Monthly Archives: January 2012

Scholarships make a difference

SPHTM has only 19 endowed scholarships for the entire student body, each of which  provides only partial financial support.  One goal for our Centennial year is to increase scholarship aid for our talented students, allowing them to choose careers without … Continue reading

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Little Changes, Big Impact

Laura Murphy, clinical associate professor of global health systems and development, has been named to the first class of social entrepreneurship professors. The establishment of this program provides a critical mass of faculty support for university-wide, interdisciplinary endeavors in social … Continue reading

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Alumni rewards SPHTM student with complimentary APHA 2011 registration

SANDY ROCK (GHSD MPH ’72)(left) has held a membership in the American Public Health Association (APHA) for 40 years! In honor of his continued membership, APHA rewarded him with complimentary registration for himself and a guest to the 2011 annual … Continue reading

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Penny Jessop recognized at 2011 APHA

At APHA, PENNY JESSOP (MPH ’77) was honored by the alumni association for “her many years of service commitment above and beyond the duties of an alumna to the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the … Continue reading

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Got Milk or Soy?

Eating foods that are high in soy or milk protein may offer another way to treat high blood pressure, according to a recent study led by Jiang He of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Milk and … Continue reading

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39 Years and Counting: Bogalusa Heart Study Charts Risk Factors in Child Health

Gerald Berenson, MD, and his team at the Bogalusa Heart Study have been collecting health data about childhood heart disease risk factors and their lifetime implications for 39 years, making it the longest running biracial health study in the world. … Continue reading

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Sex Education Goes Online

Two faculty at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine are devising an online campaign aimed at 18- and 19- year-old African American girls in New Orleans with the goal of preventing unintended pregnancy and promoting personal responsibility. Two-thirds … Continue reading

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Does an Oil Spill Put Women’s Health in Peril?

Maureen Lichtveld, Freeport McMoRan chair of Environmental Policy, is leading a five-year study to explore the potential health impacts of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on pregnant women and women of reproductive age living in Louisiana’s coastal parishes. The National Institute … Continue reading

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Tulane SPHTM Named a Milestones in Microbiology Site

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has designated the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine as its newest Milestones in Microbiology site. The site was commemorated with the installation of a plaque at the school, revealed during a … Continue reading

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Data Driven: Recruitment Begins for National Children’s Study

The National Children’s Study, the largest and longest-running study of children’s total health, kicks off next year, with Tulane University School of Public Health researchers and partners providing both essential early data and a role in recruitment and data management … Continue reading

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