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

STRIVE: Measuring partner violence: How and why?

STRIVE is a research consortium based at the School that investigates the social norms and inequalities that drive HIV.

STRIVE has a new project to measure partner violence. They explain: “Einstein once said not everything important can be measured, but an accurate assessment of the magnitude of a problem certainly helps elevate its importance. How can we get accurate measures of violence as it occurs throughout women’s lifespans, and how will this help to assess the magnitude - and causes - of intimate partner violence? Read more

Dr Quique Bassat

Dr.Quique & Lab tb 004Dr Quique Bassat from Barcelona, Spain, is a paediatrician and a malaria expert at IS Global – The Barcelona Institute for Global Health.  He studied MSc Epidemiology in 2008. He recently particpated in TED Barcelona, giving a talk on ‘Why being a public health reasercher is cool’. “It's already been five years since I left LSHTM. Five intensive but extremely satisfying years. Immediately after the end of the MSc in Epidemiology, in the summer of 2008, I returned to my hometown Barcelona. I had a pile of “future papers” waiting in my desk, which I needed to write in order to finalize my PhD. These were the result of three years spent in Mozambique, working as a paediatrician and a clinical researcher, trying to understand why malaria was such a fascinating albeit terrible disease. Read more

Happy 1st Birthday to LSHTM Research Online

It is one year since LSHTM Research Online was launched, and in that time 21,927 records have been imported, of which 3245 have full text papers.

Individual academics and students can set up email alerts based on their interests and will be informed when a new article appears in…

Read more

Houston, We Have a Chapter

Rocket-LaunchWe are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new LSHTM Alumni Houston chapter!  Their very first meeting will be held on June 20th at the Skyline Deli and Cafe (1020 Holcombe Blvd, Suite 120) from 6:30pm.  (The venue is close to the medical centre and has parking available in the evening.) This event is open to all alumni – whether you have a permanent base in Houston, or are passing through.  Chapter meetings are a great way to meet up with old school friends, and even to make new ones.  They are also a really useful way to network, and make new professional connections. Read more

Exhibition: Towards happier birth days

Every year we celebrate our day of birth and the mother who brought us into the world. Exploring attitudes and approaches to improving the health of babies, girls, and women around the world and over time, this exhibition in the Keppel Street lobby highlights work at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's Centre for Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health (MARCH). Read more

Alumni and students invited to VIP lecture in Ghana

The School’s Director Professor Peter Piot will be given a lecture entitled “Continuing and New Challenges in Global Health” at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research in Accra, Ghana.

All School alumni and students are welcome to attend this special lecture.

The details of this event are as…

Read more

LSHTM Alumnus Opens London’s First Fair Trade Bar & Café

FairlysquareFairly Square, London’s first fair trade bar and café, opened its doors in February  2013. Serving wine, beer, cocktails, tea, coffee and internationally inspired foods; Fairly Square is open daily from 11am ‘til late. “At Fairly Square, we drink for a change!” said entrepreneur and LSHTM alumnus, Onome Okotie Akpogheneta, who has worked to get the business up and running for several years. “It’s thrilling to have created a stylish, fun, exciting business that has ethical values at its heart”. Read more

Short Course: Global Disability and Health

playing-girl1-300x225This 5 day course at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine aim is to equip students with an understanding of the significance of disability in the global context, with a particular focus on aspects relevant to health in low and middle‐income countries. Read more

The Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine – Golden Jubilee

Sultan Abdul Samad BuildingThe Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine-founded in 1964 will be celebrating its Golden Jubilee in March 2014, in collaboration with the 6th ASEAN Congress of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology.   An International Congress will be held in Kuala Lumpur from 5-7 March 2014.  The theme for the congress is: GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN TROPICAL DISEASES: Bridging Gaps and Building Partnerships. Read more