Indigenous researchers receive $2.6 million grant for Indigenous Maternal and Child Health Program

A unique Indigenous-led, community-hospital-university-private sector partnership to enhance Indigenous maternal and child health will address some of the underlying causes of health inequity through an innovative new action-research project. The “Kind Faces Sharing Places: An Action Research Project for Indigenous Families During and After Pregnancy and Birth” project will aim...

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Suzanne Stewart leads U of T centre for Indigenous mental health and homelessness

By Hannah James Professor Suzanne Stewart is transforming research in Indigenous mental health and homelessness in Canada. The rate of homelessness for First Nations, Metis and Inuit people is higher than that of the general Canadian population, and Stewart says there has been a dearth of culturally relevant research to...

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Midwives as Partners in Inclusive Primary Care

DLSPH Student Blog By: Jen Goldberg RM, MPH (Family Community Medicine) student With the unfolding of spring, midwives are recognizing International Day of the Midwife (May 5) and queer and trans people are readying themselves for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (May 17). As a queer midwife and...

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Olympic athletes disproportionately white and privately educated compared to general population

White and privately educated Olympic athletes, particularly Winter Olympic Games athletes, are over-represented on four high-income country Olympic teams, according to a University of Toronto public health researcher who conducted the first international study to examine sociodemographic profiles of individual athletes. “Public funds are heavily subsidizing Olympic teams that...

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Dr. Rob Fowler receives the 2017 Teasdale-​Corti Humanitarian Award

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME Dr. Rob Fowler is the 2017 recipient of the Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award presented by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This award is given to a Canadian physician to acknowledge their work in health care or emergency medical services,...

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Q&A with Howard Hu: Chemical Weapons

Following news of chemical attacks in Syria, Howard Hu, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, explains how chemical weapons work and why they are inhumane as weapons. He is a Professor of Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, and Medicine and has led human rights fact-finding missions on the effects...

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DLSPH Hosts Unprecedented National Consultation on HIV Prevention for People in the Sex Industry

For the first time in North America, public health researchers gathered sex workers and people who work with them from across Canada to discuss the impact that HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) will have on the sex industry. In October 2016, a group of 50 women, men and trans people...

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U of T students place second at Emory Global Health Case Competition

A multidisciplinary team of University of Toronto graduate students placed second and received the Participants’ Choice Award after competing against 23 teams from international institutions at the 2017 Emory Global Health Case Competition on March 25, 2017. The student team consisted of six graduate students from the Dalla Lana...

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Global health researchers receive $500K grant to build capacity and exchange global talent

Public health researchers at the University of Toronto received funding from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholars Program to strengthen the capacity of tomorrow’s global health leaders. Professors Erica Di Ruggiero and Prabhat Jha received close to $500,000 over four years to enable global talent exchange and...

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Poverty is a significant risk factor for premature death

Poverty is one of the strongest determinants of health, regardless of immigration status, according to a new study from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). “What our study found was despite the healthy immigrant effect, those living in the most deprived areas, irrespective...

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