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Building the marine mammal virome

Dr. Tiong Aw, assistant professor of environmental health sciences at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, will use a grant from the Office of Naval Research at the U.S. Department of Navy to build the virome database of marine mammals and their habitat. It will also provide a rapid protocol for viral screening and quantification in the field that will ultimately improve the surveillance of infectious diseases in marine mammals and allow for the early detection of viral pathogens. Keep Reading >>

Tulane researchers awarded millions to increase family planning in Central African nation

The Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI), a multi-donor program to reduce the human impact on tropical rainforests in Central Africa, recently awarded $7.2 million to a team of researchers at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Drs. Jane Bertrand, Arsene Binanga and Julie Hernandez of the Department of Health Policy and Management will spearhead the project. The team’s goal is to increase contraceptive use in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Keep reading >>

Tulane researchers partner with United Houma Nation on climate and health resilience study

The United Houma Nation (UHN) is a Louisiana state-recognized tribe trying to maintain its unique culture during dramatic climatic, environmental, and socioeconomic change. A new project awarded to Tulane University researchers from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine aims to enable the United Houma Nation to determine how to support its citizens to adapt to climate-related and other short- and long-term stressors while maintaining the integrity of its community and culture. Keep reading >>