News

2018

  • October 2018 Professor Dennis Raphael in the School of Health Policy and Management in the Graduate Program in Health Policy and Equity was interviewed for the York U Magazine article Fat Chat.
  • October 16, 2018 Faculty of Health at York University has published the Health Impact Report 2018-2019 showcasing many of the faculty from the School of Health Policy & Management.
  • October 16, 2018 Assistant Lecturer in the School of Health Policy and Management Roberta Timothy has a new article out on cannabis legalization and criminalization in Black and Indigenous communities Black Huffington Post and The Conversation.
  • October 16, 2018 Master student Nora Yousefi and Associate Professor, Claudia Chaufan in the School of Health Policy and Management's graduate program in Health Policy & Equity have co-authored a paper accepted for an oral presentation at the upcoming Health Promotion Ontario Conference. It is based on Nora's ongoing research  on fetal alcohol syndrome among indigenous populations and goes by the title “Think before you drink: A critical discourse analysis of dominant narratives around Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD) in indigenous populations in Canada.”
  • October 8, 2018 Professor Dennis Raphael in the School of Health Policy and Management in the Graduate Program in Health Policy and Equity has written an op-ed piece in the Toronto Star Social murder and the Doug Ford government.
  • September 11, 2018 Professor Emeritus of the School of Health Policy and Management, Joel Lexchin recently wrote an op-ed published in the Sherbrooke Record Sept. 11. Read full story here.
  • 8 September 2018 Associate Professor Sean Hillier was interviewed at the conclusion of the 22nd International AIDS Conference by the Takeaway for Public Radio International about his research and conference presentations discussing the increasing rates of HIV in Indigenous Peoples' and communities - especially in relation to the ongoing effects of colonization. This interview was broadcast on New York Public Radio and picked up by NPR, BBC 1 Radio, and played by 28 stations across the U.S.
  • July 26, 2018 PhD Candidate in Health Policy and Equity, Samadhi Mora Severino is on the advisory committee in developing the Family Engagement Certificate, as part of a project by Kids Brain Health Network. Samadhi was interviewed about the importance of family engagement in disability research.
  • July 11, 2018 Professor Emeritus of the School of Health Policy and Management, Joel Lexchin recently wrote two opinion pieces for the Winnipeg Free Press, What is Big Pharma paying your doctor?
  • June 28, 2018 Associate Professor, Claudia Chaufan in the School of Health Policy and Management was recently awarded the J. William Fulbright grant award to the West Bank. Dr. Chaufan returned from her recent trip to Birzeit University, with the Community Health and Social Sciences Programs. She engaged full-time in research and curriculum development.  Dr. Chaufan shares a blog post, Palestine still the Issue: Reflections on my recent visit to Birzeit University.
  • June 20, 2018 Professor Emeritus of the School of Health Policy and Management, Joel Lexchin quoted in Maclean's magazine about Health Canada plans to 'severely restrict' opioid marketing as death toll mounts
  • June 11, 2018 Professor Steven Hoffman, in the School of Health Policy & Management, and Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Population & Public Health was quoted in the National Post 'Irrational exuberance': Experts urge caution as Canadian schools race to develop cannabis curricula
  • June 11, 2018 Professor Tamara Daly in the School of Health Policy & Management, and graduate program in Health Policy & Equity awarded major Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant
  • June 4, 2018 Research by Professor Steven Hoffman, in the School of Health Policy & Management, and Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Population & Public Health was quoted on the floor of the Senate Chamber on 4th June 2018 by Senate's Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs & International Trade when speaking about the cannabis legalization bill.
  • May 25, 2018 Professor Emeritus of the School of Health Policy and Management, Joel Lexchin has written an opinion piece for the Winnipeg Free Press, Raising our drug prices won't help U.S.
  • May 23, 2018 Professor, and Graduate Program Director Dennis Raphael, in Health Policy & Equity, for the recent essay "Governments know work and living conditions can kill us - it's time to act", published in The Conversation. The article was also picked up by the National Post among other news outlets.
  • May 23, 2018 Professor Steven Hoffman, in the School of Health Policy & Management, and Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Population & Public Health attended the World Health Organization's World Health Assembly
  • May 10, 2018 Congratulations to Health Policy and Equity PhD candidate Syeda Kabir has accepted a permanent position with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care as a Senior Policy Consultant in the Direct Services Division. She will be defending her PhD thesis in the near future.
  • May 4, 2018 MA student in Health Policy and Equity, Tyler Ward presented "The Detention of Children in Canadian Immigration Holding Centres: Human Rights Violation and Health Implications from a Political Economy Perspective" at the York University Immigration Research Symposium: The Future of Immigration and Settlement in Canada and Beyond, which took place at Innis College Town Hall, University of Toronto
  • April 20, 2018 Associate Professor, Claudia Chaufan in the School of Health Policy and Management, and graduate student Faisal Mohamed, who recently defended his Major Research Paper (MRP) have been accepted to present at the 50th Anniversary Conference of the Union for Radical Political Economics, at the University of Massachussetts - Amherst, this coming September. Faisal is the lead author of the presentation, entitled "The Politics of Pharmaceutical Policy: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Intellectual Property Rights within NAFTA."
  • April 12, 2018 Professor Emeritus of the School of Health Policy and Management, Joel Lexchin has article published in The Conversation.com, How Big Pharma deceives you about drug safety
  • March 28, 2018 Associate Professor, Claudia Chaufan in the School of Health Policy and Management was given the J. William Fulbright grant award to the West Bank. The American-based Fullbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The award will provide Dr. Chaufan an opportunity to work collaboratively with international partners in educational, political, cultural, economic, and scientific fields as a Fulbright recipient with the expectation of establishing open communication and long-term cooperative relationships. Dr. Chaufan will be travelling in June 2018 to Birzeit University, with the Community Health and Social Sciences Programs. She will be engaged full-time in research and curriculum development.  As a representative of the School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health at York University, we are very proud of her selection by the Fullbright Foreign Scholarship Board's Specialist Program and the U.S. government's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Exchange Programs.
  • March 14, 2018  Professor Emeritus of the School of Health Policy and Management, Joel Lexchin has article published in The Conversation.com, Pharmacare and the chaotic world of Canadian drug prices.
  • March 5, 2018 Professor Emeritus of the School of Health Policy and Management, Joel Lexchin asks "Should Health Canada rely on foreign assessment of new drugs?" in The Conversation.com.
  • 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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