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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DLSPH welcomes Alanna McKnight as Graduate Assistant

The DLSPH is pleased to announced that Alanna McKnight has joined the DLSPH community today as our new Graduate Assistant in the Public Health Sciences Graduate Office, filling Diane Tang’s maternity leave.  In this role, Alanna will work closely with the Grad Office team to provide detailed information to current...

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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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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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PhD Biostatistics candidate Dawn Yang receives Edwin S.H. Leong Scholarship

When Dr. Edwin Leong (MSc 1974) gave generously to the University of Toronto in 2017 to establish the Edwin S.H. Leong Scholarship, he hoped the award would “attract the best and brightest students from around the globe to U of T.” Today, Dr. Leong’s vision has become a reality. Three extraordinary students have been...

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U of T leading a new training program to strengthen Ontario’s public health workforce

group photo of PHESC Team

Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change aims to improve professional skills in health equity, population health assessment and effective public health practice Earlier this spring, the University of Toronto received a $1-million Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Health-and Well-Being grant to support a comprehensive training program to improve...

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