Monthly Archives: November 2013

Summer better than others: From Farm to Table

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Mark VanLandingham selected as Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar

Professor Mark VanLandingham has been selected as a visiting scholar for the New York City-based Russell Sage Foundation, a prestigious center devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences. VanLandingham, the Thomas C. Keller Professor, will spend the year at … Continue reading

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Summer better than others: Emerging Scholars Rise From the Oil Spill

EMERGING SCHOLARS RISE FROM THE OIL SPILL Nine local high school students became environmental health scientists for the summer at Tulane University in an innovative program funded by the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program, part of BP’s settlement of class … Continue reading

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Medical anthropologist chosen for new chair in in Latin America

Arachu Castro, who has earned international recognition for her research into infectious diseases and women’s health in Latin America and the Caribbean, has been invested into the Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America at the School … Continue reading

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Chromosome component in children impacted by prenatal smoke exposure

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 … Continue reading

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Health economics student takes first place in Dairy Data Challenge

Alejandra Leyton, a master’s of public health student in the Department of Global Health Systems and Development, has earned top prize in the Incentive Challenge to Improve Dairy Data, issued by Scientists without Borders in partnership with the Bill & … Continue reading

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Crime and Violence in the Community: Public Health Solutions May Be the Answer

Headlines ring with the assertion that violent crime is epidemic – and researchers at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine are responding as they apply classic public health approaches to stop the transmission of violence. All this in … Continue reading

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The 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 … Continue reading

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Tulane scientists receive $3.35 million for kidney research function

Tulane University researchers will receive $3.35 million to continue their participation for the next five years in a major national study on kidney disease. Funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, one of the National … Continue reading

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