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Let’s not forget about dietitians’ contributions in the fight against COVID-​19

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by Pierrette Buklis, Program Director, MPH-Nutrition & Dietetics  It has been a tough year, and there are many unsung groups with important roles supporting affected patients and communities in lockdown. Dietitians are one of them. As Nutrition Month comes to a close, let’s shed some light on the often misunderstood...

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Prof. Theodore Witek to Helm Canada’s First DrPH Program

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health Canada’s first Doctor of Public Health program has its first director – Theodore Witek, an IHPME and DLSPH professor with a long history at the intersection of academic research and industry leadership. “I am very excited to...

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Spreading the Love of Math Through Instagram

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH DLSPH Assoc. Prof. Rinku Sutradhar is spreading her love of math to kids through Instagram. “Our children seem to enjoy practical math questions, and with more family time available during this pandemic, my husband and I started creating our own math word problems...

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Emerging Uses of Data Science and AI: DLSPH Kicks Off First Interdisciplinary Seed Projects

Six teams of interdisciplinary researchers have won seed funding from DLSPH to investigate new and emerging projects in data science and artificial intelligence. The award is part of the School’s commitment to a new research model that brings together broad teams with disciplinary depth to tackle some of the most...

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Race, Health and Happiness Podcast Highlights Game Changers

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by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH The upcoming season of DLSPH Prof. Onye Nnorom’s popular podcast, Race, Health and Happiness (RHH) will showcase some of the game changers advancing anti-racism in health care. Dr. Nnorom will be speaking with guests like Dr. Marcia Anderson, Gurneet Dhami, Kern Carter, Victoria...

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What They Heard: Q&A

DLSPH researchers find local Indigenous communities not consulted about COVID Last year, as Canada shut its borders to stem the flow of COVID-19, people continued to cross freely into Indigenous communities by water– mingling with residents who had scarce access to masks or even clean water for hand washing. This...

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DLSPH Open: Wellness

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, It’s been a year of learning together, apart, and ‘so much has happened’ feels like an understatement, especially since it is all still happening. The burden of suffering, like the burden of work, is not shared equally across communities, evoking significant and complex emotions and...

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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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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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