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Meet Measles, Diphtheria and Smallpox!

Torontonians will have the opportunity to meet people (actually, actors pretending they are sick) with measles, diphtheria and other vaccine-preventable diseases at the Quarantine Tent, a novel vaccine education event at the Science Rendezvous festival. The Quarantine Tent allows visitors to meet people transported from the past with vaccine-preventable diseases....

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New breast cancer gene identified by U of T and Women’s College Hospital Scientists

A new breast cancer gene has been identified in a study led by Professor Mohammad Akbari, who is an assistant professor of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and researcher at Women’s College Hospital (WCH). The study, which was published online today in Nature Genetics, describes how...

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Reducing global tobacco use

Although global efforts to cut tobacco use have had some success, more can be done to reduce the number of deaths from smoking, according to a commentary published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) by Professor Prabhat Jha. More than 170 countries have signed the World Health Organization's (WHO) Framework...

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Professor Chandler Davis on the consequences of asking the unaskable questions

Professor Chandler Davis will speak at the third Dr. Zofia Pakula Public Lecture Series on April 27, 2015 in the Music Room at Hart House. Davis is a Professor Emeritus in U of T’s Department of Mathematics. He is also an author and self-identified socialist who was imprisoned in 1960...

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Waging Peace: The Annual Pakula Lecture by Professor Chandler Davis

Professor Chandler Davis will speak at the third Dr. Zofia Pakula Public Lecture Series on April 27, 2015 in the Music Room at Hart House. Davis is a Professor Emeritus in U of T’s Department of Mathematics. He is also an author and self-identified socialist who was imprisoned in 1960...

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U of T’s Institute for Indigenous Health uniquely named to honour Canadians’ commitment to Indigenous Peoples

A transformative institute aimed at creating thriving health in Indigenous communities will receive the name, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, on March 23 at the University of Toronto. The Institute — among the first of its kind in the world — was created at the Dalla Lana School of Public...

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Professor Earl Nowgesic appointed Interim Associate Director of the new Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health

Professor Earl Nowgesic is the Interim Associate Director of the new Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) as of April 1, 2015.  At this same time, he will also begin an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Division of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at the Dalla...

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Baby Boomers: Not As Healthy As Previously Believed

We hear all the time that “50 is the new 40” or “60 is the new 40”—claims that make it sound as though today’s baby boomers are healthier than their counterparts in other generations.  But are they? A University of Toronto study published in the March 2015 issue of the...

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Six public health students recognized for community building with Gordon Cressy Award

Six Dalla Lana School of Public Health students received a Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award in recognition of their outstanding volunteer contributions to the U of T community on April 16, 2015. This year’s recipients include: Lauren Della Mora (MPH Epidemiology), Ivneet Garcha (MPH Health Promotion), Valerie Haboucha (MPH Health Promotion), Parth...

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Six public health students recognized for community building with Gordon Cressy Award

Six Dalla Lana School of Public Health students received a Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award in recognition of their outstanding volunteer contributions to the U of T community on April 16, 2015. This year’s recipients include: Lauren Della Mora (MPH Epidemiology), Ivneet Garcha (MPH Health Promotion), Valerie Haboucha (MPH Health Promotion), Parth...

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