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2015 SPHTM Diploma ceremony at The Saenger Theatre

Graduation had marquee value at the beautiful and historic
Saenger Theater.

(Photo: Dee Boling)

2015 Tulane SPHTM Diploma Ceremony
It was a year of firsts. The first time at the beautiful Saenger Theater and the first time the undergraduate diploma ceremony was joined with the graduate ceremony. The ceremony went off without a hitch. Students were honored for their years of hard work and celebrated with friends and family. Student Speaker Nikechi Mbaebie gave a moving and inspirational speech and Progressive Existence provided high-energy entertainment giving everyone attending a taste of New Orleans style. It was a memorable day as we said goodbye to our graduates who will go on to do great things in the world of public health! more>>

2015 Tulane SPHTM Awards Presentation
Before an audience of friends, family, and faculty, talented public health graduate students (and a few faculty) were honored and recognized last week with awards and distinctions from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and individual departments. more>>

Public health doctoral recipient is fit to serve
Leading exercise classes in New Orleans City Park, running marathons and coaching a girls’ running club are just a few of the healthy habits Lori Andersen used to relieve stress during her studies at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. more>>

Posse Scholar earns top service award
Graduating senior Emily Cardinas is the first Tulane University student to earn both the Posse Scholarship and the Jim Runsdorf Excellence in Public Service Award, the university’s top service award. more>>

Delta Omega Eta Chapter Honors 2015 Nominees for Induction
Thirty-three graduates of the class of 2015 have been nominated for induction to the School or Public Health and Tropical Medicine’s Eta Chapter of the national Delta Omega Honorary Society. They were honored at a dinner Monday evening, May 11 at Café Reconcile in New Orleans. more>>

Tulane student named SAS Student Ambassador for innovative use of analytics
Ashley Collinsworth, a doctoral student in the Department of Global Health Systems and Development at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, was named a 2015 SAS Student Ambassador for her work on the use of electronic health records for health services research. more>>

MD/MPH student appointed to national board
Student Quinn Jackson has been appointed to the national board of directors for the Medical Students for Choice, a multi-national organization with chapters across the US, Europe, Asia and Africa. She fulfilled the MPH portion of her degree in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences. more>>


In Support of Nepal
Over the weekend, a devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck around the area of Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu. more>>

I2PH Announces Inaugural Grant Recipients
Six interdisciplinary student teams have been selected to receive $3,000 in pilot funding in the first Interdisciplinary Innovative Programs Hub (I2PH) Grant Program. more>>

At the center of the Ebola outbreak
Lee P. Gary Jr., an adjunct assistant professor in the Payson Center for International Development at Tulane University, has one of the most critical jobs in the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa. more>>

Faye Grimsley Named a Fellow of the AIHA
Dr. L. Faye Grimsley, associate professor in the Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, is one of 12 new Fellows to the American Industrial Hygiene Association. more>>

Student research shows ‘four years of hard work’
Comparative drug policy. Edible insects. Eye-gaze tracking computer interfaces. The research projects by 19 seniors in the 2015 Newcomb Scholars cohort represent their diverse interests, passions and talents. more>>

2015 Delta Omega Eta Chapter Poster Contest
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine’s Eta Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health held its annual poster contest Friday, April 10.more>>

Dr. Roy Rando to Receive Inaugural ABIH Impact Award
Dr. Roy Rando, professor of global environmental health sciences at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, will receive the first Impact Award from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). more>>


Let’s eradicate health disparities’
Student leaders in the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine hope to open a dialogue on global health disparities during their annual Thought Symposium on Thursday (March 19) and Friday (March 20). more>>

Tulane SPHTM Advances in Rank to 12th Among Graduate Schools of Public Health
The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine moves up to #12 among graduate schools of public health according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. more>>

Hot button issue: economic benefits of paid leaves
Heidi Hartmann, president and founder of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, lectured on the health and economic benefits of sick and family paid leaves during her visit on Thursday (March 26) to the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. more>>

Sexual aggression on college campuses: a public health problem
To examine concerns about sexual assault on college campuses, the Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Community Women’s Health Education Center and the Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University invited Kevin Swartout, an assistant professor at Georgia State University and researcher on violence against women, to discuss the subject of sexual assault on college campuses. more>>

Donald Krogstad to be Honored with Common Good Award
Dr. Donald Krogstad, professor of tropical medicine at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has been selected by the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees to receive one of two 2015 Common Good Awards. As a physician and researcher, he has devoted his life to finding ways to contain and fight malaria. more>>


Tulane joins CDC effort to eliminate malaria in Hispaniola
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is part of a newly announced U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention led consortium that aims to eliminate indigenous cases of malaria on the island of Hispaniola by 2020. more>>

I2PH International Scholars Networking Reception
The Interdisciplinary Innovative Programs Hub, or I2PH, was created to encourage interdisciplinary approaches to global health. Last week, the I2PH brought together a number of international scholars to talk about global networking opportunities and how to approach a global health career.  more>>


Skip the dip! Super Bowl team cities see spike in flu deaths
Boston and Seattle football fans beware! Cities with teams in the Super Bowl see a big spike in flu deaths, according to a new Tulane University study. more>>

Tulane Alumnus Named Young Healthcare Executive of the Year
Mario Garner, a 2004 alumnus of the Master of Healthcare Administration program at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has been tapped to receive the Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. more>>

Collaborations celebrated in Kinshasa
Dean Pierre Buekens recently returned from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where he laid the groundwork for a new grant while strengthening bonds with the school’s network of collaborators. more>>

Safe streets lead to more walking and biking to school
More students walk or bike to school when surroundings streets, sidewalks and crosswalks are safe and attractive, according to a Tulane University Tulane Prevention Research Center study published in the Journal of School Health this month. more>>

Can your cellphone help you lose weight?
If you’re looking to trim down now, one of the best tools may be in the palm of your hand. Cellphone support can help people lose significantly more weight, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. more >>


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