Jeffrey Brook receives shared teaching appointment at DLSPH and Engineering

Jeffrey Brook — a nationally and internationally recognized researcher in air quality and health —  received a budgetary cross appointment at DLSPH and U of T Engineering on September 1, 2018. “Environment continues to be a key interest to all students and through both classes and research I hope to...

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U of T experts, including IHPME’s Beate Sander, help lead new pan-​Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network

by Rebecca Biason, Events & Communications Coordinator, IHMPE Today, Federal Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced a $4 million investment in the first-ever Pan-Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network (CLyDRN) that will bring together researchers from over 40 universities across the country, as well as patients, public health experts and representatives from communities living...

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Higher levels of urinary fluoride associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children

Higher levels of urinary fluoride during pregnancy are associated with more ADHD-like symptoms in school-age children, according to University of Toronto and York University researchers. “Our findings are consistent with a growing body of evidence suggesting that the growing fetal nervous system may be negatively affected by higher levels of...

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U of T leading a new training program to strengthen Ontario’s public health workforce

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Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change aims to improve professional skills in health equity, population health assessment and effective public health practice Earlier this spring, the University of Toronto received a $1-million Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Health-and Well-Being grant to support a comprehensive training program to improve...

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DLSPH Open: Addressing Anti-​Black Racism

Dear colleagues, The DLSPH strives to create an inclusive environment for all students, staff and faculty and is working collaboratively to deeply engage with systemic issues of anti-Black racism and discrimination through consultations with faculty, student and alumni leaders. With support from Professor Arjumand Siddiqi, we have initiated conversations with...

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Dean Steini Brown among experts advising Ontario on health-​care policy

By:  Chris Sorensen, Communications Officer University of Toronto A health-care advisory council struck by the Ontario government will draw on the expertise of Professor Adalsteinn Brown, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The province said today Brown is among the members of the council, first revealed back in June, that will...

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Pilot Anti-​Oppression Panel for Public Health Students Explore Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

“We all have power and privilege,” said Haran Vijayanathan to more than 30 second-year MPH students on a late Thursday night for the School’s pilot anti-oppression training workshop. The workshop is a training pilot project that allows DLSPH students to learn more about the structural powers at play when interacting...

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DLSPH welcomes Pierre Lee, Business Manager

Pierre Lee will take on a new role with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as Business Manager on September 17, 2018. In this role, Pierre will work closely with the CAO to provide leadership in finance, human resources and space management. He will be responsible for ensuring...

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Three DLSPH faculty named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health Professors Patricia O’Campo, Raisa Deber and Prabhat Jha were named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, joining 2,000 Canadian artists, scientists and scholars in this prestigious group. “It’s thrilling to be recognized by a group of...

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Prescribing employment: Study identifies key features of interventions to help patients get jobs

By: Ana Gajic, St. Michael's Hospital  Health care organizations can play a key role in supporting unemployed patients find a job, suggests a new study by University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital researchers. “Employment status is a key social determinant of health, or a social aspect that impacts our...

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