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Dr. Susan Rogers Van Katwyk

Dr. Susan Rogers Van Katwyk's AMR research honoured by the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

October 28, 2019

 

GSL Investigator Dr. Susan Rogers Van Katwyk's research on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) received an honourable mention for the 2019 Worton Researcher in Training Award. The award from The Ottawa Hospital singled out Susan’s recent study published in PLOS Medicine, which shows that little rigorous research has been done to find effective national strategies for addressing...

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GSL Publishes Op-Ed in The Conversation and the Winnipeg Free Press

September 26, 2019

 

On September 12, GSL Director Steven Hoffman and Faculty Associate Mathieu Poirier published an op-ed in The Conversation, titled “The next battles against tobacco must be fought in the world’s major cities.”

The op-ed discusses how the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) has not yet led to equitable protection against the harms of tobacco in all cities around the world. While people are smoking less in richer countries...

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GSL Associate Director interviewed by Radio-Canada on Vaping

September 20, 2019

On September 19, GSL Associate Director Patrick Fafard was interviewed by Radio-Canada in order to contextualize a recent string of news items coming out of the vaping industry. A series of strange illnesses and tragic deaths has put legislators, patient advocates and other major public health stakeholders on high alert. Some now call for stricter regulation of the e-...

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Health Canada

GSL receives funding from Health Canada for ODT project

September 19, 2019

 

The Global Strategy Lab recently received significant funding from Health Canada’s Health Care Policy Contribution Program to embark on a joint project with the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics that will assess the governance of organ donation and transplantation (ODT) in Canada and make recommendations for change. Working in collaboration with the major actors and stakeholders in...

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GSL Co-hosts Policy Dialogue on Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance

September 13, 2019

 

On September 12 and 13, the Global Strategy Lab and the Oxford Martin School’s Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease co-hosted a Policy Dialogue on Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) at the University of Oxford. The policy dialogue brought together a group of leading decisionmakers to discuss the feasibility and...

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GSL Faculty Associate publishes in Social Indicators Research

September 12, 2019

 

GSL Faculty Associate Mathieu Poirier recently published an article in Social Indicators Research titled “Approaches and Alternatives to the Wealth Index to Measure Socioeconomic Status Using Survey Data: A critical Interpretive Synthesis.”

This critical interpretive synthesis analyzes the appropriateness of wealth indices for measuring social health inequalities and provides an overview of alternative...

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CIHR Presentation Poster

GSL Managing Research Fellow Presents at CIHR on Antimicrobial Resistance

August 30, 2019

 

On August 30, GSL Managing Research Fellow Susan Rogers Van Katwyk gave a presentation on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The presentation, titled “What can governments do to address antimicrobial resistance” discussed the rationale for using policy interventions to address AMR, what we’ve done in Canada over the past 10 years regarding AMR, as well as a proposed framework for strengthening AMR evaluations. Susan...

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