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New Student Orientation: Fall 2022

We’ve put together a full program of activities to bring you up to speed as a Tulane SPHTM student!  

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2022

Location:  Tidewater Bldg., 1440 Canal Street, 1st floor Diboll Gallery, New Orleans LA 70112

  • 3:00–4:00  PM: Downtown Campus Tour 
  • 4:00–5:00  PM: Dinner 
  • 5:00–7:00  PM: Documentary, “The Skin You’re In, in the Diboll Auditorium (adjacent to the Diboll Gallery) and on  Zoom. Note: If you're joining us on Zoom, please feel free to login a few minutes before 5:00 PM. There will be an introduction at 5:00, and the film will start shortly past 5:00 PM, central time. 

Young man holding a "stop the violence" sign

Thursday Evening Dinner & a Documentary with Dean LaVeist (who is a renowned authority on health equity) recognized that Black Americans live sicker and die younger than any other ethnic group in the nation. In his documentary, he explores the complex reasons behind this disturbing phenomenon and how it’s rooted in racism. The film identifies the problem, explains the causes, and offers real solutions.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2022

Location:  Tidewater Bldg., 1440 Canal Street, 1st floor Diboll Gallery, New Orleans LA 70112

Orientation Program - click on the link to the right, Orientation Zoom Rooms, to access all the zoom links for today's events. 

Orientation Morning Session: 8:00–11:30 AM Central Time
Time Speakers & Topics
8:00–8:15 AM Join Zoom Room - Online Programs
8:15–9:00 AM Icebreaker - Online Programs
8:15–9:00 AM Registration and SPHTM SGA:
  • First Floor – Student Lounges
  • Jazz Breakfast: First Floor – Collins C. Diboll Gallery and Auditorium

Welcome Addresses

9:00–9:10 AM Dean Thomas LaVeist, PhD 
SPHTM Dean and Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity
9:10–9:20 AM Erica Valenzuela, EdD
Assistant Dean for Student Experience
9:20–10:00 AM Special Programming: Racism, Health Equity, and Social Justice 
  • 9:20–9:40 AM: Susan Cheng, PhD, MPH
    Associate Dean for Public Health Practice & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Clinical Associate Professor
     
  • 9:40–10:00 AM: Danielle Broussard, PhD, MPH
    Research Assistant Professor, Department of Social, Behavioral, and Population Sciences
10:00–10:20 AM Academic Policies and Procedures Christine Arcari PhD, MPH, CPH
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Academic Policies and Procedures
10:20–10:30 AM Break | Admissions Survey
10:30–10:45 AM Erica Valenzuela, EdD
Assistant Dean for Student Experience and Academic Advising
10:45–11:00 AM Leslie Bayonne, MS
Director, Office of Student Experience
OSE Resources
11:00–11:15 AM John Nonnamaker, PhD
Director, SPHTM Office of Career Services
SPHTM CS Resources
11:15–11:30 AM Margo Price, MS
Director, Alumni Relations for SPHTM
Networking Lunch and Success Fair: 11:30 AM–1:00 PM Central Time

Grab some lunch, and drop in to any of the info sessions below or visit their tables  on the first floor in the Collins C. Diboll Gallery.

Watch & Get to Know: Campus Health  |  Virtual Campus Tour  |  IT Services
Campus Health, red button link for zoom room Grey campus tour button blue button link for IT orientation video presentation

Click on the links above or access via the Orientation Zoom Rooms buttons.

Departmental Meetings 1:00–5:00 PM Central Time

On-campus students meet in the designated room:

  • Biostatistics (BIOS): Room 1610W
  • Environmental Health Sciences (ENHS): Room 1215
  • Epidemiology (EPID): Room 1210
  • Health Policy and Management (HPM): Room 1208
  • International Health and Sustainable Development (IHSD): Room 1206
  • Social, Behavioral, and Population Sciences (SBPS): Room 1201
  • Tropical Medicine (TRMD) Room 1203

3:00–4:00 PM: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Students: Room 1825

Online students meet in the zoom rooms below:

1:00-5:00 PM

Department Zoom Sessions for Online Students

Green Button for Environmental Health Sciences Dark Blue Button for Health Policy Sea green button for SBPS
Yellow Button for DrPH zoom session

Click on the links above or access via the Orientation Zoom Rooms buttons.

Classes begin Monday, August 22, 2022. See you then!