We’ve put together a full program of activities to bring you up to speed as a Tulane SPHTM student, including introductions to our deans and other key personnel, a tech workshop, a discussion of how COVID-19 will impact the semester, a success fair, a virtual campus tour, department breakouts, and much more!
The schedule follows below with details about the sessions. To get links to all of the zoom rooms, use the navigation on the right that says Orientation: Zoom Sessions.
|Time||Speakers & Topics|
|8:45–9:00 AM||Join the Orientation!
|9:00–9:10 AM||Thomas A LaVeist, PhD
Dean, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Presidential Chair in Health Equity
|9:10–10:00 AM||Racism, Health Equity and Social Justice
Introduced by Alicia Battle, PhD, MCHES, Associate Dean for Online Programs
|10:00–10:10 AM||LuAnn White, PhD, DABT, Senior Associate Dean|
|10:10–10:40 AM||Technology Workshop
Oscar Davila, Director of SPHTM Information Technology and Kathy Carneiro, MPH, Director of Online Programs, will host a brief Technology Workshop highlighting the tools and services students will frequently use.
|10:40 - 11:00 AM||Elaine Broussard and Shone Scretchings from TU Campus Health, who will discuss the services offered by Campus Health.
Introduced by Dr. Richard Oberhelman, MD, Dean of Global Health.
|11:10–11:20 AM||Kyle Pearson, LMSW, AAC, ACC, Case Manager Case Management and Victim Support Services, Title IX|
|11:20–11:30 AM||Lieutenant Roger Barnes, from TU Police Department to discuss campus safety
Introduced by Assistant Dean of Finance, Susan Barrera, MBA.
|11:30–11:40 AM||Donald Veals from Emergency Management, who will talk about Tulane's emergency planning strategies.
Introduced by Dr. Joe Keating, PhD, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education.
Visit as many Zoom rooms as you are interested in during the lunch break! Ask questions about student organizations, campus health, international student concerns, the Global Scholars Program, get career networking tips, or learn what it takes to get inducted into Delta Omega, the national public health honorary society.
|11:45 AM–1:00 PM||
On–ground students: every department has its own breakout Zoom room; just click on the button for your department on the Zoom Room Schedule.
|1:30–4:00 PM||Discussion Topics for On–Ground Departmental Breakouts
Online students: click on the Online MPH button the Zoom Room Schedule.
Note: Both online MPH and online environmental health sciences program students should attend the Online MPH Zoom Room.
|1:30–4:00 PM||Discussion Topics for Online Breakouts
Gather back together for a share out moderated by Dean LaVeist on the common watch movie, Contagion.
Introduced by David Chae, ScD, Associate Dean for Research, with faculty panelists: Charles Miller, PhD (Interim Chair of Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences); John Lefante, PhD (Dept. of Biostatistics and Data Science); Lizheng Shi, PhD, MsPharm, MA, (Interim Chair of Dept. of Health Policy and Management); Susan Hassig, DrPH, MPH (Dept. of Epidemiology); Ronald Blanton, MD, MS (Chair of Dept. of Tropical Medicine); and, Alicia Battle, PhD, MPH (Associate Dean for Online programs, Dept. of Global Community Health & Behavioral Sciences).
Close the day with a networking reception, and meet SPHTM alumni, faculty, and staff!