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Wastewater surveillance targets critical locations for COVID-19
Samendra Sherchan, PhD, assistant professor in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences, is counting manholes and collecting wastewater—lots of it, a little bit at a time. It’s part of his efforts to monitor the presence of COVID-19 in...
10/16/2020 - 15:15 - Dee Boling

A new study will help determine if a zero copay model will improve medication adherence among patients with diabetes. Photo courtesy of the National Cancer Institute. The rising cost of medication in the United States can be a challenge for many patients with Type 2 diabetes. High out-of-pocket...

10/14/2020 - 13:15 - Jillian B. Morgan

This map indicates the reproductive rights policy climate for each state plus the District of Columbia in the year prior to when women gave birth in 2016 (i.e., preconception year). Data were compiled in 2014 and 2015 (Credit: Elsevier) The study found that women, particularly US-born Black women...

10/09/2020 - 09:15 - Rebecca O'Malley Gipson

(Photos of Shayna Goldfine, Jake Hurwitz, and  Alexander Schwartz) Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine provides an excellent, skills-based education, but there’s nothing like hands-on experience to bring that education to life. Three environmental health sciences...

10/08/2020 - 09:15 -

Dr. Joseph Contiguglia, beloved professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, passed away on October 1st at the age of 72, following a long illness. Colonel Joseph Justin “The Count” Contiguglia was originally from Little Neck, New York. He earned his medical degree from the...

10/02/2020 - 09:15 - Dee Boling

(Photo of Dr. Lizheng Shi, endowed Regents Professor and interim chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Tulane) How do you care for a chronic disease when visiting a doctor in person could be risky or not an option  at all due to the COVID-19 pandemic? That’s a concern for many...

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