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Volume 2, Number 10 | May 2015
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Dean's Message

I am delighted to share that our School is initiating a strategic planning exercise, Towards 2021 and Beyond, this summer to chart the course for our growing faculty.

A renewed strategic plan will mobilize and energize the School. Read more.

What's New


DLSPH students receive first place and honourable mention in global health contest

Global health students at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health received first place and honourable mention in the 2015 Untold Global Health Stories contest. Read more.

World No Tobacco Day: Plotting Smoking’s Endgame

Canada is at the vanguard of tobacco control, with Ontario taking the lead in many tobacco control measures, but what strategies will be needed to put a stop to the tobacco epidemic to reach the tobacco “endgame” in Ontario and elsewhere? Read more.

The risk of becoming a high-cost user of health care strongly linked to socio-economic status

Individual, household and neighbourhood socio-economic status impact future high-cost users of health care according to Assistant Professor Laura Rosella. Read more.

New DLSPH student award in melanoma research to honour David Cornfield

The David Cornfield Melanoma Fund donated $50,000 to create an award to support DLSPH PhD students who are researching melanoma. Read more.

Chandler Davis on science and social justice: “break some rules”

Professor Emeritus Chandler Davis, imprisoned during the McCarthy Era in the United States for his political actions, delivered the DLSPH's third Dr. Zofia Pakula Public Lecture on April 27. Read more.

Call for Submissions

Associate Dean Academic Affairs, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Applications are invited for the position of Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, for a 5-year term beginning September 2015.

Submission due: June 15, 2015
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Call for Abstracts: World Alliance for Risk Factor Surveillance 

Abstracts for oral and/or poster presentation at the 9th World Alliance for Risk Factor Surveillance Global Conference are now being accepted.

Submission due: June 15, 2015
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Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Nominations

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame invites you to nominate someone, living or posthumous, whose contributions to medicine and the health sciences have led to extraordinary improvements in human health.

Submissions due: June 29, 2015
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Ontario Public Health Association Fall Forum

Are you involved in a policy initiative, program, or conducting research related to public health advocacy and leading social change? Share your findings, experiences, and lessons learned with your colleagues at OPHA's 2015 Fall Forum. 

Submissions due: August 7, 2015
Read more.

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2015 Research Day: Connecting for Equality

The annual student-led Research Day is a springtime event that brings with it renewal, growth and a sense of optimism. Read more.
Click here for IHPME Connection Newsletter

Research News

Nine Research Grants Awarded to Protect and Enhance Health in Toronto and Beyond

The first healthier cities and communities grants were awarded to nine research teams comprised of community, public sector and university collaborators to address a range of social determinants of health to improve the health of Torontonians and beyond. Read more.

Upcoming Events

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IHPME Education Day 2015

This event will include an expert panel discussion, poster-board presentations from the IHPME Research Day 2015 award winners and networking opportunities for alumni and students. Experts will share their insights on ‘Big Data’ from a research, impact or local perspective. Read more.

June 6, 2015
Telus Tower
25 York Street, 3rd floor 

North American Refugee Health Conference 2015

The largest clinical refugee health conference globally. Connect to international leading experts and best practices. Read more.

June 4-6, 2015
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

International Genetic Epidemiology Society Annual Meeting

The 24th annual meeting of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES) will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 4 – 6, 2015 just prior to the American Society of Human Genetics meeting. Read more.

October 4-6, 2015
Baltimore, Maryland

Check out the DLSPH Event Calendar for more events.

In the News

Poverty linked to future high health-care costs
Prof. Laura Rosella on CBC News
Read more.

Creating a Pandemic of Health: Opportunities and Lessons for a University Initiative at the Intersection of Health, Equity, and Innovation
Howard Hu, Alex Jadad and Rani Kotha in the Harvard Public Health Review
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The Global Impact of the Maternal and Child Health
Prof. Shafi Bhuiyan in UN Special
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Trans youth need to be understood
PhD students Kinnon MacKinnon and Hossein Kia in Winnipeg Free Press
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The economics of healthcare consumption
Prof. Laura Rosella in The Varsity
Read more.

Berkeley cellphone law renews debate over potential health risks
Prof. Anthony Miller in CTV News.
Read more.

HBA1C identifies more undiagnosed individuals as diabetic
Prof. Laura Rosella in Nutrition 411
Read more.

Experts urge cautious use of wireless devices as health effects reassessed
Profs. Anthony Miller and Paul Demers in Globe and Mail.
Read more.

Awards and Honours

Prof. Laura Rosella, 2015 Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Early Career Award. Read more.

Prof. Arjumand Siddiqi granted tenure at the rank of Associate Professor at DLSPH, effective July 1, 2015.

Prof. Laura RosellaConnaught New Researcher Award.

Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Hazel Ruth Lynn
Medical Officer of Health, Grey Bruce Health Unit

"I recommend to young physicians to look at the preventative challenges and develop the skills to be more effective as an ‘upstream’ health-oriented doctor." Read more.
Meet Measles, Diphtheria and Smallpox!

A big thank-you to the 600+ students, faculty, staff, alumni and all who attended the Quarantine Tent event at Science Rendezvous on Saturday, May 11 at U of T. Read more.
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