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Return to In-​Person Classes Announcement – Winter Term 2022

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Dear DLSPH community, After extensive research and careful consideration of multiple academic and social factors and public health guidance, we have decided to return to in-person courses for the Winter 2022 term. Instructors will determine what in-person means for their Winter course(s) and communicate accordingly to students. For the majority...

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Global North Accountability Needed in Research Studies to “Decolonize Global Health”

Françoise Makanda at DLSPH “Friends have warned me that they want to take your blood because later, they will sell it,” says a transgender Peruvian woman who participated in a recent trial of the HIV prevention drug PrEP. “We are experiments for other countries to see whether or not we react...

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Update on Building Access

Dear DLSPH Community, I would like to share our plans for safely navigating DLSPH buildings during the Fall 2021 Term. As a school of public health, we must be exemplary in our own COVID safety protocols. As such, our newly revised protocols (see attached), developed in consultation with DLSPH’s occupational...

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New Collaborative Builds Primer for Missing Black Health Curriculum

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH A cadre of prominent Canadian Black Health researchers is coming together as The Black Health Education Collaborative (BHEC) to provide Black health education for all health professionals and students. The Collaborative’s first module will be available to students next year. The resource serves...

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“Increasing the Healthy Years of Life”: Meet DLSPH’s Newest Epidemiologist

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By Heidi Singer DLSPH is welcoming a new epidemiologist to the School in January: Asst. Prof. Hailey Banack, who studies obesity and aging in postmenopausal women. Raised in Toronto, Banack received her PhD from McGill University and is currently a Research Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo, where she...

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Brown, Fisman, Herridge, Walmsley, Booth Elected to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Five faculty members at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health have been elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the most prestigious honour of its kind in Canada. Fellows of the Academy are elected on the basis of their demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and commitment to advancing...

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“I Breathed That Dust All Day”: DLSPH Remembers Sept. 11

By Heidi Singer White smoke rolled in from lower Manhattan, wrapping the Brooklyn waterfront in a sudden haze. The top third of the second tower had just crumbled to the ground, and I was on my bike, pedalling as fast as possible to the World Trade Center. It was the...

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AI Infrastructure for Quicker Health Policy Decision-​Making Earns Prof. New Funding

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By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH A DLSPH researcher is using artificial intelligence to greatly speed up knowledge synthesis in health policy – allowing decision-makers high-quality data in just days, rather than many months. Prof. Andrea Tricco has just received funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John...

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Two DLSPH Profs. Become Members of the College of New Scholars at The Royal Society of Canada

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH DLSPH Profs. Laura Rosella and Andrea Tricco are now members of the College of New Scholars of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada. "This means so much to me on a personal and professional level,” says Rosella, DLSPH’s PhD program director in epidemiology....

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Building a Learning Public Health System

Across the country, there are calls to seize on the disruption caused by COVID to create better, stronger health systems – not least to deal with the coming wave of disease that will be diagnosed later due to missed care during the pandemic. This has accelerated interest in intelligent health...

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