Poverty Can Make You Sick: From Social Determinants to Biological Markers seminar

By Clare Sawyer, MSc Demography & Health

Held in the Manson lecture theatre at the School, speakers from a range of institutions came to discuss the widely acknowledged fact that structural and social determinants shape an individuals health. The focus of the discussion was not, in this case, the pathways…

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From fungi to falafel at Fort Flaxman

Murallitharan is a medical doctor from Malaysia and currently a Chevening scholar studying the MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing, taught jointly by the School and LSE.

What do an American medic (Cameron Stainken), a British physiologist (James Plunkett), a Guyanese emergency physician (Quincy Jones) and a Malaysian public health…

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The Norwegian fir in all its glory at Trafalgar Square

Twelve days of Christmas

Murallitharan is a medical doctor from Malaysia and currently a Chevening scholar studying the MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing, taught jointly by the School and LSE.

With frost settling on the trees, beautiful sparkling lights on the streets, fir trees bedecked with sparkling ornaments in every corner, it’s…

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Research In Progress 2015

These woes ain’t Royal

By Phil Hefford, MSc Medical Microbiology 2012-13. During a whirlwind final week to the first term of Graduate Medical School, I find myself presenting amongst passionate early career researchers at a Royal Society conference, and reminded of the challenges we face in the complex field of Tropical Medicine.

A…

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The awesome Reading Room

Welcome to Wellcome

Murallitharan is a medical doctor from Malaysia and currently a Chevening scholar studying the MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing, taught jointly by the School and LSE.

If you have walked upstairs at the School Library (up those narrow submarine-like stairs) you will have found yourself at the Wellcome…

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Bloomsbury Square, rich browns among the fading green

Autumn in Bloomsbury

Murallitharan is a medical doctor from Malaysia and currently a Chevening scholar studying the MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing, taught jointly by the School and LSE.

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”― William Cullen Bryant

Arriving this September, the weather in London was still warm and sunny. In…

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Intercalating a Master’s degree

Chloe Knox is a medical student from Brighton & Sussex Medical School who is intercalating at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, studying the MSc Reproductive and Sexual Health Research. Here, Chloe shares her advice about intercalating.

What is intercalating?

Intercalating means taking a year out of your…

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Living the dream

Murallitharan is a medical doctor from Malaysia and currently a Chevening scholar studying the MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing, taught jointly by the School and LSE.

Halfway through Reading Week, I sit back and think of the incredible journey that has culminated in my admission to the School as…

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Walking along the Southbank of the Thames towards London Bridge

First impressions from some of our new MSc students

Ammi Shah has just started the MSc Control of Infectious Diseases at the School. Here she shares her experiences so far and thoughts she has gathered from other students: 

Science, research and efficient healthcare management revolutionizes the lives of humankind and right from the start of the orientation week, new…

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Summer Project Tips

Sarah Borg, MSc Public Health (Health Promotion stream), shares her helpful advice for completing a Master’s summer project at the School:

Set an early date for your first draft

My supervisor told me early on she wanted my draft about a month before the due date. I work best…

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