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Tulane course studies child abuse from different perspectives
A trip to the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office, a visit to the New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center (NOCAC), and a visit to the Behavioral Neurodevelopmental Genetics laboratory are signature parts of a new undergraduate course focused on understanding the roots and impacts of child abuse and...
Jan 04, 2017 - Mary Cross

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has appointed Tulane University alumna Marsha Broussard as the new director of the New Orleans Health Department. The goal is to have healthy living play a larger role in the city’s culture by implementing new community wellness objectives and building upon already...

Dec 12, 2016 - Carolyn Scofield

Researchers at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine partnered with UNICEF to analyze health inequities in Latin America and the Caribbean. The goal of the new report is to inform policymaking in the region, which still has great strides to make in access to health care...

Dec 12, 2016 - Mary Ann Travis

While the last outbreak of yellow fever in the United States occurred in 1905 in New Orleans, the species of mosquito that transmits yellow fever (as well as dengue, chikungunya and Zika fever viruses)—Aedes aegypti—is still around. Aedes aegypti has even been making a comeback in population in New...

Nov 16, 2016 - Carolyn Scofield

Neighborhood stressors including the density of liquor or convenience stores, reports of domestic violence and the rate of violent crime are associated with signs of biological stress in children. That's according to a new study led by Tulane University researchers and published in the prestigious...

Nov 14, 2016 - Dee Boling

The U.S. elections were a very difficult exercise in democracy laying bare deep divisions within the country. I echo President Fitts’ message to the Tulane community: “Our job as a university community is to seek to understand. We must engage with each other in and out of the classroom, and we will...

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