News Archive


Review articles by year: 2011 | 2010



Researcher Returns to Jamaica to Combat HIV
Katherine Andrinopoulos heads back to the island to continue her work with former prison inmates.

Undergraduate Students Selected to Present at APHA Poster Session
When Victoria Aucoin and Laura Rudberg signed up for Dr. Latha Rajan's summer course in Malaysia, they didn't realize that they would be blazing new ground.

Dean Buekens Honored in Suriname at Launch of MPH Program
Dean Pierre Buekens kicked off a new MPH program at the Anton de Kom University in Suriname with an inaugural lecture at the Faculty of Medicine, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate. 



Toxic Traps Prey on Mosquito's Motherly Instincts
See how researchers are using a lethal "maternity ward" to capture disease-carrying mosquitoes. View the video.

Get Moving, Louisiana
A coalition led by the PRC at Tulane is organizing a one-day summit to work toward improving street safety.

Tulane SPHTM Accredited for a Full Seven-Year Term
Dean Buekens announces accreditation. Copies of the report are available.

Spreading the Word about Breast Cancer
An interactive DVD seeks to increase breast cancer awareness among African American women.



$3.25 Million Grant for Public Health Training
Training future leaders for natural and human-cause emergencies will continue at the South Central Public Health Training Center with a $3.25 million grant.

More Mold Allergies After Katrina?
Despite exposure to dampness and mold, study shows that residents didn't have a higher risk of allergy.

T-shirts Promote 2012 Centennial Celebration
Tulane SPHTM T-shirts show pride for the school's upcoming anniversary, marking a "century of commitment to global health."

Roots for AIDS Virus May Be Ancient
Investigation of monkey virus indicates that HIV may be more than a million years old, Tulane researchers find. View the video.


Universities Partner with Honduras
Agreement with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo strengthens relations with New Orleans.

Meet the 2010-2011 Jones Scholars
Two public health students will intern with the Cowen Institute's AdvanceNOLA program.

Research Thrives in Piney Woods
Post-Katrina era brings new facilities, increased funding for Tulane National Primate Research Center.

'Leaders in Service'
As 2010 Schweitzer fellows, two public health students pursue health-related service projects in New Orleans.

Katrina + 5: Recovery to Transformation
HSM alumna's "New Orleans at Five" report describes the Crescent City as "rebounding" and "resilient."

Tulane SPHTM Announces New Chair of Biostatistics
Hong-Wen Deng will serve as chair of biostatistics and director of a new Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics.



Researchers Identify Best Test for Tuberculosis in Children
A team of researchers has concluded that the best test for high-risk children is the microscopic-observation drug-susceptibility (MODS) technique.



Labor of Love
To mark the Katrina anniversary, a force of Tulane volunteers will fan out across the city for community service projects on Aug. 27 and 28.

Tulane Will Receive $11.2 Million to Lead International Malaria Research Center
Donald Krogstad, professor of Tropical Medicine at Tulane, will serve as the center's principal investigator and program director.

Tulane SPHTM Hosts Haitian Leader
Tulane selected for the minister of health's first visit to a U.S. university.

Experts Examine Health Effects of Oil Disaster
Scientists are moving quickly to evaluate potential risks, says environmental policy analyst Dr. Maureen Lichtveld.

Seafood: If It Smells Good, Eat It
Though prices of Louisiana seafood are rising, toxicologist LuAnn White says it's safe to eat.

$4 Million Grant Funds Disaster Readiness
Reasearch alliance aims to help vulnerable communities cope with disasters.

Students Bring Health Care to Hispaniola
Students are traveling to the Caribbean island of Hispaniola this summer to provide health care.



Magnus Selected as ELAM Fellow
Jeanette Magnus was selected for an executive leadership fellowship for women.

Two Departments Uniting Toward Global Health
The HSM and INHD departments explore ways to expand their combined global impact.

