LSTM Intercalating Medic Prize Winners 2020/21

News article 16 Jul 2021

LSTM has a proud tradition of welcoming a diverse cohort of intercalating medical students and veterinary students to our programmes. As part of supporting these students and raising the profile of their research projects, LSTM awards competitive Intercalating Medic Prizes to support the cost of their MSc research project.  

Michael Lurie, Director of Business Development and Partnerships adds “Congratulations to  our prize winners. It is heartening to see the enormous impact of intercalation for their career track, not only for themselves but for the wider communities they serve.  We have no doubt of the positive benefit this will have on career progression opportunities in the medical field.”

Intercalating Medics are invited to take part once they are registered on their Masters programmes with us, and are asked to outline their thoughts on any subject related to the umbrella term of ‘Global Health’. 

We are delighted to announce our prize winners for the 2020/21 academic year:

Celina Mitala (MSc International Public Health – Sexual & Reproductive Health).  Celina is currently conducting her research in a scope review of workplace wellbeing in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity Social Care Workers. Celia used animation software as part of her project presentation.   

Beth McCallum (MSc International Public Health – Humanitarian Assistance).  Beth is currently doing her research project on the cost and feasibility of dietary supplements to infants in rural Kenya.

Beth says “I’m currently carrying out research on the cost and feasibility of dietary supplements to infants in rural Kenya.  This research is part of a larger trial, and it has involved working closely with a team on the ground in Kenya, alongside academics and experts and it has been a really great experience that I wouldn’t have had if I hadn’t decided to join LSTM.  I feel really privileged that I’m part of such an exciting intervention trial.”



Rachel McCormick (MSc International Public Health – Humanitarian Assistance). Rachel's research will be focused on secondary data analysis, using data collected between January 2013 and November 2016 from a randomised control trial noninferiority study that examined the effectiveness of various treatment regimens for Cryptococcal meningitis (Molloy et al., 2018).

There is still time to intercalate for our September 2021 MSc programmes.  

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