DLSPH Faculty Among Recipients of the 2023 New Initiative and Innovation Awards
DLSPH faculty were among the recipients of the inaugural 2023 New Initiative and Innovation Awards from the Network for Improving Health Systems (NIHS). The network was created in November 2022 from a $3 million donation from Shoppers Drug Mart to both the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) and the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy (LDFP). See the announcement.
“These new awards will provide essential support for research projects focused on building capacity in health services and improving the health system,” said Lisa Dolovich, Dean of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, and a health services researcher. “This is a critical time for health care, and we are committed to contributing to a more integrated health system that better leverages pharmacy care.”
“I am thrilled to see the broad range of research being funded through these awards, as a result of the collaboration between our two schools,” said France Gagnon, Acting Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. “From evaluating prescription services to developing options for pharmacies to become more sustainable, and supporting mental health and addiction services, I’m confident that the research being done across these areas and faculties will have an impact on public health, public health services, and pharmaceutical practices.”
The research teams selected to receive the New Initiative and Innovation Awards will receive $75,000 to support their work. The funding also included support for student trainees in the amount of $25,000 each.
Recipients of the 2023 New Initiative and Innovation Awards
Research: Early evaluation of the minor ailment prescribing service: Uptake, equity, and patient-provider experiences of the service of Ontario
Research: Expanding roles of pharmacists in primary care: A comparative interview study and policy analysis of Ontario and Quebec
Research: Effectiveness of MedsCheck Diabetes in Ontario: A target trial emulation using administrative data
Research: Supporting mental health and addiction services in primary care pharmacy practice
Research: Pharmacy options for system-level interventions to improve environmental sustainability (POSITIVES)
Recipients of the 2023 Trainee Awards at DLSPH
Student: Lauren Tailor (PhD at PHS)
Research: Examining the Association Between Prenatal Antidepressant Exposure and the Incidence of Childhood Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2): A Pharmacoepidemiology Study
Student: Daniel Eisenkraft Klein (PhD at PHS)
Supervisor: Prof. Robert Schwartz
Research: Understanding Toronto Pharmacists’ Perspectives on a Pharmacy-Based E-Cigarettes Smoking Cessation Program
Student: Daphne To (PhD at IHPME)
Supervisors: Prof. Noah Ivers and Prof. Mina Tadrous
Research: Development of a theory-informed intervention to facilitate delivery of minor ailments services by community pharmacists
Congratulations to this year’s recipients!