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Obituary: Chesmal Siriwardhana

It is with deep sadness that I must tell you our colleague Dr Chesmal Siriwardhana, Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health, died on Sunday following a collision on Oxford Street.

Chesmal joined the School in 2016, conducting research on global mental health, supervising PhD students and contributing to…

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Hooper Scholarship

This scholarship, for students on the Masters in Public Health for Eye Care, was set up by a member of staff to honour her mother; her father continued to donate regularly to the scholarship until his death in February 2017. The scholarship helped students with limited budgets to undertake their…

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Obituary: Jane Macha

We learnt over the holidays of the tragic loss of Jane Macha, a former distance learning MSc Public Health student and a research collaborator on numerous projects at the Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania who passed away on Saturday 24 December 2016.

Colleagues from the department of Global Health and Development…

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Obituary – Dr Jack Woodall

Dr John Payne Woodall, PhD (LSHTM) and co-founder of the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED) has passed away age 81.

Dr Woodall, known to friends and colleagues as Jack, was educated at Bedford School and Clare College Cambridge, and obtained his PhD in Entomology and Virology at the…

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Obituary – Professor Steve Lawn

Steve Lawn was Professor of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Honorary Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases and HIV, at the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town, where he was based from 2005-2012. He made major…

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Obituary: John Lane, Chief Technician and Curator of Entomology (1931 – 2016)

John Lane, Chief Technician and Curator of Entomology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has died aged 85. He worked at the School for a total of 29 years, from 1960 to 1966 and again from 1972 to 1995.

John was brought up in Jersey but evacuated…

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Obituary – Professor Bob Logan

Robert Logan, Professor of the Organisation of Medical Care at the School from 1967 until 1982, has died peacefully on Friday 2 September, at the age of 99.

Professor Logan (known to all his friends and colleagues as Bob) was a pioneer in research and teaching in the field of…

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D.A. Henderson Obituary

Donald “D. A.” Henderson, Dean Emeritus of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Honorary Fellow at our School, has died at the age of 87. Professor Henderson was a key figure in public health. From 1967, he led the World Health Organization’s successful 10-year effort to…

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Obituary – Professor Harrison Spencer

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Professor Harrison Spencer, the School’s former Dean, has died in tragic circumstances.

Professor Spencer was appointed Dean of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 1996, and during the four years of his leadership, he oversaw…

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Obituary – Professor Michael Healy

Professor Michael J.R. Healy, former Head of the School’s Medical Statistics Unit (now the Department of Medical Statistics) has died at the age of 92. He was Professor of Medical Statistics at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine from 1977, succeeding Peter Armitage, until his retirement…

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