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Research finds influenza in humans is seasonal in Bangladesh

Avian influenza in poultry, less so By Elaine Smith New research by a University of Toronto PhD graduate has determined that human influenza infections in Bangladesh have a high season in the summer months, while avian influenza in poultry is present at similar levels year-round. In a paper published recently...

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Two Prestigious Awards for DLSPH’s Investigative Journalism Bureau

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By Elaine Smith Within two short years of its launch, the Investigative Journalism Bureau (IJB) at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health has already garnered two prestigious journalism awards and received a nomination for a third. In 2021, the bureau’s inaugural year, it was named a finalist for the...

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PhD Candidate Wins Big With Queer Online Dating Apps Research

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By Françoise Makanda, DLSPH Jad Sinno is researching how Queer people date online when these applications often simulate the oppressions they experience offline. “How do online dating apps shape Queer identities and why do Queer people of colour continue to return to the space, when so many of us have...

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Strengthening Healthcare Systems in Canada and Around the World

The new NorthWest International Policy Network will bolster systems of primary care and examine pressing issues in health policy, particularly around pandemics. The University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health is establishing the NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT International Policy Network at its Institute for Pandemics. Supported by a...

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New First Exposure initiative provides critical resources for maternal, reproductive and child health in Ontario

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A new information hub and research network at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health will fill crucial gaps in health care for mothers and infants. Thanks to a $5-million investment from the Vohra Miller Foundation, the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health is launching a groundbreaking...

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Omicron triples Canada’s COVID-​19 infection count, study shows

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Nearly 30 per cent of Canadian adults – 9 million people – were infected during the Omicron variant wave early in 2022, compared with just 10 per cent who had been infected in the previous four waves, according to a new study led by Toronto researchers. Despite the high numbers...

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Nurturing Implementation Science: DLSPH Trainees Recognized for Projects on COVID-​19 Vaccine Access, LTC Workplace Safety and More

By Elaine Smith Five teams of early-career researchers walked away with prize money in their pockets at the inaugural DLSPH Research Day for Implementation Science on April 6. The 20 researchers – four per team – are the first group of trainees in DLSPH’s  Global Public Health and Health Systems...

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DLSPH Dean Steini Brown Receives Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award

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DLSPH Dean Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown was honoured on April 1, 2022 with the University of Toronto's Carolyn Touchy Impact on Public Policy Award. He received the award for his leadership in health system improvement, performance measurement and health emergency planning and response, which has transformed the decision-making process in Ontario....

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Leading the Way in Public Health AI, Collaboratively

By Elaine Smith DLSPH is leading an ambitious, interdisciplinary effort to train a new generation of public health practitioners in artificial intelligence. “This is the first certificate and training program like this in Canada and perhaps worldwide,” says Laura Rosella, associate professor of epidemiology at DLSPH and project lead of...

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DLSPH Researcher to Helm $2.5 Million Training and Mentorship Hub in 2SLGBTQ+ Health

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By Elaine Smith An interdisciplinary research team has received a $2.5 million grant from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) to develop the 2SLGBTQ+ Health Hub: an intersectional training and mentorship platform. This innovative hub will tackle a major training and capacity gap in intersectional and community-informed 2SLGBTQ+ health...

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