A game changer in HIV prevention, U of T researcher on the use of PReP and PEP in Canada

By Rebecca Biason, IHPME As of 2014, Canada has seen a slight uptick in the rate of new non-occupational HIV infections. Those in high-risk populations, including intravenous drug users, members of the LGBTQ2SIA community, and sex workers have made strides in raising awareness about the virus, but the absence of...

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DLSPH Remembers Professor Arnold Noyek (1937-​2018)

The DLSPH community mourns Professor Arnold Noyek, an internationally recognized otolaryngologist who founded innovative hearing tests for newborns, who died on December 14, 2018 at the age of 81. Noyek was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2011 and died at Baycrest Health Sciences with family by his side. “Dr. Noyek...

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Patients discharged during holiday period at a higher risk of death and hospital readmission: U of T led study

by Rebecca Biason, IHPME While many of us look forward to slowing down during the holiday season whether by lessening our workload or spending time with loved ones, our health care system is still required to run at full capacity. Lauren Lapointe-Shaw (photo by Rebecca Biason) A new study led...

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DLSPH Remembers Professor Frances Silverman (1942–2018)

The DLSPH community mourns Professor Frances Sommerfreund Silverman, an internationally recognized researcher on the impact of air pollution on health, who died in her home on December 11, 2018 at the age of 76. “Despite starting her career as a basic scientist, Frances rapidly understood that truly transformative and impactful...

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Outreach and Access Program helps high school students from under-​represented communities discover public health and health system careers

Through a new pilot outreach and access program, the DLSPH is providing an educational pathway and necessary supports to inspire high school students from underrepresented communities to learn about public health and health systems as career options, achieve their potential, improve their communities, and play a leadership role in creating...

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Two DLSPH PhD Students Selected for 2018 Health System Impact Fellow Profiles

DLSPH PhD candidates Joslyn Trowbridge and Sophie Roher are among the recipients of the first doctoral CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship. Both candidates’ projects will use research methodology to improve and distribute care among vulnerable populations. “I feel very lucky and extremely excited about this brand new opportunity,” said Trowbridge,...

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Lobbying Efforts for Mental Health Initiatives for Black Canadians Bears Fruit

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH It started more than five years ago when PhD candidate Nakia Lee-Foon joined The Black Health Alliance (BHA) as a board member while she was earning her Master’s degree. She was eager to make a difference and improve health and access to care...

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DLSPH Faculty Member Makes Gift to Increase Public Health and Health Systems Outreach Through Lecture Series

“I think I flatter myself in saying that I can spot good organizations,” Leslie Boehm said reverently. “I’ve worked in great and big hospitals all of my career and been associated with others and you learn to spot the good organizations. When I say Dalla Lana and IHPME are...

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Three DLSPH faculty Receive Canada Research Chairs

Improving sexual and gender minority health, genome data sciences, and integrative molecular epidemiology are research priorities for three new Canada Research Chairs awarded to DLSPH faculty. Professors Daniel Grace, Lisa Strug and Rayjean Hung received Canada Research Chairs from the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat on November 13, 2018. “This Chair...

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DLSPH and UHN Launch Health Policy Blog

Medical Files

By: Dr. Kevin Smith and Professor Adalsteinn Brown Like every other domain of science, health care leaders must manage the onslaught of new evidence and insight. The number of papers published each month that describe what to do or what not to do to improve health care would overwhelm even...

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