Chris Ham receives 2017 Peggy Leatt Award

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME When Chris Ham first graduated with a degree in political science in 1972 he never thought he would one day be considered one of the most influential leaders in health services research. Now as Chief Executive of the King’s Fund, a charitable foundation committed...

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DLSPH Blog – Importance of academic freedom and integrity given emerging – often politically created – threats to public health

The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis written by Interim Dean Adalsteinn Brown in collaboration with DLSPH faculty, staff and students. To submit blog ideas, contact: communications.dlsph@utoronto.ca. For my first blog I want to focus...

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Dr. Khaled Almilaji enrolls in Executive Master of Health Informatics Program

Dr. Khaled Almilaji, a Syrian physician affected by the Trump Administration’s travel ban, arrived in Toronto on June 16 and will begin the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation’s (IHPME) Executive Master of Health Informatics Program on June 21, 2017. “Our School is committed to values that embrace human...

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Emily Seto, Winner of Connaught New Researcher Award, Talks Building Innovative Healthcare Apps

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME IHPME Professor Emily Seto has been named one of the 56 recipients of the Connaught New Researcher Award by the University of Toronto. Seto is a faculty member and the lead for the Health Informatics program at IHPME. She is also an alumna of...

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Finding a Voice: First Year PhD student, Sara Shearkhani wins Canada Cares Award

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME Upon meeting Sara Shearkhani, one can’t help but be in awe of her drive and determination, as she juggles a busy and at times tumultuous schedule. Constantly on the go, she is in the midst of her first year as a PhD student in...

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Dr. France Gagnon named Associate Dean of Research

Dr. France Gagnon, Canada Research Chair in Genetic Epidemiology and Associate Professor of Epidemiology, is DLSPH’s new Associate Dean of Research as of June 1, 2017. “I am delighted to welcome France to the Faculty’s leadership team in this important role where she will further our diverse research portfolio of...

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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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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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