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The purpose of this group is to provide a space for LSHTM students to become aware of, in order to become engaged or involved with, various MARCH-related discussions and events. This page will essentially serve as a forum for any form of ‘for-your-information’, ‘heads-up’ or ‘check-this-out’ posts related to maternal, adolescent, reproductive or child health. Students interested in any of the topics within MARCH are encouraged to use this page to both benefit from and contribute to (if you have any!) the posts. A bit about the MARCH Centre at LSHTM: The MARCH Centre is a consortium of researchers in the areas of maternal, adolescent, reproductive, and child health. The Centre brings together over 100 researchers from across the three LSHTM faculties with a variety of strengths including epidemiology, intervention studies, health systems and health economics. The goal of establishing synergy and collaboration across various research and academic areas enables the vast portfolio of around 80 multidisciplinary research studies covering themes including: family planning, infertility, growth and development during pregnancy, maternal morbidity, newborn health, nutrition, health systems and treatment for infectious disease in pregnancy and early life. We, the MARCH Centre Student Liaisons, would love for more students to become more aware of and further interested in the work being done by the MARCH. We hope you find this group useful and engaging! Feel free to contact us with questions or requires - we're open to suggestions for events or activities! Maternal/Birth Theme: Nicola Solomon (email@example.com) and Emmi Suonperä (firstname.lastname@example.org) Adolescent Theme: Emma Burgess (email@example.com) Child Theme: Elsie Sowah (firstname.lastname@example.org)
TOMORROW: "What Evidence Do We Use? Reflections on Developing WHO Recommendations on Health Promotion Interventions for Maternal and Newborn Health" Part of the Maternal and Neonatal Health Group Seminars Tuesday 17th March, Jerry Morris A, Tavistock Place, 12.45-2.00pm Speakers: Anayda Portela (Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent health, World Health Organization) and Cicely Marston (Senior Lecturer, LSHTM)
Our next adolescent health seminar will be taking place next week on Wednesday 25th March focusing on HIV in young people. Treatment of HIV positive adolescents, 12.45-14.00, Keppel Street LG9 There will be two talks: David Ross & Peter MacPherson: Service delivery interventions to improve adolescents’ linkage, retention and adherence to antiretroviral therapy and HIV care: results of a systematic review Sarah Bernays: Growing up on HIV treatment: findings from a qualitative research programme with children living with HIV and on ART in high and low income settings
Join us for an interesting seminar looking at the important skillset needed to work and lead in public health. 27th March, 12:45-2pm, LG81 Keppel Street "What we’ve learned about developing leaders: implications for public health, maternal and child health, medical, and academic leaders" We are happy to have Dr. Claudia Fernandez, from the faculty at the Gillings School of Global Public Health in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (USA) who will present her research on effectively teaching leadership skills to academic, public health, physician and MCH leaders.
Don't forget...tomorrow at 12:45 our adolescent theme meeting on treatment of HIV, in LG9 at Keppel Street. David Ross & Peter MacPherson: Service delivery interventions to improve adolescents’ linkage, retention and adherence to antiretroviral therapy and HIV care: results of a systematic review Sarah Bernays: Growing up on HIV treatment: findings from a qualitative research programme with children living with HIV and on ART in high and low income settings
We're excited about our next seminar as part of our lifecourse series which will be taking place on 11 May, 5:30pm, John Snow lecture theatre. This seminar will be focused on Epigenetics and Intergenerational Inheritance with talks by Dr Lizzie Radford of Cambridge University & Prof Marcus Pembrey of Institute for Child Health, UCL & University of Bristol Followed by wine reception in the South Courtyard
Another really interesting seminar coming up this May. "Offering Women Choice, Where Little is at Hand". Join us for an exclusive lunchtime talk for students featuring Dr. Dhammika Perera, the Global Medical Director for Marie Stopes International, in an intimate discussion on the realities of providing family planning services in diverse settings. Thursday 14 May 2015, 12:45, LG6, Keppel Street
Don't forget! The MARCH Centre's second lifecourse seminar is happening today at 5:30pm in John Snow. Epigenetics and Intergenerational Inheritance. See you there!
Internship with the International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH), Ghent University- information below: ICRH offers research internship opportunities to postgraduates considering a career in reproductive health research. The program aims at exposing junior researchers to the various aspects of research with a focus on themes such as sexually transmitted infections, maternal and child health, sexual violence and family planning. *Structure of the program * The program starts with a 5-7 months internship at the ICRH Ghent, located at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Ghent University. This will provide the intern with an environment that will encourage the development of research skills. The trainee will be supervised by ICRH's Scientific Director (member of the faculty staff) and be involved together with other researchers in the centre's normal research activities including proposal writing, project management, scientific analysis and article writing. Following the internship at ICRH-Ghent, the intern will have the opportunity to experience the implementation of field research in one of ICRH's sister-organizations in Kenya (ICRH-K) or Mozambique (ICRH-M). The intern will be closely linked to the senior research staff of these organizations and be involved in fieldwork (e.g. data collection, implementation of interventions), scientific analysis and in the development of new projects. In addition, both ICRH-K and ICRH?-M have strong links with local health facilities making it possible for the intern to observe and get an understanding of the functioning of health services in a low-income country. The stay in Kenya or Mozambique will last for 5-7 months. A certificate of successful completion will be issued by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Ghent University at the end of the internship *Remuneration * The intern will receive a modest monthly internship remuneration to cover the costs of living. *Applicant's profile * In order to qualify, applicants must meet the following requirements: 1. Master-level degree in (public) health sciences or bio-medical sciences 2. Basic research experience 3. Proficient in English In addition, the following criteria are considered as an asset: 1. Proficient in Portuguese 2.Good knowledge of data analysis software 3. Good writing and communication skills 4.Knowledge and experience in one or more aspects of reproductive health *Applications* Candidates are requested to send their application, consisting of a motivation letter and a CV, to: Prof. Olivier Degomme, Scientific Director ICRH E-mail: email@example.com (add as subject: ICRH Internship) The internships can start in September 2015. Applications have to be submitted by 15 June 2015.
For those in London over the summer...the MARCH centre will still be hosting seminars you might be interested in, don't forget to check in and see what's on. On the 6th July: Fertility under assault: Natality in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a time of conflict with Prof. Meredeth Turshen, from Rutgers University at 12:45, LG6 Keppel Street.
Lunch time seminar today in Jerry Morris A, Tavistock Place, 12.45-2.00pm Jenny Cresswell presents: "Pregnancy, productivity & postpartum family planning: women's work & reproductive health in Burkina Faso"
Don't miss the upcoming seminar on Using linked population health data to explore maternal and infant outcomes in New South Wales, Australia. Guest speaker: Associate Professor Jane Ford, University of Sydney Wednesday 2 September 12.45pm-1.45pm Jerry Morris B Department of Health Services Research & Policy seminar series Associate Professor Jane Ford is a perinatal epidemiologist from the Kolling Institute, University of Sydney, Australia. She is a part of a research team using linked state-wide population health datasets (births, hospitalisations, deaths) to explore maternal and infant outcomes and health services utilisation. Her presentation will give examples of some of the research undertaken using these data over the last 13 years and highlight recent research using additional datasets including blood donation, newborn screening, and educational data.