DLSPH Grad Challenges International Standard of Care for Trans Patients

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer DLSPH This week, Postdoctoral Fellow Kinnon MacKinnon turned his PhD dissertation into a website tailored for clinicians on trans patient care. MacKinnon’s PhD dissertation focuses mainly on equity in the administration of hormones and surgeries for trans people. As a trans person himself, he argues...

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Palliative Care Disparities in Ontario Persist

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH A DLSPH student has found that some parts of Ontario, particularly in the North, are receiving next to no palliative care – even for painful cancer deaths or organ failure. But Michela Panarella, an MSc candidate in the Division of Biostatistics, found the...

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Salima Mithani: From Pakistan to U of T’s Convocation

By Bernice Yanful, PhD student in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at DLSPH When Salima Mithani talks about her time at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), she often uses words such as tight-knit, community and supportive. For Mithani, graduating this week with a Master of Public Health is...

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Rachel Kirkland: Climbing my own Mount Everest

by Rachel Kirkland, DLSPH Graduate Sitting in the auditorium at 155 College Street on day one of my degree felt a little like how I imagine I’d feel if I decided to climb Mount Everest tomorrow, equipped solely with the vision of what I wanted to do at the top,...

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DLSPH Students Among Recipients of the 2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Nine DLSPH students from public health and health systems research received Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellows this year. “Our strong showing is a testament to the rigour and strength of our academic program,” says Dean Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown, “On behalf of our community, I congratulate our award...

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A career in public health? DLSPH students set to share emerging research innovation at U of T Health Sciences Fair

By Rebecca Biason, IHPME On June 1 at the U of T Health Sciences Fair, part of the University’s Alumni Reunion, three students from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health will be showing high school students and their parents what a career in public health and health systems research...

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Reclaiming the Kitchen: DLSPH Students Aim to Reduce Sexual Violence Stigma While Breaking Bread

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH The kitchen, a place long associated with gendered oppression, is being used to help address sexual violence among Afro-Caribbean teens. DLSPH students Amika Shah, Megan Saad and Mikahelia Wellington are hosting 12-week cooking sessions through the Women’s Xchange program to facilitate intergenerational discussions among...

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Q&A with Dr. Leo Trasande: Chemicals disrupting our hormones are making us Sicker, Fatter and Poorer

Register for PHAA’s In the Loop networking event on March 28 The DLSPH’s Public Health Alumni Association (PHAA) will host Dr. Leonardo Trasande, a pediatrician, professor and world-renowned researcher on March 28 at In the Loop, PHAA’s signature networking event for alumni to connect and reconnect with their peers at The...

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Lentil Soup for the Soul

Being a healthy eater doesn’t mean giving up your own cultural foods, says Nazima Qureshi, a nutritionist who helps women meet their health goals By Stacey Gibson via U of T MagazineWhen nutritionist and registered dietitian Nazima Qureshi (MPH 2015) was 15 years old, her dad was diagnosed with diabetes – a...

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Q&A with Nutrition and Dietetics Alum Sue Mah about Canada’s new Food Guide

Last week, the Federal Government launched a new food guide based on the best available evidence to translate the science on food and health into healthy eating guidelines. It offers concrete dietary guidance to Canadians on healthy food choices and eating habits, including: eating plenty of vegetables and fruits eating...

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