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UK ME/CFS Biobank at LSHTM

Written by Klea Isufi

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), otherwise known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), causes severe and debilitating fatigue with painful muscles and joints, disordered sleep, gastric disturbances, and poor memory and concentration among other symptoms. In some cases, a viral infection, such as glandular fever, is linked to the…

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Celebrating alumni awards and achievements

Over the last few months we have received fantastic news of awards and achievements from our alumni network. In case you missed any of the announcements, here is a roundup of how some of our alumni are being recognised around the world.

On 23 May 2017 the World Health Assembly…

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Peter Raynes: HIV Response Sector Specialist

MSc Public Health for Developing Countries alumnus, Peter Raynes told us about his time studying at the School and the impact his studies have had on his career.

Peter decided to study at the School in 2004 as he  wanted to strengthen his ability to contribute to the HIV response…

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Young Scientist alumna: Klea Isufi

The Young Scientists programme, which began in 2001, runs three times a year and provides school students aged 14-18 from local London boroughs with the opportunity to carry out a 1-2 week work experience placement at the School. In May, we were excited to welcome Young Scientists alumna…

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Whitehall Study Cataloguing Project Commences at LSHTM Archives

Written by Chris Olver, LSHTM Cataloguing Archivist.

In January 2017, the LSHTM Library & Archive service began a cataloguing project relating to the Health Survey of Male Civil Servants aged 40 or over, more commonly referred to as the Whitehall Study. This eight-month cataloguing project, generously funded by the…

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New funding – 2017/18 MRC LID PhD Studentships

We are offering 4 new studentships for PhD study, beginning September 2017-18. These studentships cover full fees, a tax-free stipend (at the RCUK rate), GBP 5,300.00/year towards research and travel/conferences, and an opportunity to apply for additional funding for other training/fieldwork.

These scholarships…

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Vanessa Kerry Career Talk

In April, we were pleased to welcome Vanessa Kerry back to the School. Vanessa is a physician and the CEO of Seed Global Health. She studied an MSc in Health Policy, Planning & Finance (HPPF) and returned to LSHTM to give a career talk to current students.

During her career…

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Scholarships at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Here at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine we pride ourselves on our diverse and rich student body. Our students come from all over the world and we want to ensure that we continue to attract the best and the brightest, regardless of their socioeconomic status.

We offer…

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Pablo Manrique wins 2017 British Council Social Impact Award

Pablo Manrique who studied an MSc in Medical Entomology (1996) and a MPhil/PhD in Infectious and Tropical Diseases (2000-2006) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has won the British Council Alumni Award 2017 for Social Impact.

The British Council Alumni Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements…

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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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