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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...
09/08/2017 - 15:00 - Dee Boling

As public health professionals, we are intimately aware of the impact and effects of disaster. Unfortunately disaster is, at the moment, an all-too-common event. On the heels of massive flooding in Texas and Louisiana from Hurricane Harvey, we are beginning to see the effects of another massive...

09/01/2017 - 13:00 - Tara Brown

Grand openings are about beginnings, inspired ideas, and a fresh place for those ideas to take root and grow. That’s what the new interdisciplinary learning space in the Caroline Richardson Hall on the uptown campus celebrated Wednesday, August 30. The Public Health Undergraduate program and...

08/28/2017 - 11:00 - Dee Boling

Hurricane Harvey has devastated the Gulf Coast of Texas with large volumes of rain that will continue throughout this week. Everyone here at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine shares in concern for the residents of Southeast Texas who are dealing with flooding and displacement...

08/10/2017 - 11:15 - Barri Bronston

Marcela Villareal de Panetta, a Tulane graduate and member of the Dean’s Council of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has joined the Board of Tulane, the university’s main governing body. Panetta earned a bachelor of arts degree from Newcomb College. She lives in...

08/02/2017 - 13:30 - Mary Sparacello, Tara Nicole Brown

Tulane University senior Taylor Selembo, a bachelor of science in public health candidate, is working with the Healthy Corner Store Collaborative (HCSC), which is funded by the city and organized through Propeller, Top Box Foods, and Liberty's Kitchen. The HCSC works with corner store operators to...

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