Ross Upshur elected Hastings Fellow

Professor Ross Upshur — internationally recognized primary care, public health and bioethics expert —was elected a Hastings Center Fellow on January 30, 2019. As the only Canadian of 18 new Hastings Center Fellows, Upshur joins a group of outstanding academics whose work has informed scholarship and public understanding of...

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Diabetes in Young People Increases Risk of Mental Illness – U of T study in partnership with Hong Kong

By Rebecca Biason, Communications Coordinator, IHPME Young people who develop type 2 diabetes earlier in life have an increased risk of developing a serious mental illness before the age of 40. This is according to a new study that found one-third of hospitalizations for patients with younger onset diabetes, resulted...

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Shafi Bhuiyan elected Board Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research

headhot of prof Shafi Bhuiyan with green backdrop

Professor Shafi Bhuiyan, internationally recognized leader in global public health education and research, was elected Chair of Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research’s Board of Directors from 2018 to 2020. “It’s a great honor to work with global health champions from around the world and support the Coalition’s mission, vision...

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Former CFL Player now U of T alumnus is working to inspire youth to consider careers in health systems and public health

By Rebecca Biason, IHPME When Ryan Hinds retired from a career as a professional football player with the CFL, some would say his next career move as the lead for community engagement at the Toronto Central LHIN was somewhat surprising, but Hinds always knew he wanted to pursue a career...

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Indigenous Health Institute grows its impact beyond the Dalla Lana School of Public Health

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer, Dalla Lana School of Public Health After opening in 2014, the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) has grown its teaching, research and service footprint. It welcomed its first MPH in Indigenous Health cohort in fall 2018 and is collaborating widely and bring more Indigenous...

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DLSPH Open: New brand invites you to Join us on the Forefront of Change in Health

Dear colleagues, A year and a half ago, the DLSPH embarked on the first Faculty-wide branding exercise to refine our story as a leading school of public health and health systems. Thanks to the hard work of our community, this week we’ve launched our refreshed narrative and visual identity along...

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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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Model World Health Assembly Shows the Importance of Global Mental Health

By Chifum Anyakwo Last November, the Office of Global Public Health Education & Training (OGPHET) hosted the second Model World Health Assembly (WHA) in collaboration with the Office of International Affairs (OIA) for the Health Portfolio. Twenty-five students from diverse disciplines participated in the model assembly. They discussed and debated...

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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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