Category Archives: Spring 2010

Researcher Compares Malaria Drugs

By Dee Boling Frederique Jacquerioz, assistant director of the Center for Evidence-Based Global Health and assistant professor of clinical tropical medicine at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has published a report in the Cochrane Library that … Continue reading

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Grant Offers Hope for Hemorrhagic Fevers

By Arthur Nead The National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a five-year contract totaling more than $15 million to Tulane University for its ongoing efforts to treat and prevent Lassa … Continue reading

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Stillbirths Drop after Newborn-Care Training in Developing Countries

The rate of stillbirths in rural areas of six developing countries fell more than 30 percent following a basic training program in newborn care for birth attendants, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and the … Continue reading

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Career Development Continues with Renewed COBRE Grant

By Keith Brannon The National Institutes of Health has awarded Tulane a five-year, $10.5 million Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant to continue a career-development program affiliated with the Tulane Cancer Center and the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium. The … Continue reading

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Grants Extend PRC’s Reach

By Keith Brannon The Prevention Research Center (PRC) at Tulane University secured two recent grants that will support research, communications, and advocacy to improve access to healthy foods and provide opportunities for physical activity in New Orleans. In December, the … Continue reading

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Humphrey Fellow Hopes to Bring Global Change

Khaldoun Al-Assad is a 2009-2010 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at Tulane SPHTM. In Syria, Al-Assad works in primary health care as Chief Director for the Quality Assurance Program, reporting to the Ministry of Health in Syria. He shared his thoughts … Continue reading

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Local Benefit, Global Impact

By Laura Horne The Tulane Xavier National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health (TUXCOE) increases women’s health collaboration among the Tulane/Xavier-affiliated communities and strives to enhance women’s health through communication, empowerment and prevention. Senior program manager Stacey Cunningham believes that … Continue reading

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Alumna Takes Local Experience to Africa

Jennifer Price is a 2009 graduate with a degree in community health sciences. Since earning her degree, however, Price has been living in Niger working for Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief agency. We caught up with her to find out what … Continue reading

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A Global View of Adolescent Sexual Behavior

By Laura Horne “The health of individuals is highly contextual, impacted by many environmental factors,” says Aubrey Spriggs Madkour. “CHS places a focus on local environments with the understanding that it’s impacted by broader, global forces.” This idea influenced her research … Continue reading

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Students Share Thoughts on Global Health

In January 2010, the Office of Global Health welcomed the inaugural group of 17 students aspiring to earn a Certificate in Global Health. Students from any school in the university are eligible to participate in the certificate program. Requirements to earn … Continue reading

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