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Piles of debris - clothes, furniture, etc. - outside of homes that flooded in Baton Rouge, LA in 2014. Photo by Carolyn Scofield.
Resilience-building is transferable in communities after a disaster
Flooded and gutted homes were a common sight in Baton Rouge in late 2016. Team members from Tulane University were part of a group that built the Resilient Baton Rouge toolkit for residents of that city. The team recently published a study about the Resilient Baton Rouge effort. (Photo by Carolyn...
01/09/2018 - 11:30 - Faith Dawson

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), malaria deaths have fallen over the last decade, but half the global population is still at risk. A Tulane University professor and researcher recently co-authored a study that may lead to better control of parasite-carrying mosquitoes....

01/05/2018 - 10:45 - Alicia Jasmin

In 2016 the Tulane community was introduced to Dr. Adaora Okoli, a graduate student in the Tulane School of Public Health who contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in Nigeria. On Thursday, Jan. 4, philanthropist Bill Gates recognized Okoli on his website as one of his “Heroes in the...

12/22/2017 - 14:30 - Faith Daniels

If the new year prompted you to renew your annual commitment to exercise regularly, it could pay off in the long run. Adults trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight may benefit from increasing their physical activity level, such as performing regular exercise, according to a study led...

12/19/2017 - 12:15 - Mary Cross

Tulane community members can help shape the future of New Orleans’ first bike-share program, Blue Bikes NOLA, by taking part in the Tulane Bike Share Survey. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber) The city of New Orleans launched its first bike-share service, Blue Bikes NOLA, earlier this month. The program is...

12/19/2017 - 11:45 - Mary Johns

Alessandra Bazzano, pictured, social entrepreneurship professor at the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking and faculty member at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, co-authored a report in the PLOS journal with Taylor Center colleagues...

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