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Elizabeth Pisani: The accidental epidemiologist

Public Health Consultant and Author, Elizabeth Pisani told us about how she stumbled upon a career in epidemiology.

“I never actually intended to come to the School. I had been working as a journalist in India, Indonesia and China, and I got very interested in the interaction between politics and…

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Congratulations to Barry Cookson awarded the RCP Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

MSc Medical Microbiology alumnus (1981), Barry Cookson has won the Royal College of Physicians’ Excellence in Patience Care Lifetime Achievement Award 2017.

The Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) Excellence in Patient Care Awards Medicine 2017 were announced at, the RCP’s annual conference. The awards aim to recognise, celebrate and…

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Ebola Fighter: Dr J. Soka Moses

Dr J. Soka Moses is a Liberian medical doctor and MSc Control in Infectious Diseases alumnus (2016) who worked in one of the biggest Ebola Treatment Units (ETU) in Monrovia, Liberia during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. In 2015 when transmission of the Ebola virus had significantly reduced, Soka enrolled onto…

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Congratulations to Cesar Victora awarded 2017 Gairdner Global Health Award

PhD in Health Care Epidemiology alumnus (1983), Cesar Victora has won the prestigious 2017 Gairdner Global Health Award.

The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognises the world’s top scientists who have made outstanding achievements in Global Health Research. Cesar received the award for his work on maternal…

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Global Health Advisor: Candela Iglesias Chiesa

MSc Public Health alumna, Candela Iglesias Chiesa is a researcher and advisor in Global Health and Social Development. Candela told us shared how her decision to pursue a career in Public Health led her to eventually start her own consultancy, CI Consulting two years ago.

After completing my PhD work…

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President of the RSTMH: Dr Simon Cathcart

For this week’s alumni profie, we spoke to MSc Public Health alumnus, Dr Simon Cathcart. Simon is a public health consultant and president of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH); he studied at the School in 2001 as part of the UK public health specialist training…

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Global Public Health Expert: Dr Franklin White

For this week’s alumni profile, we spoke to MSc Social Medicine alumnus, Dr Franklin White. Dr White, a medical graduate (1969) from McGill University, Montreal, chose to study at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine after completing an internship and a year of public health training in…

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Medical Parasitology Expert Nilanthi de Silva

MSc Medical Parasitology alumna, Nilanthi de Silva talked us through her extensive career as a specialist in Medical Parasitology. From graduating with an MBBS from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1986 to becoming Senior Professor of Parasitology and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of…

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Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Mason

MSc Community Medicine alumna, Elizabeth Mason is a specialist in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and has spent a large amount of her life living and working in various countries in Africa. She worked for 13 years in Zimbabwe, initially at district level with the charity Oxfam, followed by a…

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Alumni Profile: Professor Ian Gust

Professor Ian David Gust is a leading virologist, who completed a Diploma in Bacteriology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 1968.

His achievements in public health include playing a main role in the prevention and treatment of Hepatitis A, B, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Human…

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