Category Archives: Fall/Winter 2015

SPHTM Alumni are Everywhere, Doing Great Work

WHEN DR. NANCY MOCK, associate professor in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, arrived this past summer in Nairobi, Kenya, to work on a project with World Vision International she was pleased and surprised to find she … Continue reading

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Ted Chen retires

GRADUATES WERE NOT THE ONLY ONES who said goodbye during the spring commencement. So did Dr. Ted Chen. Or perhaps it was so long for now. Chen, professor of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, officially retired from Tulane University … Continue reading

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Cuba: Family Doctor Clinics and Polyclinics Form the Backbone of National Public Health System

The anticipated easing of restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba may pave the way for increased public health collaborations between the two countries. Arachu Castro, Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America, has decades of experience working … Continue reading

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Tulane University releases report on child labor in West African cocoa production

A NEW TULANE UNIVERSITY STUDY of the West African chocolate industry estimates that 2.12 million child laborers worked in cocoa production in the 2013/2014 cocoa harvest season in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. The study, commissioned by the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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Tulane awarded $3 million to study impact of pollutants in Caribbean countries

THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH awarded a $3 million grant to Tulane University and the Academic Hospital Paramaribo in the Caribbean nation of Suriname to establish a center to study how neurotoxins from mining and agricultural development are affecting pregnant … Continue reading

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Collaboration will be Key to Dr. Lu Qi’s New Obesity Research Centerfrom

DR. LU QI has only been at Tulane for a couple of months, but he already has big plans. Qi is the HCA Regents Distinguished Chair for Population Genetics and professor of epidemiology. Trained in both nutritional and genetic epidemiology, … Continue reading

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Study shows Malaria in Africa cut in half since 2000

EFFORTS TO FIGHT MALARIA across the continent of Africa have cut the rate of infections in half since 2000, according to a new study published in the journal Nature and co-authored by researchers at the Tulane University School of Public … Continue reading

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Interfaith Prayer Room Dispels Stereotypes

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR FARAZ KHALID had a difficult choice to make. He was offered scholarships to pursue doctoral studies at two of the top public health schools in the world, Tulane University in New Orleans and the London School in the … Continue reading

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Tulane University awarded $6.6 million to study long-term impact of Hurricane Katrina

THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH awarded a $6.7 million grant to Tulane University to support a multi-university network of researchers studying the lasting health, demographic, and socioeconomic impacts of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans and the broader region. Researchers will … Continue reading

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New Orleans no longer a supermarket ghost town

NEARLY 10 YEARS AFTER Hurricane Katrina, the number of grocery stores in New Orleans has recovered to pre-Katrina levels citywide and access has improved in predominantly African-American neighborhoods, according to research from the Tulane Prevention Research Center published in the … Continue reading

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