Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Becomes Educational Institute

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has a worldwide reputation for its research - indeed was the first such institute in the world to work exclusively on tropical diseases. One such disease is Tuberculosis and we know that TB sufferers are at risk of developing chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) - possibly quite a high risk.

Such diseases have received very little funding and remain largely unknown throughout the world. Therefore it is very welcome news that LSTM is to become an institute for higher education and will be participating in spreading high quality information and education around the world on these awful infections, raising awareness in the next generations of doctors and scientists.
The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has designated the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine as a higher education institution eligible to receive funding direct from the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Professor Janet Hemingway CBE, Director of LSTM, said: “We are delighted that LSTM, which has always been an independent institution, is now recognised as an HEI in its own right. It will improve our profile nationally and internationally and support our ambitions for continued growth and expansion.”

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