Monthly Archives: December 2012

Tulane to provide research training in gene-environment interaction in China

The School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine has been awarded a Fogarty International Research Training Grant worth over one million dollars from the National Institutes of Health. The new research training program aims to build capacity for future genomic, … Continue reading

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Diboll Lab will combat deadly diseases

A new lab at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is expected to impact the size and quality of research grants the school will attract. A child dies of malaria about every 30 seconds, according to Ahmed … Continue reading

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Gulf Region grant leads to program for high school students and teachers

Last spring, Maureen Lichtveld, Freeport McMoRan Chair of Environmental Policy at Tulane, was awarded the $15 million Environmental Health Capacity and Literacy Project, a five-year grant included in the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program funded through BP’s settlement of class … Continue reading

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Alum’s award is out of this world

In October, alumnus Bernard H. Eichold, II, (center, holding plaque) received the Exceptional Public Achievement Medal from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for his work with the NASA DEVELOP Program, a nationwide internship program designed to foster an … Continue reading

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Testing begins in chlorine disaster impact study

Researchers led by Erik Svendsen of Tulane have begun testing to investigate the long-term pulmonary effects of a 2005 chlorine gas spill caused by a train derailment in Graniteville, S.C. Approximately 1,400 residents were affected. “The goal of this study … Continue reading

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SPHTM Turns 100! The First 50 Years

April 1912 Charles Bass travels to Panama, where he develops a process to culture malaria in vitro. Bass receives accolades and widespread praise for this development. He would later become dean of the School of Medicine, but gained most recognition … Continue reading

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SPHTM Turns 100! The Emerging Years (Pre-1912)

New Orleans, in general, and Tulane specifically were both natural choices for the first school of hygiene and tropical medicine. For starters, in 1912 New Orleans was a major international port and was no stranger to tropical diseases like yellow … Continue reading

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SPHTM Turns 100! The Last 50 Years

1967 The School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine reemerges as a standalone school. Professor Grace Goldsmith is named dean. Although Goldsmith was the first woman to lead a school of public health, she did so quietly, matter of- factly. … Continue reading

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Health Inheritance: From osteoporsis to periodontal disease, researchers look for genetic basis to common illnesses

Researchers at Tulane’s Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics are digging deep to uncover the genetic underpinnings of complex conditions such as osteoporosis, periodontal disease, obesity, and alcoholism. As the research proceeds, the faculty of the center hope not only to … Continue reading

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Alumni at the helm

An education from Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine can take you from the classroom to almost anywhere around the world. Sometimes, it brings you back to the classroom. And sometimes, you end up not only leading the … Continue reading

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