Category Archives: Spring/Summer 2014

Where’s Pierre?

It won’t be long now. By the time you read this issue, Pierre’s sabbatical will be winding down as he prepares to return to Tulane at the start of July. As you might expect, Pierre’s been keeping busy during his … Continue reading

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APHA is coming to New Orleans!

The annual American Public Health Association Annual Meeting is coming to New Orleans November 15-19 and we hope you will be there! Attending the APHA meeting and exposition is always a good professional move since it connects you with more … Continue reading

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Researchers use E.coli to make potential malaria vaccine

A Tulane University researcher has found a way to use E.coli bacteria to cheaply manufacture a once hard-to-produce protein critical to the development of a potential transmission-blocking malaria vaccine. Dr. Nirbhay Kumar, PhD, professor and chair of tropical medicine at … Continue reading

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Tulane report shows health disparities for women, girls in Greater N.O.

A Tulane University report highlights social factors including race, age and gender that contribute to stark disparities in health and economic outcomes for women and girls in Orleans and Jefferson parishes. The report finds that African-American women lag behind in numerous health … Continue reading

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Focus on Depression: Major depressive disorder target of $3.13 million Tulane study

Tulane University has received a five-year $3.13 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the causes of major depressive disorder (MDD). “Major depressive disorder is a devastating psychiatric disorder that affects millions of Americans,” says Dr. … Continue reading

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Focus on Depression: Feeling depressed may weigh on women

A Tulane University study of women working in Greater New Orleans area public schools found that symptoms of depression were linked to behaviors that can lead to overweight and obesity. “This study adds to growing evidence of the link between … Continue reading

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Focus on Depression: Depression is literally a heartbreaker for older men

From various departments and disciplines, Tulane faculty members have made significant advancements and earned recognition in the research of major depressive disorder, correlations between depression and obesity among women,  and depression’s effects on health outcomes among elderly men. Getting the blues can … Continue reading

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SGA President talks student support

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Student Government Association President Sarah Donahue has learned a lot in the past year, and not all of her education has been in the classroom. Through her work with the executive … Continue reading

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Alumni Notes Spring/Summer 2014

HARMONY R. ALLISON, MD (MCH MPH ’97) is an associate professor of medicine at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Mass., where she lives with her husband and 3-year-old daughter. She fondly remembers her Peace Corps service in Burkina Faso, West Africa, … Continue reading

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Many Roads Lead to the DRC for Tulane Alumni

With roots that go back 20 years and includes a connection to the Kinshasa School of Public Health, Tulane has long and extensive ties with the DRC. This close connection-a network often jokingly referred to as the “Tulane Mafia”-is evident in the number of alumni … Continue reading

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