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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...
04/13/2017 - 16:15 - Keith Brannon

A combination of densely populated cities and porous borders between neighboring countries helped ignite the historically deadly West African Ebola outbreak that killed more than 11,200 people, according to a comprehensive genetic study of the virus published in Nature. Tulane University infectious...

04/04/2017 - 12:30 - Dee Boling

When School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine Dean Pierre Buekens travels to Washington, D.C., this week to a leading international global health conference, some of the top academics in the field will be making the case for why global public health funding matters. Buekens is chair of the...

04/04/2017 - 12:15 - Dee Boling

Sharing information, seeking common solutions, and working collaboratively are all hallmarks of global health. These same elements are also critical in global trade. Global health and global trade came together on Monday during the Gulf Coast Trade Alliance’s annual meeting, held this year in New...

04/03/2017 - 11:45 - Naomi King Englar

Although New Orleans has seen a resurgence in supermarkets since Hurricane Katrina, some neighborhoods still lack healthy food options, and many are overwhelmed by an abundance of unhealthy choices. To address this issue, Tulane University has joined the newly launched Center for Healthy Food...

03/28/2017 - 10:00 - Alicia Jasmin

It takes approximately nine minutes for an ambulance to reach the scene of a medical emergency. But Tulane University alumnus Benjamin Swig has an idea that will cut that time to just five minutes. For that idea, Swig took home the grand prize Friday (March 24) during The Big Idea competition at...

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