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DLSPH Professor Honoured by TTC During Black History Month

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Dr. Roberta K. Timothy is one of 11 Black Torontonians being celebrated for their leadership, with likenesses captured by artists for display in subway stations and buses for Black History Month By Elaine Smith Walk into Toronto’s St. George subway station in February and you’ll see a mural of a...

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Tuberculosis Research in Tibet Soars to New Heights, Improving Treatment Adherence and Outcomes

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Professor Xiaolin Wei, the Dalla Lana Chair of Global Health Policy, in Clinical Public Health and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at DLSPH, and his co-authors recently had their tuberculosis research in Tibet published in The Lancet. The article is titled ‘Effectiveness of a comprehensive package based on...

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Got questions about vaccines for kids? A new phone line offers answers

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The Vaccine Consult Service pilot project, launched by members of the Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases (CVPD), aims to help increase vaccine confidence by answering Ontario parents' questions about vaccines. By Ishani Nath Canada is in the thick of respiratory illness season, yet the number of individuals getting the updated...

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IHPME Student Awarded Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

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Leighton Schreyer, IHPME student in the Health Systems Leadership and Innovation program at DLSPH, is among 11 Canadians awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Leighton Schreyer, currently pursuing both the MD Program at Temerty Medicine and the MSc in Health Systems Leadership and Innovation (HSLI) at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), is one of...

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DLSPH home to First Exposure, new resource for pregnant people and their care providers

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Digital information hub, First Exposure, provides crucial information about medication and environmental exposures to expectant and new parents so they can make informed choices.  By Elaine Smith  Ontario’s pregnant people, their families and healthcare providers need look no further than First Exposure for evidence-based information about the safety of medications,...

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New Academic Centre Unites Four Health Sciences Faculties to Address Global Ecological Change

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A new academic centre aims to advance education, research, and impact in planetary health and sustainable health systems, fostering a better future for generations to come.   By Stephanie Callan Climate change stands as one of the most significant threats to global health, with decades of research demonstrating both large...

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Infants are vulnerable to chickenpox earlier than previously assumed, new study finds

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Findings published in PLOS ONE indicate that in most cases, the protection passed from mother to infant fades after two months, leaving infants at risk of infection. Ishani Nath Infants are not protected against the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox, for several months before they are eligible for...

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A Canadian first: Country-​wide study shows primary care transformation is slow, incremental, fragmented

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Prof. Monica Aggarwal led a team in a decade-long study that observed and assessed changes in primary care delivery across 13 Canadian jurisdictions. The results show that progress was limited, slow, and sometimes missing altogether in many attributes of high-performing primary care in Canada’s splintered system.   Despite significant efforts and...

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DLSPH Further Develops Data Science Methods by Welcoming New Faculty Members

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Dear DLSPH Faculty and Staff, I am very pleased to share the news that we have recruited two new faculty members, Assistant Professors Camellia Zakaria and Jude Kong. They are part of our cluster hire strategy in Data Science Methods for Population Health & Health Systems that was initiated last...

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COVID-​19 vaccination during pregnancy leads to lower risk of neo-​natal death, U of T researchers find

In this 2022 photo, captured inside a clinical setting, a health care provider places a bandage on the injection site of a pregnant patient who just received an influenza vaccine. The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6-months of age and older get a flu vaccine every season.

“[This study] provides further reassurance on the safety of maternal mRNA COVID-19 vaccination during all trimesters of pregnancy for newborns and infants," said the study.   By: Gabrielle Giroday This story originally appeared on Temerty Faculty of Medicine's news site.  New research shows pregnant mothers who receive mRNA vaccines to...

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