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POSTPONED - FarmToNOLA Fresh Food Delivery: A Sprinting to the Front Lines Virtual Discussion


Event postponed due to Tropical Storm Sally. New date and Time TBD.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://tulane.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsfu2pqDMvHdJnVB-szYUH6vWlz6Ng8hR1

Please join Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine for the first in a series of panel discussions on Sprinting to the Front Lines, a rapid funding mechanism for Tulane students to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. Teams of current Tulane students were invited to submit a proposal that would directly impact the health and wellbeing of the New Orleans community during the COVID-19 outbreak. Projects were selected by a panel of three faculty at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the six were selected from 50 applications submitted.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many New Orleans families, already living in food deserts, faced food shortages of fresh, healthy food. FarmToNOLA Fresh Food Delivery sought to address this need by delivering fresh produce directly from local farms to families in the Lower 9th Ward and Westwego.

Speakers will include student team members Meredith Freeman, a MD/MPH student, and Karen Schaeffer, a School of Medicine student. SPHTM Faculty Mentor, Dr. Pia Chaparro, will moderate the discussion.

Funding for Sprinting to the Front Lines was made possible by a generous donation from Celia Weatherhead and the Weatherhead Foundation. Celia Weatherhead is a graduate of Newcomb College, an emeritus member of the Board of Tulane, and a member of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Dean’s Advisory Council.