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Dr. Ronald Blanton named Chair of Tropical Medicine
Dr. Thomas LaVeist, dean of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, announced today that Dr. Ronald Blanton has been named as chair of the Department of Tropical Medicine. He will also become the William G. Vincent Professor in Tropical Diseases and Hygiene. “I am...
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...

09/27/2018 - 12:15 - Carolyn Scofield

Dr. Jiang He is the Copes Chair of Epidemiology at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. A new $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will continue groundbreaking research into chronic kidney disease (CKD) by Tulane University. A team of...

09/14/2018 - 16:15 - Dee Boling

The nutrition section of the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences (GCHB) is launching a new training program targeted at nutrition students interested in working in the maternal and child health (MCH) area. The program is being funded by the U.S. Health Resources &...

09/14/2018 - 16:00 - Madeleine Vann

Tulane Provost Robin Forman, Ochsner Health System Executive Vice President Robert Hart, and Ochsner Health System President and Chief Executive Officer Warner Thomas participated in the launch of the Physician Leadership Program, a new certificate program from Tulane's Department of Health Policy...

09/13/2018 - 11:45 - Emily Szklarski

FirstLine public charter schools in New Orleans utilize school-garden programming in their curriculum. (Photos from of ESYNOLA) School-based kitchen garden programs across the country are known to improve healthy eating habits among school children, but their value had not been quantified using...

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