim Director Rhonda Cockerill and wishes her well on her retirement, we are very pleased to welcome our current acting director Audrey Laporte, who has been with IHPME since 2001 as a faculty member and...

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DLSPH Push Forward Recommendations to Improve Health of LGBTQ2S+ Communities

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Trans people do not have access to adequate and inclusive medical care. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men face discriminatory policies when donating blood. When measuring homelessness, researchers cannot determine how many LGBTQ2S+ youth and young adults experience homelessness....

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Hospital Employees Keep Working While Sick: U of T Researcher

Most Canadian hospital staff knowingly continue to work while sick with flu or other respiratory illnesses, according to University of Toronto researchers. Professor Brenda Coleman, an epidemiologist with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, asked 2,728 workers at nine Canadian hospitals to track their illnesses and sick days over...

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Faculty and Staff Win Big at DLSPH Awards

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Faculty and staff were honoured at this year DLSPH Awards. Dean Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown recognized 11 recipients from 2017-18 and 2018-19. The evening ended with a celebration of Prof Donald Cole's retirement. Recipients The Anthony Miller Award for Excellence in Research in Public...

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Seven DLSPH Faculty Receive Prestigious Canada Research Chairs

The newest crop of Canada Research Chairs includes DLSPH professors Patricia O’Campo, Nav Persaud, Tara Gomes, Noah Ivers, Vincent Kuuire, Beate Sander and Wendy J. Ungar. Science and Sport Minister Kirsty Duncan made the announcement June 14 at the University of Victoria. The Canada Research Chairs Program aims to make...

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DLSPH Open: Improving Quality with the IDEAS Project

When we cut health budgets, quality inevitably crumbles. But what if we set out to improve quality – and end up saving money in the process? This is exactly what IHPME researchers at the IDEAS Project have found over the last few years when they helped teams to improve care...

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Menthol Ban Helps People Quit Smoking: DLSPH Researcher

A researcher at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health has found that Ontario’s ban on menthol, the minty cigarette additive, encourages more people to quit smoking. Although Canadians don’t smoke menthol cigarettes in high numbers, Prof. Michael Chaiton’s research could add to the debate over banning menthol in the...

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DLSPH Faculty Receive Top Honours

Two DLSPH professors have received the University of Toronto’s highest and most distinguished rank, that of University Professor. Only about two per cent of the university’s tenured faculty hold the title. This year, Vice-President and Provost Cheryl Regehr announced five new honourees on May 31, including DLSPH’s Prabhat Jha and...

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Why Young Men Die

U of T Professor Prabhat Jha finds race and education strongly correlates with a young man’s chances of dying from guns in U.S., Mexico, Colombia, Brazil An epidemiologist with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health has published a ground-breaking study of the young men who die from gun violence. Prahbat...

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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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