Author Archives: Tulane University SPHTM

About Tulane University SPHTM

Tulane's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is the oldest school of public health in the country and the only American school of tropical medicine. Our mission is to advance public health knowledge, promote health and well-being, and prevent disease, disability, and premature mortality. This is accomplished through academic excellence in education of public health professionals, rigorous scientific research of public health problems, creative partnerships to advance the practice of public health, and innovative service to the local, national, and international public health community.

Zika: Surveillance and Response

Researchers have been aware of Zika virus since 1947, but it’s only within the past 10 years that the virus has spread rapidly and caused more than minor illness. Faculty at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical … Continue reading

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Zika: Surveillance and Response (cont.)

Safe Travel Tips The CDC issued a travel warning in January 2016 and shortly after, in February, the World Health Organization declared an international health emergency because of the correlation between Zika infection and microcephaly. Other sequelae have not yet … Continue reading

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South African Health Videos Improve Health Data Collection

Dr. Valerie Yeager, assistant professor of Global Health Management and Policy at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has completed three “edutainment” videos that are being used in eLearning in the South African healthcare environment. These … Continue reading

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Career Coach: A new mentoring program helps students and alumni connect on career planning.

DR. SUE GRIFFEY (IHD MPH ’83, DrPH ’93) has been mentoring SPHTM students informally for years. She would field calls from faculty members like former Assistant Professor Penny Jessop (MCH MPH ’78) who would ask her to talk to individual … Continue reading

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Tulane University Approved for $2.25 Million to Participate in New Diabetes Research Initiative

Tulane University will lead a $2.25 million effort to improve care coordination in diabetes management, which remains a major public health concern in the United States, especially in Louisiana which reports higher rates of illness and death from diabetes and … Continue reading

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Tulane receives $7.2 million to continue family planning work in Democratic Republic of Congo

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine has received $7.2 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation for family planning research and programming in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). … Continue reading

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Dean Buekens Takes Reigns of CUGH

Dean Pierre Buekens was named chair of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health at the organization’s seventh annual meeting held in San Francisco in April. Dr. Buekens will hold the post for two years. “I am honored to lead … Continue reading

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IN MEMORIAM: Dr. Neal A. Vanselow

A personal remembrance by Dr. Jane Bertrand, the Neal A. and Mary Vanselow Endowed Chair THE TULANE COMMUNITY was saddened to learn that Dr. Neal A. Vanselow passed away on April 5, 2016. I had the privilege of visiting his … Continue reading

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IN MEMORIAM: Professor Emeritus Antonio D’Alessandro

PROFESSOR EMERITUS ANTONIO D’ALESSANDRO, a treasured, long-time faculty member, passed away on February 28, 2016. He was 89. In 1956, soon after completing his medical training in Buenos Aires, D’Alessandro entered Tulane’s MPH&TM program. The following year he became a doctoral student in parasitology … Continue reading

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IN MEMORIAM: Professor Emeritus Antonio D’Alessandro (cont.)

Antonio D’Alessandro was one of those amazing role models that you always remember, and who have a major impact on your life. I worked with him as a faculty colleague from 1990 when I started as an assistant professor in … Continue reading

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