Arctic scholar focuses on systems approaches to wellness in Arctic communities

From access to health services to the effects of global warming, the Arctic region is influenced by profound political, systemic and environmental changes. That’s why the Fulbright Arctic Initiative was created. It’s a research program including scholars from the Arctic Council’s eight member countries — Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway,...

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Infants in Northern Canada Face the Highest Rates of Respiratory Infection in the World

Infants in Canada’s north are facing alarming rates of respiratory infection, but providing an antibody to all infants will prevent hundreds of hospitalizations of babies in the Arctic and save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. In a paper published today in CMAJ Open, researchers conducted the largest study...

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Prabhat Jha inducted into the U.S National Academy of Medicine

Congratulations to Professor Prabhat Jha who was selected as an international member of the National Academy of Medicine on October 17, 2016 in Washington DC. Professor Jha is one of 10 international members selected by the Academy in 2016 and joins the four University of Toronto faculty members who are...

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Generous gift from the Clerici family aims to bring innovative health systems thinking to life

Healthcare practitioners and scholars will soon have the opportunity to turn their innovative ideas into reality, thanks to a generous gift from the Clerici family. Recently, siblings Adam and Ashley Clerici and Ashley’s husband Yianni Soumalias established the Healthy Generation Fund at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and...

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Nancy Baxter and Howard Hu inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Congratulations to Professors Nancy Baxter and Howard Hu who were inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences on September 16, 2016 in Montreal. Professors Baxter and Hu are two of eight U of T researchers who were recognized as fellows in 2016 and join the 18 DLSPH faculty members...

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Indigenous health research team receive $1.76 million grant to address tobacco use in Canadian Aboriginal communities

A research team led by Professors Robert Schwartz and Michael Chaiton received a $1.76 million grant on September 27, 2016 from the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases to reduce commercial tobacco use and prevent chronic lung disease in Canadian Aboriginal communities. “Smoking cigarettes is one of the worst things you...

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New Resource to Help School Communities and Residents Improve Traffic Safety

A new resource created to help school communities and residents improve traffic safety in their neighbourhoods was published on September 23, 2016. The Guide to Safer Streets Near Schools: Understanding Your Policy Options in the City of Toronto, is a collaborative project led by Katie Wittmann of Green Communities Canada and Monica...

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Canadian Urban Health Research Partnership to Examine Environmental Impacts on Health

With more than 80 per cent of Canada’s population living in cities and the urbanized proportion of the global population growing dramatically, there is an urgent need to learn how to design and modify cities to improve, not degrade, population health. That’s why University of Toronto researchers established the Canadian...

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DLSPH Open House: October 15

http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/event/dalla-lana-school-of-public-health-open-house/

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Public health student collaborates with Haitian communities to reduce malnutrition and improve economy with two miracle crops

Vanessa Pike travelled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti in August 2016 to co-lead a Moringa-Breadfruit Symposium that promoted community partnerships to grow, process, cook and market these nutritious crops both in Haiti and abroad. “My classmate who worked as a physician in Tanzania knew of my interest in global nutrition solutions and...

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