Q&A with Howard Hu: Chemical Weapons

Following news of chemical attacks in Syria, Howard Hu, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, explains how chemical weapons work and why they are inhumane as weapons. He is a Professor of Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, and Medicine and has led human rights fact-finding missions on the effects...

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DLSPH Hosts Unprecedented National Consultation on HIV Prevention for People in the Sex Industry

For the first time in North America, public health researchers gathered sex workers and people who work with them from across Canada to discuss the impact that HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) will have on the sex industry. In October 2016, a group of 50 women, men and trans people...

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U of T students place second at Emory Global Health Case Competition

A multidisciplinary team of University of Toronto graduate students placed second and received the Participants’ Choice Award after competing against 23 teams from international institutions at the 2017 Emory Global Health Case Competition on March 25, 2017. The student team consisted of six graduate students from the Dalla Lana...

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Global health researchers receive $500K grant to build capacity and exchange global talent

Public health researchers at the University of Toronto received funding from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholars Program to strengthen the capacity of tomorrow’s global health leaders. Professors Erica Di Ruggiero and Prabhat Jha received close to $500,000 over four years to enable global talent exchange and...

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Gillian Einstein Leads Research in Women’s Brain Health with Inaugural Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair

By: Jovana Jankovic Why is the incidence of depression, stroke, dementia and Alzheimer’s significantly higher in women than men? Women’s health — and women’s brain health in particular — is something “distinct in itself,” says University of Toronto scientist Gillian Einstein, the holder of the inaugural Wilfred and Joyce Posluns...

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Poverty is a significant risk factor for premature death

Poverty is one of the strongest determinants of health, regardless of immigration status, according to a new study from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). “What our study found was despite the healthy immigrant effect, those living in the most deprived areas, irrespective...

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DLSPH-​TIFF Partnership explores migration’s impact on health in Fire at Sea Screening

On March 3, 2017, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) hosted a screening of Fire at Sea, an award-winning documentary that illustrates the complex and compounding health issues facing migrants during their migration and resettlement. Approximately 150 students, faculty,...

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Appointment of Professor Adalsteinn Brown as Interim Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Sent on behalf of the Office of the Vice President & Provost, Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost I am pleased to announce that the Agenda Committee of Academic Board has approved of the appointment of Professor Adalsteinn Brown as Interim Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), from...

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Racism: The Missing Social Determinant of Health

By: Liam Mitchell, Associate Director of Communications, Faculty of Medicine. Doctors and public health practitioners have long known that the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age have a profound impact on their health. They refer to those factors as the social determinants of health. But there...

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Think Afro-​Pink!

Mid-way through Black History Month, approximately 15 mother-daughter pairs will dance their way to better breast health at Think Afro-Pink, a breast cancer awareness event on February 17, 2017 at U of T’s Hart House hosted by public health researchers. Participating in a Zumba class is a fun way to...

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