Fran Harkness wins Faculty 3-minute Thesis competition

IEHC would like to congratulate Monica Koo and Fran Harkness who represented IEHC in the Faculty of Population Health Sciences annual 3-minute thesis competition on 26th April 2017. We are delighted to report that Fran Harkness (photo) won the competition overall and will go through to represent the Faculty at the UCL 3MT competition. Well done Fran!

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IEHC 3-minute Thesis competition winners

The Institute held its annual 3-minute thesis competition on Friday 24th March in the Galton Lecture Theatre in 1-19 Torrington Place. 

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Beacon Bursary Award

The UCL Public Engagement Unit has announced the awardees in the latest round of Beacon Bursaries. These awards are available to UCL staff and postgraduate research students looking to connect their research or teaching with people outside UCL.

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Success for the PCPH educational group at the SAPC regional conference

Two members of the Primary Care and Population Health educational group (Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care) were awarded prizes at the recent SAPC (Society of Academic Primary Care) regional conference held at the University of Cambridge this January.

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Launch of UCL's Research Department of Behaviour Science and Health 

The Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health (www.ucl.ac.uk/bsh) is launched on 20th March.  Part of the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care (IEHC), this new research department (led by Professor Andrew Steptoe) reflects the importance of behavioural sciences to the Faculty of Population Health Sciences, and brings together the Health Behaviour Research Centre and the Psychobiology Group.

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UCL Health and Society Summer School: Social Determinants of Health - 3rd to 7th July 2017

This one week non-residential summer school organised by EPH provides an in-depth assessment of the social determinants of health from a global research, policy and governance perspective. Professor Sir Michael Marmot will open the summer school with a presentation on the social determinants of health and close the week with a discussion on national and international policy development. For further information please visit the UCL Health and Society summer school: Social Determinants of Health website

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Dr Cristina Renzi wins BMA foundation for medical research grant

Dr Cristina Renzi (UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care) has been awarded the prestigious British Medical Association (BMA) TP Gunton grant for research into public health relating to cancer. Dr Renzi's research has contributed to a better understanding of factors influencing timely cancer diagnosis, highlighting the importance of ongoing vigilance by both patients and doctors after negative (‘false-alarm’) findings.

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The UCL Marmot Prince Mahidol Fellowships

The UCL Marmot Prince Mahidol Fellowships are available to researchers who are committed to reducing inequalities in health within their countries. Applicants are likely to have completed doctoral training by the time of entry into the program in one of a variety of fields including, but not limited to, behavioural and social sciences, biomedical sciences, health professions and public policy. The flexibility of the program is designed to ensure inclusiveness and maximize the benefits reaped from the available resources.

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Institute Film Screening Success

It was a case of The Divide uniting Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care students on Monday 6th February, as over forty postgraduates, undergraduates and doctoral students descended on the Front Quad Pavilion to enjoy a social event with a population health twist.

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Virtual Open Day

We will be holding a virtual open day on Monday 27th March 2017 from 12-2pm (GMT). The purpose of the event is to enable interested applicants to log in via a virtual chat room from anywhere in the world to ask our programme leads and administrators any questions they may have. 

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EPH PhD Open Day

The Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health is hosting an open day for potential research degree students from 3-5pm on Thursday 2nd March 2017 in the Front Quad Pavilion (large marquee outside UCL's Portico on the main campus, see venue details).

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