Topic: medicine

Dr. Josh Denson wears green scrubs as he strides across the bridge between Tulane medical school and hospital.

Pandemic Perspectives

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.



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.



The Tulane University Center for Brain Health is a new program created to address the unique medical needs of members of the armed forces. The center, housed in the Tulane Medical Center, will specialize in the care of military veterans of any discharge status and specialize in the treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

graphic depicting 50 years of the joint degree program in Medicine and Public Health

Medicine and Public Health on the Front Lines

Tulane’s MD/MPH joint degree program has trained physician leaders for 50 years — and counting.


Quoted in the American Association of Medical Colleges

“At the Tulane School of Medicine, applications for admission to the class of 2025 are up more than 35% compared to the same time last year.”

15 Black medical school students in white coatspose in front of Whitney Plantaion

‘Resilience Is in Our DNA’

A photo of African American students from Tulane School of Medicine made national news in December after it went “viral” on social media.

Dr. Sophia Omoro stands in her French Quarter store, odAOMO

Ampersand: Sophia Omoro: Surgeon, Designer & Social Entrepreneur

Sophia Aomo Omoro (M ’00, ’02) always knew she wanted to be a surgeon.

Dr. Giovanni Piedimonte

Turning Point

Dr. Giovanni Piedimonte, vice president for research, is leading Tulane toward a new era of impactful research that makes lives better.


Neuroscience Center

Tulane School of Medicine opened the Clinical Neuroscience Research Center, a new center aimed at improving care for patients with neurological diseases. Dr. Gregory Bix is the center’s director, and Dr. Xiaoying Wang is the center’s program director of brain injury and research. Bix’s goal is to build on the university’s existing stroke research and expand efforts in traumatic brain injury, aging and dementia.


Lead in Top Soil

Howard Mielke, pharmacology research professor at the School of Medicine, found that long-term changes in soil lead levels in New Orleans have a corresponding impact on blood levels in children. Mielke’s research team collected rounds of soil samplings in the city over several years and compared them to children’s blood level data, which revealed decreasing lead in topsoil played a key factor in the children’s declining blood lead levels.