DLSPH Open: 2016-​17 Annual Report – Local Responsiveness Global Impact

Dear colleagues, Welcome to the first edition of DLSPH Open. This biweekly communication to the DLSPH community will showcase our Faculty’s forward momentum and the progress that we are making towards achieving our shared vision to be the leading model for public health and health systems learning, research and service,...

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DLSPH Blog – Importance of academic freedom and integrity given emerging – often politically created – threats to public health

The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis written by Interim Dean Adalsteinn Brown in collaboration with DLSPH faculty, staff and students. To submit blog ideas, contact: communications.dlsph@utoronto.ca. For my first blog I want to focus...

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Professors Carol Strike and Lori Ross named Division Head and PhD Director for Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division

Professor Carol Strike will assume the role of DLSPH’s Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division Head on July 1, 2017. A full-time, paid U of T faculty member since 2010 (and a status-only member from 2001 to 2010), Strike is a health services researcher with a particular interest in harm...

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Faculty and Staff Honoured at 2017 Public Health Sciences Awards and Retirement Lunch

More than 50 Public Health Sciences faculty and staff attended the awards lunch on June 16, 2017 at U of T’s Faculty Club to celebrate members of the community who have made an impact in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and beyond. The following faculty and staff were...

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Dr. Khaled Almilaji enrolls in Executive Master of Health Informatics Program

Dr. Khaled Almilaji, a Syrian physician affected by the Trump Administration’s travel ban, arrived in Toronto on June 16 and will begin the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation’s (IHPME) Executive Master of Health Informatics Program on June 21, 2017. “Our School is committed to values that embrace human...

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Finding a Voice: First Year PhD student, Sara Shearkhani wins Canada Cares Award

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME Upon meeting Sara Shearkhani, one can’t help but be in awe of her drive and determination, as she juggles a busy and at times tumultuous schedule. Constantly on the go, she is in the midst of her first year as a PhD student in...

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Dr. France Gagnon named Associate Dean of Research

Dr. France Gagnon, Canada Research Chair in Genetic Epidemiology and Associate Professor of Epidemiology, is DLSPH’s new Associate Dean of Research as of June 1, 2017. “I am delighted to welcome France to the Faculty’s leadership team in this important role where she will further our diverse research portfolio of...

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David Fisman named Epidemiology Division Head and Laura Rosella Epidemiology’s PhD Director

Professor David Fisman will assume the role of DLPSH’s Epidemiology Division Head on June 1, 2017. A U of T faculty member since 2006, Fisman is an infectious diseases expert in seasonality, environment, and climate change, as well as pneumonia and sexually transmitted infections. He is cross-appointed in the Department...

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Midwives as Partners in Inclusive Primary Care

DLSPH Student Blog By: Jen Goldberg RM, MPH (Family Community Medicine) student With the unfolding of spring, midwives are recognizing International Day of the Midwife (May 5) and queer and trans people are readying themselves for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (May 17). As a queer midwife and...

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Olympic athletes disproportionately white and privately educated compared to general population

White and privately educated Olympic athletes, particularly Winter Olympic Games athletes, are over-represented on four high-income country Olympic teams, according to a University of Toronto public health researcher who conducted the first international study to examine sociodemographic profiles of individual athletes. “Public funds are heavily subsidizing Olympic teams that...

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