Lower rates of breast reconstruction surgery in Ontario and barriers to access explored by IHPME PhD student

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME Not all breast cancer patients across the province of Ontario have equal access to breast reconstruction surgery, with only 7.6% of patients in Ontario undergoing the procedure between 2004 and 2010.  U of T PhD student and Vanier Scholar Helene Retrouvey is leading a...

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DLSPH welcomes Eric Ng as Associate Director of Nutrition and Dietetics MPH Program

Eric Ng took on a new role with the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as Associate Director of the MPH - Nutrition and Dietetics Program on August 7, 2018. Eric is a Registered Dietitian with more than 10 years’ experience in...

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More Access to Equitable Mental Health Care for LGBTQ People in Poverty

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at Dalla Lana School of Public Health Even if barriers to accessing mental health care are overcome by LGBTQ people living in poverty, the available care remains inequitable and may even be a source of violence and oppression, according to a new study by Social...

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U of T study finds low levels of Vitamin D3 and Periodontitis may trigger the Onset of Type 2 Diabetes

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at Dalla Lana School of Public Health In the first study of its kind, a DLSPH PhD student identified how vitamin D3 and periodontitis influence Type 2 diabetes. Aleksandra Zuk found increased odds of developing Type 2 diabetes among people with gum disease who are...

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Summer institute trains global scholars in mortality measurement

DLSPH hosts QES-SAVE Global Summer Institute to build mortality measurement systems and improve health research capacity Earlier this summer, DLSPH’s Office of Global Public Health Education and Training in partnership with the Centre for Global Health Research hosted the first Queen Elizabeth Scholars-Statistical Alliance for Vital Events (QES-SAVE) Research Summer...

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A Message from the Dean

Dear colleagues, I’d like to thank the DLSPH community for a tremendous year and I’m grateful to accept the appointment as Dean of the DLSPH. We’ve achieved a lot together and I’d like to congratulate our students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners for their hard work and achievements that move...

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Men Wait Much Longer to Seek Treatment for HIV/​AIDS New Study Claims

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Men seek and start treatment for HIV/AIDS when they are much sicker compared to women, according to a new study by researchers from around the world, including at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. “It’s a gender equity...

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Peggy Leatt 2018 Award Winner: A Conversation with Robyn Tamblyn

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation Robyn Tamblyn, Scientific Director of CIHR-Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, has been named the recipient of the 2018 IHPME Peggy Leatt Award, recognizing her tremendous work in the development of transformative evidence that has sought...

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Laura Rosella receives funding injection from Connaught Fund

Laura Rosella, associate professor of epidemiology at DLSPH, is receiving $250,000 to launch a global network to advance innovative research and training in predictive analytics to address pressing global population health challenges. Her project is one of four University of Toronto projects sharing almost $1 million in funding from this...

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DLSPH MPH Student Assists with Health Work-​Force Survey in Haiti with Canadian Medical NGO

By: Mary Rideout, Dr. Andrew Furey and Nicholas Moroz (MPH candidate, 2019) Nicholas Moroz, a DLSPH MPH Health Promotion student, spent a week this Summer supporting a Canadian medical relief initiative called Team Broken Earth (TBE) in Porte au Prince, Haiti. TBE is a Canadian orthopedic surgical NGO which has...

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