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The Right Breast Cancer Screening at the Right Time

DLSPH Profs. Jennifer Brooks, Anna Chiarelli and Meghan Walker are helping to lead game-changing research to better understand breast cancer risk and deliver more personalized screening tests for Ontarians. Most women with breast cancer have no family history, and don’t have the BRCA genetic mutations with strong links to the...

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DLSPH Researchers to Study Teachers’ Exposure to COVID-​19

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Researchers at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health are participating in a national study to estimate how many teachers and school personnel have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Asst. Prof. Brenda Coleman, who is running the Ontario wing of the study, hopes the results will...

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Experts Work Together to Bolster Migrant Health Research

A group of DLSPH researchers have come together to explore the intersection of migration and public health. “The DLSPH has a long tradition of research and teaching in this area,” Prof. Andrea Cortinois, a group member of DLSPH’s Public Health and Migration says, “but we do not have a ‘home.’...

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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

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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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