Living near major traffic linked to higher risk of dementia

An international team of researchers has found that people who live close to high-traffic roadways face a higher risk of developing dementia than those who live further away. The study found that people who lived within 50 metres of high-traffic roads (like Ontario’s Hwy. 401) had a seven per cent...

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Alumni-​student mentorship program celebrates 2016 mentor-​mentees

On November 8, 2016, Dalla Lana School of Public Health-Public Health Alumni Association Alumni-Student Mentorship Program celebrated a remarkable year of the program, which included 52 mentor-mentee pairs, three in-person events, and many opportunities for mentorship discussions. The event marked the fourth year of the mentorship program and it hosted...

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Dr. Suzanne Stewart named Director of the Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health

Dr. Suzanne L. Stewart is the new Director of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health as of January 1, 2017, following a search conducted by representative committee of Indigenous and DLSPH leaders facilitated by a firm specializing in recruiting for Indigenous academic positions. “I am delighted to welcome Suzanne to...

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Professor Andrea Tricco awarded Canada Research Chair to help governments, health-​care providers and patients make health-​related decisions

Andrea Tricco, an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, has been awarded a Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Synthesis, federal Science Minister Kirsty Duncan announced today. The five-year chair worth $100,000 a year will allow Tricco to continue her work in knowledge synthesis – combining information from large numbers of research studies...

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Public health researchers launch first Canadian study on couples with different HIV statuses

December 1 is World AIDS Day — the longest-running global health day. Held every year since 1988, the date provides an opportunity for the world to show its support for people living with HIV and remember those who died. The University of Toronto has hosted World AIDS Day events since...

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DLSPH, IHPME Partner with City Of Barrie to Improve Population Health and Health System Sustainability

A new partnership between the University of Toronto and city of Barrie will provide a vehicle for innovative, collaborative efforts to improve community health. The partnership is called the Healthy Barrie project and includes the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the Faculty of Medicine, the City of Barrie, the...

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Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero named Director of Office of Global Public Health Education and Training

Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero is the new Director of the Office of Global Public Health Education and Training as of December 1, 2016 following a search conducted by a broadly representative DLSPH committee of global health experts that unanimously endorsed her appointment. “I am delighted to welcome Erica to this...

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Privilege and Oppression: Two Sides of the Same Coin

By: Alyson Musial, Communications Officer, Department of Physical Therapy, U of T As healthcare providers, how do we think and talk about privilege? How do we understand issues of oppression? Are we able to identify and analyze our own positions of advantage? Stephanie Nixon is facing these difficult questions head-on. While they...

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New research consortium aims to build critical bridge between environmental and health data

By: Marit Mitchell,Communications & Media Relations Strategist, ‎ University of Toronto Engineering You can sequence your unique genome in search of genetic mutations that cause disease. But it’s much harder to study your ‘exposome’ — the cumulative effect of your environment on your health over a lifetime. Now a pan-Canadian research...

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Basic Income Can Reduce Food Insecurity and Improve Health

By: Jim Oldfield, Writer, Office of Communications, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Ontario plans to roll out a pilot project on guaranteed annual income early next year. The goal of the project, according a recent report by former senator and current master of Massey College Hugh Segal, is to test...

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