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Philanthropist, alumnus to lead seminar on race and health

The first of three seminars on Health, Racism and Communication will be led by Tulane alumnus Flozell Daniels Jr. on Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Daniels, CEO and president of Foundation for Louisiana, said Louisiana faces heightened racial disparities when it comes to mass incarceration, access to health care, affordable housing, access to jobs and entrepreneurism, coastal restoration and environmental adaptation. The nonprofit foundation, which promotes stronger communities across the state, uses these disparities to further an agenda of racial reconciliation and justice-centered action. Read more>>

Tulane SPHTM Alumnus Named President of Downstate Medical Center

The State University of New York Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Wayne J. Riley as president of SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Riley currently is currently a a clinical professor of medicine and adjunct professor of health policy at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Riley is a 1988 graduate of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with a degree in health systems management. Read more>>

The More You NOLA: Alumna runs local art market

Whether you’re searching for a one-of-a-kind gift or you’d simply like to spend part of your weekend supporting local artists, consider strolling through the Arts Market of New Orleans. Produced by the Arts Council of New Orleans, the market is held on the last Saturday of the month at Palmer Park, located at the corner of South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues near Tulane University. Justine Bird, a 2016 graduate of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, manages the monthly market in her role as assistant director of artist services at the Arts Council of New Orleans. Read more>>

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