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DLSPH Researchers Create Engaging Mental Health Resource for Sexual and Gender Minority Men and Other Guys into Guys

U of T researchers have launched a comprehensive website to support guys into guys— gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, two-spirit, gender queer, gender non-binary, trans, and other guys who are sexually and/or romantically interested in other guys. The resource, called goodhead.ca, is a product of significant community consultation work and is...

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U of T Researchers to Study Impact of Cannabis on Indigenous Oral Health

Clinical research and Indigenous knowledge models will help team gather first evidence of effects of cannabis on Indigenous peoples of Canada A multidisciplinary team from the University of Toronto, with experts from the Faculty of Dentistry and the Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public...

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Affliction Without Immunity: How Anti-​Black Racism Damages More Than the Dream

By Thalicia James, IHPME Alumna, Class of 2013 I am a 43-year-old Canadian born woman. I have 2 daughters, 3 degrees, and a beautiful home in a lovely GTA suburb. I am a healthcare professional, I have a diverse group of friends and a fierce national pride for both my...

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Statement from Dean Steini Brown on Anti-​Black Racism

To the Dalla Lana School of Public Health community, The deaths of Regis Korchinski-Paquet and D’Andre Campbell and the violent deaths of Black people in the United States are tragedies that only re-enforce the undeniable impact of structural anti-Black racism on health. I am writing to express my profound shock and anger with these tragedies and to make it clear...

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U of T Offers Groundbreaking Training in Diplomacy for Public Health Professionals

Erica Di Ruggiero

The race to create effective COVID-19 prevention and treatments illustrates the need for broader skills Diplomacy is both art and science – and public health professionals increasingly need to understand each of its intricate disciplines in order to create positive change in the world. That’s the guiding principle behind...

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U of T Modelling Shows Ontario Must Keep Distancing to Continue Opening Up

University of Toronto researchers have found fresh evidence that Ontario’s physical distancing measures have worked. But their newest models suggest that without more testing and tracing, an increase to more than 50 percent of pre-COVID physical contact would quickly overwhelm the province’s ICUs. The model is a worst-case scenario that...

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U of T students develop informatics platform to aid COVID-​19 decision making

Rapid Evidence Access Link (REAL) is an COVID-19 evidence pipeline for government and health sector leaders By: Nicole Bodnar An interdisciplinary team of health systems students and professionals built a digital platform that rapidly provides reliable COVID-19 information to health sector leaders and decision-makers across Ontario. Rapid Evidence Access Link...

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U of T Lab Provides Mask Protocol Testing Amid Domestic Shortage

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH In less than three months, a small lab at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health is helping healthcare providers validate their mask reprocessing processes by testing the efficiency of filters at capturing fine particles. The lab in the Gage building is also...

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Your questions answered: economic implications of the COVID-​19 pandemic

On April 30, 2020, IHPME hosted its first COVID-19 webinar — the sixth in the DLSPH COVID-19 webinar series — exploring the economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. It featured four health economists discussing how integrated economic and epidemiological modelling could support policy decisions and provided insights into how Canada...

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U of T Researcher Finds Specially Designed Footwear Reduces Pain of Knee Osteoarthritis

First randomized clinical trial provides evidence for drugless treatment By Heidi Singer A University of Toronto researcher has discovered that the right pair of shoes significantly reduces pain associated with knee osteoarthritis. Prof. Peter Jüni, of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, tested specially made biomechanical shoes on 220...

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