IHPME welcomes new acting director, Audrey Laporte

As the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) bids a fond farewell to outgoing Interim Director Rhonda Cockerill and wishes her well on her retirement, we are very pleased to welcome our current acting director Audrey Laporte, who has been with IHPME since 2001 as a faculty member and...

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DLSPH Push Forward Recommendations to Improve Health of LGBTQ2S+ Communities

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Trans people do not have access to adequate and inclusive medical care. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men face discriminatory policies when donating blood. When measuring homelessness, researchers cannot determine how many LGBTQ2S+ youth and young adults experience homelessness....

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Faculty and Staff Win Big at DLSPH Awards

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Faculty and staff were honoured at this year DLSPH Awards. Dean Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown recognized 11 recipients from 2017-18 and 2018-19. The evening ended with a celebration of Prof Donald Cole's retirement. Recipients The Anthony Miller Award for Excellence in Research in Public...

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Palliative Care Disparities in Ontario Persist

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH A DLSPH student has found that some parts of Ontario, particularly in the North, are receiving next to no palliative care – even for painful cancer deaths or organ failure. But Michela Panarella, an MSc candidate in the Division of Biostatistics, found the...

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Salima Mithani: From Pakistan to U of T’s Convocation

By Bernice Yanful, PhD student in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at DLSPH When Salima Mithani talks about her time at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), she often uses words such as tight-knit, community and supportive. For Mithani, graduating this week with a Master of Public Health is...

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Rachel Kirkland: Climbing my own Mount Everest

by Rachel Kirkland, DLSPH Graduate Sitting in the auditorium at 155 College Street on day one of my degree felt a little like how I imagine I’d feel if I decided to climb Mount Everest tomorrow, equipped solely with the vision of what I wanted to do at the top,...

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U of T Opens Groundbreaking Centre to Strengthen Vaccine Confidence Through Collaboration

By Heidi Singer, Director of Communications at DLSPH The Dalla Lana School of Public Health today launched The Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases, an interdisciplinary hub of academic research and educational practice, with experts drawn from across U of T, to better understand and address the growth of preventable illnesses....

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DLSPH Open: DLSPH’s First-​Ever Academic Plan

Dear Colleagues, I’m pleased to announce that DLSPH’s first-ever Academic Plan has been approved by our School Council. This is the blueprint for our school’s guiding values and direction over the next five years. Many of you are already quite familiar with it, as the plan was forged through dozens...

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A career in public health? DLSPH students set to share emerging research innovation at U of T Health Sciences Fair

By Rebecca Biason, IHPME On June 1 at the U of T Health Sciences Fair, part of the University’s Alumni Reunion, three students from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health will be showing high school students and their parents what a career in public health and health systems research...

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U of T Researchers Look Back In Time to Help Prevent Future Brain Injuries

By Heidi Singer, Director of Communications at DLSPH U of T researchers used a novel data mining approach to uncover the most common medical problems affecting people in the time before they suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Their results can be used to better predict and prevent these life-altering...

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