HIV researcher receives $75K grant from Elton John AIDS Foundation

Dan Allman received a $75,000 grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation in support of his work to prevent HIV infection among Canadian sex workers. “The Elton John Foundation doesn’t typically fund universities, but they found our project to be particularly compelling and community-oriented,” said Allman, an Assistant Professor in...

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Associate Professor Pia Kontos reminds us that those living with Alzheimer’s are #StillHere

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and Associate Professor Pia Kontos’ research challenges misconceptions about the disease, which is the aim of the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s #StillHere campaign. “People with dementia face discrimination and social rejection. Often they are ignored. People will address their caregiver even when the person with...

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Professor Anita Benoit appointed Interim Associate Director of the Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health

Professor Anita Benoit is the Interim Associate Director of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) as of January 1, 2016. “I’m looking forward to furthering the Institute’s vision of contributing to thriving Indigenous communities, locally and globally,” said Benoit, who is an Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School...

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U of T experts offer recommendations on physician-​assisted dying

This week, two reports were published on physician-assisted dying, both of which emphasize a collaborative, equitable approach that is part of a continuum of end of life care options. On February 6, 2016, Canadian healthcare institutions must provide access to physician-assisted dying, as mandated by the Supreme Court of Canada....

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Public Health Students and Alumni Celebrate Mentorship Program

The third annual Dalla Lana School of Public Health - Public Health Alumni Association Alumni-Student Mentorship Program wrapped up on November 3, 2015, with program participants gathering at Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar in Downtown Toronto to celebrate another successful year of mentorship. The mentorship program pairs together first-year Master’s...

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Free Resource for Health Providers to Manage HIV in Africa

By Heidi Singer Millions of people are now living with – rather than dying from -- HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa due to combination drug therapies. But the vast majority struggle to manage the many disabilities caused by this disease and its treatment. Today, University of Toronto researchers and their partners...

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Well Living House celebrates milestones, looks ahead to stronger future for Indigenous communities

By: Corinne Ton That, St. Michael’s Hospital and Nicole Bodnar, DLSPH There was singing, a Métis fiddle duo, a movie screening and an appearance by Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett - all of it in celebration of Well Living House, an action research centre for Indigenous infant, child and family...

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Professor Jeffrey Reading concludes Interim Directorship of Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health wishes Professor Jeffrey Reading well as he concludes a remarkable year of growth for the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health and finishes his term as Interim Director on November 27, 2015. “Jeff has done an outstanding job as interim director, serving as a...

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U of T honorary grad Sir Richard Peto gives global mortality lecture

We are all going to die. The question is when. This declaration kicked-off Avoidable premature death worldwide, a lecture by Sir Richard Peto to more than 100 students, faculty and staff at Hart House on November 12, 2015. Sir Richard received a University of Toronto honorary Doctor of Science at...

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Professor Donald Cole receives inaugural Vic Neufeld Mentorship Award in Global Health Research

Congratulations to Professor Donald Cole for receiving the inaugural Vic Neufeld Mentorship Award in Global Health Research. The award was presented by the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research on November 5, 2015 at the Canadian Conference for Global Health in Montreal. “I celebrate how the Coalition collectively fosters mentorship...

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