DLSPH remembers Professor Victor Marshall

The University of Toronto community is mourning Professor Victor W. Marshall, an internationally renowned sociologist and professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, who passed away on August 18, 2018. “The University of Toronto has lost a dedicated mentor and friend,”...

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U of T Researchers Receive Grant to Increase Tuberculosis Treatment Adherence in Tibet

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health People living in two of Tibet’s remote communities will receive much-needed tuberculosis treatment support in a new trial led by DLSPH researchers. A grant from Stop TB Partnership will allow Xiaolin Wei and his team to deliver...

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From Community-​based to Acute Care: The Shifting Targets of the Aging At Home Strategy

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME Many seniors who have chronic conditions do not require acute care attention, and in order to keep them out of hospital and in their own homes, community care programs have popped up across the province to better support their needs. The Aging at Home Strategy,...

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More Access to Equitable Mental Health Care for LGBTQ People in Poverty

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at Dalla Lana School of Public Health Even if barriers to accessing mental health care are overcome by LGBTQ people living in poverty, the available care remains inequitable and may even be a source of violence and oppression, according to a new study by Social...

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U of T study finds low levels of Vitamin D3 and Periodontitis may trigger the Onset of Type 2 Diabetes

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at Dalla Lana School of Public Health In the first study of its kind, a DLSPH PhD student identified how vitamin D3 and periodontitis influence Type 2 diabetes. Aleksandra Zuk found increased odds of developing Type 2 diabetes among people with gum disease who are...

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Summer institute trains global scholars in mortality measurement

DLSPH hosts QES-SAVE Global Summer Institute to build mortality measurement systems and improve health research capacity Earlier this summer, DLSPH’s Office of Global Public Health Education and Training in partnership with the Centre for Global Health Research hosted the first Queen Elizabeth Scholars-Statistical Alliance for Vital Events (QES-SAVE) Research Summer...

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Men Wait Much Longer to Seek Treatment for HIV/​AIDS New Study Claims

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Men seek and start treatment for HIV/AIDS when they are much sicker compared to women, according to a new study by researchers from around the world, including at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. “It’s a gender equity...

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Laura Rosella receives funding injection from Connaught Fund

Laura Rosella, associate professor of epidemiology at DLSPH, is receiving $250,000 to launch a global network to advance innovative research and training in predictive analytics to address pressing global population health challenges. Her project is one of four University of Toronto projects sharing almost $1 million in funding from this...

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Two Public Health Alumni Receive U of T Arbor Award

By: Francoise Makanda, Communications Officer, DLSPH Anne-Marie Landis-Groom and Jennifer Mary Bell received an Arbor Award on July 1, 2018 in recognition for their tremendous generosity and contributions to the experience of U of T students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Arbor Awards recognize alumni who personify the very best...

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Laura Rosella named a recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

Laura Rosella was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in recognition for her significant contributions to evidence-based public health policy and health system reform. A public health policy researcher, teacher and mentor, she’s had a tremendous impact on students, faculty and partners at the DLSPH and on Canada’s...

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