News

2018

  • February 15, 2018 Associate Professor, Farah Ahmad, and Assistant Professor, Christo El Morr, of the School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health presented at at the Digital Doings Symposium,  at York University, focusing on Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Ahmad spoke about "Interactive eHealth Tools for Mental Health and Community Centres (CHCs)", and Dr. El Morr spoke about "Mindfulness Virtual Community (MVC)".
  • February 11, 2018 Professor Steven Hoffman, in the School of Health Policy & Management, and Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Population & Public Health, is part of the research team commissioned by the World Health Organization and led by York University mapping antimicrobial resistance education in health care. The study, titled “Mapping educational opportunities for healthcare workers on antimicrobial resistance and stewardship around the world,” was accepted in the Human Resources for Health journal.
  • January 22, 2018 Professor Steven Hoffman of the School of Health Policy and Management, and Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Institute of Population & Public Health contributed an opinion piece to the Globe & Mail with President and CEO of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research, Alan Bernstein about Fighting the flu: We need a new kind of intelligence.
  • January 22, 2018 Professor Emeritus Joel Lexchin of York University's School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health, along with co-applicants, received a $489,600 Project Grant from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) for work titled "Beyond Transparency in Pharmaceutical Research and Regulation." The research project aims to improve the transparency of pharmaceutical data, given the importance of access to this data for
    evidence-based decisions relating to pharmaceutical products. Specifically, it will identify the barriers that remain (despite recent legislative and policy changes to increase transparency) and develop strategies to overcome these barriers as well as standards and processes for data sharing. The research will be carried out in three phases by a multi-disciplinary team, with participation from three primary knowledge users (Health Canada, CADTH, and PMPRB) and other stakeholders.
  • January 19, 2018 Professor Dennis Raphael, Graduate Program Director in the graduate program in Health received a $3,000 Faculty of Health Grant in response to a Special Call in Cardiac Research. The accepted proposal is “Retrenchment and Austerity as a Threat to the Cardiovascular Health of Canadians and the Sustainability of the Health Care System.”
  • January 16, 2018 Assistant Lecturer in School of Health Policy and Management, Roberta Timothy presents op/ed in honour of Martin Luther King Day for on-line academic journal The Conversation about raising hope for parenting in an anti-black environment
  • January 15, 2018 Professor Emeritus Joel Lexchin of York University's School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health, says prescription drugs will become less safe if Health Canada has its way

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