DLSPH Remembers Professor Kang Laiyi

The DLSPH community mourns Professor Kang Laiyi — an internationally recognized researcher in HIV, AIDS and infectious disease — who died on October 5, 2019 at the age of 84. “Dr. Kang was a visionary who was at the forefront of promoting global collaboration as key to effectively dealing with...

Read more…

Climate Change is Increasing Incidence of a Cholera-​Like Disease in the U.S.

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH A new study led by DLSPH alumnae found that the United States is experiencing a rise in vibriosis, an infectious disease caused by cholera-like bacteria, and rising sea temperatures from climate change are likely to blame. Vibriosis infections are caused by the same...

Read more…

U of T Professor Andreas Laupacis takes the helm at the CMAJ

By Brianne Tulk The next phase of Dr. Andreas Laupacis’s career is hardly a goodbye. A professor in the Department of Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a general internist and palliative care physician at St. Michael’s Hospital and scientist at...

Read more…

Study led by U of T professor shows male surgeons make more than female surgeons for same time worked

By Gabrielle Giroday, Faculty of Medicine Female surgeons in Ontario are earning 24 per cent less than their male counterparts for the same time spent in surgeries, a new study involving University of Toronto researchers shows. The study – published in JAMA Surgery today – studied more than 3,200 male...

Read more…

An African Cookbook, a plan for prenatal nutrition care, and a WHO Study in Switzerland: for DLSPH Nutrition Students, Summer Practicums Offered a World of Opportunity

By Heidi Singer Three DLSPH students interested in influencing global nutrition policy took a step closer to their goals this summer, with practicum experiences in Geneva and Ottawa focusing on Maternal and Child Nutrition, and in Kenya researching traditional cooking. Rim Mouhaffel, an international student who moved to Toronto two...

Read more…

Prof Carles Muntaner Inducted to The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

DLSPH Prof. Carles Muntaner has been inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences – one of the highest honours within Canada’s academic community. DLSPH writer Françoise Makanda spoke with Muntaner to learn more about the award and its impact on his work. Q: Congratulations on this recognition! How do...

Read more…

“It’s not only whether you wake up and feel healthy but when you wake up, do you have access to land and food security?”

A DLSPH Researcher on Access to Care in the Far North By Heidi Singer After spending her early years in Labrador, the North was always part of Prof. Susan Chatwood’s circle of friends and family.  So it felt like a natural place to land when she became a nurse in...

Read more…

Prof Obidimma Ezezika Receives Next Einstein Award

DLSPH Prof. Obidimma Ezezika has been named one of Africa’s top 25 scientists by the Next Einstein Forum – an organization that supports the work of African scientists under the belief that the next Einstein will be African. Ezezika received the Next Einstein Forum Fellow Award for his research around...

Read more…

People in Residential Buildings Smell Cannabis More Than Cigarette Smoke: U of T Researchers

U of T researchers found that more people in apartment buildings and condos reported being exposed to cannabis smoke than to tobacco in the year before legalization. In 2017, based on surveys of Ontario residents living in multi-unit dwellings, an estimated 800,000 people smelled cannabis smoke from hallways, other units or...

Read more…

DLSPH Researchers Earn Connaught Awards for Cancer Care Projects

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer, DLSPH DLSPH’s Olli Saarela and Jennifer Brooks have received U of T’s prestigious Connaught New Researcher Award for their projects on improving care and screening for cancer. They join 50 winners who are receiving funding as part of U of T’s commitment to fostering excellence...

Read more…