All posts tagged Epidemiology

14th Advanced Vaccinology Course in the Asia Pacific Region

Raúl Gomez Roman (MSc Immunology of Infectious Diseases in 1997) is the Scientific Communications Manager at the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), which is based in Seoul, Korea.  This year, he is part of the Scientific Organizing Committee for IVI’s 14th Advanced Vaccinology Course in the Asia Pacific Region…

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Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology

Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology is an in-depth study of contemporary issues and emerging themes in the field, edited by alumnus Dr Katherine Venables (MSc Occupational Medicine 1980).

Divided into seven parts the book discusses ‘new’ occupational diseases such as pneumonia in welders as well as ‘older’ diseases including…

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New Short Course in Non-Communicable Diseases

We are delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new short course at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine covering the globally important topic of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

Non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer, are responsible for the greatest burden of death and…

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Discover Disgust – New Book Launch from Dr Val Curtis

Join Dr Val Curtis at an evening reception to explore the vital role that disgust plays in disease prevention around the world.

Our reactions to things that disgust us influence our eating habits, our relationships and even our moral judgement. But how and why did such a powerful response evolve…

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Tribute to Sir Ronald Ross

Sir Ronald Ross, a leading pioneer in Tropical Medicine, and all round talented man, died on this day in 1932.  

“Sir Ronald Ross was born in India in 1857 to a Scottish Army Officer and his wife. He was educated in England and entered St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College…

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Alumni Profile: Raquel Rogers

RaquelDr Raquel Rogers studied the Certificate in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.  Here she talks about her experiences studying the course, and how it has helped her in her career.  "I am a medical Doctor, and before I did the course I was working as a medical policy advisor.  I had an interest in pharmacoepidemiology/pharmacovigilance, but no background in this area, so I decided to study for the certificate at LSHTM. The course modules were intense enough for me to feel challenged, but they are well spaced and the course materials, workshops and lectures were well defined and gave me sufficient practice so that I was clear at each phase what I needed to focus on. This made it easier to fit in since I was also in full time employment. The lecturers were from academia, regulators and industry consequently they imparted both theory and practical application giving me a working knowledge of the subject. Read more

Alumnus Andy Hall is Knighted for Services to Public Health

Congratulations to LSHTM alumnus Professor Andy Hall who was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Andy studied MSc Epidemiology in 1982, and went on to work for the School for 22 years, initially as a senior lecturer and then becoming Professor of Epidemiology 2001.   Andy’s contribution to…

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This Wormy World – Mapping Helminth Infections

GAHIThe Global Atlas of Helminth Infections (GAHI) is an open-acess geographical information resource providing maps showing worm, or helminth, infections, as well as the data underpinning them. GAHI also offers data on the epidemiology and transmission dynamics of helminths. All data and maps are available on the GAHI website.  GAHI was started in 1998 by LSHTM Prof. Simon Brooker and Don Bundy of the World Bank. Read more

Dr Lucy Breakwell – The CDC way

Lucy breakwell Dr Lucy Breakwell studied MSc Public Health in 2011.  She has recently been accepted onto the 2013 Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) programme at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, USA. “This July I will start a two year training post at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, USA. I am one of 82 officers selected for the 2013 Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) cohort. EIS provides on-the-job training in epidemiology both within the USA, and internationally. It is predominantly aimed at US citizens but accepts approximately ten internationals (from around 250 foreign applicants) each year.  The scheme provides an amazing opportunity to become experienced in both participating and leading many different types of epi investigations. Read more

Short Course: Global Disability and Health

playing-girl1-300x225This 5 day course at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine aim is to equip students with an understanding of the significance of disability in the global context, with a particular focus on aspects relevant to health in low and middle‐income countries. Read more