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DLSPH Open: Gratitude for our Frontline Health Workers

Dear students, faculty members and staff, In the midst of this newest COVID-19 wave, I am so grateful for the heroism of our front-line health workers and the dedication of all who choose to teach, study and work in public health and health systems. At a time like this, it...

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DLSPH Open: New Senior Advisor, Equity and Inclusion

Dear DLSPH community, In the midst of very difficult times, I’m very pleased to share some good news: Asst. Prof. Akwatu Khenti, a longtime DLSPH faculty member and health equity and stigma researcher,  has been appointed to a new position at DLSPH as Advisor, Equity and Inclusion. As a school, we are committed...

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DLSPH Remembers Cathy Fooks

It is with a very sad and heavy heart that I share the news of the untimely passing of Cathy Fooks due to a tragic accident. Since July 2020, Cathy held the role of Patient Ombudsman for Ontario, after 13 years as the President and CEO of The Change...

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DLSPH Open: End of Year Recap

Dear Colleagues, We are nearing the final months of the most eventful year in modern history. It's hard to sum up what 2020 has meant for our School, but I'll attempt to share just a few of the highlights. We recognized internal leaders at DLSPH. Prof. Audrey Laporte became IHPME’s...

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DLSPH Open: Key Global Health Appointments

Dear students, staff, alumni and faculty members, I am delighted to announce two key global health appointments that will strengthen our School’s commitment to researching and educating in the area of global health equity, particularly in the analysis of policy interventions and in strengthening public health systems. Prof. Erica Di Ruggiero, Director of DLSPH’s Centre for Global Health, has been named...

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DLSPH Open: The Second Wave

Dear students, staff, alumni and faculty members, As I write this, we are heading quickly into a second COVID-19 wave. My thoughts are with the health providers, policy analysts, and public health professionals who are dealing with this outbreak. I have heard from many of you that this is a...

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Your Questions Answered: One-​on-​One with Steini

Last month, Dean Steini Brown and alum Andrea Barrack delved into the COVID-19 response, the inevitable strain on our health system, the disproportionate impact on marginalized groups, the issues around collecting race-based data in the DLSPH's Advancement Office's latest webinar. Not all questions could have been answered. Here’s are some of the...

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DLSPH Open: A Brief Update on COVID

Dear DLSPH Community, We normally don’t publish our School Bulletin during the summer months, but these are not normal times. In this issue, you can catch up on the many ways our faculty, students and alumni are involved in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic through research, education and public engagement. (I’m...

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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 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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