DLSPH Blog – Why prevention is key to health care sustainability

The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis written by Interim Dean Adalsteinn Brown in collaboration with DLSPH faculty, staff and students. For blog ideas, feedback or comments, contact: communications.dlsph@utoronto.ca Last fall, Canada’s chief medical officers of health...

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DLSPH Open: Administrative Renewal & Welcome New Staff

Dear colleagues, Welcome back and Happy New Year to everyone. This month we are delighted to welcome new staff to DLSPH who will help further enhance the student experience, support academic administration and continue our forward momentum of the last six months. First, the Public Health Sciences Graduate Department welcomes...

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Students descend upon U of T this weekend for Toronto Thinks Global Health Case Competition

One word describes Toronto’s air over the last month: cold; but this weekend’s Toronto Thinks Global Health Case Competition, which is tackling air quality and health, is red hot! On January 27 and 28, more than 130 students from Ontario universities will participate in the 6th annual Toronto Thinks Global...

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ConnectingMINDS: Public health grad developing online peer navigation platform for young people with serious mental illness and their caregivers

Clayo Laanemets understands first-hand why serious mental illnesses — including schizophrenia spectrum disorder, affective psychosis and borderline personality disorder — are among the leading causes of disability worldwide. She’s determined to improve the health and quality of life for people living with these mental health disorders and their families. “As...

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Kenyan visiting scholar Grace Wambura Mbuthia reflects on DLSPH experience

When Grace Wambura Mbuthia arrived at DLSPH in September 2017 as a visiting scholar, she planned on auditing a qualitative research course, using the University of Toronto’s ample library resources to finish her thesis and honing her research skills with faculty mentor support. She didn’t realize how her visit would...

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Evaluating Health Impacts of Brazil’s Physical Education Programs: U of T Visiting Scholar

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME In the city of Recife in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, physical activity programs are on the rise as part of a health promotion strategy supported by both the Federal and Municipal governments. But are they working effectively to manage population health?...

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DLSPH Open: Reflecting on our brand story

Dear colleagues, Over the last year, our community has been deeply engaged in figuring out how to tell our shared story – who we are, why we do the work we do, and our unique edge in improving health and health systems in Canada and globally. Referred to as the...

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Dr. Cesar Victora: Think Locally, Act Globally

On October 25, 2017, DLSPH's Office of Global Public Health, Education and Training hosted Dr. Cesar Victora for the 2017 The John R. Evans Lectureship in Global Health. His talk was titled: Think Locally, Act Globally: How research carried out in Pelotas contributed to equitable global policies. https://youtu.be/4B5UMYrvasI Dr. Victora...

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Professor Joanne Kotsopoulos named Canada Research Chair in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention

Earlier this month, Professor Joanne Kotsopoulos received a Canada Research Chair in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention. She is one of 20 U of T scientists to receive a Canada Research Chair (CRC), equaling $19.3 million in research investment at the University. Professor Kotsopoulos is an internationally recognized expert...

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Flu vaccine prevents hospitalization in children

Children vaccinated against influenza are significantly less likely to experience serious complications from the virus that could land them in hospital, new research led by Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) PhD candidate Sarah Buchan. “Our study shows that flu vaccines are effective at preventing influenza hospitalizations in young...

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