October 25, 2019 Health Policy and Equity alumni Kathy Popovski was profiled at The York University Magazine’s Fall 2019. Pain is her specialty for the simple reason she has a low tolerance for it. “I am the one who asks the dentist to put me under even for a filling,” she says. “I am so sensitive to pain, not just in myself but in others. I really want to make the pain go away,” says the nurse practitioner who works in the acute pain division of St. Michael’s Hospital. https://bit.ly/2JkCHOS
September 17, 2019 Congratulations to Zsofia Mendly-Zambo, a PhD Candidate in Health Policy & Equity at the School of Health Policy & Management York University - Faculty of Health, for her Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) scholarship to develop her analysis of agriculture and food policy in Canada and the role these play in shaping the mental health of farmers. She is focusing on the role that supply management might play in protecting farmers against stressors associated with participation in global commodities markets. Her research title is "The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Farmer Health: A Political Economy Perspective"
September 10, 2019 Congratulations to Ngozi Iroanyah, a PhD student of Health Policy and Equity Studies @YorkUHealth, School of Health Policy & Management for being selected to participate in the 10th Canadian Conference on Dementia, Quebec City, October 3-5, 2019.
August 9, 2019 Congratulations to PhD Candidate in Health Policy & Equity, Alla Yakerson on receiving the 2019-2020 VHA Home HealthCare Graduate Student Award supporting research in the area of Clinical & Health Services Excellence in the home setting. VHA Home HealthCare is a not-for-profit, charitable organization and founding member agency of the United Way Toronto, providing compassionate health care services to over 100,000 clients and more than 2.8 million visits annually in Ontario.
June 12, 2019 MA student in Health Policy and Equity, Carla Francesca "Kitt" Azores presented at conferences: as guest speaker at Trans* Social Workers in Community Practice (April 8, 2019); at the Pinary Power II Conference on the panel "Trans-Peminisms in Canada" (April 18, 2019); and presenting on "Trans* Medicalization in Hormone Therapy Guidelines;" and at the Congress of the Humanities(June 5, 2019) on the panel "Putting Culturally- Relevant Interventions to Work: Filipinos in the Canadian Social Work Field" as well as presenting on "Family Reunification Work with Filipino Youth and their Families."
May 24, 2019 Assistant Professor Lora Appel in the School of Health Policy & Management, and Assistant Professor in Nursing Eva Peisachovich mentioned for their work in Virtual Reality (VR) use in health.
May 9, 2019 Assistant Professor Sean Hillier presented a keynote plenary address at the 28th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research entitled: In this moment of reconciliation, we as researchers must remember, it’s not about us! Dr. Hillier was also named a Member and Investigator on the CTN: CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network, where he has been recognized for his expertise of policy and system level issues in the area of Indigenous Peoples living with HIV/AIDS.
January 16, 2019 Why Big Pharma must disclose payments to patient groups. An op-ed co-written by York University Professor Emeritus Joel Lexchin was published in the Conversation Jan. 13. Read full story.
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?
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
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.
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)".
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.”