U of T Researcher Finds Specially Designed Footwear Reduces Pain of Knee Osteoarthritis

First randomized clinical trial provides evidence for drugless treatment By Heidi Singer A University of Toronto researcher has discovered that the right pair of shoes significantly reduces pain associated with knee osteoarthritis. Prof. Peter Jüni, of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, tested specially made biomechanical shoes on 220...

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System Leadership and Innovation students demonstrate leadership in COVID-​19 Response

It’s no coincidence that many of the U of T students leading the COVID-19 response are part of IHPME’s System Leadership and Innovation (SLI) Program. From curating resources and data to supporting health professionals and community members, several SLI students are emerging as future physician-leaders through system innovation and transformation....

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NAO partners with WHO on COVID-​19 information sharing

The North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) is contributing to domestic and international efforts to reliably track and document the policy interventions by federal, provincial and territorial governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “By creating a credible, open resource that captures the timing, intensity and range...

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U of T infectious disease expert’s AI firm now part of Canada’s COVID-​19 arsenal

By Geoffrey Vendeville at U of T News On New Year’s Eve, the software company BlueDot pushed out a notification to its customers about a mysterious illness that appeared in Wuhan, China. The start-up, which grew out of Dr. Kamran Khan’s research at the University of Toronto, combines natural language processing...

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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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Major international public policy conference APPAM 2020, to be hosted at DLSPH

by Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator at IHPME Joining co-host American University, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health is pleased to welcome the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) this summer from July 23-24. This is the first time that this renowned international policy conference will...

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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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Building Equitable AI for Public Health

Training next generation to close gap in AI and health inequalities A pan-Canadian institute designed to train emerging public health and computational science researchers in equitable artificial intelligence (AI) will be launched this summer by an interdisciplinary team of Canadian scientists. Using interactive teaching methods, case examples and multidisciplinary team-based...

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Professors Anthony Miller and Robin McLeod receive Order of Canada

Two members of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health community — Professors Anthony Miller and Robin McLeod — received the Order of Canada on December 27, 2019. Anthony Miller, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology, was named Member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to the field of cancer...

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IHPME student takes closer look at vision care access – barriers – for school children in Ontario

by Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator at IHPME Despite the fact that vision care coverage is offered in Ontario to individuals under the age of twenty, in 2013, only 14% of children under the age of six had a vision exam. This is concerning to researchers and optometrists like Afua...

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