All posts tagged Epidemiology

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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 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 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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Alumni Profile: Dr Omran Habib

Dr Omran S Habib, Msc Community Health in Developing Countries (1981) and PhD (1985) told us why London was a place to reshape the future of a junior doctor from Iraq.

Prior to studying at the School, Omran trained as a Medical Doctor in Iraq, graduating from Basrah Medical College…

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Working together for the Future of Global Health

In partnership with New Scientist, the RVC and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are co-hosting an exciting event this Autumn.

On Monday 3 October, Professor Stuart Reid, Principal of the Royal Veterinary College and Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical…

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Obituary: Dr Myron G. Schultz

It is with much sadness that we announce the loss of Dr Myron G. Schultz DVM, MD, DCMT, FACP, who passed away on Friday 19 February 2016 due to pulmonary hypertension, aged 81.

Dr Schultz was an award winning epidemiologist who began his career at Cornell University in the College…

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Short course: “Epidemiological evaluation of vaccines: efficacy, safety and policy”

Epidemiological research has become an important tool in assessing vaccine protection. Although there are several courses specialising in vaccinology, there remains a gap in teaching about advanced epidemiological tools for vaccine evaluation. This course fills that gap, providing an in-depth training on current methods used in the evaluation of…

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Alumni Profile: Dr John Mark Velasco

Dr Velasco finished his BSc Biology (cum laude), Doctor of Medicine, Masters of Public Health from the University of the Philippines and his post-graduate diploma (2011) and Masters of Science in Clinical Trials (2013) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. He also has…

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Obituary: Professor Tony McMichael

Tony McMichael, who sadly died in September 2014, was an outstanding and visionary public health scientist who was particularly renowned for his pioneering work on climate change and health.
He showed early awareness of the need to address injustice and defend the disadvantaged. As a student he spent a summer…

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14th Advanced Vaccinology Course in the Asia Pacific Region

Raúl Gomez Roman (MSc Immunology of Infectious Diseases in 1997) is the Scientific Communications Manager at the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), which is based in Seoul, Korea.  This year, he is part of the Scientific Organizing Committee for IVI’s 14th Advanced Vaccinology Course in the Asia Pacific Region…

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