Healthy Minds & Bodies

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Stem cells. Insulin. Identification of two genes responsible for early-onset Alzheimer's disease. The University of Toronto has a legacy of life-changing discovery.

U of T continues to tackle the most difficult and compelling questions of human health - the result of collaborations amongst our local and global partners and our top-rated schools of medicine, public health, nursing, engineering, pharmacy, law and business.

Together, we are sharing knowledge, innovations and leadership in health science research, education and public policy. We are discovering cheaper methods for treatment of childhood cancer, pressure sores from wheelchairs and malaria. The University is addressing gaps in the care of those suffering from mental and physical illness, identifying effective policy interventions to address household food insecurity and developing new initiatives in the health of cities and communities.

Beyond research and discovery, U of T is a strong supporter of healthy active living, with numerous intercollegiate teams, multi-tiered intramural leagues in 26 sports, extensive offerings in movement, fitness and dance, and many children's classes and camps.

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Our Impact, Our Experts

Gillian EinsteinDepartment of Psychology and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Gillian works primarily in the fields of neurodegenerative disease, cognitive neuroscience and sex-based biology. She is also an advocate for multidisciplinary research in women's health. Her current research efforts explore the neurobiological effects of cultural practices such as female genital cutting and the effects of hormonal cycling on cognition and mood.

Together, we are sharing knowledge, innovations and leadership in health science research, education and public policy.