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You can always count on SPHTM alumni to be active, involved, and taking the lead. 

Alumnus named CEO of St. Charles Parish Hospital

An interest in research prepared Tulane University alumnus Austin Reeder for the study of public health. His degrees from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine prepared him for the position of chief executive officer for St. Charles Parish Hospital, a facility managed by Ochsner Health System. Read more >>

Cutting emergency response time wins big at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, alumnus Benjamin Swig

It takes approximately nine minutes for an ambulance to reach the scene of a medical emergency. But Tulane University alumnus Benjamin Swig has an idea that will cut that time to just five minutes. For that idea, Swig took home the grand prize Friday (March 24) during The Big Idea competition at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. Swig, a 2009 graduate of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a 2016 graduate of the Executive MBA program at the A.B. Freeman School of Business, is co-founder of the award-winning startup Ready Responders, which took home two including $25,000 in cash and a $30,000 advertising package from local firm Peter Mayer. Read more >>

An Alumna at the Helm

Marsha Broussard New Director New Orleans Health Dept.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has appointed SPHTM alumna Marsha Broussard (DrPH HEDC '11) as the new director of the New Orleans Health Department. Her goal will be to have healthy living play a larger role in the city’s culture by implementing new community wellness objectives and building upon already effective local programs, like the Fit NOLA initiative. Read more...

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