MRC Unit The Gambia will be visited by Dr Matt Lee, Chief Operating Officer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), from 9 -14 March 2017. This is an important visit marking the long existing collaboration between the two partner institutions.
Both institutions enjoy collaborative benefits dating back to the 90’s when Prof David Mabey, Dr Robin Bailey, Prof Andrew Prentice were associated with MRCG during the Trachoma, Nutrition, Malaria studies. LSHTM provides The Unit with Epidemiological and Statistic training while MRCG PhD students are registered into LSHTM by MRCG supervisors and scientists who hae collaborative projects or are affiliated with Scientists at the LSHTM. MRCG MSc funded courses are also held at LSHTM while LSHTM identifies students for placement/internship to The Unit for their collaborative projects.
During his visit, Dr Lee will meet the affiliated staff and PhD students from LSHTM and also visit our Field Station in Keneba.
About the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with 3,900 students and more than 1,000 staff working in over 100 countries. The School is one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK, and was recently cited as the world’s leading research-focused graduate school. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. www.lshtm.ac.uk