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WBIIH is awarded Ontario NEIHR Grant

Indigenous Mental Health Capacity from the Ground Up by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at Dalla Lana School of Public Health The Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) team is sharing their new Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) grant with national Indigenous experts to strengthen mental health research, programs,...

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Novo Nordisk and the University of Toronto announced a combined C$40-​million investment to address diabetes and chronic disease prevention

Novo Nordisk A/S and the University of Toronto announced a C$40-million investment to establish the Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations. Based at U of T Mississauga, the new network will be a partnership between the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and University of...

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DLSPH Commemorates Black History Month

Black history month design for DLSPH 2021

To help mark this year’s Black History Month, DLSPH leaders and Black scholars are sharing what this moment means to them. This page will be updated regularly to include more statements from our community. Learning and Unlearning To me, Black History Month is a tap on the shoulder reminding me...

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What the 1918 Flu Teaches Us About Surges

U of T and Swiss scientists reach into history to find a possible roadmap for preventing new COVID-19 surges Researchers from U of T’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) and Swiss counterparts have shown that a hesitant and decentralized response to the Spanish Flu led to longer and...

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COVID-​19 Positivity Increases with Age, BMI and Waist Circumference

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH If you’re over the age of 65 and have a high waist circumference, you are more likely to test positive for COVID-19 regardless of your BMI, U of T researchers have observed. It’s the first study to include waist circumference and BMI together...

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DLSPH Faculty Lead Toronto Task Force on Vaccine Inequity

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A DLSPH professor, Akwatu Khenti, will chair a task force of Black scientists to address vaccine hesitancy and other challenges around vaccine equity in Toronto. City officials announced the Black Scientists’ Task Force on Vaccine Equity, which includes several DLSPH professors, in a virtual news conference Feb. 3, along with...

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DLSPH Researchers Study COVID Transmission Among Paramedics

Paramedics are at high risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, but details of what puts them most at risk of exposure have not yet been studied until now. Two researchers at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health are working on the cross-country study, run by the...

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One Kit at a Time

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Harm reduction is misunderstood, and the stigma attached to drug use masks the program’s importance, says DLSPH student Tionné Polin, who is gaining valuable experience working with a needle exchange. “Volunteering has taught me a lot about the needs of my community,” says...

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Black History Month

Black history month design for DLSPH 2021

Today launches a 2021 Black History Month that is sure to go down in the history books. So much has happened within the past year that deserve extensive reflection, analysis and collective action; namely, the racialized hospitalization and mortality impact of COVID 19 in tandem with some of the worst expressions...

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“This Could Become the Facebook of Environmental Information”

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U of T researchers are developing an app allowing anyone to learn about air quality, greenery, walkability, and other factors contributing to the environmental health of their neighborhoods. Tentatively named “Good Score,” the app will lay bare  environmental inequities among communities across Canada, and, for the first time, enable public...

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