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Alumni News Round Up for 2017

2017 is quickly drawing to a close. It has been a year full of awards and achievements from our alumni community, high profile visits to the School, and fun UK and international events. Over the next 11 days we will be posting our top alumni news stories from 2017 on…

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The UK ME/CFS Biobank Christmas Appeal

The CureME team is launching the UK ME/CFS Biobank Christmas Appeal to:

Release  samples to researchers around the world, searching for the biomarkers of ME/CFS.

Ensure the long-term sustainability of the Biobank as a resource.

The team has a simple mission – to understand ME/CFS.

The UK…

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$2.1M Investment is UK’s ‘biggest ever investment into physical causes of ME/CFS’

Written by the CureME team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The CureME team at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is delighted to announce the award of $2.1m (£1.57m) of grant funding from the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The…

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Bobbi Pritt Career Talk

In June, MSc in Medical Parasitology, Bobbi Pritt visited the School to give a career talk. Bobbi took current students through real life case studies and tested their knowledge of parasites. She also gave them advice on how to build their reputation in their field using blogs and social media…

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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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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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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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How do women perceive the risks and rewards of deworming during pregnancy?

Claire Gwayi-Chore, a recent MSc Public Health for Development graduate from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine completed her summer project with the TUMIKIA project, which looks at the effectiveness of deworming over 650,000 people in Kenya. Her project was entitled: Assessing acceptance & coverage of…

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Lancet commissioned expert Wilbert Bannenberg visits the School after 31 years

Dr Wilbert Bannenberg, MSc Community Medicine in Developing Countries (1985) was in London on 8 November to participate in an event at the School. As Wilbert was going to be in town, he got in touch with the Alumni Office beforehand to arrange a visit.

Wilbert flew in to London…

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