Topic: medicine

Bernard J. Panetta II (A&S ’68) and Marcela Villareal de Panetta (NC ’67)

Tulane Alumni Couple Donates $5 Million for Presidential Chair

Tulane University has received a $5 million commitment to fund a Presidential Chair from alumni Marcela Villareal de Panetta (NC ’67) and Bernard J. Panetta II (A&S ’68).


Better Pain Medicine

James Zadina, professor of medicine, and other researchers have developed a new kind of opioid, called ZH853, that accelerates the recovery time from pain and does not have the side effects morphine does.

Dr. Hugh “Glenn” Barnett II and Karen Barnett

Scholarship Supports Dreams of Med School

When he was accepted to Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Hugh “Glenn” Barnett II knew that the cost of tuition might prevent him from attending the prestigious school.

Outdoor portrait of Stacy Drury

New Hope For A New Generation

Are the clues to reducing community problems like poverty, bullying and crime held at the tip of a chromosome?


Next-Generation Whooping Cough Vaccine

The National Institutes of Health awarded Tulane School of Medicine a contract for up to $8.5 million over five years to develop a more effective and longer-lasting vaccine against pertussis, more commonly known as “whooping cough.” Microbiologist Lisa Morici, PhD, and immunologist James McLachlan, PhD, will lead the project to use outer membrane vesicles, which are nanoparticles shed by bacteria as they grow, to stimulate a more potent immune response than current vaccines against the disease. Worldwide, there are an estimated 24.1 million cases of pertussis and about 160,700 deaths per yea

Emma Louise Brandt Elston

Adding Life to Years

Tulane researchers are uncovering the science behind aging and learning how to add life to additional years.

Debra Houry

Impression: Debra Houry

Many doctors train to become emergency room physicians, hoping to save lives. But serving in this role for Debra Houry (M ’98, PHTM ’98) wasn’t enough. She wanted to help stop injuries before they ever happen.


Reducing Cervical Cancer rates

Dr. Jessica Shank, associate professor of gynecologic oncology at the School of Medicine, is on a mission to raise awareness that cervical cancer is preventable. “This is a cancer that can be prevented with regular Pap smear screening and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine,” she said.


Got chapped lips?

As reported in Live Science, lip balms for dry, chapped lips provide only temporary comfort, and some types can make scaly lips even drier. That’s because, in part, when the thin film of moisture from the lip balm evaporates, it dehydrates your lips even more. “It starts a vicious cycle,” said Dr. Leah Jacob, an assistant professor of dermatology in the School of Medicine.

From left, Pierrette Phillips congratulates Dr. Raoul Rodriguez, who was invested as the inaugural holder of the Pierrette and John G. Phillips Professorship in Orthopaedics at the School of Medicine on November 13.

Rodriguez honored as inaugural Phillips Orthopaedics Professor

Dr. Raoul P. Rodriguez (M ’60), a foot and ankle specialist who has been with the Department of Orthopaedics since 1965, was invested as the inaugural holder of the Pierrette and John G. Phillips Professorship in Orthopaedics at the School of Medicine in November.