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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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Retirement: Dr Stuart Anderson

Stuart Anderson retired at the end of September after six years as Associate Dean of Studies, following a varied career at the School lasting nearly nineteen years. 

“Some people have been kind enough to ask why I have decided to stand down at this time, now that there is no…

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Health Policy & Planning Debated

Health Policy & Planning Debated is a new blog looking for your contributions.
Health Policy and Planning, the journal on health policy and systems research, recently launched the new blog offering news, comment and analysis on the latest research published in the journal. We will be using this blog to…

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Adopt A Book

The Library launched its new adopt-a-book programme with a lunchtime event for School staff and students on Thursday. Attendees were treated to a free lunch in the Library and a chance to examine some of the oldest and rarest books in the School’s collection – which were kept…

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One in Four: Experience and Action

Globally, approximately 450 million people have a mental health problem. This equates to one in four families worldwide having at least one member with a mental health problem.

The School’s Centre for Global Mental Health has brought together exhibits that provide unique perspectives on the experience of living with…

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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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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

25 years of Health Services Research Symposium

HSR DepTo mark the 25th anniversary of our Department of Health Services Research and Policy, we are organising a half-day symposium in which we will explore how the Department has helped meet the challenges faced by health services and systems in the UK and abroad and how its research has supported and guided changes and reforms. Read more

Msc Public Health in Developing Countries Class of 1999 15 Year Reunion

The Msc Public Health in Developing Countries class of 1999 met last month to celebrate fifteen years after graduating.  Alumnus, Dr Olaf Horstick, reports on the weekend: 

“Almost 15 years after starting our MSc (PHDC 98/99) a full weekend of “hello’s” and “how are you’s” it felt…

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