Topic: public health

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

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Drinking a little wine with dinner may help lower risks of developing type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Preliminary results of a study by Dr. Hao Ma, a research fellow at the Tulane Obesity Research Center and the Tulane Personalized Health Institute, and others were presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle & Cardiometabolic Health Conference 2022 in Chicago.

collage of ships, virus, human anatomy, Latin American art
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Hall of Fame

For the first time, Research, Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Awards were bestowed on Tulane’s stellar researchers and scholars. We devote several stories to them in this issue of the Tulanian.

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Quoted: Laviest in Washington Post

“These are the types of traumas that chip away at your resilience. … And people of color have to be more resilient because we face 
more trauma.”

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“The reason that we’re not treating COVID like any other virus, like we treat smallpox and mumps, is that it became politicized.”

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“I completely understand the mistrust. But you have to consider the risk of COVID versus the risk of the vaccine. This is a devastating disease and it has disproportionately impacted Black Americans. That is what we do know.”

graphic of sheep circling the moon
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A Good Night’s Sleep

A Tulane study found that adults with the healthiest sleep patterns had a 42 percent lower risk of heart failure regardless of other risk factors compared to adults with unhealthy sleep patterns.

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

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

Thomas LaVeist in his office at the School of Public Health. Many paintings are displayed on the wall.
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Health Equity

As the COVID-19 crisis engulfs the Black community, Thomas LaVeist, dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, explains why — and leads the way to changing the unjust health gap.

Susan Hassig
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Impression: Susan Hassig

After years of studying HIV transmission, Susan Hassig (PHTM ’84, ’87), associate professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, became a go-to media source on the prevention and spread of COVID-19.