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Alumna  Ellen Einterz (MPHTM ‘90), on left.

Dr. Ellen Einterz (MPHTM ‘90) was recognized by the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) with the Esther Pohl Lovejoy Award at the association’s recent anniversary meeting held in Philadelphia, Penn.

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Alumna recognized by American Medical Women’s Association

The award is named for Esther Pohl Lovejoy, who served as city health officer for Portland, Ore., from 1907 to 1909, the first woman to hold such a position in a major U.S. city. She went on to become active in women’s suffrage, politics, and several international health organizations. The Esther Pohl Lovejoy Award honors a woman physician who has demonstrated an interest in and dedication to the promotion of international relations through improvement in international health. Read more>>

Alum advises grads to have patience with their careers

More than 30 years after Barbara Weis, MD, graduated from Tulane, she finally started to pursue the career that she originally envisioned for herself in international health. After she served in the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa, and then attended medical school, she expected to return to a developing country. Marriage to a research physicist changed that, prompting an unexpected route through New York and Baltimore. Since 2010, she has directed Sante Total, a U.S.– based group that operates a temporary clinic in Jacsonville, Haiti. Read more>>

CDC director, Tulane alumna Debra Houry discussed opioid crisis

On Friday, April 20, the MD/MPH Program, co-sponsored by the Tulane schools of medicine and public health and tropical medicine, hosted a presentation on the opioid epidemic by Debra Houry, MD, MPH, director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more >>

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