Arjumand Siddiqi appointed Epidemiology Division Head

Arjumand Siddiqi was appointed Head of the Division of Epidemiology in the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health on March 20, 2020. Siddiqi is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity. She also holds appointments in...

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DLSPH appoints Dionne Gesink as Acting Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Dionne Gesink was appointed Acting Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health on March 10, 2020. Gesink is a Professor of Epidemiology whose work focuses on generating new knowledge on restoring healthy relationships with a focus on the social epidemiology of sexual and reproductive...

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With new federal funding, U of T researchers aid global effort to understand and control COVID-​19

by Geoffrey Vendeville The University of Toronto and affiliated institutions will receive almost $6 million for research projects related to COVID-19, with another $2.7 million to campus-based researchers, while $3.13 million will go to U of T researchers at affiliated hospitals – part of a $27 million federal investment in research related to the...

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DLSPH welcomes global health powerhouse Nísia Trindade Lima to launch new Centre for Global Health

Global health is public health. With tremendous breadth and expertise in a diverse set of global health issues, DLSPH faculty, alumni and collaborators have cultivated strong partnerships with leading global institutions and public health leaders. As the Office of Global Public Health Education and Training transitions into DLSPH’s new Centre...

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Race Health and Happiness: U of T Professor Launches Podcast on Race and Wellbeing

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH A new podcast that aims to help racialized people thrive and stay well hits the airways today with its host U of T Professor Onye Nnorom. “It’s not a podcast where we start explaining racism and if there is any in Canada. The...

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Audrey Laporte appointed as new director of IHPME for 5-​year term

After an extensive search, Professor Adalsteinn Brown announced the official appointment Professor Audrey Laporte as the new Director of IHPME on January 24, 2020. “I look forward to working closely in partnership with Audrey as the new Director of IHPME to propel the Institute forward, and to work towards achieving...

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DLSPH welcomes Ophelia Michaelides as Manager of the Centre for Global Health

Ophelia Michaelides joined the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as Manager of the new School-wide Centre for Global Health on January 27, 2020. Ophelia is a public health professional with experience in global health, health system strengthening, family medicine and primary health care. Through her previous management positions at...

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U of T Researchers Find That Coronavirus Has Not Been Controlled as Hoped

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH The coronavirus epidemic started earlier and the disease transmission has not yet been controlled in China, a new U of T disease-transmission model suggests. “You can’t get up to that level of cases if the epidemic started in December even if you pushed...

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Understanding the Giver, their Gifts and How They Impact Health and Social Care, Together

by DLSPH Communications The new program in Impactful Giving at DLSPH will examine the relationship between givers, their gifts and their larger societal impact. “We believe that there is a unique opportunity to look beyond the donation of financial resources by philanthropists, and explore innovative ways in which giving time,...

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IHPME launches inaugural AI in Health Certificate

by Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator at IHPME As part of IHPME’s continuing education programming, the new AI in Health Certificate is a flagship component of an initiative to bring artificial intelligence into the health sector, which is being championed by the Institute. Developed by faculty members Emily Seto...

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