Student Blog: President Donald Trump’s implications for public health

DLSPH Student Blog By: Michelle Amri, MPA, PhD student Today, Donald Trump will become President of the United States of America. Throughout the presidential election process, Trump became infamous for his voluble election promises. While he did not make many commitments directly referencing public health, many of his pronouncements can provide...

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Nutrition students create recipe planning tool for Toronto women’s drop-​in centres

If a truck-load of kale was delivered to a regular Toronto restaurant chef, it would be next to impossible for them to sell enough salads to exhaust their inventory, but that’s exactly what chefs at a local Toronto women’s drop-in centre do every week. To help chefs at Sistering drop-in...

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Q&A: Why Trump’s support for anti-​vaxxers could lead to deadly outbreaks

Tomorrow, Donald Trump will take office as the 45th President of the United States. If he delivers on the alarming promises he made throughout his campaign, not only will the health of Americans be adversely affected by the so-called “Trump effect,” but so will the health of Canadians and populations worldwide....

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Q&A: Why Toronto needs supervised injection services

Across Canada and the United States, rates of overdose to opioid drugs, including Fentanyl, have sky-rocketed in recent years. The situation in British Columbia led the province to declare a public health emergency after 200 overdose deaths in the first four months of 2016.  And this past summer, the former...

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Professor Daniel Sellen pursues new opportunity with U of T’s Centre for Child Nutrition and Health

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health wishes Professor Dan Sellen success as he pursues a new opportunity with U of T’s Centre for Child Nutrition and Health as Director from January 1, 2017. “As our first Associate Dean of Research, Dan was a guiding force for the Faculty’s research...

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DLSPH scholars explore resilient and responsive health systems at global symposium

The DLSPH had an impressive showing at the fourth annual Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Vancouver from November 15-18, 2016 that was hosted by the Canadian Society for International Health. The conference theme was resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world and tackled a number of...

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Living near major traffic linked to higher risk of dementia

An international team of researchers has found that people who live close to high-traffic roadways face a higher risk of developing dementia than those who live further away. The study found that people who lived within 50 metres of high-traffic roads (like Ontario’s Hwy. 401) had a seven per cent...

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Dr. Suzanne Stewart named Director of the Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health

Dr. Suzanne L. Stewart is the new Director of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health as of January 1, 2017, following a search conducted by representative committee of Indigenous and DLSPH leaders facilitated by a firm specializing in recruiting for Indigenous academic positions. “I am delighted to welcome Suzanne to...

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Professor Andrea Tricco awarded Canada Research Chair to help governments, health-​care providers and patients make health-​related decisions

Andrea Tricco, an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, has been awarded a Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Synthesis, federal Science Minister Kirsty Duncan announced today. The five-year chair worth $100,000 a year will allow Tricco to continue her work in knowledge synthesis – combining information from large numbers of research studies...

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Public health researchers launch first Canadian study on couples with different HIV statuses

December 1 is World AIDS Day — the longest-running global health day. Held every year since 1988, the date provides an opportunity for the world to show its support for people living with HIV and remember those who died. The University of Toronto has hosted World AIDS Day events since...

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