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GSL Publishes two studies in BMJ on the FCTC

June 20, 2019

The Global Strategy Lab is pleased to announce our publication of two studies in The British Medical Journal (BMJ) on the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). These two studies represent the first ever quantitative evaluation of the global impact of the FCTC.

The first study, titled “Cigarette consumption estimates for 71 countries from 1970 to 2015: systematic...

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Ranjana Nagi

GSL Post Bachelor Research Fellow Graduates from York University!

June 17, 2019

On June 17, GSL Post Bachelor Research Fellow Ranjana Nagi received an Honours Bachelor of Science in Global Health, with a specialization in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Upon wrapping up her Fellowship with us, she will be starting her master’s program at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the fall.

GSL would like to congratulate Ranjana for this accomplishment!

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GSL Presents at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

June 10, 2019

On Monday June 10, members of the Global Strategy Lab presented a learning lunch session on scientific advisory committees at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) in Seattle, Washington.

Based on the findings of the special 12-article special issue in Global Challenges published last year, GSL Director Steven Hoffman, Research Fellow Prativa Baral, and Faculty Associate...

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GSL Research Associate Presents at OECD Workshop on STI for Global Public Goods

June 6, 2019

GSL Research Associate Adèle Cassola recently presented at a workshop on “Science, Technology and Innovation for Global Public Goods” in Oslo, Norway. The workshop was hosted by the OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy and the Research Council of Norway. Adèle’s talk, “Evaluating ODA-funded Granting Mechanisms for Development Research that is Initiated in High-income Countries,” examined the potential for research funded by...

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Gigi Lin

GSL Welcomes New Data Analyst!

June 4, 2019

The Global Strategy Lab is pleased to welcome Gigi Lin to the team! Gigi will be working as a Data Analyst. She recently completed her Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Toronto. Previously, Gigi worked as an Econometrics Research Assistant at Simon Fraser University. We look forward to having Gigi on our team!

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Mathieu Poirier Graduation

GSL Research Associate Receives PhD from McMaster University

May 23, 2019

On May 23, GSL Research Associate Mathieu Poirier received his PhD in Health Policy from McMaster University. His dissertation, titled “Measuring International Health Inequalities and Socioeconomic Status Using Household Survey Data” focused on innovative ways of measuring transnational health inequalities.

GSL would like to congratulate Mathieu for this accomplishment!

 

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AMR Workshop

GSL Co-hosts Expert Workshop on AMR in Oxford

May 9, 2019

 

On May 7 and 8, GSL co-hosted an Expert Workshop on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) with Oxford Martin School (OMS). GSL team members travelled to Oxford to participate with a group of internationally renowned experts in disciplines ranging from international law to medicine, and epidemiology to philosophy. The two-day workshop considered what an effective, fair, and feasible international legal agreement on AMR would look like. While there was much agreement about the severity of AMR and the necessity of more intense...

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GSL Director Discusses Vaccinations on CBC’s Cross Country Checkup

May 5, 2019

 

On May 5, GSL Director Steven Hoffman was interviewed on CBC’s radio show Cross Country Checkup. This week’s episode discussed whether the measles vaccination should be mandatory in Canada. It featured a number of experts and listeners with varying opinions on the subject.

Hoffman discussed the importance of vaccinations, and ways in which we can increase use of vaccines. Rather than focusing on those who are critical of vaccines, Hoffman recommends that health authorities should focus on the 90% of...

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