Topic: public health

thumbnail of Erica Washington in front of Bea Fields House
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Why I Volunteer for Tulane

Tulane’s synonymity with New Orleans is what drew me to the university.

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Thomas Laveist, dean of Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

“... the stereotype is that the environment is about tree hugging or saving exotic birds.” 
THOMAS LAVEIST, dean of Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, in Bloomberg Environment on why he thinks black politicians haven’t focused much on climate change.

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400 Years of Inequality

Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine observed the 400-year anniversary of the beginning of slavery in America and its lasting impact on inequalities in communities with a daylong event called “400 Years of Inequality: Changing the Narrative.” The School of Public Health plans to hold additional events as part of the series throughout the academic year.

brown eggs in egg container
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Planet-Friendly Diet

Food production is an important contributor to climate change, accounting for about a quarter of carbon emissions globally.

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

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Katrina Recovery

The National Institutes of Health named Mark VanLandingham, professor at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the 12th Matilda White Riley Honors Distinguished Lecturer. VanLandingham was honored for his pioneering research on how culture and shared history helped the Vietnamese American community in New Orleans recover from Hurricane Katrina more quickly than other communities.

picture of the four new deans inside Gibson Hall.
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New Deans, New Directions

The schools of Science and Engineering, Liberal Arts, Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Architecture welcome new leaders.

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$2.3 Million Blight Study

Can cleaning vacant lots cause a chain of events that curbs child abuse or stops a teen from falling victim to violence? That’s the provocative question behind a new research project to study whether maintaining vacant lots and fixing up blighted properties in high-crime areas reduces incidents of youth and family violence. The National Institutes of Health awarded Tulane a $2.3 million grant to test the theory in New Orleans.

Debra Houry
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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.

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Patricia Kissinger, professor of epidemiology and infectious diseases

“The addiction takes over." Patricia Kissinger, quoted in the Los Angeles Times article, “Two crises in one: As drug use rises, so does syphilis.” Kissinger is a professor of epidemiology and infectious disease at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.