Seven public health and health services students receive Gordon Cressy Award

Four Dalla Lana School of Public Health and three Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation students received a Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award in recognition of their outstanding volunteer contributions to the University of Toronto community earlier this spring. This year’s recipients include: Sarah Buchan (PhD Epidemiology), Madeleine Bondy...

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U of T scientist co-​leads human genome database project, Iranome, in the Middle East

 By: Sarah Warr, Women's College Hospital With the completion of the human genome project in 2003, several genome databases have been made available worldwide yet, all of these databases lack representation from many ethnic groups including populations living in Middle East. To address this gap, Mohammad R. Akbari, Assistant Professor...

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Higher cigarette prices would save millions of people from extreme poverty and poor health around the world

Increasing cigarette prices would add to years of life lived, and cut billions of dollars in treatment costs for families globally By: Ana Gajic, St. Michael's Hospital Higher cigarette prices would save millions of people from extreme poverty and poor health around the world, while also cutting health treatment costs...

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U of T selected as scientific partner of Canada’s largest health research platform to accelerate cancer and chronic disease research

The University of Toronto has been selected to serve as the national scientific partner of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP), Canada’s largest population research platform that is unlocking the answers to why some people develop cancer and chronic diseases while others do not. Through a national competition by...

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OTRU publishes 2017 Smoke-​Free Ontario Strategy Monitoring Report

The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit published the 2017 Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy Monitoring Report on Wednesday March 28, 2018. Click here to download the report This report presents evaluative information about the activities and results of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy and describes Strategy infrastructure and interventions, analyzes population-level changes, and explores...

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Community Paramedics Offer an Alternate Resource for Chronically Ill Patients: U of T Expert

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME Can paramedics fill the gaps in primary care for chronically ill patients? Researcher and patient outcomes expert Katie Dainty, conducted a qualitative study of advanced training program EPIC, to find out. The idea behind the program which Dainty and her team of researchers designed,...

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DLSPH Open: DLSPH launches first Operational Plan

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to share with you the Faculty’s first Operational Plan. Click here to read the Operational Plan (2017-2020) First, a word on how we got here. One of the recommendations following the 2016-17 University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process (UTQAP) was to develop an Operational Plan...

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DLSPH Blog – Integrating Health Systems because the Future of Health Care is Local

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. For blog ideas, feedback or comments, contact: communications.dlsph@utoronto.ca The majority of healthy living activities...

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Rheumatoid arthritis sufferers experience higher mortality rates: U of T researcher examines causes of death

By: Rebecca Biason, IHPME Communications & Events Coordinator Sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to die earlier than the general population, according to a new study by University of Toronto researchers that examined the causes of death of Ontarians over a 14-year period. “Everyone deserves to live the same length...

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Almost all Ontarians accumulate multiple chronic conditions over their lifetime

By: Deborah Creatura, ICES Communications The number of Ontarians who died with two or more chronic conditions increased from 79.6 per cent in 1994 to 95.3 per cent in 2013, according to a new study from Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). The...

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