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Alumni Profile: Dr. Masatoki Adachi

This week’s Alumni Profile features, Dr. Masatoki Adachi, MSc, who graduated from the School in 2015 with a MSc in Global Health Policy. Dr. Adachi now works as Physician and Paediatrician for an international hospital in Japan. Additionally, Dr. Adachi serves as a Medical Advisor for the United States…

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Professor Bob Carpenter – Obituary

Bob Carpenter, Honorary Professor of Medical Statistics and a much loved colleague and teacher, sadly passed away last week while holidaying with friends.

Professor Carpenter is renowed as a world authority on the causes of sudden infant death, and throughout a long and fruitful career, undertook several pivotal studies that…

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Alumni Profile: Chishala M. Kapambwe-Muchemwa

This week’s Alumni Profile features, Chishala M. Kapambwe-Muchemwa, who graduated from the School in 2012 with a PGDip/MSc in Infectious Diseases by Distance Learning. Chishala now works as a Lecturer/Researcher at The Copperbelt University, School of Medicine, in Zambia.
Why did you choose to study at…

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Obituary – Dr Sylvia Meek

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Dr Sylvia Meek, Global Technical Director of Malaria Consortium and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the School, passed away on 11th May 2016.

Sylvia’s passion for the environment and disease control that led her to study Zoology at Oxford…

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Beulah Bewley

Beulah Bewley – My Life as a Woman and Doctor

Dame Beulah Bewley was the first woman to graduate with an MSc in Social Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a leader of research into the effects of smoking in children and young people; research that she started at the School. She went on to…

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Short course: “Epidemiological evaluation of vaccines: efficacy, safety and policy”

Epidemiological research has become an important tool in assessing vaccine protection. Although there are several courses specialising in vaccinology, there remains a gap in teaching about advanced epidemiological tools for vaccine evaluation. This course fills that gap, providing an in-depth training on current methods used in the evaluation of…

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Alumni Profile: Dr. Norio Ohmagari, MSc, PhD

This week’s Alumni Profile features, Dr. Norio Ohmagari, MSc, PhD, who graduated from the School in 2013 with a MSc in Infectious Diseases. Norio now works as the Director of Disease Control and Prevention at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine Hospital in Japan.

Why did you…

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Casting the Net by Mark Foulerton

Images of the School’s alumni community around the world

The 2016 Alumni Photography competition received over 60 entries. The quality of entries was extremely high and the fantastic images reflected the diversity of the School’s alumni community around the world.

MSc Tropical Medicine and International Health alumnus Dr Mark Foulerton was this year’s winning with his stunning…

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Dr Patrica Mechael wins British Council Alumni award

Dr Patricia Mechael wins British Council Social Impact Award

Dr Patricia Mechael, who studied for her PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, was awarded the Social Impact Award at the recent Education UK Alumni Awards. Dr Mechael has been a pioneer of ‘mHealth’; exploring how health and well-being can be improved using mobile phones…

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LSHTM stand Abu Dhabi

Fit Cities and London’s Olympic Legacy

The School is a member of London Universities International Partnership, a group of London Universities that work with the Mayor of London’s office promote the London Universities International Partnership Showcase event in QatarUK’s capital city as a top destination for education, culture and tourism. Earlier this year 14 London universities, including the School, visited UAE and Qatar as part of a special showcase exhibition. The exhibition included an installation, based on the River Thames, including interactive panels showing how London’s universities are educating the next generation of city leaders, educators, planners, creatives medical researchers and builders. Themes included:

  • Media City, Cultural Capital
  • Smart Governance and Policy Innovation
  • The Innovation Eco System
  • Fit Cities & Sporting Legacy (as represented by the School’s panel)
  • Creating and Growing Future Leaders
  • Food for the Future: Securing the Safety of the World Food Supply
  • Product Design
  • Planning & Designing Smart Buildings
  • Entrepreneurship: Growing the Smart City.
Researchers at the School are involved in Fit Cities, an international collaboration of planners, designers, developers, and public health professionals. Fit Cities explores how building design and policy decisions can make communities healthier, helping prevent diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Read more