Dispersants Versus the Oil Spill
"It's not the dispersants that cause the ecological effects -- it's the oil that's toxic," says a Tulane toxicologist.

Laura Murphy Meets Mama Obama in Kenya
INHD associate professor discusses herbal medicine with Sarah Obama, paternal grandmother of President Barack Obama.

Students Mapping the Oil Spill
While the Gulf environmental disaster continues, students help create a crisis map that logs effects of the oil spill.

Tulane SPHTM Commissions the Class of 2010
More than 360 students earned master's degrees from Tulane SPHTM this year – and the school also granted more undergraduate degrees than ever before.

Kumar Featured in Science Malaria Special
Nirbhay Kumar, chair of tropical medicine, was quoted in a special section of Science magazine focusing on tuberculosis and malaria. 



VanLandingham to Serve on Demography Board
Mark VanLandingham has accepted an invitation to serve on the editorial board of the journal Demography. 

Farewell to Mark James, First Dean of Kent State College of Public Health
Tulane SPHTM bids farewell to Mark James as he leaves to become the founding dean for the Kent State College of Public Health. 

Call for Elimination of Malaria from Hispaniola
Tulane faculty urge action to eliminate malaria from the last Caribbean island where the disease occurs regularly.

Tulane to Help Launch First School of Public Health in Iraq
University of Wasit in Iraq and Tulane SPHTM explore ways to launch a new school of public health in Iraq.

Students Honored with 'Tulane 34' Awards
Five students are recognized for their exemplary leadership, service, and academic excellence.

Paving the Way for New Bike Lanes
Prevention Research Center is evaluating how much New Orleanians bike and walk on city streets.



Amy Tsui to Deliver Commencement Address
Gates Institute director to deliver the Spring 2010 commencement address to Tulane SPHTM graduating students.

Book Recalls History of Charity Hospitals
Public health alumnus co-authors history of Louisiana charity hospital system.

Spanking Kids May Lead to More Aggression
Children who are spanked frequently at age 3 are more likely to be aggressive when they're 5, according to a new study.

Tulane Hosts Gates Millennium Scholars
Institute promotes advanced degrees for minority students.

Diabetes at Epidemic Proportions in China
With its very large population, China may bear a higher diabetes-related burden than any other country, according to new Tulane study.

SPHTM Prepares for Long-Term Disaster Recovery in Haiti
As the crisis in Haiti moves beyond initial emergency response, Tulane SPHTM prepares to assist in the second phase of disaster recovery.



Bertrand Invested in Health Management Chair
Global attention to the Department of Health Systems Management is goal of new Vanselow Professor in Health Management and Policy.

'Rebuild for Our Children'
Just back from Haiti, public health and social work experts say needs of children are crucial to country's future.

Stillbirths Drop after Newborn-Care Training in Developing Countries
The rate of stillbirths in rural areas of six developing countries fell more than 30 percent following a basic training program in newborn care for birth attendants.

Hope for Hemorrhagic Fevers
NIH awarded a five-year contract totaling more than $15 million to Tulane for its ongoing efforts to treat and prevent Lassa fever.



Alumnus Assists Water Relief Efforts in Haiti
Dr. Ryan Sinclair recently traveled to Haiti to assess the country's security in water, sanitation, maternal and child health, and food.

Healing the Wounds of Haiti
Dr. Elizabeth Bellino, a pediatrician with a public health degree from Tulane, spent nine days in Haiti tending to wounded children.

Making Inroads in Fight Against Obesity
The PRC has been awarded a $360,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve opportunities for physical activity in New Orleans.

'We are Alive and Thankful'
A Tulane employee with the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine survives the Haiti earthquake with her family.



Tulane Staff in Haiti Safe; SPHTM to Assist in Emergency Response
Tulane University has been working in Haiti for decades, including several ongoing projects.  The University Technical Assistance Project has an office there, coordinated by Tulane's Center for Global Health Equity.  We are thankful to report that all staff have been located and are safe.



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