Global Health Fall/Winter 2013

Bogalusa_coverThe Key to a Great Research Career
How do you sum up a career that includes a landmark 40-year study into the natural history of coronary artery disease and hypertension? For epidemiology professor Gerald Berenson, you celebrate with the key to the city, an Olympic-style gold medal, and entrance into the Southeastern Beefmasters Breeders Hall of Fame. more>>

AMadkour_Jan2011_webCrime and Violence in the Community
Headlines ring with the assertion that violent crime is epidemic – and researchers at Tulane SPHTM are responding as they apply classic public health approaches to stop the transmission of violence. All this in a city that has wrung its hands over the crime rate in recent years, but also where Mayor Mitch Landrieu has taken a more forceful and targeted approach to reducing murders. more>>

12-13 B Emerging ScholarsSummer better than others
Summertime around SPHTM is often quiet as students and faculty alike go abroad for research, practica, and travel courses. But for some undergraduate public health students and local area high school students, this summer was a time for diving deep into public health issues and honing skills. more>>

Thanks to a PEER Health Grant, researchers with Tulane SPHTM and the Kingdom of Cambodia will study a novel approach to improve infection control for newborns in rural Cambodia.

Researchers target infant survival in Cambodia
Richard Oberhelman and Alessandra Bazzano will work with Var Chivorn of the National Institute of Public Health for the Kingdom of Cambodia to implement a novel program to reduce newborn mortality in Cambodia as part of a Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Health Program. more>>

03 ChomosomeChromosome component in children impacted by prenatal smoke
Katherine Theall, Cecile Usdin Professor in Women’s Health at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has published a new study in the American Journal of Public Health that finds prenatal exposure to cigarette smoke can impact parts of chromosomes in children. more>>

pierre_thumbDean’s Message
In July, Dean Pierre Buekens started a well-deserved, year-long sabbatical. But just before he left, he made time to launch the brand new Center for Emerging Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology. CERPE is a research center focused on global reproductive epidemiology that addresses emerging issues such as dengue and pregnancy, disasters and pregnancy, and other developing issues related to pregnancy and birth. Buekens will lead the center, with more than 20 faculty from Tulane and collaborating partner institutions contributing to the research and training. more>>

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