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School tops research league tables in 2015 Leiden Ranking

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has been ranked top university in Europe for research impact in all fields (ahead of Oxford and Cambridge) in the 2015 CWTS Leiden Ranking.  The School is also ranked 6th overall in the world for impact based on the top 1% of published papers in all fields (after MIT, Harvard, Caltech, Stanford and Berkeley), 3rd in the world for biomedical and health sciences (after only MIT and Caltech) and 5th in the world overall for collaborative research. Read more

New research shows how Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase enzyme mutations protect against malaria

Plasmodium falciparum - credit Samana Schwank, LSHTMA new study in Tanzania led by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has provided insights into how gene mutations associated with deficiency in a vital blood enzyme, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, can protect against malaria. Read more

UK doctors are care givers, not border guards

2015-02-25 Chelsea blog 2Edited from an article by Chelsea Radler published by Doctors of the World: Research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine at Doctors of the World’s London clinic, published this week, shows that undocumented migrants face multiple barriers, including misinformation and rejection from GP services. Read more

School partners in 24.6 million euro TB vaccine development project

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a partner in a major TB vaccine initiative consortium, which has been granted a total of 24.6 million euros  from the European Commission and other government sources to discover and develop new tuberculosis vaccines.

Hazel Dockrell, Helen Fletcher and Greg Bancroft at the School are leading on three separate projects as part of the TBVAC2020 programme, which uses innovative approaches and preclinical models for vaccine development. Read more

School awarded 4.2 million GBP to support malaria control

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Kenya-based INFORM team have been awarded a grant of £4.2 million from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to strengthen the use of data in malaria policy-making. Read more

Professor K Srinath Reddy conferred honorary Doctor of Science (Medicine) by HRH Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace

Professor K. Srinath Reddy, President of the Public Health Foundation of India and an Honorary Fellow of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, was conferred the degree of Doctor of Science (Medicine) honoris causa by the University of London at a special ceremony held at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 26 November.
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GHIT Fund calls for greater collaboration to tackle infectious diseases

This week, the Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund and the Embassy of Japan convened a panel of leading global health experts in London, meeting at the School to plan greater cross-border collaboration to ensure global preparedness for the resurgence of infectious diseases including TB, Malaria, HIV/AIDS and Neglected Tropical Diseases. A new Japanese-led initiative, the GHIT Fund is the world’s first product development fund for global health R&D and aims to advance the development of drugs, vaccines and diagnostics. Through facilitating international partnerships and providing research funding via a grant-making investment mechanism, the GHIT Fund enables Japanese innovation to play a more direct role in reducing health disparities worldwide. Read more

Global Health Forum advances Nagasaki partnership

Chris Parry, who recently joined the School as a joint Professor in Clinical Tropical Medicine, based at Nagasaki University, reflects on a week of high-level academic partnership building.  The School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health is a new venture at Nagasaki University supported by the government of Japan, with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine as a key partner. Read more

School ranked highly in US News best global universities

141016-large-globalu-badge-graphicIn November 2014, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine was ranked  #91 of all universities in the world by US News Best Global Universities Rankings. In the four subject rankings in which it appeared, the School was ranked #26 in clinical medicine, #17 in immunology, #42 in microbiology, and #3 in the world, after Harvard and Johns Hopkins, for social science and public health. The School is now highly rated in a number of world rankings. In May 2014,  we were rated in the top 10 of all universities both for citation rate and for top cited publications by the new EU-supported U-Multirank database, and fourth in the world, behind only the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford and Harvard, for impact in medical sciences in the Leiden Ranking 2014*. Read more

Vikram Patel awarded Institute of Medicine’s 2014 Sarnat Prize for Global Mental Health

Vikram Patel_2Vikram Patel, Professor of International Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Public Health Foundation of India, has been awarded the 2014 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health by the Institute of Medicine. Read more