DLSPH Open: Communications & Branding

Dear colleagues, In the second edition of DLSPH Open, I’d like to tell you a bit more about my approach to communications and some new channels that I hope you’ll find time for moving forward. Together we can increase engagement and build a positive organizational culture by celebrating progress towards...

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New report finds Ontario youth are exposed to significantly more tobacco in movies than U.S. youth

Public health researchers have long advised the Ontario Film Review Board to give movies featuring tobacco smoking an “18A rating,” but a new report by the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) finds that not only has the board sustained its inadequate performance in protecting youth from onscreen tobacco exposure, Ontario...

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DLSPH Open: 2016-​17 Annual Report – Local Responsiveness Global Impact

Dear colleagues, Welcome to the first edition of DLSPH Open. This biweekly communication to the DLSPH community will showcase our Faculty’s forward momentum and the progress that we are making towards achieving our shared vision to be the leading model for public health and health systems learning, research and service,...

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Chris Ham receives 2017 Peggy Leatt Award

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME When Chris Ham first graduated with a degree in political science in 1972 he never thought he would one day be considered one of the most influential leaders in health services research. Now as Chief Executive of the King’s Fund, a charitable foundation committed...

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DLSPH Blog – Importance of academic freedom and integrity given emerging – often politically created – threats to public health

The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis written by Interim Dean Adalsteinn Brown in collaboration with DLSPH faculty, staff and students. To submit blog ideas, contact: communications.dlsph@utoronto.ca. For my first blog I want to focus...

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Dr. Khaled Almilaji enrolls in Executive Master of Health Informatics Program

Dr. Khaled Almilaji, a Syrian physician affected by the Trump Administration’s travel ban, arrived in Toronto on June 16 and will begin the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation’s (IHPME) Executive Master of Health Informatics Program on June 21, 2017. “Our School is committed to values that embrace human...

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Emily Seto, Winner of Connaught New Researcher Award, Talks Building Innovative Healthcare Apps

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME IHPME Professor Emily Seto has been named one of the 56 recipients of the Connaught New Researcher Award by the University of Toronto. Seto is a faculty member and the lead for the Health Informatics program at IHPME. She is also an alumna of...

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Finding a Voice: First Year PhD student, Sara Shearkhani wins Canada Cares Award

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME Upon meeting Sara Shearkhani, one can’t help but be in awe of her drive and determination, as she juggles a busy and at times tumultuous schedule. Constantly on the go, she is in the midst of her first year as a PhD student in...

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Dr. France Gagnon named Associate Dean of Research

Dr. France Gagnon, Canada Research Chair in Genetic Epidemiology and Associate Professor of Epidemiology, is DLSPH’s new Associate Dean of Research as of June 1, 2017. “I am delighted to welcome France to the Faculty’s leadership team in this important role where she will further our diverse research portfolio of...

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Indigenous researchers receive $2.6 million grant for Indigenous Maternal and Child Health Program

A unique Indigenous-led, community-hospital-university-private sector partnership to enhance Indigenous maternal and child health will address some of the underlying causes of health inequity through an innovative new action-research project. The “Kind Faces Sharing Places: An Action Research Project for Indigenous Families During and After Pregnancy and Birth” project will aim...

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