Dr. Cesar Victora: Think Locally, Act Globally

On October 25, 2017, DLSPH hosted Dr. Cesar Victora for the 2017 The John R. Evans Lectureship in Global Health. His talk was titled: Think Locally, Act Globally: How research carried out in Pelotas contributed to equitable global policies. https://youtu.be/4B5UMYrvasI Dr. Victora is the 2017 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global...

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Flu vaccine prevents hospitalization in children

Children vaccinated against influenza are significantly less likely to experience serious complications from the virus that could land them in hospital, new research led by Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) PhD candidate Sarah Buchan. “Our study shows that flu vaccines are effective at preventing influenza hospitalizations in young...

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Celebrating U of T health innovation

By Elaine Smith Three University of Toronto entities celebrating anniversaries this year have made major contributions in narrowing the gap between research and impact, making health care accessible to everyone, and improving health worldwide. The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Connaught Laboratories (now Sanofi Pasteur Canada), the 90th...

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Global health students present at Canadian Conference on Global Health

Three DLSPH students presented at the Canadian Conference on Global Health in Ottawa from October 29-31 where the theme was to “leave no one behind.” Michelle Amri, PhD in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences – Predictors of Alcohol Consumption Among Pregnant Mothers in Colombia: An urban-rural and age analysis. Marin...

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DLSPH Open: Anniversaries, Student & Alumni Engagement, Renewing our Story

Dear colleagues, Like many of you, I’m in the midst of teaching, conferences and a slew of activities that make for a full calendar, but it’s fantastic to see members of our community coming together at our various events and celebrations. We have lots about which we should be proud....

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Spotlight on Canada’s health-​care system during Bernie Sanders’s visit to Toronto this weekend

By: Noreen Ahmed-Ullah, Associate Editor and Senior Reporter, UofTNews As he tries to build a movement for universal health care south of the border, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ much-anticipated trip to Toronto this weekend is meant to be a fact-finding mission on Canada’s health-care system. The most popular politician in America,...

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Recent immigrants more likely to receive aggressive care at end of life

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation University of Toronto researchers studied patterns of end-of-life care among patients of different cultures, religions and ethnicities and found that recent immigrants identified as those who arrived between 1985-2015, were significantly more likely to receive aggressive care...

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PHS Research & Practice Day 2017 winners

Important work, engaging presentations, tacking key issues. Congrats to all PHS Research & Practice Day winners! Poster: A scoping review: Understanding Canadian dialogue on vaccine injury compensation Poster: Sources of planetary health data: a practica in Eldoret, Kenya Poster: Seasonal dynamics of malaria in pregnancy in West Africa Poster: What...

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DLSPH new home for International Journal of Indigenous Health

The Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the DLSPH is the new home of the International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH), a leading scientific journal that advances knowledge and understanding to improve Indigenous health. “As publisher, we will be able to provide graduate students with an opportunity to work behind...

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DLSPH Open: Equity, Diversity, and Excellence

Dear colleagues, The University of Toronto is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and has a variety of services and people dedicated to removing barriers and supporting the University community in fulfilling their academic, research and employment goals. As a world-leading school of public health, DLSPH has reaffirmed its commitment...

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