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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Pilot Anti-​Oppression Panel for Public Health Students Explore Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

“We all have power and privilege,” said Haran Vijayanathan to more than 30 second-year MPH students on a late Thursday night for the School’s pilot anti-oppression training workshop. The workshop is a training pilot project that allows DLSPH students to learn more about the structural powers at play when interacting...

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DLSPH Open: Welcome to the 2018-​19 Academic Year

Dear colleagues, I am delighted to welcome everyone to the 2018-19 Academic Year, and a warm welcome to the more than 485 incoming students to the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. A message to our new cohort joining us this month:...

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DLSPH Blog – Why U of T is launching a public health-​led Immunization Research and Education Centre

The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis. For blog ideas, feedback or comments, contact: communications.dlsph[at]utoronto.ca Immunization is one of the most effective public health interventions that saves millions of lives every year from infectious disease...

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Megan Saad helps develop training program to improve health care for transgender sexual assault survivors

Janice Du Mont and Megan Saad

Megan Saad is helping to develop a training program to educate nurses on how to provide “trans-affirming” care to improve health services for trans persons who have experienced sexual violence. “Trans people in their most critical time of need are often unable to access supports due to poor treatment from...

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DLSPH remembers Professor Victor Marshall

The University of Toronto community is mourning Professor Victor W. Marshall, an internationally renowned sociologist and professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, who passed away on August 18, 2018. “The University of Toronto has lost a dedicated mentor and friend,”...

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DLSPH welcomes Eric Ng as Associate Director of Nutrition and Dietetics MPH Program

Eric Ng took on a new role with the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as Associate Director of the MPH - Nutrition and Dietetics Program on August 7, 2018. Eric is a Registered Dietitian with more than 10 years’ experience in...

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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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