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||Dean LuAnn White, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, will discuss academic policies.|
|9:10–9:40 AM||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.|
|9:40–10:05 AM||Dr. Richard Oberhelman, MD, Dean of Global Health and Dr. Patricia (Patty) Kissinger, PhD, MPH, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development will introduce Elaine Broussard and Shone Scretchings from TU Campus Health, who will discuss the services offered by Campus Health.|
|10:05–10:20 AM||Meet Tonette Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH Associate Provost for the Health Sciences and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Dean Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD, Dean of The School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.|
|10:20–10:50 AM||Dr. Alicia Battle, PhD, MCHES, Associate Dean for Online Programs, welcomes online students, and Carolyn Barber-Pierre, MA, Assistant VP of Students and Dr. Laura Adderly, PhD speak.|
|11:00–11:10 AM||Professor Mollye Demosthenindy, JD, MHA, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives welcomes us back and introduces herself and Case Manager Kyle Pearson, LMSW, AAC, ACC from Case Management and Victim Support Services, Title IX.|
|11:10–11:25 AM||Assistant Dean of Finance, Susan Barrera, MBA, introduces herself and Lieutenant Roger Barnes, from TU Police Department to discuss campus safety|
|11:25–11:35 AM||Dr. Joe Keating, PhD, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education will introduce himself and Donald Veals from Emergency Management, who will talk about Tulane's emergency planning strategies.|
|11:35–11:45 AM||Break and Survey|
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.
David Chae, ScD, Associate Dean for Research will get the discussion started, and confirmed panelists include faculty 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!