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Obituary: Michael Hills

Michael worked at LSHTM, first between 1962 and 1971, and then as a Senior Lecturer from 1985 to 1996, when he retired. In between, he worked at the Natural History Museum, as Head of Biometrics and Computing, and then at the Open University. Many of those who met him during…

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Obituary: Dr Bart Jacobs

It is with deep sadness that we mark the passing of our colleague, Dr Bart Jacobs, who died on Friday 15 January 2021.

Bart had been working as a Social Health Protection Advisor with GIZ in Cambodia since 2013. In his advisory roles at the National Institute of Public Health…

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Obituary: Professor Adetokunbo O. Lucas

We are greatly saddened to learn of the death of Professor Adetokunbo Lucas, renowned global health leader. Professor Lucas passed away on 25 December 2020 at his home in Ibadan, Nigeria, at the age of 89.

His connections to LSHTM were many. He spent the period October 1959 to February…

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Obituary: Ruth Kipling

It is with great sadness that we heard of the recent death of Ruth Kipling who passed away suddenly last week.

Ruth had retired from LSHTM in September 2017 after 24 years of service. She joined our School in August 1993, working with the then Secretary and Registrar and Director…

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Obituary: Kris Heggenhougen

Our wonderful colleague and great friend Kris Heggenhougen died in the USA of COVID-19 respiratory distress in August 2020 aged 80 years as he was recovering from surgery. He had also been suffering from Parkinson’s disease. 

Kris always had a warm smile and a mischievous twinkle…

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Obituary: Dr Alfa Sa’adu

LSHTM was very sad to learn that Dr Alfa Sa’adu was one of the first four doctors to die from COVID-19 in the UK. Alfa Sa’adu, who died on 31 March 2020, was a Nigerian doctor who graduated in medicine from University College Hospital Medical School London…

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Obituary: Dr Elizabeth “Lizzie” Millett

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Lizzie Millett, former Research Fellow in Epidemiology here at the School, died on Thursday 7th March 2019 from complications of chronic lung disease.

Lizzie came to the School in 2008 to study on the Masters in Epidemiology and her…

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Obituary: Emeritus Professor Wallace Peters

Professor Wallace Peters (1924 – 2018)
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Wallace Peters who was head of the Department of Medical Protozoology at the London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) from 1979 – 1989.

Professor Peters lived and was educated in London and took his…

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Obituary: Professor Prakash Sarvotham Shetty FRCP

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Prakash Shetty, our former teacher, colleague and friend who was appointed Chair in Human Nutrition at LSHTM in 1993 and was Head of the Public Health Nutrition Unit from 1993 to 2001.

Prakash was trained as a medical doctor…

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Obituary: Dr Shunichi Araki

Expert in occupational medicine and public health. Born in Yokohama, Japan, on March 8, 1942. Died of ischemic heart disease in Tokyo, Japan, on August 1, 2018, at age 76.

Dr. Shunichi Araki began his career as an internal physician after graduating from the Faculty of Medicine at The University…

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