CPTP is now CanPath

The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) is now CanPath, the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health. This change is the result of extensive consultation with scientific leadership, funders, regional cohorts, participants and the National Strategic Advisory Council, in a national branding exercise that culminated on March 16, 2020. “Our Leadership Team carefully considered how the CPTP name represented the important work...

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Arjumand Siddiqi appointed Epidemiology Division Head

Arjumand Siddiqi was appointed Head of the Division of Epidemiology in the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health on March 20, 2020. Siddiqi is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity. She also holds appointments in...

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DLSPH appoints Dionne Gesink as Acting Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Dionne Gesink was appointed Acting Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health on March 10, 2020. Gesink is a Professor of Epidemiology whose work focuses on generating new knowledge on restoring healthy relationships with a focus on the social epidemiology of sexual and reproductive...

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DLSPH welcomes global health powerhouse Nísia Trindade Lima to launch new Centre for Global Health

Global health is public health. With tremendous breadth and expertise in a diverse set of global health issues, DLSPH faculty, alumni and collaborators have cultivated strong partnerships with leading global institutions and public health leaders. As the Office of Global Public Health Education and Training transitions into DLSPH’s new Centre...

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DLSPH welcomes Ophelia Michaelides as Manager of the Centre for Global Health

Ophelia Michaelides joined the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as Manager of the new School-wide Centre for Global Health on January 27, 2020. Ophelia is a public health professional with experience in global health, health system strengthening, family medicine and primary health care. Through her previous management positions at...

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Understanding the Giver, their Gifts and How They Impact Health and Social Care, Together

by DLSPH Communications The new program in Impactful Giving at DLSPH will examine the relationship between givers, their gifts and their larger societal impact. “We believe that there is a unique opportunity to look beyond the donation of financial resources by philanthropists, and explore innovative ways in which giving time,...

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U of T researchers receive $4 million in federal funding to help curb smoking, vaping

by Geoffrey Vendeville, U of T News The federal government is investing more than $4 million in two University of Toronto-led projects that tackle what one expert calls “old and new nicotine problems.” The first project, which will receive up to $2.8 million, focuses on higher-than-average smoking rates among the LGBTQ community. The second...

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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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Remembering Dr. Garry R. Humphreys

The DLSPH community mourns Dr. Garry R. Humphreys — a DLSPH alumnus and smoke-free community advocate — who died on December 13, 2019. Dr. Humphreys was the inaugural resident in DLSPH’s Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program and a distinguished alumni, according to Dr. Chandrakant (Chan) Shah, a Professor...

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One more reason to try dry January: Public health researchers find increasing public awareness about alcohol as a carcinogen strengthens support for higher prices

Fewer than 25 per cent of Canadians who consume alcohol are aware that alcohol can cause cancer. However, people who learned that alcohol is a carcinogen were almost two times more likely to support policies that raise the price of alcohol, according to one of the first international studies and...

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