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Strawberries & Fizz Alumni Reception

The Strawberries & Fizz alumni reception was held last Friday (28 June 2013) in the Keppel Street Library. 

Over 70 alumni attended the event which was held in the stunning surroundings of the Keppel Street Library.  Guests enjoyed an array of strawberry-based snacks, including the chocolate covered variety, mini…

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New Alumni Chapter in Khartoum, Sudan

We are delighted to announce that our brand new alumni chapter in Khartoum, Sudan is now up and running!

Alumni chapters are a great way to meet up with old colleagues socially, and to make new connections with successful and prominent alumni.  We have a large alumni base in Sudan…

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Professor Piot Meets with Tokyo Alumni Chapter

School Director, Professor Peter Piot, visited Japan last month to collect the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for Medical Research.  The prize was awarded by the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, on 1 June – the opening day of the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V).

During his…

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Alumnus Andy Hall is Knighted for Services to Public Health

Congratulations to LSHTM alumnus Professor Andy Hall who was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Andy studied MSc Epidemiology in 1982, and went on to work for the School for 22 years, initially as a senior lecturer and then becoming Professor of Epidemiology 2001.   Andy’s contribution to…

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This Wormy World – Mapping Helminth Infections

GAHIThe Global Atlas of Helminth Infections (GAHI) is an open-acess geographical information resource providing maps showing worm, or helminth, infections, as well as the data underpinning them. GAHI also offers data on the epidemiology and transmission dynamics of helminths. All data and maps are available on the GAHI website.  GAHI was started in 1998 by LSHTM Prof. Simon Brooker and Don Bundy of the World Bank. Read more

LSHTM Centre for Evaluation and IDEAS at the Global Health Metrics and Evaluation Conference, Seattle

evaluationDr. Tanya Marchant, member of the LSHTM Centre for Evaluation and the IDEAS project, will be presenting her work on measuring skilled attendance at birth using linked household, health facility and health worker surveys in Ethiopia, North-East Nigeria, and Uttar Pradesh, India at the Global Health Metrics and Evaluation Conference, Seattle. Read more

The Great Registry Bake-Off 2013

This week the alumni office has had the arduous task of judging the Registry’s Annual Bake-off. You may remember them for processing your application, sending you your transcript, or getting you your NUS card, but our lovely Registry team’s talents go far beyond that. lemon drizzle cakeThere were two or three delicious concoctions for us to judge every day, by scoring on appearance, aroma, complexity, taste and texture.  We took our judging very seriously, and sometimes even went back for seconds, just to make sure. And to ensure there was no skulduggery, the identity of the bakers were withheld until the competition had ended, and the scores submitted. Read more

Site-Finder – Web Application for Global Health Networks in Developing Countries

Introducing a new exciting web application to facilitate Global Health collaborations in developing Countries. SitefinderSite-Finder is available on the Global Health Network, and provides a free, online facility for research sites to promote themselves to potential collaborators and sponsors.  In parallel, research groups planning studies can let others know about their ideas and that they are looking for others to work with. Site-Finder provides a free, online facility for research sites to promote themselves to potential collaborators and sponsors. In parallel, research groups planning studies can let others know about their ideas and that they are looking for others to work with. Sponsors with trials can also conduct highly detailed and informative searches for trial sites that are tailored to their specific needs. Site-Finder will automatically link the parties, and an automated messaging system will inform sites of new studies relevant to them. This will encourage greater diversification of health research in developing countries, thereby improving health outcomes globally. Read more

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Join LSHTM’s Online Alumni Community

School alumni can now register to join the School’s Online Alumni Community. This community allows you to search for friends, network online, update details, book for events, make donations and purchase school merchandise.

You can make sure we’ve got the correct contact details for you in the ‘My…

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Dr Lucy Breakwell – The CDC way

Lucy breakwell Dr Lucy Breakwell studied MSc Public Health in 2011.  She has recently been accepted onto the 2013 Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) programme at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, USA. “This July I will start a two year training post at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, USA. I am one of 82 officers selected for the 2013 Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) cohort. EIS provides on-the-job training in epidemiology both within the USA, and internationally. It is predominantly aimed at US citizens but accepts approximately ten internationals (from around 250 foreign applicants) each year.  The scheme provides an amazing opportunity to become experienced in both participating and leading many different types of epi investigations. Read more