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New Student Orientation: Spring 2023

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

Orientation Morning Session: 8:00–11:30 AM Central Time
Time Speakers & Topics
8:00–8:15 AM Join Zoom Room
  For those joining in person to watch orientation and eat breakfast please go to Room 1201
8:15–9:00 AM Icebreaker
8:15–9:00 AM 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 LeShawn “Lee” Simplis-Barnes, MPA
Director of Admissions Admissions Survey and Break

Admissions survey

10:30–10:45 AM

Ruth Fruge, M.Ed
Academic and Student Success Advisor

Shallene Joseph, M.S., M.Ed., PLPC, NCC
Academic and Student Success Advisor

Office of Student Success 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 & Success Fair: 11:30 AM–1:00 PM Central Time

Grab some lunch, and drop in to any of the info sessions below.

Watch & Get to Know:  Virtual Campus Tour  |  IT Services
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Departmental Meetings 1:00–3:00 PM Central Time

Join your department's zoom room. 

1:00-3:00 PM

Department Zoom Sessions 

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Click on the buttons to access your department/program zoom room.

3:00-5:00 PM Online DrPH Breakout Session

Join the session at the link below, or meet in room 1201. 

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Campus Tours
  • Tuesday, January 17, 12:00–1:00pm, meet in first floor lobby
  • Wednesday, January 18, 12:00–1:00pm, meet in first floor lobby

Classes begin Tuesday, January 17, 2023. See you then!