Megan Saad helps develop training program to improve health care for transgender sexual assault survivors

Janice Du Mont and Megan Saad

Megan Saad is helping to develop a training program to educate nurses on how to provide “trans-affirming” care to improve health services for trans persons who have experienced sexual violence. “Trans people in their most critical time of need are often unable to access supports due to poor treatment from...

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DLSPH remembers Professor Victor Marshall

The University of Toronto community is mourning Professor Victor W. Marshall, an internationally renowned sociologist and professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, who passed away on August 18, 2018. “The University of Toronto has lost a dedicated mentor and friend,”...

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DLSPH welcomes Eric Ng as Associate Director of Nutrition and Dietetics MPH Program

Eric Ng took on a new role with the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as Associate Director of the MPH - Nutrition and Dietetics Program on August 7, 2018. Eric is a Registered Dietitian with more than 10 years’ experience in...

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More Access to Equitable Mental Health Care for LGBTQ People in Poverty

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at Dalla Lana School of Public Health Even if barriers to accessing mental health care are overcome by LGBTQ people living in poverty, the available care remains inequitable and may even be a source of violence and oppression, according to a new study by Social...

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Summer institute trains global scholars in mortality measurement

DLSPH hosts QES-SAVE Global Summer Institute to build mortality measurement systems and improve health research capacity Earlier this summer, DLSPH’s Office of Global Public Health Education and Training in partnership with the Centre for Global Health Research hosted the first Queen Elizabeth Scholars-Statistical Alliance for Vital Events (QES-SAVE) Research Summer...

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DLSPH Open: Our leadership, milestones and refreshed narrative

Dear colleagues, I’d like to thank the DLSPH community for a tremendous year and I’m grateful to accept the appointment as Dean of the DLSPH. We’ve achieved a lot together and I’d like to congratulate our students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners for their hard work and achievements that move...

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Peggy Leatt 2018 Award Winner: A Conversation with Robyn Tamblyn

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation Robyn Tamblyn, Scientific Director of CIHR-Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, has been named the recipient of the 2018 IHPME Peggy Leatt Award, recognizing her tremendous work in the development of transformative evidence that has sought...

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Laura Rosella receives funding injection from Connaught Fund

Laura Rosella, associate professor of epidemiology at DLSPH, is receiving $250,000 to launch a global network to advance innovative research and training in predictive analytics to address pressing global population health challenges. Her project is one of four University of Toronto projects sharing almost $1 million in funding from this...

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DLSPH MPH Student Assists with Health Work-​Force Survey in Haiti with Canadian Medical NGO

By: Mary Rideout, Dr. Andrew Furey and Nicholas Moroz (MPH candidate, 2019) Nicholas Moroz, a DLSPH MPH Health Promotion student, spent a week this Summer supporting a Canadian medical relief initiative called Team Broken Earth (TBE) in Porte au Prince, Haiti. TBE is a Canadian orthopedic surgical NGO which has...

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Two Public Health Alumni Receive U of T Arbor Award

By: Francoise Makanda, Communications Officer, DLSPH Anne-Marie Landis-Groom and Jennifer Mary Bell received an Arbor Award on July 1, 2018 in recognition for their tremendous generosity and contributions to the experience of U of T students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Arbor Awards recognize alumni who personify the very best...

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