More Access to Equitable Mental Health Care for LGBTQ People in Poverty

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at Dalla Lana School of Public Health Even if barriers to accessing mental health care are overcome by LGBTQ people living in poverty, the available care remains inequitable and may even be a source of violence and oppression, according to a new study by Social...

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U of T study finds low levels of Vitamin D3 and Periodontitis may trigger the Onset of Type 2 Diabetes

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at Dalla Lana School of Public Health In the first study of its kind, a DLSPH PhD student identified how vitamin D3 and periodontitis influence Type 2 diabetes. Aleksandra Zuk found increased odds of developing Type 2 diabetes among people with gum disease who are...

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Summer institute trains global scholars in mortality measurement

DLSPH hosts QES-SAVE Global Summer Institute to build mortality measurement systems and improve health research capacity Earlier this summer, DLSPH’s Office of Global Public Health Education and Training in partnership with the Centre for Global Health Research hosted the first Queen Elizabeth Scholars-Statistical Alliance for Vital Events (QES-SAVE) Research Summer...

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Men Wait Much Longer to Seek Treatment for HIV/​AIDS New Study Claims

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Men seek and start treatment for HIV/AIDS when they are much sicker compared to women, according to a new study by researchers from around the world, including at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. “It’s a gender equity...

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Laura Rosella receives funding injection from Connaught Fund

Laura Rosella, associate professor of epidemiology at DLSPH, is receiving $250,000 to launch a global network to advance innovative research and training in predictive analytics to address pressing global population health challenges. Her project is one of four University of Toronto projects sharing almost $1 million in funding from this...

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Two Public Health Alumni Receive U of T Arbor Award

By: Francoise Makanda, Communications Officer, DLSPH Anne-Marie Landis-Groom and Jennifer Mary Bell received an Arbor Award on July 1, 2018 in recognition for their tremendous generosity and contributions to the experience of U of T students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Arbor Awards recognize alumni who personify the very best...

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Laura Rosella named a recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

Laura Rosella was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in recognition for her significant contributions to evidence-based public health policy and health system reform. A public health policy researcher, teacher and mentor, she’s had a tremendous impact on students, faculty and partners at the DLSPH and on Canada’s...

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DLSPH Open: 2017-​18 Annual Report invites you to Join Us on the Forefront of Change in Health

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to share the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s 2017-18 Annual Report, “Join Us on the Forefront of Change in Health,” a reflection of the life of our Faculty’s over the last year and our shared impact on health and health systems. The forefront of...

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Philanthropist and social entrepreneur Dr. Michael Dan receives honorary degree

By: Geoffrey Vendeville, U of T News Canada's Indigenous Peoples face a litany of health problems, from higher rates of diabetes and smoking to malnutrition and infant mortality. There's no simple solution, but researchers at the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health are looking to make a difference. They have produced research...

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The Aging City: U of T expert leads Toronto Senior Strategy 2.0

By: Rebecca Biason, IHPME Events & Communications Coordinator On May 22, 2018, the City of Toronto unanimously passed the Toronto Seniors Strategy 2.0, which articulates 27 high-impact recommendations to improve the health, wellness and quality of life of seniors in our city. “These are deep recommendations that will require more...

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