Eleven DLSPH research teams receive CIHR funding for COVID-​19 projects

Eleven research teams led by DLSPH and IHPME faculty have received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to address the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada and globally. “Now more than ever, our community’s research expertise is critically needed to support Canada’s pandemic recovery,” said Professor France Gagnon, Associate...

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DLSPH launches a pan-​Canadian study to understand the financing, organization, and performance of provincial and territorial public health systems

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the critical role of public health, revealing variations across the country in the preparedness and effectiveness of provincial and territorial (PT) public health systems. Yet, surprisingly little is known about how public health is financed, governed, and organized, and the composition of...

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Your questions answered: the path to an effective COVID-​19 vaccine

On May 26, 2020, IHPME hosted a COVID-19 webinar — the twelfth in the DLSPH COVID-19 webinar series — exploring the path to an effective COVID-19 vaccine. It featured leaders from research, policy and private industry describing the pharmaceutical trajectory of new antiviral products (including the COVID-19 vaccine), from development...

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U of T Offers Groundbreaking Training in Diplomacy for Public Health Professionals

Erica Di Ruggiero

The race to create effective COVID-19 prevention and treatments illustrates the need for broader skills Diplomacy is both art and science – and public health professionals increasingly need to understand each of its intricate disciplines in order to create positive change in the world. That’s the guiding principle behind...

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U of T students develop informatics platform to aid COVID-​19 decision making

Rapid Evidence Access Link (REAL) is an COVID-19 evidence pipeline for government and health sector leaders By: Nicole Bodnar An interdisciplinary team of health systems students and professionals built a digital platform that rapidly provides reliable COVID-19 information to health sector leaders and decision-makers across Ontario. Rapid Evidence Access Link...

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DLSPH appoints Olli Saarela as PHS Graduate Coordinator

Olli Saarela was appointed Graduate Coordinator of the Master’s and PhD programs in the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health on May 1, 2020. Saarela is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics whose areas of interest include Bayesian inference, causal inference, epidemiological...

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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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CPTP is now CanPath

The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) is now CanPath, the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health. This change is the result of extensive consultation with scientific leadership, funders, regional cohorts, participants and the National Strategic Advisory Council, in a national branding exercise that culminated on March 16, 2020. “Our Leadership Team carefully considered how the CPTP name represented the important work...

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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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