Monthly Archives: September 2010

From Passion to Path

    Alumnus Honors Mentor With Scholarship Gift Fresh out of the Peace Corps, Stephen Heartwell (EPI MPH ’68/PHD ’72) knew that he wanted to be in the field of public health. But it wasn’t until he attended Tulane University … Continue reading

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Introducing…Global Health Systems and Development

Health Systems Management and International Health and Development Join Forces As part of an initiative to further globalize the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the departments of Health Systems Management and International Health and Development will unite to … Continue reading

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Krogstad to Launch International Malaria Research Center

By Arthur Nead     Tulane University will receive approximately $11.2 million over seven years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health, to establish an International Center of Excellence in Malaria … Continue reading

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Researchers Identify Inexpensive, Effective Test for Tuberculosis in Children

By Arthur Nead “Diagnosing tuberculosis in children is challenging,” says Richard Oberhelman, Tulane professor of tropical medicine. Doctors in resource-poor countries now have guidance on the best test for the disease, thanks to an international study led by Oberhelman. The … Continue reading

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Researchers Respond to Oil Leak

    The explosion and subsequent leak from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig quickly captivated the attention of residents in Southeast Louisiana and throughout the Gulf Coast.  For faculty in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, the oil leak presented … Continue reading

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Biostatistics Welcomes New Chair

Over the summer, Dean Pierre Buekens announced the appointment of Hong-Wen Deng as endowed Chair of the Department of Biostatistics, funded by the Edward G. Schlieder Educational Foundation.  He will also become the director of a new Center for Bioinformatics … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots in Kenya

Kate Macintyre helps develop a national strategy to address the growing epidemic of tuberculosis By Eric Goldscheider Photos by: Betsy Charron* The news from the front lines of the global fight against tuberculosis is not good, according to Kate Macintyre, … Continue reading

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The Kenya Connection

By Eric Goldscheider Photos by: Betsy Charron* Tulane graduate students are reaping the benefits of having a base of operations and a network of contacts in Kenya. Last summer Erin Peacock, who had served in the Peace Corps in Tanzania and … Continue reading

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2010 School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Awards

OUTSTANDING STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD Marco Vincenti, B.S. OUTSTANDING STUDENT SERVICE AWARD Cara McCarthy, B.A. TULANE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION STUDENT RECOGNITION AWARD Lisa Renee-Galli Ward, B.A. JOHN J. WALSH, M.D., AWARD FOR THE OUTSTANDING STUDENT … Continue reading

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Amy Tsui, Champion of Public Health, Headlines Record-Setting Commencement

More than 360 students earned master’s degrees from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at the school’s commencement ceremony in May.  The school also granted more undergraduate degrees this year than ever before, with 38 students earning their … Continue reading

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