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DLSPH Open: Taking care of ourselves and others during COVID-​19

Dear Colleagues, As we continue to adapt our teaching, research and service activities in response to COVID-19 and its related challenges, I am proud of how the DLSPH community has demonstrated resiliency and come together to support each other. Adapting to significant change and uncertainty has an impact on productivity...

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U of T infectious disease expert’s AI firm now part of Canada’s COVID-​19 arsenal

By Geoffrey Vendeville at U of T News On New Year’s Eve, the software company BlueDot pushed out a notification to its customers about a mysterious illness that appeared in Wuhan, China. The start-up, which grew out of Dr. Kamran Khan’s research at the University of Toronto, combines natural language processing...

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CPTP is now CanPath

The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) is now CanPath, the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health. This change is the result of extensive consultation with scientific leadership, funders, regional cohorts, participants and the National Strategic Advisory Council, in a national branding exercise that culminated on March 16, 2020. “Our Leadership Team carefully considered how the CPTP name represented the important work...

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U of T Students Create Dashboard for COVID-​19 Case Monitoring

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Two PhD students at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health have developed a dashboard tracking COVID-19 cases in Canada – a tool that is proving essential for researchers and news reporters across the country. “When we have this nice figure that shows...

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Arjumand Siddiqi appointed Epidemiology Division Head

Arjumand Siddiqi was appointed Head of the Division of Epidemiology in the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health on March 20, 2020. Siddiqi is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity. She also holds appointments in...

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‘The window for action is right now’: U of T epidemiologist on the effectiveness of social distancing

As the new coronavirus continues to spread, authorities around the world are encouraging people to limit their contact with others in an effort to stem the tide. On Tuesday, for example, Ontario declared a state of emergency and announced 11 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the provincial total to 180. Alberta also declared...

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DLSPH appoints Dionne Gesink as Acting Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Dionne Gesink was appointed Acting Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health on March 10, 2020. Gesink is a Professor of Epidemiology whose work focuses on generating new knowledge on restoring healthy relationships with a focus on the social epidemiology of sexual and reproductive...

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With new federal funding, U of T researchers aid global effort to understand and control COVID-​19

by Geoffrey Vendeville The University of Toronto and affiliated institutions will receive almost $6 million for research projects related to COVID-19, with another $2.7 million to campus-based researchers, while $3.13 million will go to U of T researchers at affiliated hospitals – part of a $27 million federal investment in research related to the...

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DLSPH Open: DLSPH launches a new Centre for Global Health

Dear Colleagues, Last week, the DLSPH hosted a lecture and reception to celebrate the launch of the DLSPH’s School-wide Centre for Global Health. As one of the top schools of public health, it is critical for the DLSPH to have a critical mass of scholars exploring problems through a global...

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DLSPH welcomes global health powerhouse Nísia Trindade Lima to launch new Centre for Global Health

Global health is public health. With tremendous breadth and expertise in a diverse set of global health issues, DLSPH faculty, alumni and collaborators have cultivated strong partnerships with leading global institutions and public health leaders. As the Office of Global Public Health Education and Training transitions into DLSPH’s new Centre...

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