Audrey Laporte appointed as new director of IHPME for 5-​year term

After an extensive search, Professor Adalsteinn Brown announced the official appointment Professor Audrey Laporte as the new Director of IHPME on January 24, 2020. “I look forward to working closely in partnership with Audrey as the new Director of IHPME to propel the Institute forward, and to work towards achieving...

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Major international public policy conference APPAM 2020, to be hosted at DLSPH

by Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator at IHPME Joining co-host American University, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health is pleased to welcome the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) this summer from July 23-24. This is the first time that this renowned international policy conference will...

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IHPME launches inaugural AI in Health Certificate

by Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator at IHPME As part of IHPME’s continuing education programming, the new AI in Health Certificate is a flagship component of an initiative to bring artificial intelligence into the health sector, which is being championed by the Institute. Developed by faculty members Emily Seto...

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Building Equitable AI for Public Health

Training next generation to close gap in AI and health inequalities A pan-Canadian institute designed to train emerging public health and computational science researchers in equitable artificial intelligence (AI) will be launched this summer by an interdisciplinary team of Canadian scientists. Using interactive teaching methods, case examples and multidisciplinary team-based...

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Professors Anthony Miller and Robin McLeod receive Order of Canada

Two members of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health community — Professors Anthony Miller and Robin McLeod — received the Order of Canada on December 27, 2019. Anthony Miller, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology, was named Member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to the field of cancer...

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IHPME student takes closer look at vision care access – barriers – for school children in Ontario

by Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator at IHPME Despite the fact that vision care coverage is offered in Ontario to individuals under the age of twenty, in 2013, only 14% of children under the age of six had a vision exam. This is concerning to researchers and optometrists like Afua...

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National Fellowship Program Delivers on Training Modernization

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH The Health System Impact Fellowships (HSIF) has gone through an evaluation. The results published in today’s Healthcare Policy special issue on Training Modernization are promising for administrators, fellows and the Canadian health systems. Ivy Cheng, a fellow in the first cohort, agrees. “It...

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The Vape Question –U of T’s tobacco policy expert Robert Schwartz breaks down the risks and regulation debate

by Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator at IHPME E-cigarette use commonly known as vaping, is on the rise and it is increasingly popular among young Canadians. This growing trend is concerning to researchers like Professor Robert Schwartz of the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation in the Dalla...

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Why do we need sustainable health care? – Launch of Centre for Sustainable Health Systems at U of T aims to tackle climate change through the organization and delivery of care

by Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator at IHPME Climate change is happening, and it threatens our health. More than 5% of Canada’s overall carbon footprint is generated by the health care system, and for Fiona Miller, a professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), the...

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