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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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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