Researchers call for investment in cancer control in low-​ and middle-​income countries where most of the world’s cancer deaths occur

Investments in cancer control — prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care — are increasingly needed in low- and, particularly, middle-income countries, where most of the world’s cancer deaths occur, a paper published today in The Lancet recommends. Of the eight million cancer deaths worldwide in 2012, five million occurred...

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Izzeldin Abuelaish receives honorary degree from York for message of peace

By: Terry Lavender On October 15, York University awarded DLSPH professor and Gaza peace activist Izzeldin Abuelaish an honorary degree, citing his dedication to “using health as a vehicle for peace.” The honour was the latest of many for Abuelaish, author of the best-selling book I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza...

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Global health students define their voice with help from Shakespeare and Yoga

A group of 11 global health students channeled their inner Shakespeare earlier this month at Finding Your Voice: Building Stronger Presence and Communication Skills, a communications workshop designed to help PhD students hone their personal brand message. The workshop enabled students to develop leadership presence and improve communication skills using...

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The Unseen Vulture: One public health student’s take on global health

Research is much more than just vanity. It must serve all of humanity.  Reflecting on her global health and peace course, Bethel Aklilu, a second-year MPH student in Health Promotion with a Global Health Emphasis, pursued a creative method to express her new understanding of global health. For her final...

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IHPME and HQO’s second-​annual Moonshot event draws enthusiastic crowd, Blue Jays fans

More than 250 students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends gathered on October 14 at Steam Whistle Brewing for a thrilling evening of networking, awards and recognition at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation’s (IHPME) Moonshot 2015 event. “Moonshot is about celebrating our achievements, recognizing the amazing work of...

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Should we routinely collect data on race? Canada at a crossroads

By: Arjumand Siddiqi As a health researcher, I know that one of the most consistent findings on health outcomes is that, on average, members of racial minority groups have poorer health status than whites. This hallmark pattern is largely based on the United States.  In Canada, the story is less...

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Student-​led Start-​up gets Smart about Taking the Pill

The pill has given women a huge level of control over their lives. But it also requires daily diligence, as it’s yet another task to fit into already packed schedules. A new device, created by a team of U of T students is designed to help women put “control” back...

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Ebola Working Group receives knowledge translation award

The Ebola Working Group received the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health Knowledge Translation Graduate Student Award for their efforts in addressing the gap in knowledge and education about Ebola. Second year MPH candidates Micaela Pereira Bajard, Yamna Ali and Amanda Alberga accepted the award on behalf of the 23-student...

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U of T public health researchers urge that movies with smoking be 18A rated

An Ontario 18A rating for all movies with smoking would avert more than 30,000 tobacco-related deaths and save more than half a billion dollars in healthcare costs, according to U of T public health researchers. “There is a solid body of research that demonstrates youth who are exposed to smoking...

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Public health leader discusses big data for health in Brazil

On August 28, 2015, Professor Howard Hu travelled to São Paulo, Brazil to present a new research perspective on big data for population health and cultivate partnerships with public health and clinical leaders at the University of São Paulo and local medical centres. “Brazil’s rapid expansion in public health infrastructure...

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