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African-American male, mid-20s, wearing sunglasses. Photo reads "Getting tested," in relation to STI testing.
Tulane researchers launch sexual health website for young black men
A new website, gocheckit.net, is specifically designed for young black men to promote sexual health and STI screening. (Image from gocheckit.net) The CDC’s current recommendations call for women to be screened for chlamydia, but not men, noting that evidence is lacking on the feasibility and...
10/17/2018 - 16:45 - Carolyn Scofield

Dr. Paul Whelton Whelton led the team behind last year’s blockbuster announcement that redefined high blood pressure for the first time in 14 years. Dr. Paul Whelton, a clinical professor and the Show Chwan Health System Endowed Chair in Global Public Health at Tulane University School of Public...

10/16/2018 - 13:45 - Dee Boling

Effective today, the Department of Global Health Management and Policy at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM) will rebrand as the Department of Health Policy and Management. “The name change recognizes our long history in education and research around...

10/08/2018 - 12:15 - Carolyn Scofield

Professor Patricia Kissinger and a team of researchers found the recommended single dose of medication isn’t enough to eliminate trichomoniasis, the most common curable STD. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano) A new study led by an infectious disease epidemiologist at Tulane University School of...

10/05/2018 - 11:00 -

The long-running MEASURE Evaluation project has been awarded $48 million for Data for Impact (D4I), which begins this month. Dr. Eva Silvestre, clinical assistant professor of global community health and behavioral sciences, is the principal investigator for Tulane's portion of this project. The...

10/03/2018 - 16:45 - Carolyn Scofield

Pierre Buekens and his team of researchers received $2.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to study Chagas disease for the next five years. (Image from Thinkstock) More than six million people are currently infected with Trypanosoma cruzi, a parasite that causes Chagas disease. Of...

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