Category Archives: Spring 2011

Tulane Adds Associate Dean for Research

Dean Pierre Buekens has announced that Dr. Geetha P. Bansal will become the associate dean for research in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, effective January 1, 2011. The position, new to the Tulane SPHTM, will be partially … Continue reading

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Alumni Funds Help Build High-Tech Lab

When you walk into the new SPHTM multi-function lab, it doesn’t immediately look much different from any other school computer lab. But take a look at the access grid or participate in a video conference, and you begin to see … Continue reading

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Alumni Notes

Do you have an update? Visit http://www.sph.tulane.edu/alumni to share it with us! BELAYNEH ABEJIE (EPI MPH ’01) participates in UCSF-Fresno global health curriculum, focusing on health conditions related to the environment, such as pesticides, heavy metal, and other exposures. LIYA … Continue reading

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Personal Reflections: Cien Keilty-Lucas

Over a year ago, I made my way to Africa for the first time. I came to Ethiopia as a contractor for a 15-week volunteer experience to manage the construction of a school in the rural Oromia village of Ekodaga. … Continue reading

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Toxic Traps Prey on Mosquito’s Motherly Instincts

Effort targets another disease spread by mosquito vectors Tulane University researchers are using mosquitoes’ motherly instincts against them to develop a novel trap to fight the spread of dengue fever. Researchers are deploying small devices with just the right mix … Continue reading

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TARGETING A GLOBAL DISEASE

Tulane researchers use different approaches toward eliminating the same disease By Madeline Vann Photos by Paula Burch-Celentano Eradicating malaria is an ambitious goal, but Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine experts are doing their part to achieve … Continue reading

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Protecting the City’s Critical Infrastructure

When she isn’t responding to natural or manmade disasters, alumna Ashley McConnell (EHS MPH ‘09) is working to prevent them as Critical Infrastructure Planner for the New Orleans Urban Area Security Initiative. Since 2003, the program has received over $30 … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Students Present at APHA

When Victoria Aucoin and Laura Rudberg signed up for Latha Rajan’s summer course in Malaysia, they didn’t realize that they would be blazing new ground.  While in Malaysia, they conducted research on sexual health education among Burmese refugee adolescents.  Last … Continue reading

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MPH Student Creates Global Exchange for High School Students

This summer, Caitlin Canfield will combine her love of travel with her commitment to service when she takes a group of Sojourner Truth Academy students on a service-learning trip to Panama.  Canfield is a master’s student in international health and … Continue reading

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Alumnus Reaches HIV+ Cameroon and Rwanda Youth

Andrew Koleros was assigned as an HIV/AIDS Technical Advisor for CARE International as part of his Masters International Peace Corps service in Maroua, Cameroon, when he was approached by a few HIV-positive youth in February 2005. “They were interested in … Continue reading

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