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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Alumni eNews

 October 2016

Shortlisted for University of the Year! 

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has been shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) 'University of the Year' award. The School has been praised for its response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The winner will be announced on 25 November. Fingers crossed! Read more.

 

Professor Kevin Fenton

Alumnus and Director of Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England talks to us about why he chose the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and how his MSc in Public Health help shaped his fascinating career.

Read more about Professor Fenton on our blog.

Upcoming Events

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MSc Global Mental Health Alumni Jamboree

London, UK

18 October 2016 6pm-8pm

RSVP by 14 October 

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ASTMH Atlanta Alumni Reception 

Atlanta, Georgia

14 November 2016 6:30-8:30pm

RSVP by 10 November 

 

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Liverpool Alumni Reception 

Liverpool, UK

27 October 2016 6:30-8:30pm

RSVP by 25 October 

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Vancouver Alumni Reception

Vancouver, Canada

17 November 2016 5:30-7:30pm

RSVP by 11 November

 

News and research from the School

 

In Memory of Professor Steve Lawn

 

We are saddened to share the news that our friend and colleague Professor Stephen Lawn passed away last month from brain cancer, aged 50. Read Professor Peter Piot's tribute to Steve and find out how to give to the Steve Lawn Memorial Fund on our blog.

 

 
 

 

More alumni visits to the School! 

Over the summer and since we mentioned that we would love to see more of our alumni visiting the School, we have had a number of alumni come and see us in the alumni office! Cecilia Maramba-Lazarte studied two degrees with us by distance learning so had only visited the School once before, and Marilyn Spiegel was celebrating 40 years since she graduated in 1976!

Please do email us if you are in London and would like to visit!

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Working together for the future of public health

Earlier this month, Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Professor Stuart Reid, Principal of the Royal Veterinary College presented a lecture calling for action to tackle global health by focussing on a "One Health" approach. Read more and watch the event online.

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2017-18 Prospectus now available

The School's latest prospectus for courses from 2017-18 is now available for download. A full interactive digital copy will be available on the website soon.

Thank you to everyone who shared the link last year; please do share this year's within your network. 

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Peter Piot awarded prestigious Bloomberg Hopkins award 

Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine was awarded the Bloomberg Hopkins 100 Award, recognising his huge contribution to public health, particularly in the fight agaisnt Ebola and HIV/AIDS. Other prize winners included Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO and pop star and activist, Bono. Read more.

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Dr Ferozuddin Feroz

Alumnus and Public Health Minister of Afghanistan, His Excellency Dr Ferozuddin Feroz visited the School last month. The minister met with academics across the School including Professor Dame Anne Mills, the School's Deputy Director & Provost. Dr Feroz studied MSc Health Systems Management at the School, graduating in 2008. Read about his visit on our blog. 

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European region most sceptical in the world on vaccine safety

A study lead by Dr Heidi Larson and published in EBioMedicine surveyed 66,000 people across 67 countries to discover their views on whether vaccines are safe, effective and compatible with their religious beliefs.

The study found that confidence in vaccines varies widely between countries and regions and the European region is the most sceptical.

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Get curious & get connected

The Inequality Question is a unique project that gives people from all over the world the opportunity to directly have conversations on inequality issues with youth and children in Uganda.

Alumna Jillian Kowalchuck started the project with colleagues at S.A.L.V.E. and is now breaking down issues of inequality in Uganda and beyond. Find out more

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Microcephaly case-control study confims Zika virus causality

Research published in the Lancet and led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has proven Zika to be the cause of Microcephaly in newborn babies. The study was requested by the Brazilian Ministry of Health to investigate the causes of the microcephaly epidemic. Read more 

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Alumni Profiles & new blog posts

This month, we have new profiles from Shweta Verma, Vinod Srivastava and Myroslava Tataryn as well as really interesting and thought-provoking pieces from Phoebe Topping and Shalmali Radha Karnard

If you'd like to be published on our blog, or be featured in a profile, please get in touch.

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Giving to the School - find out how your gift can make a difference to global health for years to come

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Careers: Jobs at the School and around the world

 

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