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Staff & Student Photo Competition 2017: the results!

This summer we introduced a new photo competition, inviting staff & students to submit photos across three categories, representing a typical day working or studying at the School; showing research and projects in the field; or of adolescents, women, newborns and children.

Each category was judged by a separate panel, and with no shortage of entries in all three categories, the judges had some difficult decisions to make; however we are delighted to announce the following as the winning photos:

Category 1: A typical day working/studying at the School

Student winner: Lou Herman – Blue-white screening of Escherichia coli colonies for positive clones

Staff winner: Stephanie Nofal – Penicilium notatum producing symmetrical beads of what Alexander Flemming called “mold juice” – otherwise known as penicillin

Category 2: Research and projects in the field

Student winner: Maria Calderon Cahua – Fieldwork in Amantani, Peru, with volunteers using ODK technology to perform the questionnaire

Staff winner: Sadia Saeed – Glittery hands – understanding the spread of germs through games in a public engagement activity in Pakistan

Category 3: Adolescents, women, newborns, and children

Winner: Maria Calderon Cahua

As well as winning the student prize for Category 2, MSc Tropical Medicine & International Health student Maria was named winner in this category kindly sponsored by the MARCH Centre. Maria’s photo, taken during her MSc project fieldwork, captures the look of a little boy watching the team while they interviewed his mother.

Describing her research, Maria writes: “Our study aim was to describe the health needs of and indigenous population living in Amantani, an island located at 3854 meters above sea level in Lake Titicaca. We used a questionnaire based on a national survey of Peru that underwent expert and fieldwork validation. We selected a random sample of the island residents using a two-stage cluster sampling and estimated the prevalence of the keys health needs determinants”.

 

We’d like to thank all the staff and students who submitted their entries to the competition. Here is a selection of some of the other excellent entries we received across the three categories:

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