Spring 2022

Five Tulane doctors recall the first days of COVID-19 and lament public misinformation. They advise people to keep their guard up and be compassionate as we move forward.

Spring 2022
Kimberly M. Gramm joins the new Innovation Institute as the inaugural David and Marion Mussafer Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer. Gramm comes from Texas Tech University with experience in commercializing research from university intellectual property.
Spring 2022
Maurita N. Poole is the new executive director of the Newcomb Art Museum. The former director and curator at Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, Poole’s curatorial projects have focused on African and African Diaspora art.
Spring 2022
Law Professor Amy Gajda’s new book, Seek and Hide: The Tangled History of the Right to Privacy (Viking, 2022), was named one of spring’s most anticipated nonfiction books by The New York Times. “Gajda traces the history of the right to privacy and its (understandably fraught) relationship in the United States with the First Amendment. She examines the tension that has persisted over the years in the tug of war between ‘the right to know’ on one side and ‘the right to be let alone’ on the other.”
Spring 2022
“We all want to feel safe, to be heard, to have people recognize our dignity. … Whatever level of society you’re in, we are all suffering to some degree.”
Spring 2022
Ian Morrison is the new vice president for university communications and marketing, overseeing Tulanian magazine, media relations, marketing, web communications, graphic design, photography, videography, social media and the digital newsletter Tulane Today. Morrison left the position of associate chancellor of strategic communications at Vanderbilt University to join Tulane.
Spring 2022
As part of a $2.27 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, the School of Social Work plans to address issues of alarming levels of burnout, low job satisfaction and compassion fatigue among healthcare workers that lead to poor behavioral health outcomes for themselves and contribute to increased health disparities for the communities they serve.
Spring 2022
A challenge in treating military veterans is finding those who may be suffering from invisible wounds and getting them to seek treatment, said Dr. Greg Stewart. There is, however, a new, successful treatment concept to help veterans heal and lower their risk for suicide. Stewart is the W. Kennon McWilliams Professor in Sports Medicine and the medical director for the Tulane University Center for Brain Health, whose central mission is to provide care for military veterans regardless of discharge status.
Spring 2022
The Newcomb Art Museum has received a $500,000, three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish three interrelated initiatives to make the museum more inclusive and accessible. The funding comes from the philanthropic foundation’s Art Museum Futures Fund, launched in 2020 as part of its emergency grantmaking in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on arts and cultural institutions around the nation.
Spring 2022
Professor of English Zachary Lazar has published a new book, The Apartment on Calle Uruguay: A Novel (Penguin Random House, 2022). It’s the story of a complicated romance between an artist and a journalist.