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A New Era for DLSPH and the WHO’s Collaborating Centre on Health Promotion

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DLSPH’s Centre for Global Health has just been named a WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Promotion – part of a network of 800 academic and research institutions that support the organization’s mission to improve the world’s health. Although the School has been a Collaborating Centre since the 1990s, moving the designation...

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Making Big Data More Inclusive

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A newly appointed DLSPH Faculty member and data pioneer is on a mission to help public health practitioners hear the “quiet voices” not traditionally captured in online data gathering. Neil Seeman has become a world-leading expert in uncovering the perspectives and experiences of people who don’t typically take surveys or...

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U of T and Merck Canada Partner to Advance and Share Vaccine Knowledge and Research

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A $3-million contribution from Merck Canada Inc. to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases reinforces U of T’s role as a leader in the advancement of immunization and vaccine science. As Canada marks National Immunization Awareness Week, a new investment from Merck Canada to...

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Podcast Dissects Cities’ Future through Sustainable Development Goals

Healthy Cities in the SDG Era[1]

By Ayesha Shakeel, Communications Assistant and third-year undergraduate student in Global Health and Immunology A new podcast unpacks the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and outlines how U of T faculty and students' research are helping to achieve them. The Centre for Global Health’s Healthy Cities in the SDG Era Podcast,...

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WBIIH is awarded Ontario NEIHR Grant

Indigenous Mental Health Capacity from the Ground Up by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at Dalla Lana School of Public Health The Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) team is sharing their new Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) grant with national Indigenous experts to strengthen mental health research, programs,...

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DLSPH Researchers to Study COVID Seroprevalence in High-​Risk Populations

By Arlette Bax The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected marginalized communities across Canada. The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (CanPath), hosted by the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, has received a $1.9 million investment from Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) to fund a study of...

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Creating a Smarter, More Equitable COVID Response

University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health launches the Institute for Pandemics Governments and world bodies typically struggle to respond quickly to emerging health threats, bogged down by bureaucratic and political obstacles and rising public mistrust of authority. If we are to facilitate a more agile response, universities...

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Human rights and COVID-​19: Temporary foreign workers in Canada at the intersection of human rights and COVID-​19

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By Anwaar Baobeid As the global spread of COVID-19 brings social, political, civil, and economic inequities to the forefront, many questions arise at the intersections of human rights and public and global health. Panellists in a webinar co-sponsored by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s (DLSPH) Centre for Global...

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Female health-​care workers at increased risk for stress, burnout and depression during COVID-​19

By: Nicole Bodnar Female health-care workers — who comprise eighty per cent of Canada’s health workforce — are at increased risk for stress, burnout and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study led by IHPME researchers. “Our early findings suggest that the pandemic is resulting a number of...

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Meet IHPME’s first Health Systems Artificial Intelligence emphasis student: Dr. Rashmi Nedadur

By: Nicole Bodnar The Health Systems Artificial Intelligence (AI) emphasis — IHPME’s newest Health Services Research area of specialty — will welcome its first student this September. “My goal is to be a surgeon-scientist with expertise in AI and cardiovascular medicine,” said Dr. Rashmi Nedadur, a cardiac surgery resident at...

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