2017 Alumni Visits and Career Talks

We are pleased to have received a number of visits from our alumni in April, May and June. We welcomed Bobbi Pritt, Vanessa Kerry, Elizabeth Pisani, Georgios Chatzimanolis, and Nita Chaudhuri to the School.

Image 5MSc in Health Policy Planning & Financing (HPPF) alumna (2005), Vanessa Kerry was invited to the School in April to give a career talk to current students. Vanessa Kerry is the CEO of Seed Global Health, a non-profit organisation that aims to strengthen education of healthcare professionals in low- and middle-income countries. Vanessa gave a talk to current students on her transition from a practising physician to leading an organisation of her own in order to help solve the shortage of trained healthcare staff in sub-Saharan Africa. See here for more information on Vanessa’s visit.

Image 1MSc in Medical Demography (1994) and PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology alumna (2006), Elizabeth Pisani was invited to the School in May to also give a career talk to current students. Elizabeth is a Public Health consultant and author who recently featured on the alumni blog talking about how she accidentally became an epidemiologist. During Elizabeth’s visit she spoke to current students about her career in epidemiology. See here for more information on Elizabeth Pisani.

George 2In May we had two other alumni visits. We welcomed Georgios (George) Chatzimanolis and Nita Chaudhuri to the School. George who is an MSc in Medical Microbiology alumnus (1999) and a consultant, was visiting the School from Greece. George came to discuss the possibility of starting an alumni chapter in Athens; he will be hosting an inaugural event for Athens alumni on Saturday 24 June. Please see our events page for more information.

Nita 3Nita Chaudhuri who studied an MSc in Public Health at the School through distance learning, graduating in 2016, was visiting us from France. This was her first time being at the School, so it was our pleasure to give her a tour of the Keppel Street building. Nita also met with LSHTM researcher Mark Petticrew at our Tavistock Square site to learn more about Social and Environmental Health research at the School.

Image 6 In June, MSc in Medical Parasitology, Bobbi Pritt visited the School to give a career talk on her role as a Medical Director of the Parasitology Unit at Mayo Clinic. 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, and outlined the pathway to becoming a Medical Director.



We enjoy having alumni come to visit us at the School, so if you are in London and would like to stop by, drop us an email at alumni@lshtm.ac.uk to let us know you are coming.

Also, if you would like to give a career talk to current students, please get in touch.

We look forward to seeing you!

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