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Best Student Presentation winners

As part of the Global Health Institute Annual Conference students are invited to submit their research for selection to present their work. Each year a Best Student Presentation award is made.

We have awarded a prize for the Best Student Presentation since 2012. Read about our winners below.

2020: Lupeoletalalelei Isaia and Elizabeth Webb

Lupei Isaia was a Best Student Presentation winner for the second time, for her oral presentation entitled Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter Baumannii Strains Isolated From Samoa Linked To Middlemore Hospital In New Zealand. 

The prize for the Best Student Poster was awarded to Elizabeth Webb, for her bilingual (English / Bislama) posters on Permanent Tooth Emergence in a Melanesian Cohort Exposed to Differing Fluoride Levels in Community Drinking-Water Sources  / Taem blong ol strongfala tut i kamaot lo gum long wan Melanesian grup, wetem defren level blong fluoride inside long wota blong dring.

2019: Lupeoletalalelei Isaia

Lupei Isaia won the 2019 prize for Best Student Presentation, for her informative and entertaining presentation Antimicrobial Susceptibility Profiles of Gram-Negative Bacteria and Staphylococcus aureus isolated from Tupua Tamasese Mea’ole Hospital, Samoa from 2014 - 2018.

2018: Anupa Pathak and Saadlee Shehreen

The Student Prize for the best oral presentation went to Anupa Pathak, who discussed her work in Nepal, Use of clinical outcome measures in developing countries: Are we using the right scales?

The Student Prize for the best poster presentation was awarded to Saadlee Shehreen, who produced a poster on Horizontal transfer of antibiotic resistance genes: A CRISPR connection?’

2017: Mike Maze and Yonatan Dinku

Y Dinku prize 2017Two awards were made this year:

The Student Prize for the best poster presentation went to Yonatan Dinku, for his poster on Neighbourhood ethnic diversity and child health outcomes in Ethiopia.

The best oral presentation Student Prize was won by Mike Maze, who discussed his work in M Maze prize 2017Social and health system determinants of mortality among febrile inpatients in Tanzania: a prospective social biopsy cohort study.

2016: Mohammad Momin

OGHI student winner presentation 2016 Congratulations to Mohammad who received the award for a dynamic presentation titled:

A formulation approach to improve aerosolisation of powders for inhalation to combat drug-resistant pulmonary infections.

Photo: From left Professor Sarah Cleaveland, Dr Shyamal Das (Mohammad's Supervisor), Mohammad, Professor Philip Hill and Professor John Crump.

2015: Alex Morrison

OGHI student winner presentation 2015Well done Alex who won the Best Student Presentation award for:

An evaluation of a World Vision Water, Hygiene, and Sanitation (WASH) project on Tanna Island, Vanuatu.

Photo: Professor Sharon Peacock presents Alex with her award.

2014: Aaron Jenkins, Namrata Prasad, Laniata Naucukidi, Varanisese Rosa, Shalini Pravin, and Gandercillar Vosaki

OGHI student winners join the meeting by Skype in 2014As Aaron and the team were based in Fiji they made their winning presentation by Skype:

An interdisciplinary investigation of environmental, socio-cultural, and behavioural determinants of typhoid fever in the Central Division, Republic of Fiji.

Photo: Professor John Crump, who had assisted with the Skype presentation, receives the award from Professor Jakob Zinsstag-Klopfenstein, on behalf of Aaron and the team.

2013: Merrin Rutherford

OGHI student winner 2013 receives her prizeMerrin's award-winning presentation was about tb in West Java:

Management of children exposed to Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a public health evaluation in West Java.

Photo: Professor Kim Mulholland presents the Best Student Presentation prize to Merrin.

2012: Christina Stantis

OGHI student winner for 2012 receives her prizeCongratulations to Christina from the Department of Anatomy, her winning presentation was titled:

Diet and migration in prehstoric polynesia: A bioarchaelogical approach.

Photo: Christina receives the award for her winning presentation from Professor Stephen Luby.

2011: Debasish Saha

OGHI student winner 2011 is congratulatedDebasish's winning presentation, titled Diarrhoea in children in The Gambia for the conference, was based on his PhD thesis:

Disease burden, aetiology and sequelae of diarrhoea in under five children in sub Saharan Africa.

Photo: Debasish is congratulated and presented with his prize by Dr Myron M Levine.

2010: Angela Clark

OGHI student winner 2010 receives her prizeAngela, who was a PhD candidate from the Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, presented her award-winning presentation titled:

Sexual dimorphism and health during the intensification of rice agriculture in early prehistoric Asia.

Photo: Angela receives her prize for the Best Student Presentation from Professor Brian Greenwood, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.