“Not all these students were aiming to go to university and now they are.”

DLSPH Alumni Help Teens Create Positive Change in their Schools By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH ‘How do you want to change your school’s environment and what can you do now to make it happen?’ the day’s facilitators and program lead asked. About 20 high school students from DLSPH’s...

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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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15 DLSPH Student-​Led Projects Win U of T’s COVID-​19 Student Engagement Award

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH More than 15 DLSPH student projects won awards in a university-wide competition to support projects that contribute to building and fostering a global community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The winning projects ranged from dashboards and attitudinal surveys to a children’s book and climate...

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Teaching About a Pandemic During a Pandemic

By Heidi Singer When the COVID-19 crisis hit Canada, professors from almost every part of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health came together on a mega-COVID course In early April, as much of the world was deep in lockdown and universities scrambled to move online, DLSPH Prof. Blake Poland...

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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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Vanier Scholar Project Examines Occupational Health and Safety Regulations in South Korea

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Although South Korea joined the ranks of highly industrialized nations in the new millennium, it has one of the highest fatal occupational injury rates of all OECD countries. South-Korean born DLSPH PhD Student Juyeon Lee finds that troubling and is working to uncover...

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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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U of T Students Fill the Misinformation Gap with Trackers and Toolkits

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH A self-directed student-led organization, the Infectious Disease Working Group is responding to misinformation and public health communication gaps through an online resource portal. Their latest endeavour is a resource tracker: ReConnect, a community resource navigation tool that allows users to locate essential supports...

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From Race to Racism as a Determinant of Health

DLSPH Student Falan Bennett is Working to De-Pathologize Black Health Falan Bennett’s journey into public health wasn’t straightforward. She came to it through undergraduate studies in molecular biology and social psychology – and in seeing what was missing in the space between the natural and social sciences. “Learning about the...

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