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Obituary: Professor Prakash Sarvotham Shetty FRCP

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Prakash Shetty, our former teacher, colleague and friend who was appointed Chair in Human Nutrition at LSHTM in 1993 and was Head of the Public Health Nutrition Unit from 1993 to 2001.

Prakash was trained as a medical doctor…

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Obituary: Dr Shunichi Araki

Expert in occupational medicine and public health. Born in Yokohama, Japan, on March 8, 1942. Died of ischemic heart disease in Tokyo, Japan, on August 1, 2018, at age 76.

Dr. Shunichi Araki began his career as an internal physician after graduating from the Faculty of Medicine at The University…

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Obituary: Professor Basia Zaba

It is with great sadness that we announce that Basia Zaba, Professor of Medical Demography at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, passed away on Thursday 12 July. Her family was with her at the time. She will be hugely missed by many – not just in the School…

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‘A true mentor’ – Peter Piot reflects on the late LSHTM alumnus Dr Adel Mahmoud

I am extremely saddened to learn of the death of Dr Adel Mahmoud.  After meeting Adel in Nairobi in 1981, he became a true mentor for more than 40 years with an unmatched knowledge about vaccines and a commitment to global health.

His celebrated medical career involved pioneering work in…

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Obituary – Professor Walter Holland

Professor Walter Holland –1929 – 2018
It is with great sadness that we share the news that former LSHTM staff member, Walter Holland, has passed away. Walter worked at LSHTM as an MRC Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics.

Walter Werner Holland was born on March…

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Obituary: Dame Beulah Bewley

Dame Beulah Bewley – 2 September 1929 to 20 January 2018
It is with much sadness that we announce the loss of Dame Beulah Bewley, the first woman to graduate with an MSc in Social Medicine from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 1969. Beulah was a former…

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Obituary: Dr Jill Curtis

Dr Jill Curtis – 17 January 1942 to 17 December 2017
Jill was born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire and raised in Bacup close to the West Yorkshire border. As a child she was a keen Girl Guide and loved being outdoors, taking part in camping trips and Youth Hosteling all over the…

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Obituary: Dr Adrian Root

It is with great sadness that we share news that our colleague Dr Adrian Root, Research Fellow in Epidemiology and PhD candidate here at the School, has died of cancer.

Adrian was a GP who came to the School to study the MSc in Epidemiology, which he completed in 2013…

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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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