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Nobel Prize Winner and Health and Human Rights Scholar Amartya Sen at DLSPH

As a firm believer that science must serve social needs and address inequality, I have always been keenly interested in human rights, social justice, health equity, and how these issues map onto public health policy and policy in general. That’s why when I heard Professor Lisa Forman landed Professor Amartya...

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Welcoming Steini Brown as Interim Dean & Global Health Achievements

Dear Colleagues, First, many of you have seen the Provost’s announcement that Professor Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown will serve as Interim Dean for the Dalla Lana School of Public Health beginning on July 1, 2017 when I transition into my administrative leave/sabbatical. As you all know, Steini has served as Director...

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Q&A with Howard Hu: Chemical Weapons

Following news of chemical attacks in Syria, Howard Hu, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, explains how chemical weapons work and why they are inhumane as weapons. He is a Professor of Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, and Medicine and has led human rights fact-finding missions on the effects...

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Appointment of Professor Adalsteinn Brown as Interim Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Sent on behalf of the Office of the Vice President & Provost, Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost I am pleased to announce that the Agenda Committee of Academic Board has approved of the appointment of Professor Adalsteinn Brown as Interim Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), from...

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Howard Hu stepping down as Dean on July 1, 2017

Dear friends: I am writing to let you know (as some of you read Cheryl Regehr’s message that was sent to the University of Toronto community in January) that after five terrific and rewarding years leading the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, including four as the inaugural Dean, I...

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VIDEO: John Evans Lectureship explores if Affordable Universal Health Coverage is Achievable Worldwide

The Fall 2016 John R. Evans Lectureship in Global Health featured Professor Barbara McPake, Director, Nossal Institute for Global Health, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne Is Affordable Universal Health Coverage Achievable Worldwide? Public-private model challenges in Brazil and beyond https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpXzIj44cKQ&feature=youtu.be Panelists: Dr. Audrey Laporte, Associate Professor...

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Nominations for the Advisory Committee for the Director of IHPME

MEMORANDUM TO:         Faculty, Staff, and Students of the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation FROM:   Howard Hu, Dean, Dalla Lana School of Public Health DATE:    January 17, 2017 RE:         Nominations for the Advisory Committee for the Director of the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation On June 30,...

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The Trump Effect on Public Health

On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will take office as the 45th President of the United States. If he delivers on the alarming promises he made throughout his campaign, not only will the health of Americans be adversely affected by the so-called “Trump effect,” but so will the health of...

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Dr. Suzanne Stewart named Director of the Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health

Dr. Suzanne L. Stewart is the new Director of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health as of January 1, 2017, following a search conducted by representative committee of Indigenous and DLSPH leaders facilitated by a firm specializing in recruiting for Indigenous academic positions. “I am delighted to welcome Suzanne to...

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VIDEO: Dean’s Leadership Series explores how public health can enable everyone have a good life until the last breath

On November 1, 2016, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in partnership with the Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation hosted the second Dean’s Leadership Series to explore the provocative question: “A good death for all: what would it take?” Approximately 200 members of the U of T...

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