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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Pilot Program for Black Post Doctoral Fellows is in Motion

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH The Dalla Lana School of Public Health has already welcomed two post-doctoral fellows to its pilot program that nurtures early-career Black academics, helping to ensure that rising stars have opportunities to develop their research programs. Both postdocs are already working on independent research....

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Three Out of Five DLSPH Projects Earn Connaught Community Project Awards

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By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Profs Lori Ross, Laura Rosella and Michelle Firestone earned this year’s Connaught Community Partnership Research Program Awards for their projects which tackled social assistance and LGBTQ2S+ community, data building for community wellbeing and knowledge downloading from frontline workers during COVID-19. The award helps...

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How Healthy is Your Office Building?

U of T Researchers Produce Guidelines For Working Amid Pandemic As restrictions ease and more workplaces re-open, employers must consider not just the health of staff and the workplace, but of the building itself. That’s according to U of T researchers who have co-created Canada’s first comprehensive report on workplace...

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DLSPH Researchers Draw Record Amount of Social Science Funding

By Heidi Singer and Nicole Bodnar DLSPH researchers are claiming an increasing presence in the social science space, with a tripling of funds from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in the past few years – including five new recipients announced recently. Their success in the January 2020 Insight...

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DLSPH PhD Student Examines Little-​Known Respiratory Bug

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of hospitalizations in children with higher infection rates than COVID-19 and the flu. The only preventative drug is cost-prohibitive. That is why Tiffany Fitzpatrick is interested in learning more about it. She has studied the...

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U of T Prof Earns Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Prof. Janet Smylie sees a change in the conversation about systemic racism. The recently appointed Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Health believes she is the first Indigenous person with kin and land ties to what is now known as Canada. She hopes...

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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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DLSPH welcomes Francisco Ibáñez-​Carrasco as part-​time Assistant Professor, Learning Innovation

Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco was appointed as a part-time Assistant Professor, Learning Innovation at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health on July 2, 2020. Francisco is nationally recognized for excellence in pedagogy and educational leadership, and for his ability to inspire and connect through innovative and inclusive teaching. His priority this...

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