All posts by Nora Capocci

Alumni Profile: Dr. Norio Ohmagari, MSc, PhD

This week’s Alumni Profile features, Dr. Norio Ohmagari, MSc, PhD, who graduated from the School in 2013 with a MSc in Infectious Diseases. Norio now works as the Director of Disease Control and Prevention at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine Hospital in Japan.

Why did you…

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Alumni Profile: Andrew Flagg

20150109_FLAGG_Andrew-7This week’s Alumni Profile features, Andrew Flagg, who graduated from the School in 2013 with a PGCert in Global Health Policy by Distance Learning . Andrew now works as a Political Adviser for the Socialist and Democrat Group in the European Parliament, Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee in Belgium. Why did you choose to study at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine? At the time I was working for a Member of the European Parliament who was very active on European health policy. As this was not my academic background, I wanted to broaden my knowledge and found that the Global Health Policy course offer at the School was an excellent fit to enhance my work at the European Parliament. What challenges did you face while studying at the School and how did you overcome them? The main challenge was juggling part-time studies with an extremely demanding job. The year that I was studying coincided with my work on the Clinical Trials Regulation and it proved to be very difficult to find time to dedicate to my studies.  However, because I found the course so beneficial to my everyday work and because of the flexible nature of the course material, I managed to fit the lectures and reading in at every opportunity. How has your degree from the School helped you in your career? I found the course to be very relevant to my work. For example, I was studying global tobacco control at the same time as working on the European Union Tobacco Products Directive. The extra knowledge and experience I gained on the course helped me make the leap from being a Member of the European Parliament's assistant to a Political Adviser on the Parliament's second largest group, serving on the public health committee. Read more

Alumni Profile: Anna Ndiaye

This week’s Alumni Profile features Anna Ndiaye, who graduated from the School in 2013 with a PGCert in Global Health Policy. Anna now works as the Clinical Assessor in Oncology at the National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety in France. Anna chose to study at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine because of its reputation and high standard level courses. Likewise, Anna was also interested in the international dimension of the School that offers a network of alumni from all over the world. During her time at the School, Anna experienced the challenges that can come along with studying by distance learning. Read more

Meet Part II of the 2015-2016 Alumni Fund Telephone Campaign Telethon Team

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is excited to introduce you to  Part II of the 2015-2016 Alumni Fund Telephone Campaign Telethon Team!
Meet Rini Bandyopadhyay – “My name is Rini Bandyopadhyay and I am a current degree student in MSc Control of Infectious Diseases. I am an…

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Alumni Profile: Dr. Denis Mali

This week’s Alumni Profile features, Dr. Denis Mali, who graduated from the School in 2014 with an MSc in Public Health by Distance Learning, specializing in Health Services Management. Denis now works as the Program Management Specialist with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in South Sudan…

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New short course: “Issues in global non-communicable diseases: from research to policy”

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular disease and cancer, are responsible for the greatest burden of death and disability globally. No longer viewed as diseases of affluence, NCDs are of critical importance to all countries and are firmly on the global political agenda. Successfully addressing the complex causes of…

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Congratulations to the 2016 Marshall Scholarships Recipients

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is pleased to announce three recipients of the 2016 Marshall Scholarships.
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to 40 Scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate…

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Get ready for PART II of the Alumni Fund Telephone Campaign!

It’s that time of year again! Part II of the 2015-2016 Alumni Fund Telephone Campaign is kicking off and students from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Telethon Team have been busy preparing. Once again, the Telethon Team will be calling alumni across the globe in the upcoming weeks to share the latest news from the School and exchange experiences and memories, as well as request support for the “Bricks and Mortarboards” appeal that will directly benefit the future of the students and the School. Read more

The Alumni Office is now hiring!

Looking for work? In need of a unique opportunity to connect with other individuals like yourself? The Alumni Office is now hiring students and recent graduates like YOU to join our Telethon Team to call the School’s wonderful alumni as part of the Alumni Fund Telephone Fundraising Campaign.


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‘Tis the season of #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday 2016 is 29 November find out more and give here!
December 1 is #GivingTuesday – the global day of giving.
#GivingTuesday began life in the USA in 2012 and has now officially made its way to the UK and around the world. It began as an opportunity for everyone to…

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