Former CFL Player now U of T alumnus is working to inspire youth to consider careers in health systems and public health

By Rebecca Biason, IHPME When Ryan Hinds retired from a career as a professional football player with the CFL, some would say his next career move as the lead for community engagement at the Toronto Central LHIN was somewhat surprising, but Hinds always knew he wanted to pursue a career...

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Indigenous Health Institute grows its impact beyond the Dalla Lana School of Public Health

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer, Dalla Lana School of Public Health After opening in 2014, the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) has grown its teaching, research and service footprint. It welcomed its first MPH in Indigenous Health cohort in fall 2018 and is collaborating widely and bring more Indigenous...

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DLSPH Open: New brand invites you to Join us on the Forefront of Change in Health

Dear colleagues, A year and a half ago, the DLSPH embarked on the first Faculty-wide branding exercise to refine our story as a leading school of public health and health systems. Thanks to the hard work of our community, this week we’ve launched our refreshed narrative and visual identity along...

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DLSPH welcomes Alanna McKnight as Graduate Assistant

The DLSPH is pleased to announced that Alanna McKnight has joined the DLSPH community today as our new Graduate Assistant in the Public Health Sciences Graduate Office, filling Diane Tang’s maternity leave.  In this role, Alanna will work closely with the Grad Office team to provide detailed information to current...

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A game changer in HIV prevention, U of T researcher on the use of PReP and PEP in Canada

By Rebecca Biason, IHPME As of 2014, Canada has seen a slight uptick in the rate of new non-occupational HIV infections. Those in high-risk populations, including intravenous drug users, members of the LGBTQ2SIA community, and sex workers have made strides in raising awareness about the virus, but the absence of...

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DLSPH Remembers Professor Arnold Noyek (1937-​2018)

The DLSPH community mourns Professor Arnold Noyek, an internationally recognized otolaryngologist who founded innovative hearing tests for newborns, who died on December 14, 2018 at the age of 81. Noyek was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2011 and died at Baycrest Health Sciences with family by his side. “Dr. Noyek...

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Patients discharged during holiday period at a higher risk of death and hospital readmission: U of T led study

by Rebecca Biason, IHPME While many of us look forward to slowing down during the holiday season whether by lessening our workload or spending time with loved ones, our health care system is still required to run at full capacity. Lauren Lapointe-Shaw (photo by Rebecca Biason) A new study led...

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DLSPH Remembers Professor Frances Silverman (1942–2018)

The DLSPH community mourns Professor Frances Sommerfreund Silverman, an internationally recognized researcher on the impact of air pollution on health, who died in her home on December 11, 2018 at the age of 76. “Despite starting her career as a basic scientist, Frances rapidly understood that truly transformative and impactful...

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Outreach and Access Program helps high school students from under-​represented communities discover public health and health system careers

Through a new pilot outreach and access program, the DLSPH is providing an educational pathway and necessary supports to inspire high school students from underrepresented communities to learn about public health and health systems as career options, achieve their potential, improve their communities, and play a leadership role in creating...

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Two DLSPH PhD Students Selected for 2018 Health System Impact Fellow Profiles

DLSPH PhD candidates Joslyn Trowbridge and Sophie Roher are among the recipients of the first doctoral CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship. Both candidates’ projects will use research methodology to improve and distribute care among vulnerable populations. “I feel very lucky and extremely excited about this brand new opportunity,” said Trowbridge,...

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