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HSI’s new research initiative on Quebec’s child care policies

Fri, 2015-07-31 12:19

The Healthier Societies Initiative (HSI) has recently received funding from CIHR for a two-year project on Quebec’s childcare policies! The research program will be led by Professors Daniel Weinstock (IHSP Director) and Seungmi Yang (Assistant Professor in McGill’s Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health). Learn more here.

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Homecoming 2015

Fri, 2015-10-23 15:00 - 18:00
Hosmer House : 3630 Sir William Osler Montreal Quebec Canada , H3G 1Y5

Alumni, graduates, faculty and staff are invited to McGill's School of Physical & Occupational Therapy for the Director's Wine & Cheese Reception on Friday of McGill's Homecoming weekend (October 23).

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Contact: SPOT's Admin Coordinator
Office Phone: (514) 398-4501
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MACHEquity contributes to the No Ceilings’ Full Participation Report on Women and Girls’ conditions worldwide.

Fri, 2015-07-31 12:17

MACHEquity’s research and data are featured in the Clinton and Gates Foundations’ Full Participation Report to assess evidence on the gains and gaps in progress for women and girls worldwide. Over the past year, MACHEquity researchers have looked at the evolution of paid maternal leave across the globe. See what they have found on page 30 of the report.

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IHSP project awarded Queen Elizabeth Scholarships Program Grant

Fri, 2015-07-31 12:11

The IHSP "Common Threads through the Commonwealth" project is one of two McGill initiatives that have received $500,000 grants from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program. This project, led by Professor Antonia Maioni, will allow students from all over the Commonwealth to explore novel ways to addressing local, national and global challenges to health, well-being and equity.

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Estimating the Effect of Intimate Partner Violence on Women’s Use of Contraception: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Fri, 2015-07-31 12:09

MACHEquity’s Lauren Maxwell has recently reviewed 23 years of data to find the links between intimate partner violence and use of contraceptives methods and notices implications for family planning and HIV prevention programs. PLoS ONE. Published February 18,  2015

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Socioeconomic inequalities in adolescent health 2002–2010: a time-series analysis of 34 countries participating in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study

Fri, 2015-07-31 12:07

Frank Elgar led a study on the impact of socioeconomic inequalities on various aspects of adolescent health in 34 high-income countries. The findings, published in the Lancet in February, show that socioeconomic differences in adolescents' mental and physical health increased from 2002 to 2010 in the sampled countries.  This is an area that has typically received less attention from policy makers compared to early childhood. The Lancet.

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Increased risk of respiratory illness associated with kerosene fuel use among women and children in urban Bangalore, India

Fri, 2015-07-31 12:04

Jill Baumgartner, along with a team of researchers, conducted a study in Bangalore, India, found that the use of kerosene was associated with higher rates of bronchitis, phlegm and chest illnesses compared to cleaner cooking fuels. Occup Environ MedPublished October 23, 2014

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Dr. Nancy Mayo - People Behind the Science

Fri, 2015-07-31 11:59

Dr. Nancy Mayo’s “People Behind the Science” podcast,  Episode #285, Serving Those with Disability Through Health Services and Outcomes Research (July 17 2015) has been published! Hear it on iTunes or on the People Behind the Science website.

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Downs: The History of a Disability

Fri, 2015-07-31 11:56

IHSP historian David Wright was interviewed by New Books in Medicine regarding his 2011 publication, "Downs: The History of a Disability," winner of the British Society for the History of Science's 2013 Dingle Prize. Published online Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

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Cyberbulling Victimization and Mental Health in Adolescents and the Moderating Role of Family Dinners

Fri, 2015-07-31 11:53

IHSP faculty member Frank Elgar was part of a team of researchers that conducted a study on the impact of family interaction on the mental health of victims of cyberbulling. They concluded that dining as a family reduced the detrimental impacts of being cyberbullied on adolescents. Published online Monday, September 1, 2014.

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